Names to Know
Local people achieving big things in South Jersey and beyond.
Mutcherson is a notable bioethics and health law scholar at Rutgers University-Camden. She was appointed as co-dean of the Rutgers Law School and is the first African American and LGBT law dean at Rutgers, The State of New Jersey. While she is co-dean at the school, she will work with David Lopez in Newark to expand the focus on equal access to opportunity for students and citizens.
The Mount Laurel resident and student of Our Lady of Good Counsel School Moorestown was named a first place district winner of the Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The topic of the essay was “Why I Honor the American Flag” and Dunn competed for the national prize— a $30,000 college scholarship. The sixth grader was also honored at a state awards luncheon for her accomplishment.
The Haddonfield Civic Association announced Harting, the chairman of the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust, as the recipient of the 2019 Alfred E. Driscoll Award. The award recognizes individuals/organizations who volunteer their time to make a lasting, positive impact on Haddonfield. In Harting’s free time, he serves as a member on the Planning Board, Rotary Club, Haddonfield Historic Society and Fundraising Committee for the new Archives Center.
Cherry Hill High School East student Chen has received numerous accolades for her artwork from winning a National Silver Medal, two South Jersey Regional Gold Keys and two honorable mentions in the Scholastic Art and Writing Award. She has also won several awards and acknowledgements for her artwork in previous years and a winning piece from last year is now on a two-year exhibit touring around the country.
Moorestown resident Warren got involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County about 15 years ago and was recently honored with the organization’s Citizens Champion Award for his long-term involvement and leadership within the club. Over the years he learned about the challenges Camden children were facing and has since played a crucial role in improving children’s lives such as providing an after-school program for students.
The Cherokee High School senior received her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement she could receive within the organization, for developing a special needs sensory-friendly inclusion Mass that alternates between St. Isaac Jogues Parish and St. John Neumann Parish. Rizzo’s project was inspired by her sister who has autism and accommodations include softer music, dim lights, no bells or incense and only one reading.
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Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 16, Issue 2 (May 2019).
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