Dr. Christine Cea Inducted into College of Staten Island Hall
By Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
the College of Staten Island honored six distinguished alumni
for their successful careers and outstanding service to the community.
Christina Cea received her education as an adult “grateful to
CSI for having programs that allow adults like myself [married
and mother of two young children at the time] the opportunity
to return to school and continue their growth.” Dr. Cea has spent
a major part of her life working on behalf of people with developmental
disabilities. She is currently the associate director of the Developmental
Disabilities Project at the Fordham University Center for Ethics
Education. Her research deals with assessing and enhancing the
ability of adults with intellectual disabilities to give informed
consent with the goal of influencing public policy. Dr. Cea is
the recipient of the Claire Thompson Award for outstanding achievement
in the field of psychology. Other awardees were Marsha Darling,
an associate professor of History, director of the African American
and Ethnic Studies Program at Adelphi University and a Fulbright
recipient; Virginia Friedman, a documentary producer and Emmy-winning
writer for a film on race, Where Do We Go From Here?; Terry
Golway, editor and author of books focusing on Irish American
history; filmmaker Bahman Maghsoudlou and Joan Migliori, coordinator
of the CUNY/ITALY Exchange and Study Abroad Programs. President
Marlene Springer [see the profile on page 20] praised the graduates
for their outstanding contributions, dedication and creativity.#
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