Harriet Lipman Sepinwall is the recipient of various awards including the College of Saint Elizabeth Caritas Award for service to the community.
PINE BROOK, NJ, April 29, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Harriet Lipman Sepinwall with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Harriet Lipman Sepinwall celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Harriet Sepinwall was appointed Professor Emerita at the College of Saint Elizabeth after 36 years as a professor at the College and 25 years as co-founder and co-director the College of Saint Elizabeth Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education. As a child, she was inspired by her mother Ida Lipman to become a teacher, and taught third grade in New York City and social studies in high schools in Philadelphia and New Jersey and continued to teach at William Paterson University, Montclair State University, County College of Morris, and Kean University of New Jersey. In her college/university teaching, she has been involved in teacher education, American culture studies, New Jersey history and multicultural history as well as Holocaust and genocide education on campus, in New Jersey, nationally, and internationally. A leader in Holocaust education for teachers of public, Catholic, Jewish, and independent schools, she developed new programs with survivors, scholars, theologians, filmmakers, and artists. She has taken students and teachers on Holocaust study trips to Poland and Germany as well as to Israel, and committed to providing opportunities for survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides to share their testimonies. She developed program initiatives in Holocaust and genocide education including conferences and workshops for teachers of bi-lingual and ESL students, programs about Jewish resistance, rescue, experiences of children, law, and the meaning of Holocaust remembrance. She also developed programs about other genocides including the Armenian and Rwandan genocides, and her students have been interns at major Holocaust centers and recognized at the United Nations. She developed the Graduate Certificate Program in Holocaust and Genocide Education at the College of Saint Elizabeth.
Dr. Sepinwall is a member of the State of New Jersey-Israel Commission. She has been an invited speaker for various and diverse groups, including the National Catholic Educational Association, Yad Vashem, Association of Holocaust Organizations, New Jersey Council for the Social Studies, and the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival. She has collaborated on programming with groups including the Anti Defamation League, American Society for Yad Vashem, USC-Shoah Foundation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation. She has focused on educating her students, teachers, and the community to learn from the past and to make this a world where all people are valued and respected.
Dr. Sepinwall is the recipient of various awards including the College of Saint Elizabeth Caritas Award for service to the community; State of New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education's Sister Rose Thering Award for Holocaust Education; Axelrod Award for Teaching the Holocaust at the university level; Teacher of the Year Award from the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies; Distinguished Service Award from the Middle States Council for the Social Studies; Boy Scout Council of America "Tribute to Women" Award; Community Service Award from the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education; Tikkun Olam Award of the Haiti Jewish Refugee Legacy Project, "Mitzvah Hero" designation by Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex (NJ), and she was selected as a Wye Faculty Fellow. She was co-founder of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance, and founding member of the New Jersey Author Award Committee.
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