Caldwell, N.J., March 8, 2017 – Caldwell University will recognize alumni professional excellence at the annual Veritas awards on Friday March 31.
The award is the highest honor the college bestows on its alumnae/alumni for their professional excellence in diverse fields. The reception is at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at Essex Fells Country Club.
Sister M. de Montfort Kinchellagh, O.P. ’68 will receive the Excellence in Social Justice Advocacy award, Elaine Bauer Zabriskie ’73 will receive the Excellence in Quality Technology award, and Carlos Pomares ’93 will receive the Excellence in Cultural Activism award.
Sister de Monfort is a tireless advocate on behalf of issues of peace and justice. She has held several positions including councilor of ministry for the Leadership Council of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell and justice promoter for the Sisters. She was pivotal in establishing the Commission on Global Issues for the Sisters and served as it’s chairperson for over 15 years. Sister de Monfort had a career in education holding a number of positions including teacher, principal, supervisor of schools, and assistant superintendent.
Sister holds a B.A. in English/Elementary Education from Caldwell College and New Jersey Teacher of Elementary Education N-8 and New Jersey Principal certifications. She has an M.A. in Supervision\Administration from Seton Hall University.
Elaine Bauer Zabriskie ’73 has excelled in the field of telecommunications with employment at companies such as AT&T and Verizon. Among her many accomplishments is the design and implementation of a supplier report card program that identified thresholds of performance for customer requirements as well as the management of corrective actions. The program was awarded a U.S. Business Process Patent in November 2012 after a ten-year review process. She is a published author of several professional white papers on supplier performance and on a recognition program for telecommunications suppliers. Zabriskie holds a bachelor of arts in history and social studies from Caldwell College and a master’s of political science and an MBA in management from Montclair University. She is a lifetime certified purchasing manager and a certified software quality engineer.
Carlos M. Pomares ‘93 is executive director of the Cuban Artists Fund, a non- profit dedicated to supporting artists of Cuban ancestry. He has overseen a variety of collaborative educational projects between the Cuban Artists Fund and organizations such as the Times Square Alliance, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Ford Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. As councilman at-large in Bloomfield, New Jersey, he has successfully spearheaded historic restoration projects, public art installations, and environmental preservation efforts.
Pomares holds a B.A. in History from Caldwell College and received a certificate in Communications. He also holds an M.A. in Museum Professions from Seton Hall University.
Tickets are $95.00. RSVP by March 15. For further information, contact Alumni Director Meghan Moran at 973-618-3411 or mmoran@Caldwell.edu