Medgar Evers College honors Dr. Eda Harris-Hastick

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Renee Hastick-Motes, second from left, surrounded by well-wishers, and her mother, Dr. Eda Harris-Hastick, Professor Emeritus, sitting in front, after she was honored at Medgar Evers College CUNY.
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In a recent post on her Facebook page, Renee Hastick-Motes congratulated Dr. Eda Harris-Hastick, professor emeritus, who was honored during the 15th Annual Social Work Conference at Medgar Evers College, CUNY where she was instrumental in starting the Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Program, and has worked for more than 30 years.

“Congratulations to my bonus mother,” Motes said, adding, “Give flowers to people while they can still smell them.” Thank you to Dr. Waleek Boone and the entire conference committee for her recognition, said the daughter of late, Dr. Roy Hastick, founder of the Caribbean American Chambers of Commerce. (CACCI)

Founder and Program Director of Social Works at Medgar Evers College (MEC), Dr. Ena Harris-Hastick, was a picture of smiles, as she received her recent honor.

The educator, a licensed clinical social worker with 35 years of experience, also served as director of College Counseling Services and chairperson of Special Programs at MEC, assistant chief of Alcoholism Services at Harlem Hospital Center, and administrator of NYC Department of Mental, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Service.

Dr. Hastick, a founding member of Caribbean American Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and who currently serves as president of CACCI’s Educational Foundation, has also served as a member of the Caribbean Research Center’s Educational Board, and is a former chair, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Community Board. She also served on the editorial boards of Journal of Social Work Practice and the Addictions of Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children and Youth.

A woman with outstanding value, Dr. Hastick, is a member of New York State OASAS (Substance Abuse) Workforce Department and appointed Commissioner of the NYC Human Rights Commission.

A doctorate graduate from Columbia University, Dr. Hastick received a B.A. degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Queens College, and a Master of Social Work from Smith College, School of Social Work.

The phenomenal leader is celebrated this Women’s Heritage Month, as an educator. She is widely recognized for her professional and academic work, her research, leadership and community service.

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