CCM Alumni Awards 2014
The County College of Morris Foundation, along with the CCM Alumni Association, inaugurated its annual Alumni Awards in 2003. Since then, more than 65 outstanding graduates have been added to the Alumni Hall of Fame. Tonight, we celebrate five more awardees for their achievements.
The Alumni Award Recognition Program acknowledges those who meet specific criteria, including personal achievement, dedication to serving the public good, service to a segment of the college, and finally, for exceptional overall achievement in their professions, the Alumnus/a of the Year Award.
The Alumni Association Hall of Fame salutes this tenth class of distinguished inductees. Their achievements, service and dedication to their professional lives and to the community make all of us at the County College of Morris proud.
Alumni Achievement Award
Specific, outstanding achievements and/or accomplishments in their profession. Have received honors from associations or employers, or whose work has proven beneficial to a pronounced segment of society.
Alumni Service Award
Recognition of outstanding service to County College of Morris Alumni Association or some other segment of the College.
Alumni Humanitarian Award
Dedication to humanitarianism and serving the public good. Unique contribution to society or the community. Lengthy volunteer service to community.
Alumnus/a of the Year Award
Highest honor given by the Alumni Association that recognizes the exceptional achievements of graduates of the College. Nominees must have shown outstanding performance in their professions, should be recognized as leaders, and should have made outstanding contributions to the community, state, or nation.
Our 2013 Alumni Stars
The County College of Morris Foundation held the 2013 Scholarship Gala at the Hyatt-Morristown on April 26, 2013. During the evening’s program, four distinguished alumni were inducted into this year’s Alumni Association Hall of Fame for their outstanding professional achievements, humanitarianism or service. Their names will be permanently etched on the corian plates on the Alumni Award Wall prominently displayed in the CCM Student Center.
Paul Goudreau ’86
is the Director, Global Market Access for Oncology with the Oncology Business Unit for Merck & Co. He works closely with a number of departments and brand teams to develop and implement market access strategies. Additionally, Paul is responsible for working closely with the countries and regions to develop and implement country-specific access strategies and approaches.
Paul has extensive experience in preclinical development, early development, late development, life-cycle management, outcomes research, health economics, health technology assessment, comparative effectiveness research, portfolio management, franchise management, budgeting, cost accounting, resource estimation and planning, clinical trial operations, regulatory interactions, and alliance management. His therapeutic areas of experience include atherosclerosis, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, metabolic disorders, vaccines, anti-infectives, immunology, oncology, women’s health, neuroscience & ophthalmology, respiratory, and bone.
Paul received his A.S. in biology at CCM, then continued his education at Rutgers University with a B.A. in biochemistry, followed by a M.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chicago.
Paul has been employed at Merck since 2001 in various positions as a Research Biochemist and Project Manager. Prior to that, Paul served as a scientist at the University of Chicago, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cornell University Medical College/New York Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Institute of UMDNJ and Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
He has collaborated in authoring more than ten scientific publications. Paul is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Drug Information Association, the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the European Society for Medical Oncology.
Paul and is wife Toni Ann reside in Berkeley Heights, NJ.
ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARDJean Snopkowski ’94
holds the position of Director, Government Programs for Solix, Inc. in Parsippany, NJ. Solix, formerly known as NECA Services, provides eligibility program management and related consulting services to help government agencies and organizations in telecom, energy, disaster recovery and healthcare get benefits to people who qualify – fast and efficiently. For over a decade, Solix has delivered smart, compliance-driven solutions that leverage a flexible IT approach, unique program design methodology and deep, consultative expertise to deliver consistent results.
In her role, Jean is responsible for the overall direction and supervision of state program operations, including more than a dozen state Universal Service Funds and Telecommunications Relay Service programs, LITE-UP Texas, Washington DC Lifeline, Nevada Lifeline, and the City of Austin Customer Assistance Program. Her team is responsible for reviewing over 700,000 self-enrollment applications and Lifeline Certification Forms annually. Jean oversees the financial responsibilities for funds, including the collection of $600 million annually.
Jean has more than 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. She started her career at Solix in 2002 as Manager, Business Development until 2007 when she was promoted to her current position. Prior to Solix, Jean worked at NECA (National Exchange Carrier Association) and NECA Services from 1990 to 2001 in management positions. In 1998, she was honored as NECA Services’ Employee of the Year.
“Throughout my time at CCM, I met many amazing people from all aspects of the business world,” she says. “The instructors were encouraging and played a tremendous role in helping me achieve my goals. The flexibility of scheduling classes at CCM made it possible for me to a have a full-time job and be a full-time parent while pursuing my education. My positive experience at CCM was a key factor in both my sons – Aaron Swaim ’02 and Landon Swaim ’03 – selecting CCM for their college educations.”
Jean has an A.S. in business administration from CCM and is a member of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors.
Jean and her husband, Rich, live in Randolph.
ALUMNI HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Peggy (Margaret) Lund Fitzgibbon, ’88 ’95
is a registered nurse working as a Senior Research Project Manager at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Rockville, Maryland. In this role, Peggy supervises the planning, coordination, safety monitoring and study reporting for a portfolio of type 1 diabetes trials.
From 1996 to 2007, Peggy was employed at Merck & Co., Inc. first as a clinical trials manager in the phase III drug development program, and then as a clinical project manager in the phase IV, Clinical Studies Development Program. Earlier in her career, she was a home-care nurse with Morris Home Care and a school nurse substitute in the Morris School District. She volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician with the local rescue squad in Morris Township for several years and later she volunteered as a teacher of English as a second language.
Peggy joined the Hearts for Honduras mission project with the Liberty Corner Church and traveled to La Entrada, Honduras three times on mission trips. She and her husband, Dr. Joseph Fitzgibbon, continue to sponsor a student in the Hearts for Honduras School in La Entrada.
She married her husband in May 2006 and moved to Maryland in 2007. Dr. Fitzgibbon also works for The National Institutes of Health as a Program Officer in the Division of AIDs.
Peggy received two degrees from County College of Morris. In 1988, she obtained an A.S. in business administration and in 1995 an AAS in nursing. She continues to maintain her license as a Registered Nurse.
ALUMNI SERVICE AWARDDavid J. Artuso ’86
has more than 30 years’ experience in a publishing environment, including writing, editing, and special projects. He has been employed at Prudential Financial since 1991 and is currently a Lead Communications Specialist.
Since 2013, Dave has been a member of the Global Communications Group’s U.S. Businesses Team with responsibility for writing, editing and providing counseling on communications support for the Prudential Annuities business. From 1987 to 1991, Dave was a Sports Writer and Editor for Recorder Publishing Company, where he was responsible for all varsity-sporting events in five area high schools plus CCM and other colleges and universities.
Dave is an enthusiastic supporter of the County College of Morris Alumni Association and the CCM Foundation. He was approached in 2008 to accept the assignment of sports writer for the County College of Morris Alumni Advocate Newsletter, a request he readily accepted. Dave earned an A.A. in Communications/Journalism in 1986. As a student, he served as sports editor of the CCM student newspaper, The Youngtown Edition, and was happy to get back involved with his alma mater in this way. He is responsible for preparing and writing articles on the seasonal sports for each biannual issue of the alumni newsletter that is distributed to more than 40,000 graduates and is also available online. Dave’s excellent writing skills, his knowledge of sports, and his professionalism and dependability make him a valuable member of the Alumni Advocate staff.
In commenting about his experience at CCM, Dave said: “The communications/journalism program at CCM, under Professor Mary Hires, did more than just teach the craft I’ve been practicing now for more than 30 years. It played an important role in my growth as an adult, and helped instill in me a confidence I’ve carried throughout my career – and my life. In large part, I am where I am now because of what I learned and lived at CCM.”
Dave continued his education at Fairleigh Dickinson University with a B.A. in communications in 1988. He is a member of International Association of Business Communicators (NJ Chapter); is a Fellow with Ragan Communications of Chicago; and is a member of Public Relations Society of America. In his spare time, he has coached Franklin Township Little League baseball and enjoys Civil War and WWII history, the outdoors and travel.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT ANNUALLY FOR ALUMNI AWARDS:
Alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations of CCM graduates for these prestigious honors to be recognized by the County College of Morris Alumni Association, in conjunction with the CCM Foundation. Fill out the form below and mail to the CCM Alumni Office. Nominations may be received no later than December 31 each year. The awards will be presented at the Foundation Scholarship Gala/Alumni Awards.
Alumni Awards Nomination Form
Name of Nominee _______________________________________________________
(may be yourself)
City ______________________________________ State __________ Zip__________
Year Graduated ___________________________ Home Phone __________________
Business Phone ______________________ Email address _______________________
Please indicate which award nominated for:
Alumnus/a of the Year Award
Alumni Achievement Award
Alumni Service Award
Alumni Humanitarian Award
Nominated Because _____________________________________________________
(attach additional sheet with lengthy explanation and information on nominee)