Prof. of History, Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, PAHA's former President (2007-2009), and first Vice President (2004-2007), a former member of Awards Committee, Associate Editor of the Polish American Encyclopedia (ed. by James Pula), she serves as Editor of Polish American Studies (and was formerly a member of its editorial board). Dr. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann teaches at the Eastern Connecticut State University, continuously rendering excellent service to PAHA. As PAHA board member for many years, she has been instrumental in developing new strategies, alert in PAHA's PR activities. Recipient of many prestigious awards, Dr. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann has devoted her time and her skill to the organization caring for the study and promotion of the Polish- American history and culture with visible, positive results. PAHA recognized her efforts with the following awards and prizes: Distinguished Service Award (2013), Miecislaus Haiman Award (2011), Oskar Halecki Prize (2004) for The Exile Mission: The Polish Political Diaspora and Polish Americans, 1939-1956; and Swastek Awards  for the best articles published in Polish American Studies: in 2002 ("The Mobilization of American Polonia for the Cause of the Displaced Persons" in Vol. 58, No. 1, Spring 2001) and in 2001 ("The Polish Post-World War II Diaspora: An Agenda for a New Millenium” in Vol. 57, No. 2, Autumn 2000).