December 13, 2016
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
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
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
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.
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.
(Right) Dolores “Dee” Berlinghoff, professor of education
at the Mount, and Frank Dykes, Chair of the Nasim Dil Award
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.