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GCIT Student Receives NJAC/PSE&G "Green" Scholarship

(Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney today announced that a recent graduate from Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) has been selected to receive the NJAC/PSE&G Green Scholarship.   Daniel McCloskey, a Deptford, NJ resident and a graduate of GCIT will be presented with the scholarship award at the August 18, 2010 Freeholder Meeting, Old Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom, Woodbury, NJ.   

"This is an exemplary program designed to create educational opportunities for students to learn the green technologies of the future," said Freeholder Director Sweeney.

Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco said that Daniel McCloskey, a 2010 graduate from the School of Construction Technology, has been recognized for his hard work and commitment to excellence in his trade.  "Daniel has precisely the commitment that it will take to help move us into the future as a cleaner, more efficient and more productive nation.  I am impressed with all of the knowledge that our students and graduates have about the emerging 'green' economy,"   said DiMarco.

 New Jersey's county vocational / technical school system is recognized nationally as a leader in cutting-edge technologies, attracting some of the brighest and most talented students.  The NJAC Foundation, an educational non-profit run by the New Jersey Association of Counties, developed the green scholarship in conjunction with the vocational / technical schools.  The program is funded by PSE&G, one of the state's largest and most reputable companies.

"We are deeply grateful for PSE&G for funding this program," said Celeste Carpiano, Executive Director of the NJAC Foundation and of the New Jersey Association of Counties.