Scholarships awarded

The Atlantic City Hotel and Lodging Association Scholarship Foundation awarded scholarships to 17 students pursuing hospitality or culinary careers at its annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on April 23 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

The ACHLA Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in its history. This year’s recipients are students at Atlantic Cape Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Richard Stockton College and Rutgers University. Many also work in area hospitality or culinary jobs. They included Kimberly Richardson, of Mays Landing.

Students win in musical competition

The Esther Weil Ocean City Pops Student Competition took place May 14 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Winners included:

Second Place Instrumental Division $500, Tyler Sarfert, Oakcrest High School, marimba, “Restless”

Swain earns M.S. degree from Alvernia University

Heather Michelle Swain, of Mays Landing, received a master of science degree in occupational therapy from Alvernia University on May 11 in Reading, Pa. Swain studied at the university's Main Campus.

Shore Medical Center honors outstanding caregivers

Shore Medical Center honored members of its exceptional staff on May 8 during the 2013 Caregiver Recognition Dinner held at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

Shore President and CEO Ron Johnson presented the Spirit of Shore Awards for Physician and Caregiver of the Year, awards that recognize physicians and staff whose actions exemplify the Planetree model of patient-centered care. Johnson presented the Physician of the Year Award to Julianne Childs, M.D., of Seaville. The Spirit of Shore Caregiver of the Year award was presented to registrar Elizabeth Barretta, of Northfield.

Shore Medical Center Board of Trustees member David Beyel presented the medical center’s prestigious Chairman’s Award, which recognizes employees for their contributions and commitment to Shore in both clinical and non-clinical areas.

This year’s recipients were nurses aide Fernando Perez, of Somers Point, and nutrition care assistant William Dilmore, of Mays Landing.

Residents named to nursing honor society

Nancy E. Daly and Mae L. Tietje, both of Mays Landing, were among 28 South Jersey residents, all members of the second graduating class of the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, to have been elected to membership in the Eta Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society of nursing.

Students are selected for membership on the merits of their demonstrated community involvement, leadership abilities, and scholarly excellence.