Liliana Iacob – ‘Dean Joseph C. Pisano’ Scholarship

Click here for information and photographs from the ceremony hosted by Tulane Outreach to Romania in honor of Dean Joseph C. Pisano

Ad honorem

JOSEPH C. PISANO (b. July 19, 1941)


Dr. Joseph C. Pisano was born on July 19, 1941, in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. He graduated from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA in 1963 with a BS in Biology, then four years later completed his Ph. D. in Microbiology from Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN.

He married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Rossi in July 1963 with whom he had three children, Carmen in 1964, Joe in 1965 and Ernie in 1968. After a year of post-graduate work with Dr. Nick Di Lugio at the University of Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis, TN, Dr. Pisano continued his southern migration to Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA as faculty in the Physiology Department. This was in August 1968 and marked the beginning of a wonderful, satisfying and very fulfilling 36 year career… a career filled with daily interacting with so many fine young men and women destined to become Tulane-trained physicians.

Dr. Pisano remained on the teaching staff before moving into financial aid, and finally into admissions. In January 1993, he took over the reins as Associate Dean in the Department of Admissions. Dean Pisano always said that he had the best job in the school… and he meant that sincerely. Whether as a Professor of Physiology or Dean of Admissions, Dean Pisano had a positive influence on literally thousands of students. Current and former students remember with vivid emotion their former advocate, teacher, mentor and, not least, friend!

Retirement became a reality in October 2004 and a very difficult decision to make. In 2006, he and Pat moved back to the Wilkes-Barre area to be closer to family… another truly difficult decision. As you can guess, he left his heart in New Orleans… and Tulane!

Liliana Iacob

Liliana Iacob

Admitted to the ‘Garabet Ibraileanu’ High School, Iasi, Iasi County.

First Prize 7th Grade (2005-2006) – Grade Point Average 9.65/10

First Prize 8th Grade (2006-2007) – Grade Point Average 9.63/10

3rd Prize at the Literary Composition ‘Save the Children’ in November 2006.