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The Mary K. Humphreys Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

NancySusetka In Loving Memory of Nancy Susetka

Nancy Susetka, mother of alumna Mary K. Humphreys and mother-in-law of Trustee Bill Humphreys, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2013. Please follow this link for her obituary. To make a donation in Nancy’s memory to the Mary K. Humphreys Endowed Scholarship in Special Education, please click here or call Jose Gonzalez at (914) 323-5445.


Mary K. Humpreys 2012 Gala

Mary Humphreys was a successful business professional who changed careers to pursue her love of teaching and follow her dream of working with children with special needs. Mary received her bachelor's degree in education in 1997 and her master's degree with honors in 2003, both from Manhattanville. Mary passed away in 2008.

With leadership from Bill Humphreys and Mary's family members, an endowed scholarship in Mary's memory was established in 2008. The Mary K. Humphreys Scholarship in Special Education is the first scholarship established for graduate students in the School of Education. Each year it is awarded to a student who personifies the ideals, compassion, and work ethic of Mary Humphreys, and who demonstrates a passion for working with children with special needs.

Contributions continue to be received from family, Mary's classmates, friends, and business associates, and proceeds from an annual gala benefit the Fund. This year’s gala was held on June 1, 2013 at Manhattanville College.

Click here to view photos from the 2012 Scholarship Dinner

To make a contribution to the Mary K. Humphreys Scholarship Fund, please contact Jose R. Gonzalez, Vice President of the Office of Institutional Advancement at (914) 323-5445 or  

To learn about the selection process for the scholarship, contact Prof. Ellis Barowsky in the School of Education at (914) 323-5467 or