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Vol. LXII, No. 24
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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The Rev. Robert Moore, who has led the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) as executive director for nearly 27 years, was recently presented with the Evanoff-Schucter Award for Organizing in recognition for “his lifelong commitment to organizing and empowering communities to create a more peaceful and just society for all.” Rev. Moore is also slated to be honored at the upcoming 50th Anniversary National Congress of Peace Action on July 18-20 at Trinity University in Washington, D.C. He is one of two organizers who will be recognized for having worked in peace action for over 25 years.

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Elidor Mehilli, a graduate student at Princeton University, has won this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Mr. Mehilli, a Ph.D. candidate in history, is from Tirana, the capital city of Albania, and has been studying and teaching at Princeton for the past three years. The Excellence Award is presented each year by Friends of Davis International Center to an international graduate student in recognition of their excellence in teaching undergraduates at Princeton University. This is the ninth year the Friends have presented the award, which includes a $1,000 stipend.

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The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs and Douglass College of Rutgers University recently presented CFPA’s chair, Irene Etkin Goldman, with a Woman of Achievement Award for her outstanding leadership with CFPA over the last seventeen years, including the last five as chair.

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The Stony Brook Garden Club awarded the second annual Elly and Giorgio Petronio-Stony Brook Garden Club Environmental Award to Campbell Stevenson of the Hun School of Princeton, a co-founder of Hun’s Environmental Awareness Club who has been instrumental in raising the environmental consciousness of his classmates.

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