The United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) honored Patricia Carey with a New Yorkers Who Make a Difference Award at their 2013 Annual Benefit in October.
Carey, who serves as Steinhardt’s Associate Dean for Student Affairs and NYU’s Associate Vice Provost for Diversity Programs, was recognized for making a difference in education, community, and activism.
In the citation, Carey was called a “true educator,’ the kind of teacher who “brings out the gifts of those with whom she works and gives them the confidence to go in the direction of their dreams.”
Throughout her career at NYU, Carey has lectured on student access, opportunity, and success. A founding member of the National Association of Black Women in Higher Education, her community outreach includes serving as a trustee of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine and as a board member of ArtsConnection, an organization devoted to supporting arts education in the New York City Public Schools.
Carey has served on the Board of UNH for fifteen years and is currently a vice president. UNH is a membership organization rooted in the history and values of the settlement house movement that supports its members through policy development, advocacy and capacity-building activities.
(Photo: Ann Marcus, Steinhardt Dean Emerita and UNH board member, presented Patricia Carey with the New Yorkers Who Make a Difference Award in October.)