Dr. Meritta B. Cullinan Scholarship

Dr. Meritta B. Cullinan Scholarship:

Donations will be accepted to honor the memory of our colleague.  

Meritta has truly been one of the original "pillars" of Molloy College, having taught here for 49 of the College's 65 years of existence.  She was an outstanding professor, true scholar, respected colleague, dear friend, and avid Yankees fan. She has served as Chairperson of the Sociology Department multiple times, Faculty President twice, and was twice the recipient of both the Faculty Council Award for Outstanding Service to Teaching Faculty and the Senior Class Recognition Award. She has also received the President's Medal, the Distinguished Service Award, the Sears-Roebuck Foundation's Teaching Excellence Award, and the Campus Leadership Award.

Molloy College owes a great debt to Meritta for all her contributions over the years and her imprint on the College will be felt for many years to come. She will be greatly missed.

Meritta is perhaps best known for her tireless work on behalf of the faculty as a long-time member of the AAUP Executive Committee, Contract Committee, and Faculty Council.  In addition, she was instrumental in the creation of the Molloy College Governance Structure. She was also known for her research expertise, having co-authored journals articles, presented scholarly papers, and served as co-director of the Community Research Institute. Dr. Cullinan was a professor of Sociology at Molloy College where she also served as department chair.

A Scholarship has been created in her honor for:  Sociology Undergraduate Program

  • A transfer student who declares Sociology as their major, or a currently enrolled Molloy student Sophomore who declares a Sociology major. ​Must have a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Financial Need. GPA 3.0 Essay Required. Faculty Recommendation
  • For Scholarship Application and Criteria contact jkimpel@molloy.edu


Donations can be sent to Molloy College Office of Advancement
1000 Hempstead Avenue Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002
Or donate online at connect.molloy.edu/Cullinan