|Founder and President
Rev. Fr. Dr. Felix Ugwuozor
was born toward the end of the Nigerian Civil
War, went into the seminary at the age of
12 and was ordained a priest on August 12,
1995. After serving as a Registrar at Institute
of Ecumenical Education Godfrey Okoye University
(now called Go University), Enugu, he moved
to the United States in 1999 for graduate
studies at Montclair State University.
- Served as a Graduate Research Assistant
in the Graduate School of Montclair State
- Was a Doctoral Assistant to the Faculty
in the Department of Education at Montclair
State University, teaching Philosophical Foundations
2009 - Graduated with
a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Education from
Montclair State University.
- Teach full time as a member of the
Faculty of Education at Montclair State University.
-Teach the Development of Career and Life
every summer at Fairleigh Dickinson University,
- Teach Philosophy and Public Policy at St.
Peter's University, the Jesuit University
- Served as the Director of Pastoral Care
at Orange Memorial Hospital Orange, New Jersey
under jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Newark,
- Served as a parochial vicar for the Parish
of the Resurrection, Jersey City.
- Currently serves as a weekend assistant
at St. Andrew Parish (Bayonne, NJ) and St.
Joseph and St. Anne Churches (Jersey City,
a book on Philosophical Foundations of Education
- Democratic Education in
Nigeria: Context and Imperatives (2009).
- The Human Self in the
Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead (2000).
- Atheism: A Sin Against
Faith, Theological Analysis and Implications
of the Modern and Contemporary Attitude
Toward (the super-sensible realm) God (1995).
- A Critique of Karl Marx
Dialectical Materialism (1991).
- Critical and Global Citizenship
Education in a Deeply Divided (Nigerian)
Society - a journal article.
- Nurturing Education for
Democratic (Global) Citizenship: Its Meaning,
Its Purpose, Its Conditions - a book.
- Goal Setting in Light
of the Philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre.
- Time Management: The Students
Versus the Clock: Tips on How to "Seize
- Toward Nurturing (Pedagogy)
Education for Democratic Growth.
- Developing a Personal
Philosophy of Education: A Requisite Guide
to Educational Practices
- Education Imperatives:
Framing Learning in Nigerian Schools toward
Global Citizenship, Social & Political
- Member, America Philosophy
Association, 2002 - Present.
- Member, American Philosophy
of Education Society, 2004 - Present.
- Selected Who's Who in
American Colleges and Universities, 2004,
- Selected Cambridge Who's
Who 2008, Registry of Networking Directory
for Executives, Academics and Professionals.
A lifelong resident of Jersey
City, Noreen Feehan
was a faithful parishioner of St. Peters Church
serving as a Eucharistic minister, a lector
and sacristan until St. Peters, where she
had been baptized in 1941, closed in 2009.
She now attends nearby Our Lady of Czestochowa
Church. As a youngster, Noreen knew she wanted
to be a teacher. After graduating from St.
Peter Parochial School and St. Dominic Academy,
she began her career preparation, majoring
in English with a minor in Education at New
Jersey City University. After completing a
Bachelor of Arts and certification in Secondary
Education, she began teaching at Ferris High
School in Jersey City while continuing her
studies in the evening at New York University.
After receiving a Master of Arts in English
at NYU, she returned to NJCU to obtain her
certification in Administration and Supervision
and to complete a doctoral equivalence in
Urban Education. After her years as a student
at NJCU, Noreen remained as an adjunct professor
in the evening division relating easily to
the adults who, like herself, journeyed to
class after working all day to fulfill their
During this time Noreen had transferred to
Abraham Lincoln High School where taught for
18 years before being assigned Lincoln’s
Vice Principal, a position she held for 7
years before being appointed Principal of
the Wakeman School (PS # 6). A firm believer
that education is the greatest gift we can
give young people, Noreen worked diligently
during her 25 years at Lincoln, an inner city
school, helping students to obtain scholarships
and financial aid to attain college. She also
co-founded the Pre-College Academic Program
at St Peter’s University which afforded
students the opportunity to attend courses
on Saturdays and during the summer. Through
this partnership, students experience study
in a college setting, receiving invaluable
guidance in developing their potential and
gaining insight into the professional areas
best suited to their interests and abilities.
After retiring from active
duty in the Jersey City School District in
1999, she served as a consultant, monitoring
new principals, and coordinating Great Ideas
in Science, a program sponsored by a grant
from Montclair State University, which provided
professional development for Elementary teachers
to enrich their science lessons.
Now, fully retired, she has the time to travel
and visit nearby New York City plays and Museums,
her favorite leisure activities. She feels
blessed to have helped many young people to
experience the educational preparation which
led to successful professional careers. Noreen
is especially proud that so many of her former
students are now teachers and administrators
in the Jersey City schools, giving back to
the community and inspiring their students
to achieve future career success
Strasz was born and raised in Michigan.
The eldest of Edmond and Margaret Strasz's
close-knit family of twelve children, she
holds her faith, family and friends as the
most precious aspects of her life.
Ms. Strasz is a writer who has worked in management positions in advertising, marketing and public relations for corporations in Detroit, Washington, D.C., New York City, and New Jersey. Additionally she has authored a number of children's books and produced management and best-practices seminars for various corporations and nonprofit organizations. She is currently Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of an advertising/marketing/community and media relations firm, and serves as a lector, Eucharistic minister and member of her parish council.
De Vito holds a B.A. in Psychology
and a certificate in Nursing (RN) with extensive
experience in pastoral, patient and hospice
end of life care. Currently she shares
her gifts and talents as the Director of Pastoral
Care at the Margaret Anna Cusack Care Center,
Jersey City, NJ nurturing the religious and
spiritual needs of 130 residents, families
and staff through various spiritual programs
and individual pastoral support. Besides work
Ms. Gail De Vito is pursuing graduate studies
at Fordham University for a Ph.D in counseling
psychology as her overarching goal.
Married for 23 years to Mr. Mike De Vito,
she is mother to two sons, Mike (20) &
Matt (18). Among other things Ms. Gail De
- Covenanted Associate Member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
- Member of Chaplain on the Hill at Christian Healthcare Center, Wyckoff, N
Certified Hospice End of Life Caregiver through Community Hospice Bergen County
- Second Degree Reiki Practitioner ~ Usui Reiki Natural System of Healing
- Director of Women’s Cornerstone X
- Facilitator of Little Rock Scripture Study
- Facilitator of Women’s Spirituality Studies based on the work of Maria Harris
- Facilitator of Women’s Evenings of Prayer Programs
- Facilitator of Why Catholic/Healing the Body of Christ Programs