Public Services Enterprise Group (PSEG) awarded the NJAC Foundation a grant of $12,000.00 for county vocational-technical school graduates who plan on studying environmental science, green design, green technology, alternative energy, or other related subjects at a county college or state college or university in the fall.
“As our nation grows increasingly proactive about protecting the environment for future generations, I’m thrilled that PSEG and the NJAC Foundation have once again partnered on this important and timely initiative to support county vocational-technical school graduates across the State,” President Donald De Leo.
The NJAC Foundation plans to award one $850.00 scholarship to a student nominated by the superintendent of their school in each county where PSEG maintains a service territory or generation facility. These counties include: Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the NJAC Foundation, I commend PSEG for its continued commitment and generosity to the communities in which it serves, and look forward to working with our county vocational-technical schools to select talented students dedicated to creating green solutions and advancing their education,” said De Leo.
The NJAC Foundation is a non-profit organization affiliated with the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) and is committed to providing innovative educational opportunities for county vocational-technical school and county college students.
On Wednesday, August 10th, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a NJAC Foundation Scholarship Award Presentation. Xavier Reyes was awarded the NJAC Foundation & PSEG Scholarship. Xavier graduated this June from Essex County Vocational Technical Schools – Bloomfield Tech, and is attending Essex County College beginning this Fall semester to study Engineering. In the rear center of this photo, Xavier is holding his certificate of recognition. Also pictured (from left to right) are Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake, Carmen Franco and Virginia Cardona (NJAC Foundation & Investors Bank Scholarship Award recipients), Freeholder Patricia Sebold, Freeholder Vice President & NJAC Secretary-Treasurer Brendan Gill, and Freeholder Lebby Jones.
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders had a special presentation for Tania Silva, the recipient of the 2016 NJAC Foundation & PSEG Scholarship Award for Passaic County, on August 16th. Tania attended Passaic County Technical Institute, where she was enrolled in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and had a most rigorous coursework in both Science and Mathematics. She plans on attending NJIT and majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Tania is centered in the left picture with her mother standing by her side. Also photographed with Tania (from left to right) are: Freeholder Pat Lepore, Freeholder Terry Duffy, Freeholder Cassandra Lazzara, NJAC Executive Director John G. Donnadio, Johnny Abreu (NJAC Foundation and Investors Bank Scholarship Award recipient) with his family, Freeholder Director Theodore “TJ” Best, Freeholder Bruce James, Freeholder Deputy Director John W. Bartlett, and Freeholder Hector Lora. Photo by Patrick Alexander of Passaic County Public Information Office.
The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its NJAC Foundation & PSEG Scholarship Award presentation on August 17th. Ryan Toole is of the graduating Class of 2016 from Gloucester County Institute of Technology. He begins his study of Environmental Engineering this Fall semester at Rowan University.
Mike Coyle of PSEG and NJAC Executive Director John G. Donnadio, Esq. attended the meeting to help present the award to Ryan.
Ryan Toole is centered in the photo. Also pictured (from left to right) are Freeholder Frank DiMarco, Freeholder & NJAC 1st Vice President Heather Simmons, Mike Coyle of PSEG, and NJAC Executive Director John G. Donnadio, Esq.
Thursday, August 18th, NJAC Legislative Director Allen Weston joined the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in presenting the NJAC Foundation & PSEG Scholarship Award to Adrianna Sabat. Adrianna graduated this June from Union County Vocational Technical School where she served as class president and held leadership positions in senior committees. Being an architect is something she has dreamed of all her life. During her high school career, she sought opportunities to intern and shadow architects as well as learned CAD, joined the UCTech Art Club, and was a member of the UCTech Green Construction Technology Program where she gained firsthand knowledge of construction. Adrianna will continue her dream of becoming an architect starting this Fall semester at NJIT.
Adrianna is pictured fourth from the left along with (left to right) NJAC Legislative Director Allen Weston, Freeholder Vernell Wright, Arol Jan Mallado and Sol Condo (NJAC Foundation & Investors Bank Scholarship Award recipients), and Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen. County Manager Al Faella is pictured in the background. Photo by Jim Lowney of Union County.
Also on August 18th, Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded Fredi Rivera with the NJAC Foundation and PSEG Scholarship. Fredi studied Architecture Technology while attending Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools – East Brunswick Campus. He was enrolled in the Green Program of Study throughout his high school career, which gave him the knowledge and experience of sustainability and green design within architecture technology. Fredi plans to attend NJIT and study Engineering. He is pictured here with Freeholder Director Ronald Rios. Photo by Middlesex County Office of Communication.