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November 4, 2010

St. Francis Professor Honored With Merit of Honor Award

Dr. Suzanne Forsberg Receives Award for Distinguished Service from Alma Mater

St. Francis College Professor of Fine Arts Suzanne Forsberg was honored by her alma mater, the University of Utah with the 2010 Merit of Honor for Distinguished Service, November 4 at a banquet hosted by the University of Utah Alumni Association and the Emeritus Alumni Board.

The Merit of Honor for Distinguished Service was begun in 1971 to recognize emeritus alumni who have given distinguished service to the nation, the University of Utah, their community and or their profession

Suzanne Forsberg received an M.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from NYU in Historical Musicology. She has a broad range of expertise in music of the 18th century, particularly the early symphony. In addition to co-authoring a volume in the Garland Series, The Symphony 1720-1840, she has contributed to such publications as The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. The recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, she conducted scholarly research in Europe funded by the German Academic Exchange Service. Dr. Forsberg has served on the board of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Music and was chair of its Fourth Biennial Meeting (April 2010) at St. Francis College. She has also participated in the Speakers in the Humanities Program, sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. Her lecture on Johann Sebastian Bach was featured during the NYC Early Music Festival.

She is the founder and director of Concerts at Half-Past Twelve, a series serving the St. Francis College community. The next concert will be Monday, December 6 at 12:30 and features Theater Songs & Arias by noted librettist, novelist and playwright Terry Quinn.

Attached photo: (From L-R: Suzanne Forsberg, President of the Emeritus Alumni Board John Bennion and President-Elect Carolyn Kump) Photo by Lennie Mahler.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

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