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Sacred Heart University alumna Pam Pillo, who formerly served as executive director of graduate admissions, is returning to Sacred Heart to assume the role of executive director of undergraduate admissions. With more than 10 years of professional experience in higher education and an extensive student recruitment background, Pillo, a Monroe resident, will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating admissions activities to advance SHU’s mission and enrollment goals.
Gabrielle Diaz, a graduate student working on a master’s degree in public health at Sacred Heart University, has earned the Michael J. Perlin award from the Connecticut Public Health Association for her work in the implementation of SHU’s first vaping awareness campaign. The Michael J. Perlin Award honors students who are enrolled in a public health program and demonstrate a commitment to leadership and volunteerism through student activities or community service.
For the first time in Sacred Heart University history, the college known for having the happiest students and a strong commitment to community service was elevated to the national listing of U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges. According to the U.S.News website, “schools in the National Universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus masters and doctoral programs, and emphasize faculty research or award professional practice doctorates.” While Sacred Heart has been thriving and growing for the last 56 years, ranking on this list of the most prestigious national universities is evidence that the once commuter school has arrived on the national higher education scene.