The Academic Dean’s Award for Faculty Service was presented to Dr. Tara Parrello, Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program, during the College Service Awards Ceremony on May 17, 2017.
Before handing Professor Parrello her plaque, Academic Dean Dr. Thomas Nowak listed her many accomplishments and activities at the College and described her as one of the most visible faculty members at campus events.
“Tara’s dedication to all students and to the College as a whole is evident in everything she does. She unselfishly spends innumerable hours seeing to the needs of our students, her colleagues, and Dominican College as a whole,” said Dr. Nowak.
Professor Parrello’s accomplishments include recruiting professionals to teach part-time, instituting new courses, making courses available online, and placing students in internships. She serves as advisor to the Criminal Justice Club and moderator of the Criminal Justice Honor Society. In addition, Professor Parrello organizes a variety on and off-campus events.
Criminal Justice is the College’s second most popular major, behind Nursing.