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Essex County College’s president, Dr. Anthony E. Munroe, is the recipient of a Citation Award from the Delta Pi Chapter of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. He received the honor in front of 300 people at Delta Pi’s 32nd Annual Citation Awards Scholarship Breakfast on October 26.
Dr. Munroe was nominated for the award by Delta Pi member Dr. Princess Towe, an English Adjunct professor at Essex for the past seven years and a former teacher and administrator for the Newark School District.
“It’s truly an honor and humbling to be recognized by you today,” Dr. Munroe said. “I can’t thank you enough for the exceptional work you do,” he told the Sorority members.
Dr. Towe said the Citation awards is to recognize those who have had an impact on the lives of children and students. “That’s something that Phi Delta Kappa has been doing since 1923. Dr. Munroe, with all the hard work he has done at Essex County College in just a few short years, is certainly deserving of this honor,” she said.
“Your efforts benefit many in our society, especially students who receive your generous scholarships and who otherwise might not be able to continue their education,” Dr. Munroe said at the breakfast. “Your efforts also provide support to our valued teachers who educate our future leaders,” he added.
“Remember that Essex County College is your partner in education. Our slogan is STUDENTS FIRST, which has been our mission for more than 50 years. I am sure you can all agree with me on that,” Dr. Munroe concluded.
The breakfast was held at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel.