Wilbur Ray Scholarship Awards Dinner

Friday April 5, 2024

Jacques Reception Center, Middletown, NJ


A drawing of Wilbur Ray.The Wilbur Ray Scholarship Awards Dinner is held annually each spring to celebrate diversity in the Brookdale community and the importance of civic engagement. Proceeds from the dinner support the Wilbur Ray Scholarship Program, which has distributed several thousand dollars in numerous scholarships to students for over thirty-eight years.

The Scholarship Program is named in honor of the late Sgt. Wilbur Ray, a long-time and devoted member of the Brookdale Community College police force and an active volunteer in the Long Branch community.  His example of public service serves as the inspiration for the program, celebrating significant contributions by Monmouth County residents and organizations.

Contact Michelle Stathum (mstathum@brookdalecc.edu) for more information.

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2024 Keynote Speaker

Mr. Jacob L. Jones, Director
Office of Community & Economic Development/UEZ
The City of Long Branch

Dr. Webster Trammell Community Leadership Award

Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago
Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

2024 Honorees

Dr. Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes
Director of New Jersey Small Business Development Center
Brookdale Community College

Ms. Adriana Medina Gomez
Director of Community Engagement
Count Basie Center for the Arts

Dr. Susan Whyman
Social and Cultural Historian
Vice President of the Brookdale Foundation and
Sponsor of the Frank Whyman Scholarship for Immigrant Students at Brookdale

Monmouth County Diversity Alliance, Inc.
Monmouth & Ocean Counties