Lafayette Hill Resident Veronica Collins Harrington Receives Distinguished Award

GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA (10/28/2010)(readMedia)-- Veronica Collins Harrington, of Lafayette Hill, received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Gwynedd-Mercy College for her extraordinary devotion to the field of education over the last 25 years. The award is the highest alumni honor that Gwynedd-Mercy College bestows upon an outstanding alumna or alumnus.

Harrington currently serves as the first lay president in history at Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, Pa., where she strives to develop her students into confident community leaders. She previously served as upper school principal at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, Del., principal at Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland, Pa., Coordinator of Educational Services for the READS organization in Philadelphia, and as an educator for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 13 years.

In U.S.News & World Report's 2011 edition of "Best Colleges," Gwynedd-Mercy College ranked in the first tier of its category, which is largely attributed to its high graduation and retention rates. The college prepares students to become top professionals in the fields of allied health professions, arts and sciences, business, education and nursing. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1948, Gwynedd-Mercy College is a coeducational institution offering more than 40 associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. Main campus is situated on Sumneytown Pike between routes 309 and 202 in Gwynedd Valley, Montgomery County. The college also offers degree programs for working adults through its Center for Lifelong Learning campuses in Plymouth Meeting and Philadelphia. Learn more at