Ferris Olin of Princeton is among the recipients of the 2008 Equality Awards announced recently by the Alice Paul Institute.
The awards honor individuals who have demonstrated “a strong and long-standing commitment to advancing women’s equality in New Jersey and the Delaware Valley through advocacy, litigation, business leadership, education, scholarship, or artistic expression,” according to M. Elaine Jacoby, chair of the Alice Paul Equality Awards Committee.
Ms. Olin is an art historian, librarian, and the director of the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University. She is the founding head of the Margery Somers Foster Center, a resource center and digital archive on women, scholarship and leadership at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library at Rutgers. Ms. Olin also coordinates The Feminist Art Project, a national collaborative initiative that focuses on the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history, and art practice, past and present. As curator of the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series at the Douglass Library, she has been responsible for bringing the work of many women artists to the public.
The Alice Paul Equality Awards are named in memory of New Jersey suffragist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977). The Alice Paul Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about her life and work, and to preserve Paulsdale, her Mt. Laurel birthplace and family home, which is a National Historic Landmark and serves as a center for celebrating women’s history and leadership. API was founded in 1985 and today has a membership of over 400 individuals and organizations.
The award will be presented at a dinner on Wednesday, April 30, at the Hyatt Regency. A reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7. Other award winners this year include Kirsten Branigan of Nutley, Roberta Francis of Chatham, and Lendel Jones of Cinnaminson.
For information about the awards dinner, contact the Alice Paul Institute at 856-231-1885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton High School graduate Army Spec. Caroline J. Bernabei, daughter of Claudine Bernabei of Riverside Drive, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. A 2002 PHS graduate, she received a bachelor’s degree in 2006 from New York University.
Frank Carnevale has joined the Princeton-based agency, Petrone Associates Inc., as a Financial Representative. He will be responsible for preparing comprehensive financial strategies for individuals and business owners.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Frank to our team,” said Thomas M. Petrone, General Agent. “He comes to Petrone Associates, Inc. with an impressive background and we look forward to his future contributions.” Petrone Associates is a general agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.
Princeton residents Anu Rangarajan and Grace Roemer recently assumed new positions at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., a Princeton-based firm that conducts policy research and surveys for federal and state governments, foundations, and private-sector clients. Ms. Rangarajan has been promoted to vice president and director of human services research. In this role, she assumes senior management responsibilities and is responsible for project oversight, bid assessment, staff development, and supervision of senior-level researchers. She is also the area leader for the firm’s work with international clients. Ms. Roemer, has been appointed associate director of survey research where she will be involved in the professional development of survey research staff.
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