FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2008

CONTACT: Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711

 

Women of Excellence Honored

Sponsored by The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Commission honors women who have distinguished themselves in areas such as education, health care, the arts, government, business, community service, and lifetime achievement.

 

Women of Excellence: Cynthia Ladas (C) of Mountainside
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (L) and Freeholders Nancy Ward (2nd L), Bette Jane Kowalski (2nd R) and Deborah Scanlon (R) present a resolution to Cynthia Ladas (C) of Mountainside congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 16th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 28 in Garwood. Ladas was honored as a 2008 Woman of Excellence for her volunteer work.

 

Women of Excellence: Karen Lukenda (C) of Linden
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (L) and Freeholders Nancy Ward (2nd L), Bette Jane Kowalski (2nd R) and Deborah Scanlon (R) present a resolution to Karen Lukenda (C) of Linden, congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 16th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 28 in Garwood. Lukenda was honored as a 2008 Woman of Excellence for her work in community health care.

 

Women of Excellence: Angela Garretson (C) of Hillside
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (L) and Freeholders Nancy Ward (2nd L), Bette Jane Kowalski (2nd R) and Deborah Scanlon (R) present a resolution to Angela Garretson (C) of Hillside congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 16th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 28 in Garwood. Garretson was honored as a 2008 Woman of Excellence for her work in women’s and children’s advocacy.

 

Women of Excellence: Susan Groning (C) of Garwood
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (L) and Freeholders Nancy Ward (2nd L), Bette Jane Kowalski (2nd R) and Deborah Scanlon (R) present a resolution to Susan Groning (C) of Garwood congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 16th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 28 in Garwood. Groning was honored as a 2008 Woman of Excellence for her community service work.

 

Women of Excellence: Joan Wheeler (C) of Fanwood
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (L) and Freeholders Nancy Ward (2nd L), Bette Jane Kowalski (2nd R) and Deborah Scanlon (R) present a resolution to Joan Wheeler (C) of Fanwood congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 16th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 28 in Garwood. Wheeler was honored as a 2008 Woman of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement in the Medical Community.

 

Women of Excellence: Versie McNeil (3rd R) of Union
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (R) and Freeholders Dan Sullivan (L), Bette Jane Kowalski (2nd L), Nancy Ward (3rd L), and Deborah Scanlon (2nd R) present a resolution to Versie McNeil (3rd R) of Union congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 16th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 28 in Garwood. Wheeler was honored as a 2008 Woman of Excellence for her work in the education.

 

Women of Excellence: Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (3rd L) and Freeholders Chester Holmes (L), Bette Jane Kowalski (2nd L), Nancy Ward (3rd R), and Deborah Scanlon (2nd R) and Dan Sullivan (R) present a resolution to Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 16th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 28 in Garwood. Mayor Robinson-Briggs was honored as a 2008 Woman of Excellence for her work in municipal government.

 

Women of Excellence: Plainfield Clerk Laddie Wyatt
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (2nd L) and Freeholders Dan Sullivan (L), Bette Jane Kowalski (3rd L), Nancy Ward (3rd R), Deborah Scanlon (2nd R) and Chester Holmes (R), present a resolution to Plainfield Clerk Laddie Wyatt congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 16th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 28 in Garwood. Wyatt was honored as a 2008 Woman of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement in Municipal Government.