Alice Gallin, O.S.U., a graduate of The College of New
Rochelle (CNR) was awarded the Women of Achievement Award at the College’s 74th annual Alumnae/i College Weekend in June. The award was instituted in 1999 to
recognize alumnae/i for brilliant accomplishments in their chosen careers. Judith Huntington, president of the College, presented the award.
Following her undergraduate degree, Sr. Alice earned her
Master’s degree from Fordham University while teaching at The Ursuline School and New Rochelle High School. During World War II, she went to Washington, D.C. to work for the Military Intelligence Service as a research analyst, then made the decision to enter the religious life as an Ursuline.
She returned to New Rochelle to become a well respected
member of the CNR faculty, teaching Modern European History. During this time she earned her Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.
Sr. Alice’s impact has been felt far beyond The College of
New Rochelle. She was Executive Director of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) from 1976 to 1992, where she became involved with the Secretariat for Higher Education as the group’s only female member. She also served as Visiting Research Scholar at The Catholic University of America, Visiting Scholar at St. Louis University, and published numerous books and articles on Catholic education in the United States. Fittingly, she also worked on the document implementing Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the U.S.
Since 1993, she has held the title of Scholar-in-Residence
at CNR, served as Trustee at four institutions, including the University of Notre Dame, and has been the recipient of 21 honorary degrees from colleges and universities across the country.