Rev. Msgr. Kevin Hanbury (BA’68, MDM’75, EDS’79, EDD’85) embodied the concept of mission through action. Whether as pastor at St. Philomena’s parish, as Vicar of Education in the Archdiocese of Newark, or as an Associate Dean at the CEHS, Msgr. Hanbury was always on the move, with a sense of purpose. He modeled a life committed to service with his drive to care, nurture, and empower those who were challenged or in need. Some inspire others to serve only by their words. Msgr. Hanbury did it all; inspired, motivated, led by example, and demonstrated how service to others represents a meaningful option in people’s lives. Through his development of the EPICS and Catholic School Leadership programs at Seton Hall, Msgr. Hanbury created pathways for those interested in Catholic education to serve children in great need throughout the Archdiocese. The ripple effect of his commitment to his missions have and will continue to profoundly impact generations as teachers, leaders, families, and students benefit from his actions.
The College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University is proud that Msgr. Hanbury was an alumnus. We now wish to honor the work of other alumni/ae who embody Msgr. Hanbury’s passion and commitment to serve. Service to others may come in many forms; large and public or small and personal. However, the common characteristic is that the provider is committed to improving the well-being of another, believing that all people deserve to be recognized, respected, and valued. The recipient of the CEHS Mission Award will be someone who, like Msgr. Hanbury, creates a ripple positively affecting many lives through his or her actions.
The Msgr. Hanbury CEHS Alumni/ae Mission Award will be given each year in memory of his legacy to serve. Nominations from CEHS alumni/ae and faculty will be requested in January and February of each year with the award given in late spring.
The recipient will meet the following criteria and be selected by the Dean: Be an alumnus/a of the College of Education and Human Services (may be a graduate from any of the academic programs in the college; Educational Studies, Education Leadership, and Professional Psychology and Family Therapy Programs).
Be actively engaged in performing an activity, perhaps through work or outside of employment (e.g. church, voluntarism, pro bono work, etc.) which demonstrates service or mission in action.
Be recognized by the nominator, and others, for actions that support and contribute to improving the lives of others. The service may be a well-recognized program or event as well as a smaller, but regularly occurring action, all of which positively affects others.
Be focused on helping people rather than being recognized for doing so.