Fundraising Event Will Also Recognize Distinguished Alumni – Posted 3/23/15

In recognition of his three decades of service to the community, as well as his leadership role in New Jersey’s hospital industry, Joseph A. Trunfio, Ph.D., retiring president and CEO of Atlantic Health System, will be the recipient of the County College of Morris (CCM) Foundation’s 2015 Leadership Award.

The honor will be bestowed at the CCM Foundation Scholarship Gala, to be held Friday, May 1, at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany. All proceeds support the scholarships and programs of CCM.

In addition to Dr. Trunfio, four CCM graduates will receive alumni awards: Paul Goudreau ’86, of Berkeley Heights, director of Global Market Access-Oncology at Merck & Co., will be honored as Alumnus of the Year; Jean Snopkowski ’94, of Randolph, director of Government Programs at Solix, Inc., will receive the Alumni Achievement award; David Artuso ’86, of Monmouth Junction, lead communications specialist for Prudential Financial, will receive the Alumni Service award; and Margaret (Peggy) Lund Fitzgibbon ’88, ’95, of Gaithersburg, MD, research project manager at the National Institutes of Health, is this year’s Alumni Humanitarian.

“In addition to honoring our very deserving alumni, we’re pleased to be recognizing Dr. Trunfio, not only for his four-decade impact on healthcare in Morris County, but for his great generosity and support of our area’s non-profit community,” said Joseph Vitale, president of the CCM Foundation. “He has contributed greatly to improving the quality of life and health in Morris County.”

The Atlantic Health System comprises Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital and provides an array of quality healthcare services throughout northern and central New Jersey. Under Trunfio’s leadership, Atlantic Health System has been ranked among Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for seven consecutive years, and its hospitals have been recognized for clinical excellence both regionally and nationally.

The CCM Foundation Scholarship Gala begins with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m.; dinner and the awards program start at 7:30 p.m. The gala will feature an extensive silent auction, the music of Big City Swing, and selections from “Little Women” (the college’s spring musical) by CCM Performing Arts students. All proceeds support the scholarships and programs of CCM.

Tables, tickets, sponsorships and journal ads are still available. For more information, please call the CCM Foundation at 973-328-5060 or visit