Sister Elaine Marie Glanz, IHM, Receives the Annual Lindback Teaching Award from Immaculata University
Sister Elaine Marie Glanz, IHM, Ph.D., was presented with the 2008-2009 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award during the University´s commencement ceremony in May. This award is given annually to a faculty member who possesses excellence in teaching. Sister Elaine is a professor in the English/Communication Department.
After graduating from Rowan University, Sister Elaine received her Master´s degree in English from Villanova University and then earned her Ph.D., in English from Lehigh University.
Along with her 13 years of teaching at Immaculata University, Sister Elaine has taught at various schools in the area including Bishop McDevitt High School in Wyncote, PA, and a number of parochial schools in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Camden.
Sister was named the University´s chairperson of the English/Communication Department in 2002. Since coming to Immaculata, Sister Elaine has been actively involved in numerous committees and organizations including being a committee member of University Council, Undergraduate Curriculum and College of Undergraduate Studies Policy Committee, College of LifeLong Learning Policy Committee, and Student Life and Development Committee. She has also served as a member of many University task forces including the Middle States Self-Study: Student Support Services Task Force, the Task Force to Integrate Middle States Undergraduate report with Women´s College Viability Study, and the Women´s College Viability Task Force. In addition to her responsibilities at the University, she is a liaison and consultant for Sodalicio de Vida Crisitana, a Peruvian Catholic Association that maintains a system of private schools around Lima.
Sister Elaine also involves herself in many campus groups to aid students in any way possible. For almost ten years she worked on the yearbook staff to oversee student production of the Immaculata Gleaner. In addition, she works with students who volunteer their time to prepare the Sisters´ summer retreat house in Stone Harbor, NJ. Sister also works with students who sign up for the IHM Mission Experience in Peru to prepare them for their journey. Along with serving as the junior class moderator for several years, she has also become the unofficial campus photographer at many events.
Sister Elaine grew up in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from St. Hubert´s High School in Philadelphia. She entered the order of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1966.
"Receiving the Lindback was a great honor for me, especially since there are so many wonderful teachers at Immaculata. What made the day even more special, though, was having my family there to enjoy the moment with me," commented Sister Elaine on being named the Lindback recipient.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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