Dr. Anita Voogt, Brookdale Community College’s associate vice president of strategic partnerships and Long Branch Councilwoman, was recently honored with the Vin Gopal Civic Association Community Public Servant Award and the Trinity Public Service Award from Trinity African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.

The Vin Gopal Civic Association is a non-profit that helps individuals in Central Jersey who are negatively affected by the unique high cost of living and who struggle to maintain economic independence.

This year’s theme for Trinity AME’s Annual Remarkable Women Awards was “Lift Her Up” as a reminder of the organization’s mission to guide and direct young women to ensure they are lifted to new levels in life.