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2020 NJSOA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

MARIO IAVICOLI SCHOLARSHIP
JASMINE HULL, Mercer County College
Daughter of Lt. Bertha Lowery – GSCF

KEVIN JARVIS SCHOLARSHIP
MADISON CORNELIUS, Muhlenberg College
Daughter of Lt. Thomas Cornelius – JJC/Jamesburg

NJSOA SCHOLARSHIP
NOAH COSTANZO, Kean University
Son of Lt. Edward Costanzo – JJC/Jamesburg

NJSOA SCHOLARSHIP
JOSHUA GEISSLER, Rowan University
Son of Robert Geissler – SWSP

NJSOA SCHOLARSHIP
VICTORIA SEYMOUR, Kean University
Daughter of Lt. Bruce Clermont – NJSP

NJSOA SCHOLARSHIP
TRACY STUART, Stockton University Doctoral Program
(Herself) Lt. Tracy Stuart – SU Campus PD


2019 NJSOA AWARD WINNERS

At our Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, December 9, 2019 at Caesars in Atlantic City, the following Awards were presented:

25 YEAR SERVICE AWARD
LT. TIMOTHY GANDY – JJC/Jamesburg

30 YEAR SERVICE AWARD
LT. WALLACE JAMISON – JJC/Jamesburg

FACILITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
LT. GABRIEL BAEZ – EJSP
LT. ALTARIQUE WASHINGTON – EMCF

LIFE SAVING AWARD
CORRECTIONS OFFICER JORDAN ANDREWS – MCSO

On 7/5/19, while working out at the Jersey Strong Gym in Manalapan, NJ, NJDOC Police Lt., John Tegano who is assigned at EJSP, suffered an Arrhythmia in his heart which sent him into cardiac arrest. Monmouth Correctional Police Officer Jordan Andrews, who was also working out at the gym, witnessed Lt. Tegano fall to the floor. Jordan immediately took quick action by performing CPR and utilized an AED to restore Lt. Tegano's heartbeat. 911 was contacted and Lt. Tegano was transported to the hospital where he received treatment and was eventually brought back to good health. The heroic actions taken by Officer Andrews were critical in saving the life of Lt. Tegano. This is a testimony not only to his dedication to the community, but to his professionalism and training as a Law Enforcement Officer. He is an example for all of us and those who walk the thin blue line in the Law Enforcement Community.