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Secretary of State to Host Event to Recognize AmeriCorps Members for Year of Service to New Jersey

Office of the Secretary of State
Department of State
125 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

Jon S. Corzine
Governor

Nina Mitchell Wells
Secretary of State

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Secretary of State to Host Event to Recognize AmeriCorps Members for Year of Service to New Jersey

WHEN: Friday, May 29, 2009, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

WHERE: Rutgers Cook Campus Center, New Brunswick

DETAILS: Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells will recognize New Jersey's AmeriCorps members who have served in communities through the state during program year 2008-09. AmeriCorps is the national service program that provides service in the priority areas of education, human needs, environmental protection and homeland security. Workshops will follow on topics related to career and educational options.

Opening Plenary

Keynote Remarks: Nina Mitchell Wells, NJ Secretary of State

Moving Forward: Ben Howell, AmeriCorps Alums/POL - Hands on Network

Recognition Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Lt. Colonel Jerome Hatfield, Deputy Superintendent of Homeland Security, NJ State Police.

The AmeriCorps members will also be recognized by Dr. Anthony Campbell, Dean of Students at Rider University, who is the Chair of the NJ Commission on National and Community Service, which guides and oversees the AmeriCorps program.

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