Two SJC Staff Members Honored by Huntington Chamber of Commerce

March 30, 2016

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – March 30, 2016 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that two dedicated staff members, Elyse Quirk and Hugo Morales, will be among 30 award recipients at the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce’s annual Celebrate Long Island’s Young Professionals event on Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at the Woodbury Country Club in Woodbury, New York. 

The annual event honors 30 people who are under the age of 30 and make an impact on their business, industry and community from the private, public, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Elyse Quirk, senior administrative assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at SJC Long Island, provides military benefit advisement and support services for all military-connected students at SJC. Quirk oversees the Military Tuition Assistance process for veteran students and co-moderates SJC Long Island’s chapter of Student Veterans of America. Additionally, Quirk is the main point of contact for events held on campus that speak to military culture, including Veterans Awareness Week and the Military Graduate Recognition Ceremony. Quirk is a member of Congressman Lee Zeldin’s Veteran Advisory Board and the Blue Stars and Yellow Ribbons Veteran Initiative. Quirk earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Special Education from SJC, and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Human Services Leadership. She resides in Brookhaven. 

Hugo Morales, assistant director of student involvement and leadership at SJC Long Island, assists with a multitude of roles in support of student activities and co-curricular programming. He works closely with the director of student involvement and leadership to plan and develop orientation events for incoming students, and provides training and support for the Orientation Team. Morales is the advisor for Greek Life and Campus Activities Board on campus, in charge of helping to plan and develop events and fundraisers for multiple causes. He earned a B.A. in History from SJC and is a lifelong supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, annually raising funds in support of research and treatment. Morales resides in Bay Shore. 

For more information about the event, contact the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce at 631.423.6100 or visit their website.  

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.