Zambian association salutes SUNY Schenectady President as educator of the year
SCHENECTADY – SUNY Schenectady PResident Steady Moono was named Educator of the Year by the United States Network of Zambian Associations at its inaugural Zambia-United States Biennial Business Conference last weekend in Las Vegas.
President of the community college since 2015, Moono was shortlisted for the award “on the basis of his mentorship and contribution to the global community, especially disadvantaged communities,” the association said.
“Dr. Moono’s work as an educator goes beyond his leadership role at SUNY Schenectady,” said Fred Kazembe, President of ZANUS. “He is also an inspiration to the Zambian community through his family and personal philanthropic work in the education sector. ”
Moono emigrated from Zambia to the United States in 1981 to attend college, earning his bachelor’s degree from Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
He came to the United States after his family, friends and those in his village pooled money to buy him a plane ticket.
He often notes how this changed the trajectory of his life. He went on to earn his MA in Counseling and Theology from Biblical Theological Seminary, an MA in English from Arcadia University, and a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Immaculata University.
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