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  • The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
    The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
  • The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
    The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
  • Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
    Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
  • Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.
    Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.
  • The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
    The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
  • Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
    Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
  • Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
    Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.

Karen Howard

Adjunct Associate

Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
Ph.D. Boston College

Karen Howard divides her energies between Holocaust Studies in academia, and parish ministry in the Boston Archdiocese. She recently presented a paper entitled: “A Strategy for Catholic Teaching on the Shoah” to the 32nd Annual Conference of the Holocaust and the Churches in Newark, NJ, and published an article, “Why Should Catholics Teach About the Shoah?” in The Living Light, a USCC publication (Summer, 2002). A leader in adult faith formation and intergenerational learning, she has also written: “Adult Faith Formation – Key to the Church in the 21st Century” for the Pilot (11/15/02); “Family Catechesis: Its Necessity, Its Rewards” for FaithWorks (JMH: Kansas City, MO, Fall, 2002); and a pamphlet entitled: “A Woman’s Way of the Cross” (Liguori: Liguori, MO, 2003). She has also received the Religious Education Excellence Award from the NCEA/NPCD (National Catholic Education Association/National Parish Coordinators and Directors). Howard is also an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack.