WRI Staff
WRI Staff

WRI’s dedicated and talented staff gathered before a night of celebration and fellowship

WRI Staff
Scotland Run Golf Course
Scotland Run Golf Course

The 16th Annual Walter and Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner was hosted in Williamstown, NJ

Scotland Run Golf Course
2017 South Jersyans of the Year
2017 South Jersyans of the Year

Pictured: Joseph Derella, Public Sector Awardee, Jennifer Hansen, Not-for-profit Sector Awardee, Dr. Kris Singh, Private Sector Awardee

2017 South Jersyans of the Year
A Warm Welcome
A Warm Welcome

Carolyn Heckman, WRI Advisory Board Chair, welcomes the evenings’ crowd

A Warm Welcome
Jennifer Hansen (Not-for-profit Sector Awardee) and Father
Jennifer Hansen (Not-for-profit Sector Awardee) and Father

Jennifer Hansen (Not-for-profit Sector) embraces her father, Roger Hansen, as he presents her award to great applause

Jennifer Hansen (Not-for-profit Sector Awardee) and Father
WRI Staff Enjoying the Evening
WRI Staff Enjoying the Evening

Pictured: Bessy Gallicchio, Student Program Assistant, and Angelyce Purnell, Project Coordinator

WRI Staff Enjoying the Evening
Master of Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies

The Honorable Louis Greenwald, Assembly Majority Leader, 6th Legislative District, recollects stories about Senator Walter Rand and his wife, Leah

Master of Ceremonies
A Fourth Awardee
A Fourth Awardee

Gwendolyn Harris, WRI Executive Director, shares comments with the crowd after receiving a special South Jerseyan of the Year award

A Fourth Awardee
Not-for-profit Sector Awardee – Jennifer Hansen
Not-for-profit Sector Awardee – Jennifer Hansen

Pictured: Carolyn Heckman, WRI Advisory Board Chair, Gwendolyn Harris, WRI Executive Director, Roger Hansen, CEO of Ole Hansen & Sons, Inc. Jennifer Hansen, Founder of The Hansen Foundation, and Phoebe Haddon, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Not-for-profit Sector Awardee – Jennifer Hansen
Public Sector Awardee – Joseph Derella
Public Sector Awardee – Joseph Derella

Pictured: Carolyn Heckman, WRI Advisory Board Chair, Gwendolyn Harris, WRI Executive Director, Dr. Edward Salmon, Chairman of Salmon Ventures LTD, Joseph Derella Freeholder Director of Cumberland County, and Phoebe Haddon, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Public Sector Awardee – Joseph Derella
Private Sector Awardee – Dr. Kris Singh
Private Sector Awardee – Dr. Kris Singh

Pictured: Carolyn Heckman, WRI Advisory Board Chair, Gwendolyn Harris, WRI Executive Director, Thomas Marcille, Vice President of Holtec International, Dr. Kris Singh, President and CEO of Holtec International, and Phoebe Haddon, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Private Sector Awardee – Dr. Kris Singh
WRI Advisory Board
WRI Advisory Board

The event was supported and attended by every member of WRI’s Advisory Board

WRI Advisory Board
Not-for-profit Sector Awardee – Jennifer Hansen
Not-for-profit Sector Awardee – Jennifer Hansen

Jennifer Hansen’s South Jerseyan of the Year award was presented to her by her father, Roger Hansen

Not-for-profit Sector Awardee – Jennifer Hansen
Public Sector Awardee – Joseph Derella
Public Sector Awardee – Joseph Derella

Joseph Derella’s South Jerseyan of the Year award was presented to him by long-time friend Dr. Edward Salmon

Public Sector Awardee – Joseph Derella
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walra-17-gallery-6

Dr. Kris Singh’s South Jerseyan of the Year award was presented to him by his friend and co-worker Thomas Marcille

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Connecting Rutgers-Camden to the South Jersey Community
Connecting Rutgers-Camden to the South Jersey Community

Chancellor Phoebe Haddon shares stories with a few of the evenings’ distinguished guests

Connecting Rutgers-Camden to the South Jersey Community
WRI Student Graduates
WRI Student Graduates

Pictured: Michael Zier, Matthew Galey, Gwendolyn Harris, Brian Slusarz, Celestina Anino, and Jorge Carvalho-Pereira

WRI Student Graduates