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Centenary University honors 20 students at annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

Event recognized contributions to the University and service to the local community

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) — Centenary University recognized 20 students, as well as an advisor and the University’s Health Services office, at the annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on April 23.

The ceremony celebrated outstanding contributions to the University and surrounding communities.

“Each year, we recognize Centenary University students who make a tremendous impact on the lives of others, both on campus and in our local community,” said Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Kerry Mullins. “This year’s honorees are a remarkable group who are committed to their work in the classroom, as well as making positive contributions throughout the Skylands Region.”

The University’s Health Services office was honored with the Making a Difference in Outstanding Community Engagement Award, while Erin Andersen, Ph.D., was presented with the Advisor of the Year Award.

Individual student award recipients are:

New Jersey

Bergen County:

Ridgefield—Matthew Suttora, The Douglas Wolfe Turrell Community Service Award

Burlington County:

Mount Laurel—Tamar Wertz, The Eugene A. Noble Award

Essex County:

East Orange—Iyannah Whitaker, The Douglas Wolfe Turrell Community Service Award

Irvington—Darnel Burnette, Seay Honors

Newark—Onoshope Itunoya Musa, Lotte Honors; Christina Nelums, Commitment to Justice Award

Hudson County:

Jersey City—Bryianna Cameron-Frazier, Greek Leadership Award

Mercer County:

Trenton—Rashell Delacruz, Culture and Community Award

Middlesex County:

South Plainfield—Kayla Morales, Remote Student of the Year

Morris County:

East Hanover—Jenna Glinko, The Catapano Family Community Service Award

Netcong—Kora Milligan, The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Meeker Award

Wharton—Zachary Orr, Commuter of the Year

Somerset County:

Bridgewater—Lauren Fernicola, Centenary Spirit Award

Sussex County:

Stanhope—Andrea Fattorusso, The Dr. Charles Frederickson Award

Warren County:

Hackettstown—Samantha Johnson, The Beacon for the Region Award


Bushkill—James Brandes, The Everett Johnson Award

Lansdale—Jessica McKenzie, The Judith Deacon Tartaglia Memorial Award


Schererville—Alexandra Koch, The Robert Trevorrow Award

New York

Port Jervis—Sekaya Gamble, President of the Year


Nottingham—Ellie Roberts, International Student of the Year

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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