The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Education Committee will present its annual Business Education Initiative Award to Eleanor Horne, Vice President of ETS Social Investment Fund, at the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon meeting on Thursday, May 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marriott Princeton Hotel.

The Business Education Initiative Award is sponsored by DeVry University.

In addition the Foundation will present the Kristin Appelget Civic Engagement Student Awards to The following junior high school students who have made outstanding contributions to their communities by working or volunteering through civic, school, religious, political,and other organizations: Rachel Gittleman, Sarah Horton, and Sarah Schulte, all of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart; Stephen Kaplan, South Brunswick High School; and Neal Bakshi, Princeton Day School.

The meeting will be followed by a buffet luncheon, education awards program, and a short speech from Eleanor Horne. Cost to attend is $40 for Chamber members and $50 for non-members. For reservations, visit www.princetonchamber.org.

“The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with the Princeton Regional Foundation to recognize these outstanding young people for their contributions to their communities,” said Peter Crowley, President and CEO of the Princeton Regional Chamber. “The Chamber is also pleased to see Eleanor Horne recognized for her achievements in enhancing the educational opportunities for students in our region.”

Under Eleanor Horne’s leadership, ETS has developed active and enduring collaborations in the local community and with a number of national organizations committed to increasing educational equity and access of women, people of color, and those with limited financial means. Through these collaborations, ETS has provided technical assistance and development experiences for faculty and administrators, research, and workshops for students.

Horne received her bachelor’s in sociology from Howard University and completed course work for a doctorate in educational anthropology at Rutgers in New Brunswick.

The Kristin Appelget Civic Engagement Student Awards Program is named for former CEO & President of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce who served from 2003 to 2006. The Foundation accepted nominations and applications from high school juniors who have made a significant contribution to their communities by civic engagement in school, religious, political and other organizations. The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation seeks to reinforce the goals of civic engagement and civic participation by acknowledging the contributions of young people.

The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, exists to effectively focus the skills and resources of the greater Princeton business community on the critical civic, educational, scientific, cultural and economic development interests of the region we serve.

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