After completing her degree in Criminal Justice, Bridget Kiley ’13 CLAS ’15 MS decided to stay at Villanova for her master’s in Counseling. As an undergraduate, Bridget interned at a retreat center that offers mindfulness retreats and also conducts mindfulness education programs at the Hartford County Jail and at Grace Academy School, both in Hartford, Conn. She was able to use her experiences as part of her graduate thesis on implementing mindfulness-based interventions in schools. Now, as part of her Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant, Bridget will be putting her degrees to good use working in a school Counseling department in Greece.
Assistant Professor of Communication Hezekiah Lewis, III, MFA was the faculty award-winner of the 2015 Meyer Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Award. Lewis was acknowledged for applying his passion for film to inspire students to become agents of change. Lewis seeks new ways to expose his students to the filmmaking and entertainment industry, and was one of the creators of the Villanova On the Set program which connects students to industry experts. His social justice documentary program encourages students to ignite positive social change through the visual arts and inspires the next generation of great film makers.