Fordham Notes: Batisti to Receive Woman of the Year Award

Monday, August 8, 2011

Batisti to Receive Woman of the Year Award

Congratulations to Fordham Graduate School of Education’s Anita Vazquez Batisti, Ph.D., associate dean and director of the Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP). Batisti has been named Woman of the Year in Education by the New York League of Puerto Rican Women for her leadership in education. She will be honored on Aug. 19.

Batisti was tapped in 2006 to launch the CEP, a far-reaching educational-services institution for public school students. Through her leadership, CEP has helped meet the needs of the metropolitan area’s school children through grassroots outreach in mentoring, scholarship awards, literacy improvement, professional development and other initiatives.

Batisti will receive her award at the NYLPR’s annual College Awards Gala, to be held at Marina Del Ray in the Bronx. The event raises funds to help support Puerto Rican women doing their undergraduate studies.

All for equal time, the women’s group will present a Man of the Year award to Ray Negron, sports executive with the New York Yankees. Several others will receive Lifetime Achievement awards.

—Janet Sassi

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