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Rosemary Hilbert ‘05 (right) receiving the Caldwell University Peggy Harris Award from Board President Elaine Bauer Zabriskie ‘73

Rosemary Hilbert ‘05 of Union, New Jersey  received the Caldwell University Alumni Association Board Peggy Harris Alumna of the Year Award at a celebration on Nov. 9.   The honor is given annually to a Caldwell University alumna or alumnus for outstanding service to the Alumni Association or University.

Hilbert received her Bachelor of Arts in English degree in 1996 and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in 2005, both from Caldwell University. As part of her master’s degree, she traveled in England, France, and Italy, studying with Caldwell professors. She has been an adjunct lecturer in the Caldwell English Department for the past ten years. Her master’s thesis, a biography of Mrs. Katharine Gibbs, founder of the Katharine Gibbs School, has been published by Gibbs College.

Hilbert has served on the Caldwell University Alumni Board since 1997, many years as an officer as the recording secretary. She is also a former member of the University’s Veritas Committee, the highest honor the University awards an alum. 

Hilbert is the administrator for the Washington Association of New Jersey and the advisor for the fundraising organization for the Morristown National Historical Park (Washington’s Headquarters). Hilbert said she is thrilled and humbled to have been nominated for this award and grateful for the honor accorded her by her fellow board members.