Long Branch Resident Recognized with Legislative Ceremonial Resolution
State Senator Jennifer Beck and Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande, have honored Long Branch resident Lindsey Armour with a Ceremonial Resolution in recognition of her selection as recipient of the 2013 James R. Leva Scholarship Award from the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA), the state-wide trade association for investor-owned utilities that provide essential water, wastewater, electric, natural gas and telecommunications services.
The resolution praised Armour as “an admired young resident” and “a developing citizen whose energy and achievements help us glimpse a future filled with hope and promise.”
A one-time award valued at $4,000, the James R. Leva Scholarship Award is presented to one NJUA member company employee who is employed in New Jersey or a member of their family pursuing higher education goals. The scholarship is named in honor of James R. Leva, a former Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) executive and NJUA President from 1990-1991. Leva’s professional achievements serve as a model for those who seek to advance themselves professionally through continuing education.
Armour, daughter of New Jersey Natural Gas employee Sidney Armour was chosen among 36 applicants statewide.
“New Jersey’s investor-owned utilities recognize the raw talent available in the state’s future workforce. Providing promising students with scholarships to fulfill their higher education goals is just one small part of an overall effort to further enhance these skills,” said Andrew Hendry, NJUA President and Chief Executive Officer.
Made possible through financial support by NJUA’s member companies, the NJUA Scholarship Program recognizes promising New Jersey high school seniors and provides funds to help these deserving students obtain college or technical/ vocational degrees.
NJUA scholarship applications for 2014 will be made available on NJUA’s website in January. To learn more about NJUA’s scholarships, please visit www.njua.com.
The New Jersey Utilities Association is the state-wide trade association for investor-owned utilities that provide essential water, wastewater, electric, natural gas and telecommunications services to New Jersey residents and businesses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. NJUA has provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and a unified voice in the public policy arena for its members since 1915. NJUA’s 16 member utility companies are dedicated to the delivery of essential services to more than 5 million residential customer accounts and nearly 1.3 million non-residential customer accounts across the Garden State. For more information on NJUA, visit www.njua.com.