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Two Gloucester County Institute of Technology students awarded NJAC Scholarships

(Glassboro, NJ)—On September 8, 2020, Freeholder Heather Simmons and Freeholder Jim Jefferson presented Taylor Nolen and Emma Redmond with a scholarship award from the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Foundation and a certificate of achievement from the County of Gloucester.

“These scholarships are integral in providing education opportunities to Gloucester County students which is vital to their success in college and beyond,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.

Investors Bank through the Investors Foundation awarded the NJAC Foundation a grant for county vocational-technical school graduates who plan on continuing their education at a county college or university.

“We are proud of these bright students and the future that is ahead of them,” said Freeholder Heather Simmons, liaison to the Department of Economic Development. “We appreciate the partnership between NJAC Foundation and Investors Bank for making financial awards available for Gloucester County students and beyond.”

“The Foundation is providing scholarships to well-deserving students in all twenty-one counties across the state,” said Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to Health and Human Services. “Both Taylor and Emma are exemplary examples of students and are well-deserving of this award.

Freeholder Simmons and Freeholder Jefferson were joined by Brad Boye, Vice President of Investors Bank of Gloucester County, and Michael Dicken, Superintendent of Gloucester County Institute of Technology, to present the scholarship.

“Throughout my time working with Gloucester County Institute of Technology, I have been introduced to an inspiring group of students who are excited to learn and explore education,” said Freeholder Lyman Barnes, liaison to the Department of Education. “We’re always impressed by our students and they continue to represent the outstanding caliber of our vocational and technical school.”

“Congratulations to Taylor and Emma on this well-deserved honor. Their hard work and pursuit of academic excellence is inspiring,” said Michael Dicken, Superintendent of Gloucester County. “As recent graduates from the Class of 2020 from GCIT, they are excellent role models and we are proud to have had the opportunity to be part of their educational journey. On behalf of everyone at GCIT, we wish them continued success.”

Nolen and Redmond both graduated from GCIT and are currently studying at Rowan University this fall to study Biological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering respectively. 

Group photo includes: Brad Boyce, Freeholder Heather Simmons, Emma Redmond, Taylor Nolen, Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Michael Dicken