Mount professors honored for excellence in their field

December 13, 2016


Priscilla Sagar, Mount Saint Mary College nursing professor (center), displays her Madeleine Leininger Transcultural Nursing Award. Left to right, Rick Zoucha, chair of the Leininger award committee, Sagar, and Beth Lincoln, president elect of the Transcultural Nursing Society. Sagar received the honor at the annual Gala Dinner for the TCNS in Cincinnati, Ohio earlier this year.


Two Mount Saint Mary College professors were recently recognized for outstanding contributions to their field of study.

Priscilla Sagar, nursing professor, was given the Madeleine Leininger Transcultural Nursing Award by the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS).

The award, given in honor of Leininger, mother and founder of transcultural nursing, recognizes exceptional and creative leadership in transcultural nursing. Established in 1983, it honors the recipient’s work and dedication to transcultural nursing and continued commitment to the mission and goals of the TCNS.

Sagar holds a doctor of education degree from Teacher’s College. In addition to being an RN, she is a Transcultural Scholar for the TCNS, Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and member of the Nursing Hall of Fame at Columbia University. She has written several books on transcultural nursing, with contributions from other Mount nursing professors.

awardz Dolores “Dee” Berlinghoff, professor of education at the Mount, recently received the Small Special Education Programs Caucus Nasim Dil Award for Outstanding Service to Teacher Education. She was honored at the CEC/TED Council for Exceptional Children /Teacher Education Division Conference in Lexington, Ky. in November.

(Right) Dolores “Dee” Berlinghoff, professor of education at the Mount, and Frank Dykes, Chair of the Nasim Dil Award Selection Committee. 

The annual award is given to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary service to the development and advancement of quality teacher education in special education.

Berlinghoff is a member of the New York Council for Exceptional Children and Teacher Education Division of CEC. She earned a master’s degree from Lehigh University and a doctorate in philosophy from Pennsylvania State University. She began her career at the Mount more than 16 years ago.