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Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Black background with gold letters and a black and white face of Wilbur Ray that is in a shield.Wilbur Ray Scholarship Awards Dinner

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-six years.  This year’s awards dinner will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Jacques Reception Center in Middletown, NJ.

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 tickets and more information.

Event Information:
37th Annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner
DATE:  Friday, March 31, 2023
TIME:  6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $90 per person.  (Student tickets are $50.)
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Venue Information:
Jacques Reception Center – 500 Palmer Avenue, Middletown, NJ 07748

Keynote Speaker:
Belinda Asamoah
Wilbur Ray Scholarship Recipient – Brookdale International Student & Caroline Huber Wellness Center Student Representative

Inaugural Honoree – Dr. Webster Trammell Community Leadership Award:
Tom Hayes, Director of Customer & Community Relations
New Jersey Natural Gas

2023 Honorees:
Commissioner Director Thomas Arnone
Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners

Chief Larry B. Fisher
Neptune Township Police Department

Markus Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Long Branch Public Schools