Picture of Marcella Mandracchia

Professor Jacqueline DiSanto, Chairperson of the Education Department, announced that Hostos Adjunct Professor Marcella Mandracchia of the Hostos Education Department was selected as the winner of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty in the School of Arts and Humanities at Queens College.
Professor Mandracchia works within the Linguistics and Communication Disorders Department in TESOL Education at Queens.
In describing Professor Mandracchia's contributions to Hostos, Professor DiSanto remarked, "she is a talented curricularist with a keen ability to make new and difficult topics relatable to her students. This fall, she is teaching EDU 116 Child Development at Hostos, which she requested be on Saturday afternoons, to allow students who cannot attend traditional Monday-Friday classes the chance to actively participate in discussions and activities. Professor Mandracchia is valued member of the Early Childhood Education program."
President Wu will give out the award and $2,500 prize at the Queen’s College State of the College Address in October 2021.