Patricia A. Beebe, Becky Duer, Cynthia Warke Green, Elizabeth Jeter Greene, Sister Patricia Prendergast, Helen Rathbun (posthumous), Dr. Beverly Vaughn

Patricia A. Beebe - Education

Born in Millville, NJ, Pat graduated from Millville High School and attended Douglass College where she majored in Pre-Medicine. During this time, she decided against a career in medicine and left school to decide where her career path might lie. While working, she continued her education at Temple, Rutgers and Glassboro. At the suggestion of a friend, she decided to try teaching and loved it. Her first job was as a Special Education teacher at Mt. Pleasant School. Pat received her BA in Elementary and Special Education at Glassboro State College (now Rowan) and graduated with honors.

Upon graduation, Pat took a position as a teacher with the Betty Bacharach Home, working with severely physically & mentally challenged children. While at Bacharach, she initiated many techniques and innovative methods for working with learning disabled and physically handicapped children. Always a music lover, Pat earned a Master of Arts degree & was instrumental in creating a music program for children. In 1975, Bacharach relocated to Pomona & Pat became the first ever Learning Disabilities Consultant for Bacharach.

Pat was appointed Chair of the Child Study Team, a position she presently holds at the Atlantic County High School, which is part of the Atlantic County Special Services School District.

Becky Duer - Philanthropy

Born in Virginia, Becky holds an Associates Degree in human services from the University of Vermont. She is married to Atlantic City native, William Duer and is the mother of nine children.

Before moving to the Atlantic City area in 1989, she was the proprietor of a successful flower shop in Lyndonville, Vermont. In 1999, she and her business partner opened Art of Flowers, a floral shop on Ventnor Avenue and she is associated with the following floral related associations: Teleflora, FTD and SAF.

She is an active member of ten organizations and serves as a board member on several of these organizations, including Zonta of Atlantic City Area, Rotary Club of Atlantic City, Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, American Mothers, Inc., Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association, Chelsea Neighborhood Association, South Jersey Aids Alliance, Children’s Seashore House, Martin Wilson Art Center and MANNA.

Cynthia Warke Green - Social Services

Elizabeth Jeter Greene - Volunteerism

Elizabeth Jeter Greene is a registered nurse, and has served as supervisor of nursing services for Ancora State Hospital for 27 years. Jeter Greene is the founder of Housing Free TLX referral Clinic, which provides free health screenings. She is the Commissioner of the Pleasantville Housing Authority, administrator and founder of the Miss Pleasantville Pageant, and Chairperson and charter member of the American Cancer Society Community Task Force. Jeter Greene is a life member of the Atlantic City Medical Center Auxiliary, member of the Habitat for Humanity-Family Referral Committee, Treasurer Emeritus for the Democrat Club and founder of the Atlantic County Gems. She also currently serves on the Southern New Jersey Family Medical Center.

Elizabeth is the recipient of numerous honors, including The National Sojourner Truth Meritorious Service Award, Role Model Award ‘She’ magazine, AARP National Community Service Award & the BPW Addie Jones Service Award for Outstanding and Dedicated Services as a past president.

An active member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, Jeter Greene served for 15 years as chairman of the Trustee Board and is now Trustee Emeritus. – Retired.

Sister Patricia Prendergast - Social Services

Sister Pat’ first became interested in the plight of the homeless while working at Holy Spirit Parish. As a result, she and a group of parishioners began a soup kitchen in the Atlantic City Inlet area. Later, during her employment as a case manager for Jewish Family Service of Atlantic County, she continued to work with the homeless.

After many years of service with Jewish Family Service, Sister Pat joined the Atlantic City Rescue Mission where she directed the Single Women’s Ministry and worked with many of her former clients.

In a move to Covenant House of Atlantic City, she became Pastoral Minister. Sister felt a urgent call to minister to these vulnerable women, many of whom suffered from mental illness and still others who were victims of abuse. With the encouragement of the superiors of her order, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, she began a feasibility study for a day program for homeless women in 1999. In August 2002, Adelaide’s Place opened in a temporary facility in Atlantic City. The philosophy of Adelaide’s Place can be found in Hebrews 13:2; ‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Helen Rathbun - Volunteerism (posthumous)

Dr. Beverly Vaughn - Arts/Entertainment

Special Recognition Award - Amanda Feldman