National Association of Professional Women Inducts Ellen Shanahan, Professor of Music and Dept. Chair of Fine & Performing Arts, into its 2015-16 Woman of the Year Circle

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Ellen C. Shanahan, of Berkshire Community College, is recognized for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

Ellen's talent, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Ellen C. Shanahan, Professor of Music and Department, Chair, Fine & Performing Arts, at Berkshire Community College, as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in music education. NAPW is the nation's leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasts more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to honor Ellen with our Woman of the Year Award,” says NAPW President Star Jones. “Her talent, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

Ellen Shanahan received her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Leadership for Higher Education in 2013, and also has Bachelor and Master degrees in Music. She is involved with the College Music Society, where she recently presented at the 2014 National Conference. Dr. Shanahan has also been a presenter at the League for Innovation in Community Colleges Innovations National Conference in 2014.

Dr. Shanahan’s skills and areas of expertise include music (choral, piano, organ and music history), online teaching and learning, higher education leadership, curriculum development, faculty development, negotiating, facilitating and mentoring. In addition, she is adept at adjunct faculty research, musical theatre and the direction and production of musical theatre productions.

Awards & Accomplishments: Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Music; College Music Society, Music Educators National Conference; Presenter at the League for Innovation in Community Colleges Innovations 2014 National Conference; Presenter at the College Music Society 2014 National Conference

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