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Women on the Move

After nearly 40 years Donna M. Bevensee has closed

Princeton Windsor News Service and is starting on a new career, this

time in the field of religion. If being a minister is often considered

a thankless and difficult job, delivering newspapers is even more


"Newspaper delivery goes on day after day, year after year. It

is unending, difficult, and often unappreciated," says Bevensee.

She and her former husband founded the business in 1965, and she has

been CEO for the past 10 years. Service ended last month.

Earlier in the company’s history, the news service had 6,000 clients,

ranging from Cranbury to New Hope. But Bevensee had downsized her

firm, so that it at the closing it had a handful of drivers and served

less than 1,000 clients.

Bevensee’s customers have told her that her retirement means the end

of an era. "I always owned my trucks, and my men worked on flat

salary. I have had some wonderful comments from people. It is amazing

how well people can know you just from your business."

"The timing I thought was best for me," she says. "Each

of us needs to move on to other things." Bevensee has a master

of divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and is

a certified domestic violence counselor with training for drug and

alcohol counseling.

After taking some credit courses she was able to waive the requirement

for a bachelor’s degree and enrolled as a special student in 1990,

going to the seminary for 4 1/2 years at night, sometimes four nights

a week, 6 to 10 p.m.

"I felt I had been called as a child, and had been active in the

Presbyterian Church as a lay person, but I didn’t have a college degree.

New Brunswick Theological Seminary is well known for older students

who have full-time jobs during the day. It has been a wonderful five-year

journey." She graduated in 1995, just two weeks after her father

died. She hopes to obtain a position as a corporate chaplain in the

Princeton area.

Chaplaincies in business and industry, she says, are a "new and

emerging field, a matter of finding an executive willing to look at

that. A lot of people are unchurched now. When they have problems

they don’t know whom to approach. It is almost like a street ministry."

"I respect everyone’s tradition," she says. "Everyone

needs something to believe in, someone to be there to say that God

is with us in the midst of our troubles. We are not about converting


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Malak Morgan

Malak Morgan has two widely differing projects: she

is working on a 23,000 square foot addition to St. Mary Coptic Orthodox

Church in East Brunswick, and she is the owner’s representative for

the office building at Alexander and Roszel Roads. Morgan has moved

her three person office from Lawrenceville to Princeton Meadows Office

Center, and she has commercial, religious, and residential clients.

In addition to the East Brunswick church, she also designed Phase

1 of an Orthodox Church in Holmdel.

Morgan was trained in Egypt, France, and at the University of Pennsylvania.

The daughter of an engineer, she was one of the first woman to take

architecture at Cairo University. She graduated in 1958 and came to

the United States in 1970; here, she took courses in city planning.

Before opening her own firm in her Lawrenceville home in 1993, she

worked for eight years for Prudential Realty Group as a director of

architecture. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects,

and she is also the owner’s representative from Prudential for Princeton

Commons, the property that SJP is building on Roszel Road.

But Coptic churches are ever so much more interesting than squarely

defined office buildings. "In a Coptic church, the sanctuary has

to face east; it must have two towers and three altars, a main altar

and two side altars." The Coptic language has its name derived

from the Greek word Egyptus, and the Coptic church was founded in

Alexandria. Says Morgan: "The rites and the liturgy date from

the third century, and nothing has changed, even the length of the

service, which is three hours."

Morgan Architecture, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite

1185, Box 0279, Plainsboro 08536-0279. Malak Morgan, principal. 609-750-9600;

fax, 609-750-9665.

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Brandesign, 981 Route 33, Monroe Professional Plaza,

Monroe 08520-5923. Barbara Harrington, president and creative director.

609-490-9700; fax, 609-490-9777. E-mail: brandesn@erols.com.

Brandesign Incorporated has moved from 2245 Route 130, Dayton, to

Monroe Professional Plaza at 981 Route 33, Monroe. "We outgrew

our old headquarters," says Barbara Harrington, founder and president

of the design firm. "Our company was growing, we were getting

more clients and bigger accounts, we needed more people and more space."

A specialist in brand identity and package design, Harrington spearheads

major design and strategy initiatives for mainstream United States

and national brands. Her clients include Bayer Corporation, M&M Mars,

Bestfoods, Nabisco, Esteesoft, T2 Restaurant, and Procter & Gamble.

Harrington graduated from the Moore College of Arts, Philadelphia,

in 1974. Before starting out on her own, she was director, package

design, for Campbell Soup Company and vice president/creative director

for a design firm in New York City.

Harrington began working from her home in 1993, moved to East Windsor

in 1994, and to Dayton the following year. "You can call us a

steadily growing firm," says Harrington.

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Businesses Sold

Princeton Management Resources Inc., 101 College

Road East, Princeton 08540. Susan Ward, president. 609-275-6700; fax,


Susan Ward is celebrating the sale of her 50-person company to Harte

Hanks Response Management, based in San Antonio, Texas. Last week

she moved from 5,000 feet at the Forrestal Center to a 500-employee

center at 2080 Cabot Boulevard West, Langhorne; 215-970-3500. Ward

will remain as general manager.

She founded her company on February 3, 1993, as a teleservices quality

agency providing quality audits for telemarketing firms. A 1977 graduate

of Brigham Young, Ward’s clients include major banks and credit card

companies. "We are still doing a lot of work providing quality

services and call center reengineering. But now we have integrated

services and are a single stop solution to all marketing needs. Suddenly

we can offer data services and database warehousing and integrated

support for advertising campaigns."

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Management Moves

Law Offices of Katherine Benesch, 993 Lenox Drive,

Princeton Pike Corporate Cente, Lawrenceville.

Katherine Benesch has become a partner in the Lenox Drive office of

Archer and Greiner. Benesch, who has a law degree from Duquesne and

a master in public health from the Yale School of Medicine, specializes

in health care law. She previously had her own practice, based at

993 Lenox Drive, Suite 200.

Archer and Greiner, based in Haddonfield, also announced the hiring

of Guliet Hirsch as an associate in the firm’s Flemington office.

Formerly general counsel of H. Hovnanian Industries, she specializes

in land use law.

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Dinah L. Owens, 53. on January 26. She was a research

scientist in pharmaceutical safety at Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Hopewell


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