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Derek Felano – Outstanding Academic Achievement and Service Award for the Humanities

Posted in: CHSS News, English Department, Student News

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Congratulations to Derek Felano who will receive the Outstanding Academic Achievement and Service Award for Humanities at the CHSS Convocation ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Felano is receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Film and is completing his studies with a cumulative 3.8 GPA.

While at Montclair State, Felano was a two-time recipient of the James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship. The scholarship supports the next generation of teachers as they work to foster a love of reading and learning in their students. Recipients of this scholarship are among the most qualified and accomplished students who were admitted to the prestigious Teacher Education program each year.

As an active member of the campus community, Felano has been inducted into Montclair’s Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and the Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leaders and Honors Organization.

During the summer of 2018, Felano interned at the corporate headquarters of Huntington Learning Center in the Educational Development Department. On campus, Felano worked at the Student Recreation Center for four years, primarily within Intramural and Club Sports, working his way up from an Official, Director and then to an Area Supervisor. He is a member of the National Intramural and Recreation Association.

Felano will be continuing his studies at Montclair State as he completes his Master’s degree as part of the Combined English BA/MAT with Teacher Certification in English (Preschool – Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. Felano plans to complete his Master’s degree in May 2020.