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In the Glow of the Spotlight

Top national organizations honor Rutgers alumni for their contributions in a broad range of pursuits.

 

Jacqueline Jackson received the 2011 National Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Association  for Social Workers.
Jacqueline Jackson received the 2011 National Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Association for Social Workers. Photography Courtesy of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Enabling the Disabled
Jacqueline Jackson UCNB’02, SSW’05 received the 2011 National Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Association for Social Workers for her disability rights activism and her efforts to ensure accessibility at public places. As part of her Movement for Change Initiative, she invited leaders to spend a day in a wheelchair to experience the many obstacles that people with disabilities encounter.

It Takes a Garden
Michael Devlin CLAW’79 is the national winner of the 10th annual Garden Crusader of the Year Award from Gardener’s Supply for his role in establishing a network of community gardens to provide fresh produce and fight childhood obesity in Camden. He is the executive director of the Camden City Garden Club Inc. and the Camden Children’s Garden, a four-acre “horticultural playground” for creative learning and play. 

The Music Man
Edward Konczal RC’92 won an American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Plus Award for his first solo CD, Edification, a collection of 10 instrumental compositions for solo keyboard and small ensembles.

Shedding Light on a Dark Secret
Danielle L. McGuire GSNB’07 is the recipient of the 2011 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, given annually by the Organization of American Historians for an author’s first book that addresses a significant aspect of American history. Her book, At the Dark End of the Street, is the untold story of how black women’s protests over sexual assault and interracial rape influenced the civil rights movement.  

In the Name of Children
Andrea Sedlak DC’68, GSNB’71, ’74 received the 2011 A. Clayton Hughes Child Welfare Research Award from the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare for her research that “exemplifies intellectual integrity and moral courage in transcending social and political barriers to promote best practice in child welfare.”

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