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IDC Awards Ceremony 2009

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Annual IDC Award Ceremony was held on May 31st at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, NJ.

Pictures of the ceremony will be published here soon...

Date: Sunday May 31, 2009
Time: 5:30 pm.
Hilton Parsippany Hotel
Grand Ballroom
One Hilton Court
Parsippany, NJ 07054


IDC helps to make New Jersey a stronger and more prosperous place by advancing the causes of peace, cross-cultural tolerance, and human dignity. We publicly recognize the outstanding achievements of those recipients who have distinguished themselves in their profession, community and service to humanity and New Jersey community.

The awards are based on a variety of factors, including interfaith/intercultural involvement, community service, educational involvements, professional and community honors, and business and professional leadership.

Click here to see last year's ceremony

Master of Ceremonies
Michael Aron
Michael Aron, Senior Political Correspondent, NJN News


Diversity Appreciation Award
Hon. William J. Pascrell, Jr
Hon. William J. Pascrell, Jr., Congressman, 8th Congressional District
IDC recognizes Hon. Pascrell for his successful efforts to reach out to all faiths, cultures, and ethnicities and respecting, and understanding them.

Community Service Award
Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes
Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes, Superintendent, New Jersey State Police
IDC recognizes Col. Fuentes for his continued effort for a safer New Jersey and building bridges between state police and the Muslim community in New Jersey.

Peace and Understanding Award
Rev. Pitches
Rev. Donald M. Pitches, President, Bergen County Council of Churches
IDC recognizes Rev. Pitches for his valuable contributions to Christian-Muslim dialogue in Northern New Jersey.

Media Award
Frank Scandale
Frank Scandale, Editor, The Record
IDC recognizes Mr. Scandale for his vision and commitment to improve The Record and the paper’s coverage of diverse communities.

Education Award
Dr. Price
Dr. Clement A. Price, Director
The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University
Dr. Price is recognized by the Interfaith Dialog Center for his contribution to celebration of diversity in NJ through education.

Business Award

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
Horizon is recognized for its community involvement, relationship building, charitable contributions, external collaborations, and partnerships with charitable organizations.


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