HCCC English professor earns national award

Honored for dedication to student learning

Professor Catherine Sweeting
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Professor Catherine Sweeting

On Sunday, April 14, HCCC English/Literature Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English Catherine (Katie) Sweeting will be one of just 22 community college professors in the United States to receive the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Recognition. The award will be presented at the 99th AACC Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Criteria for the award include demonstrating a passion for the students and the classroom; showing a willingness to support students; participation on college committees; and going above and beyond what is required to ensure that students are successful in their academic endeavors. HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber said Professor Sweeting more than met all of the criteria.

“Professor Sweeting’s receipt of this award brings pride to our entire HCCC community and exemplifies the life-changing impact of our extraordinary faculty – day in and day out – that opens a world of opportunity for our diverse, motivated and exceedingly talented and grateful students,” Dr. Reber said.

Professor Sweeting holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge, and a Master of Arts degree from Queens College. Prior to becoming a tenured professor at Hudson County Community College, she served as an adjunct professor at Middlesex College and Saint Peter’s College.

“Everyone at Hudson County Community College joins me in congratulating Professor Sweeting, and thanking her for her extraordinary work on behalf of our students,” Dr. Reber said.