PROVIDENCE — Dr. Michael O’Connor, director of PACT (Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers at Providence College), announced recently that he has presented Dr. George A. Milot with the Br. Patrick Carey, cfc, Ph.D. Award in Catholic Education.
Dr. Milot is the inaugural recipient of the award, which was commemorated in Br. Patrick Carey’s name last year upon his retirement as long-time director of the PACT program. Dr. Milot is the founder and president of Catholic Education Consultants, a group devoted to helping Catholic schools thrive while planning for the future. Milot is a veteran Catholic school educator and administrator for various schools around New England, including Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester and Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, where he served as principal, and the Diocese of Fall River, where he was superintendent of schools. He attended Seton Hall University, receiving a doctorate degree in educational administration and supervision.
The PACT program, established at Providence College in 2001, provides an opportunity for recent college graduates to teach in Catholic schools in New England, while receiving a Master of Education degree from PC. PACT is part of the University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE), a network of 13 Catholic educator teacher preparation and formation programs at Catholic colleges and universities across the United States.