Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, a group of seven elected officials, selected Dr. Teresa Fiore as the Italian American Heritage Month Woman of the Year. The recognition came for her contribution to the promotion of Italian and Italian American Culture through award-winning publications, rich cultural programming, and innovative educational initiatives. The Board presented the recognition on Oct. 9, 2018 in the course of a ceremony held at the Conference Center on campus.
“I am particularly pleased by this recognition as it comes from an extremely diverse group of people serving our area, including in the field of education, with dedicated attention to the needs of various communities”, Dr. Fiore commented. “I am also grateful for the opportunities that the Inserra Endowed position at Montclair State University has granted me over the years.”
In the photo (from left to right): Pat Lepore, Teresa Fiore, Terry Duffy, Assad R. Akhter, Cassandra Lazzara, Bruce James, John W. Bartlett.