A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood Thursday, May 7, 1998 Page 3
Local Resident Receives Award for Putting Out Brush Fire Near Overlook Hospital AN ACT OF BRAVERY... Union County recently honored two county employees
with its March Employee- of- the- Month award. Awards were presented at a recent meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Pictured, left to right, are: Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan, of Elizabeth, honorees Thomas Serratelli, of Scotch Plains, and Gregory Kinloch, of Roselle Park, both of whom are employed by the Union County Department of Operational Services, County Manager Michael J. Lapolla and Freeholder Alexander Mirabella, of Roselle Park.
While they had no formal training as firefighters, Union County's Employees- of- the- Month for March recently used common sense and uncommon bravery to stop a brush fire near a hospital parking lot.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored the two workers from the Union County Bureau of Mosquito Control who were chosen to receive the county's March Employee of the Month award.
Gregory Kinloch, of Roselle Park, and Thomas Serratelli, of Scotch Plains, were driving on Morris Avenue in Summit when they spotted a brush fire near Overlook Hospital's parking lot. The fire was consuming a five- square foot area of brush and winds were sending flames toward cars in the lot when the two men approached the blaze.
Mr. Kinloch and Mr. Serratelli stopped the truck and brought their shovels to the blaze. By shoveling dirt onto the blaze, they managed to contain it until the Summit Fire Department arrived on the scene. Later, the city's fire chief wrote a letter of appreciation thanking the men for their efforts.
Both men are heavy equipment operators for the bureau. Mr. Kinloch has worked for Union County for nine years and Mr. Serratelli has been a county employee for a year.
While both men are highly trained in their fields, and in fire safety, neither is a trained firefighter.
"We are proud of the quick thinking and selflessness of these men," said
Union County Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan. "They saved the cars in that parking lot and they may have saved some lives, too."
The Employee- of- the- Month program provides an opportunity for Union County to officially recognize and reward employees for contributions and accomplishments which extend beyond the scope of their job descriptions.
"Gregory Kinloch and Thomas Serratelli are two fine examples of the spirit of our workforce," said County Manager Michael J. Lapolla. "It makes me proud to call them Union County Employees."
'Vintage Views' to Spotlight 'Older Americans Month'
In May, "Vintage Views," Union County's cable television program geared toward the needs and concerns of senior citizens, will help celebrate the Federal Administration on Aging's proclamation of May as "Older Americans Month," by stressing the theme "Living Longer, Growing Stronger in America."
Program host Lou Coviello will discuss the basis and goals of the proclamation's theme with Susan Chasnoff, Director of the Union County Division on Aging.
"Vintage Views" is made possible through the facilities and technical direction of Cablevision of Eliza beth.
The program is available throughout the county in Elizabeth, Cablevision, Channel 10, Monday at 6: 30 p. m. and Wednesday at 6 p. m.; in Plainfield, Comcast Cable, Channel 20, Wednesday at 4: 30 p. m.; in the Summit Area, Comcast Cable, Channel 36, Tuesday and Friday at 11: 30 a. m., and in all other county locations, Comcast Cable, Channel 57, Thursday at 7 p. m.
Individuals seeking more information about "Vintage Views" or who wish to comment on programming may call Mr. Coviello at (908) 527- 4872.
Scotch Plains Location is Fifth Campus for Medical School
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), of Newark, officially designated its fifth campus during a ribbon- cutting ceremony today April 14 at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.
The UMDNJ- School of Health Related Professions began to offer educational programs at the Scotch Plains site in 1994 after receiving an annual legislative appropriation of $1.5 million that was sponsored by State Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco, a Scotch Plains resident himself.
The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and the UMDNJ Board of Trustees recently granted approval to the designation of Scotch Plains as a branch campus.
Senator DiFrancesco said, "The designation of the Scotch Plains campus adds to the great sense of pride our state has for UMDNJ. The university consistently achieves excellence in its wide range of statewide educational programs that prepare highly skilled health care professionals."
The campus offers programs in the allied health professions sponsored jointly by the UMDNJ- School of Health Related Professions and Union County College (UCC) and other higher education institutions.
Edward T. Kelley, 2nd, Assistant Dean at the UMDNJ- School of Health Related Professions, is the campus Director.
The campus currently offers associate degree and certificate programs in dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology and dental assisting. In addition, the UMDNJ- School of Health Related Professions conducts cytotechnology, dietetic internship, surgical technology, and psychiatric rehabilitation and treatment programs at the campus with certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral
degrees. Students matriculating in the joint programs apply to UCC's admissions office and register through that college. Joint program students have full access to services, extracurricular activities and facilities of both institutions, a spokeswoman for UMD explained.
UCC offers all general education and science courses, while UMDNJ offers all professional courses, including the clinical components of the education programs.
In addition, students in the UMDNJSchool of Health Related Professions medical assisting program have the option of taking courses in Scotch Plains or at Hudson County College in Jersey City. Students in the psychiatric rehabilitation program have the option of taking courses in Scotch Plains or at Kean University in Union.
Also at the Scotch Plains campus is the home base of a Tech Prep program that works with New Jersey high schools to increase students' interest in the allied health professions.
In addition, the Union County College Department of Continuing Education offers community and preventive health courses, workshops and seminars at the campus.
The campus provides 10 science and allied health laboratories, a dental clinic, nine classrooms, a lecture hall, an academic computer learning center. It also contains faculty offices, conference rooms and two dedicated distance learning facilities.
Isabel Miranda, Chairwoman of the UMDNJ Board of Trustees, said, "The Scotch Plains campus is a clear illustration of the importance of collaborative partnerships between New Jersey institutions of higher education. Working with our partners we are proud to build a productive, well- educated health care workforce for the next millennium."
Dr. Thomas H. Brown, President of Union County College, said, "Since it was established, this joint facility has grown in both programs and students. Today's designation represents another positive step in the creation of a regional health education center which will contribute immeasurably to an improved quality of life in Union County and throughout New Jersey."
UMDNJ comprises New Jersey's only three medical schools, the UMDNJ- School of Health Related Professions, the state's only dental school, a nursing school and a graduate school of biomedical sciences on campuses in Newark, Piscataway/ New Brunswick, Camden, Stratford and Scotch Plains.
UMDNJ also operates University Hospital, Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare.
QUILTING PARTY… Children in Helen Boguszewski's fourth- grade class at McGinn Elementary School in Scotch Plains recently applied their knowledge of symmetry and rotations to create paper quilts. Mothers volunteered their time to help the class sew the squares together. Pictured are Mrs. Boguszewski and her students.
Fine Arts Show to Feature Work by Westfield Students
The public is invited to attend the 1998 Westfield Public School district's Fine Arts Show which will be held in the Westfield High School varsity gymnasium from May 12 to May 14.
Artwork by students in Kindergarten through 12th grade in the town's nine public schools will be on display at the annual show.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12 and 13, the artwork may be viewed from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and in the evening from 7: 30 to 9 p. m. Visitors are also invited to view students' work on Thursday, May 14, from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m.
This is the 14th annual districtwide art exhibit. Paintings, two- dimensional work, ceramics, crafts and other work of Westfield students will be exhibited. For the first time this year, there will also be computerized art work on display
Linda King, Supervisor of Fine Arts, noted that the annual exhibit has become "an outstanding cultural event in this community. We encourage the public to view the hundreds of examples of various art media created by our talented students under the supervision of dedicated art educators."
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