EATONTOWN, NJ (Feb. 15, 2017) – Nine Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 10 during the 32nd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel.

The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions made by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition.

Proceeds from the dinner benefit the Wilbur Ray Scholarship Program, which supports students of color at Brookdale. The awards are named for the late Wilbur Ray, former Brookdale police sergeant and an active volunteer in the Long Branch community.

This year’s honorees include volunteers, activists, professionals and community outreach workers in communities such as Asbury Park, Neptune and Hazlet, as well as professionals whose work impacts children and families across central New Jersey.

They are: Wanda Brauner, Howell; Ronald Dukes, Red Bank; Gerald Eugene Glisson, Paterson; Diteko Hammary, Cliffwood; Jordan and Joelle Hernandez, Hazlet; Yesenia Madas, Brick; Mychal Mills, Neptune; and Lamont Repollet, superintendent of the Asbury Park School District.

For tickets or more information about the Wilbur Ray dinner call Michelle Stathum at 732-224-2705 or email