Fordham’s president, Tania Tetlow, was recognized for her dedication to education and leadership at a Sept. 13 awards dinner held by Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!), a Catholic nonprofit that has served aging sisters, brothers, and priests for nearly four decades. 

At the 37th annual New York awards dinner, held at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan, President Tetlow received the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, given to those who exemplify leadership, support the Catholic community, and live their faith. The award was named in honor of Saint Elizabeth Seton, a lifelong educator who is considered the founder of American Catholic schools. 

President Tetlow was recognized alongside her fellow honoree—and fellow lawyer—Sister Eileen McCann, C.S.J., a Bronx-born nun in the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood who dedicated her life to serving immigrants and the poor as a teacher, principal, and legal advocate. In attendance at the dinner were other members of the Fordham community, including Armando Nuñez, chair of Fordham’s Board of Trustees, who introduced President Tetlow for her award presentation at the dinner, and John Cecero, S.J., vice president for mission integration and ministry. 


Taylor is a visual storytelling strategist in Fordham University's marketing and communications department, where she documents University life through photography and video. Since joining Fordham in 2018, she has served as a writer, photographer, videographer, and social media manager, dividing her time between University Marketing and Communications and the Office of the President. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Stony Brook University's School of Communication and Journalism and her master's degree in public media from Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her work has appeared on NPR, NBC New York, and amNewYork METRO.