Long Branch—The Long Branch Concordance (LBC) announced that they will honor Michael Salvatore, Superintendent of Long Branch Schools, and Dr. Webster B. Trammell, Vice President of Development, Community and Government Relations at Brookdale Community College. The fund raising event will be held at Stella Maris on May 17, 2012.
"Stella Maris is one of the most magnificent locations in Long Branch," said Jack Kearns, LBC Board President. "They have been gracious to us in the past, and we look forward to honoring these two wonderful gentlemen in a location that overlooks the ocean."
Interestingly, both honorees attended Monmouth University. Mr. Salvatore received his undergraduate degree there, and Dr. Trammell earned both a Bachelors and Master of Social Work degree there.
LBC's history with Monmouth University goes back to the founding of the venerable non-profit. Every year MU social work and psychology interns complete experiential learning contracts, field assignments, and community service hours at the LBC. In part to salute that relationship, LBC honored MU's President, Admiral Paul Gaffney, two years ago and Dr. Robin Sakina Mama, Dean, School of Social Work, last year.
Mr. Salvatore assumed his current position last year, upon the retirement of Joseph Ferraina. It is the culmination of 14 years in the Long Branch school system. Dr. Trammell earned his doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) from Rutgers University in 1985. He holds a NJ teaching certificate and is a certified school psychologist.
According to Lisa Wilson, MSW, the Executive Director of LBC, "This will be a joyous evening. We will celebrate our schools. They hold the key to the future of Long Branch. These two extraordinary men embody that hope." She added, "Since nothing can top the view from Stella Maris, we will be augmenting the evening with a wide variety of international desserts and coffees."
The fee to attend the event is $35. For more information about the event contact Lisa Wilson at 732.571.1670.
The LBC is a 501(c)3 non-for profit that has been serving the people of Long Branch and Monmouth County since 2004. Its mission is to find resources for people in need, foster individual and family development, and create partnerships for community well-being.