Santos-Duna named Guardian Angel of Month

Shore Medical Center has recognized Althea Santos-Duna, RN, of Egg Harbor Township, as its March 2014 Guardian Angel of the Month.

The Guardian Angel Program was established to enable patients to say thank you to a special caregiver through a donation to Shore Medical Center. Santos-Duna has worked on Shore's Intensive Care Unit for nine years. Nurse Manager Patricia Hogan, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, said Santos-Duna is known for the compassionate care she provides to patients and their families.

The program recognizes anyone who works at Shore Medical Center and makes an impact and difference in a patient's care. Guardian Angels are recognized among their peers and are presented with a special Guardian Angel pin at Shore Medical Center's annual pinning ceremony. To honor a Guardian Angel, call 609-653-3800 or see GiveToShore.org.

Hall-Watson earns academic award

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Educational Opportunity Fund program recently honored students for their academic achievements.

Frankie Hall-Watson, of Mays Landing, earned the Academic Achievement Award. The award goes to students who have earned a 3.0 or higher semester grade point average while carrying least 12 credits.

The EOF is a university- and state-sponsored program created in 1969 to ensure meaningful access to higher education for economically and educationally disadvantaged students. The fund assists low-income New Jersey residents who are capable and motivated but lack adequate preparation for college study. See fdu.edu/eof.

Treadwell wins award in business competition

Shelby Treadwell, of Egg Harbor Township, a Paul Smith's College student majoring in business management and entrepreneurial studies, took third place in the energy/sustainability category of the Upstate New York Regional Business Plan competition held recently at Plattsburgh State University College.

Treadwell won the award and a $500 prize by pitching her idea for Northern Suds, an Adirondack-based business that creates environmentally neutral laundry detergent. She began the business as a senior capstone project last semester. She identified her distribution channels, designed and packaged the product, field tested it and began sales in January. Treadwell plans to use the award to scale up production of the detergent and expand into new product areas including disinfectants, borax-free detergents and air fresheners.

Two on dean's list

Sean Ballard and Reginald Ballard, of Egg Harbor Township, were named to the Becker College Dean's List for fall 2013.