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Friends of the School of Education

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Friends of the School of Education

Members of the Friends of the School of Education include alumni and faculty of Salem State University. The friends organization, established in 1994, has a deep appreciation for the founding of the university as an institution dedicated to the training of teachers. 

The goals of the friends organization are to:

  • Join alumni with one another and the university; 
  • Create opportunities for both alumni and students;
  • Recognize outstanding contributions to education;
  • Advocate strongly for education in the Commonwealth;
  • Develop ways to financially support special projects or programs for the School of Education; and
  • Serve as a resource for mentoring, networking and professional development.

Executive Board Members

  • Patricia M. Libby '71, president
  • Rose M. DeLuca '73, '03G, vice-president

Board Members

  • Arlene A. Amato-Hanson '75, '89G, '90G
  • Lisa Collins '87
  • Richard Giso '04G
  • Mary Ann Grassia '92
  • Carla Guarnieri '75
  • Sheila P. Kearney '54, '67G
  • Andrea Liftman '75G
  • Edna Mauriello '44
  • Maureen J. McCarthy '75, '79G
  • Jane Z. Murphy '00G
  • Ellen A. Nichols '76, '94G
  • Katherine Cargill Pacitto '89G
  • Janice Pendergast '89
  • Blythe Purdin '06G, '16G
  • Joanne E. Wortman '96G
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