The Mosal Award, named for the Society’s late Executive Director Emeritus, Dr. Margaret Mosal, provides financial support to chapter advisors for the completion of projects that lead to personal professional growth. The award provides a $5,000 stipend to faculty advisors with at least five years of service for the completion of their proposed project.

Dr. Patricia Hall

Beta Zeta Nu Chapter
Cañada College
Redwood City, California

“A Journey of Personal and Familial Discovery in Post-World War II Poland”

Dr. Hall will work with her cousin, Karen, to research their shared family history via Ancestry World Explorer and fill in their grandmother’s lineage back at least four generations. She will study the Polish language, and, during phase two of the project, will travel to the towns and regions where her family lived before World War II. Dr. Hall’s research will allow her to engage in somatic abolitionism for personal transformation from family secrets that have lain buried in the annals of World War II war crimes and the broken hearts of her parents and grandparents.

Dr. Patricia Hall, 2021 Mosal Award Recipient