FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2012
Contact: Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711

Freeholders Honor Women of Excellence


Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (L), Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter (2nd L) and (from 3rd R) Freeholders Deborah Scanlon, Vernell Wright and Bette Jane Kowalski present a resolution to Union County Sheriff’s Captain Cynthia Weber congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 23 in Garwood. Captain Weber was honored for excellence in law enforcement.

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (L), Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter (2nd L) and (from 3rd R) Freeholders Deborah Scanlon, Vernell Wright and Bette Jane Kowalski present a resolution to Rosalind Straus of Union congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 23 in Garwood. Straus was honored for lifetime achievement.

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (L), Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter (2nd L) and (from 3rd R) Freeholders Deborah Scanlon, Vernell Wright and Bette Jane Kowalski present a resolution to Julie Pinho, owner of Pinho’s Bakery in Roselle, congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 23 in Garwood. Pinho was honored for excellence as a  business owner.

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (L), Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter (2nd L) and (from 3rd R) Freeholders Deborah Scanlon, Vernell Wright and Bette Jane Kowalski present a resolution to Deborah Palacio of Cranford congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 23 in Garwood. Palacio was honored for excellence as an entrepreneur.

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (L), Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter (2nd L) and (from 3rd R) Freeholders Deborah Scanlon, Vernell Wright and Bette Jane Kowalski present a resolution to Eleanor McGovern of Fanwood congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 23 in Garwood. McGovern was honored for excellence in government.

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (L), Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter (2nd L) and (from 3rd R) Freeholders Deborah Scanlon, Vernell Wright and Bette Jane Kowalski present a resolution to Dr. Margaret McMenamin of Springfield congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 23 in Garwood. Dr. McMenamin, who is President of Union County College, was honored for excellence in education.

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (L), Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter (2nd L) and (from 3rd R) Freeholders Deborah Scanlon, Vernell Wright and Bette Jane Kowalski present a resolution to Ruth Maloney of Westfield congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 23 in Garwood. Maloney was honored for excellence in community service.

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (L), Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter (2nd L) and (from 3rd R) Freeholders Deborah Scanlon, Vernell Wright and Bette Jane Kowalski present a resolution to Elizabeth Gloeggler of Plainfield congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 23 in Garwood. Gloeggler was honored for excellence in volunteerism.

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (L), Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter (2nd L) and (from 3rd R) Freeholders Deborah Scanlon, Vernell Wright and Bette Jane Kowalski present a resolution to Helen Genova, Ph.D. of Union congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 23 in Garwood. Genova was honored for excellence in health sciences.

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (L), Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter (2nd L) and Freeholders (from 3rd R) Deborah Scanlon, Vernell Wright and Bette Jane Kowalski present a resolution to Amy Carow of Scotch Plains congratulating her on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 20th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 23 in Garwood. Carow was honored for excellence in youth leadership.

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The Commission on the Status of Women is sponsored by The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Its’ mission is to call attention to the contributions of women who live or work in Union County. Each year, awards are given in different fields including education, health care, the arts, government, business, law, community service, technology, humanitarianism, public service, women’s advocacy, and lifetime achievement. (Photos by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

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