The Northeast Regional Honors Council has honored Tara Parrello, Ph.D., as the 2020 Honors Professional of the Year in the faculty category. Parrello is Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program at Dominican College and an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology.
Since Parrello was secretly nominated for the award by two colleagues, the announcement surprised her. “I was absolutely floored, humbled, and completely blown away,” she said. “I didn’t even know this honor existed, so to receive an award never expecting it was so exciting.”
The winner of the award must demonstrate a dedication to honors education, be passionate about the honors program, and be an advocate for students. Parrello is a member of the Dominican College Honors Committee and has mentored students in the Honors Program.