Two Union County College professors named Elizabeth (Elizabeth Joyce and Elizabeth Hawthorne) are receiving national recognition in their respective fields of Law and Cybersecurity. In law, Union County College's Paralegal Coordinator and Senior Professor Elizabeth Joyce was elected as the American Association for Paralegal Education's representative to the American Bar Association's Approval Commission. In this role, Joyce will serve on the commission that reviews and approves Paralegal education programs throughout the United States. The term of the appointment will begin in August of 2016 for one year intervals, up to a maximum of three years.
In Cybersecurity, Elizabeth Hawthorne earned national recognition for her expertise as an educator in this field. The Association for Computing Machinery named her a Distinguished Educator for 2015. The ACM is the nation's leading association of computing professionals. Hawthorne earned the award for her innovative education in Cybersecurity.
The criteria for selection to the Distinguished Member grade include at least 15 years of professional experience, five years of continuous ACM membership, and significant accomplishments or impact within the computing field. The award recognizes Hawthorne and her affiliation as a senior professor of Computer Science at Union.