Erin Rielly ’15 Named Education Studies Department’s 2015 Outstanding Graduate

May 11, 2015


In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Erin Rielly ’15 has been named the Stonehill College Education Studies Department’s 2015 Outstanding Graduate.

Rielly, an elementary education and psychology double major from Burlington, Massachusetts, has demonstrated a commitment to scholarship that exemplifies the habits of mind that Stonehill seeks to help students cultivate.

“When choosing our outstanding graduate, members of the department looked for scholarly activity and a commitment to the education community here on campus,” says Kathy McNamara, assistant professor of education studies and department chair.

Rielly, whose GPA earned her honors status for seven consecutive semesters, helped the Education Studies Department bring Camp Shriver to Stonehill in 2013. She also interned with the public school system in Stoughton, Massachusetts, analyzing assessment data to inform instruction in the classroom.

A three-season varsity athlete, Rielly was captain of Stonehill’s four-time NE-10 champion women’s cross country team in her senior year and ran for the indoor and outdoor women’s track and field teams.

Rielly also completed a minor in Chinese at Stonehill, and has earned a Teacher Education Fellowship at Merrimack College, where she will pursue a master’s degree in English as a Second Language.

“Erin’s academic work is outstanding, but she did more. Much more.” adds McNamara. “It’s my pleasure to present her with this award.”

Selected Activities and Achievements

  • Inducted into the Lambda Epsilon Sigma Honor Society (Stonehill College)
  • Inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society (education)
  • Inducted into the Psi Chi Honor Society (psychology)
  • Two-time Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award winner
  • Captain of the Stonehill College women’s cross country team (2014)
  • Four year member of the Stonehill College women’s track and field team (indoor and outdoor)