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Sister Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, DML
2019 Nelson H. Brooks Award


Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, DML, was recently selected as the 2019 recipient of the Nelson H. Brooks Award for her distinguished service and leadership in the foreign language teaching profession.

Sister Mary Helen, a professor of French and Russian at Chestnut Hill College, was selected as the recipient of the Nelson H. Brooks Award by the Board of Directors of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL). The annual award recognizes world language professionals for longstanding and exceptional service and leadership. Established in 1968, the award was later renamed in 1978 in honor of Nelson H. Brooks of Yale University. NECTFL will present the award to Sister Mary Helen in February. 

“Above and beyond her prestigious scholarship for over fifty years and all the excellence she demonstrates and inspires on campus, Sister Mary Helen Kashuba has been tireless in advancing, improving and promoting the teaching of foreign languages, literature and culture in regional, national and international professional circles,” said Sister Cecelia J. Cavanaugh, SSJ. Ph.D., dean of undergraduate studies at the College. 

“I can say with confidence that I and so many members of our institution, congregation and profession have all set our professional and personal standards by Sister Mary Helen,” Sister Cecelia said. “Our lives, our teaching, our students, our college and our professional societies are better for it.”


Congratulations Sister Mary Helen!