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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
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
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
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."
1185, Box 0279, Plainsboro 08536-0279. Malak Morgan, principal. 609-750-9600;
Monroe 08520-5923. Barbara Harrington, president and creative director.
609-490-9700; fax, 609-490-9777. E-mail: email@example.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.
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."
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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