New Jersey Mosquito Control Association

SUPPORTING MOSQUITO CONTROL SINCE 1913

   

Awards

Awards and resolution nominations are now being accepted by the NJMCA Awards and Resolutions committee.  Any member of the NJMCA may submit a nomination for the A. R. "Bunnie" Hajek Award, or anyone aware of individual(s) meeting the requirements for the Achievement Award (individuals about to retire), the Twenty-five Year Service Roll/Award (individuals who have dedicated 25 years of service to mosquito control), and/or the Outstanding Mosquito Worker Award is encouraged to submit nominations.  Association membership is not required to receive any of these awards.  Suggestions can also be submitted for individuals or events which deserve recognition in the form of a resolution.  Please submit nominations for events or individuals to receive resolutions in resolution format if possible.  All nominations are due by January 17, 2014. 

Once you have filled out the nomination form please submit your completed copy to Vincent Poulsen, at the Monmouth County Mosquito Commission by fax 732-542-3267 or email vincent.poulsen@co.monmouth.nj.us.


For many years, NJMCA has recognized the contribution of individuals toward mosquito control work in New Jersey. Listed below are the awards and their dedications.

A.R. "Bunnie" Hajek, NJMCA Award

Achievement Award

25 Year Service Award

Outstanding Mosquito Worker Award

Presidential Citation


A.R. "Bunnie" Hajek, NJMCA Association Award

This award is presented to those individuals whose efforts and contributions related to the profession of mosquito control extend beyond expectations of the normal performance of their duties, having an impact beyond the boundaries of their individual agency and benefiting the mosquito control community as a whole.

As the NJMCA Association Award:

Guidelines established & printed in 1981 Proceedings: "This award is given to those whose efforts and contributions extend beyond that which is expected. Association members should submit names of candidates and pertinent information to the Awards Committee. Presentation of this award depends on unanimous action of this committee." February 1976: Awards Committee met to discuss the 1st presentation of Association Award*

Past Recipients as the NJMCA Association Award

Year Name Affiliation
1976 Helen Sollers-Reidel ARS, United States Department of Agriculture
1978 Floyd Ayers  Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1978 L.E. Hagmann Mosquito Research & Control, Rutgers University
1979 Roland E. Dorer  Norfolk Sanitary Department, VA
1979 Roy Wilson Passaic County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1981 Ruth McVaugh Allen Burlington County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1985 Henry Rupp Somerset County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1985 Tom Sellers Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1989 Dr. Wayne Crans   Mosquito Research & Control, Rutgers University
1989 Bunnie Hajek Mosquito Research & Control, Rutgers University
1990 Judy Hansen  Cape May County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1990 Dr. Donald Sutherland Mosquito Research & Control, Rutgers University
1992 Claudia O'Malley Burlington County Mosquito Extermination Commission in 1992 
1993 Robert Kent Office of Mosquito Control Coordination, NJDEP
1994 Dr. Terry Schulze New Jersey Department of Health

As the A.R. "Bunnie" Hajek Award

* Was formerly the Association Award, renamed September 10, 1997.

Guidelines established & printed in 1981 Proceedings, modified by Trustees November 12, 2009:
This award is presented to those individuals whose efforts and contributions related to the profession of mosquito control extend beyond expectations of the normal performance of their duties, having an impact beyond the boundaries of their individual agency and benefiting the mosquito control community as a whole. Presentation of this award depends on unanimous action of this committee."

Past Recipients as the A.R. "Bunny" Hajek Award

 

Year Name Affiliation
1998 George Conover   Cape May County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1998 John Stubbs Union County Mosquito Control Bureau
1999 Aaron Rappaport New Jersey State Mosquito Control Commission
2000 William Zawicki Northeast Vector Control
2001 Peter Pluchino Bergen County Mosquito Control
2002 Martin Chomsky Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2003 Howard S. Emerson Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2006 Richard Candeletti Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 Victoria C. Thompson Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2011 Dr. Lisa M. Reed Center for Vector Biology, Rutgers University
2012 Dr. Bruce Wolf NJDHSS Public HEalth Environmental and Agricultural Lab
2012 Patricia Bryant NJDHSS Public HEalth Environmental and Agricultural Lab
2014 Ary Faraji Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District
2015 Teresa Duckworth Morris County Mosquito Control

 


Achievement Award

This recognition is given to mosquito control workers in NJ, who have devoted at least 12 years to mosquito control and are about to retire. The Awards Committee will annually canvas the county mosquito control agencies for qualified candidates.

Past Recipients

 

Year Name Affiliation
1982 Emil Amabile Essex County Mosquito Control
1982 Hil Fisher Salem County Mosquito Commission
1982 Bob Helm Union County Division of Mosquito Control
1982 Shirley Northey  
1983 Layton Hall Camden County Mosquito Control Commission
1983 Charles Leek  
1986 Robert Ostergaard  Monmouth County Mosquito Commission
1986 Joseph Roberts Camden County Mosquito Control Commission
1986 John Yeager Gloucester County Mosquito Commission
1987 George Della Piazza  
1988 Henry Metzgar  
1989 Walter Gusciora State Health Department
1990 Samuel Verenna Warren County Mosquito Commission
1991 Stephan Chereek   
1991 Vincent DiCecco  
1991 William Gray Sussex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1991 Charles Mayer Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1991 Henry Rupp Somerset County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1991 Eugene Slough  
1991 Eugene Taylor  
1992 Joseph Garcia  Atlantic County Mosquito Control
1992 Leon Fornal Mercer County Mosquito Control
1992 Edward Smith  
1992 Donald J. Sutherland Mosquito Research and Control, Rutgers University
1993 Stephen A. Chimielowiec  
1993 Walter Davis Union County Mosquito Control
1994 3 retirees names not in Proceedings  
1997 Robert Dreyer  Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1997 Herman "Buddy" Ehrenberg Bergen County Mosquito Commission
1997 Russell Byrd Union County Mosquito Control
1997 Kenneth C. Miller Warren County Mosquito Commission
1998 Noreen Bracy Burlington County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1999 Two nominated, 1 qualified, names not in Proceedings  
2000 Walter Goodwin  Cumberland County Mosquito Control
2000 Joyce Hoffman Cape May County Mosquito Commission
2000 Richard Newmann Deleware Mosquito Control Section
2000 Leonard Soccio Bergen County Mosquito Control 
2000 Chester Stachecki Delaware Mosquito Control Section
2001 German Mora   
2001 Joseph Roup  
2002 William Sandy McPhearson Cape May County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2003 Kay Grace  Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2003 Alan Juszcyk Passaic County Mosquito Control
2003 Jack Krempecke Mercer County Mosquito Control
2003 James D. Leek Burlington County Mosquito Control
2004 Patricia Dreyer  Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2004 Frank Krachun Somerset County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2005 Dr. Wayne Crans Mosquito Research and Control, Rutgers University
2005 Howard Emerson Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2005 Daniel Geerdes  
2005 Judy Hansen Cape May County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2005 Ralph Longyhore Warren County Mosquito Commission
2005 William Mc Combs Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2005 Roderick Schmidt Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2005 John Sweet Gloucester County Mosquito Control
2005 Irvin (Skip) White Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2007 Otha Holmes  Union County Mosquito Control
2007 Carolyn Vollero Union County Mosquito Control
2007 John Unterwald  
2010 Darlene Crincoli Morris County Mosquito Commission
2011 John Boyle  Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2011 Tom Candeletti Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2011 Dominic Chappine Burlington County Mosquito Control
2011 David Kellum Atlantic County Mosquito Control
2011 Dennis Mahoney Salem County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2011 Raymond Park Burlington County Mosquito Control
2011 Vincent Pratico Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2011 Lawrence Priest Burlington County Mosquito Control
2011 Howard Stapleton Atlantic County Mosquito Control
2011 Lawrence Stewart Cape May Mosquito Control
2012 Kenneth Armstrong Morris County Mosquito Commission
2014 Richard Candeletti Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2014 John Dellaquilla Cumberland County Mosquito Control
2014 Douglas L. Guthrie Monmouth County Mosquito Commission
2014 Robert B. Kent NJDEP Office of Mosquito Control Commission
2014 Linda McCuiston Center for Vector Biology, Rutgers University
2014 Christine Musa Warren County Mosquito Commission
2014 Claudia O'Malley NJDEP Office of Mosquito Control Commission
2014 Thomas Pareso Union County Mosquito Control
2014 Martin Preilis Cumberland County Mosquito Control
2014 Edward Rock Atlantic County Mosquito Control
2015 Fran Ayers Cape May Mosquito Control
2015 Patracia Conover Cape May Mosquito Control
2015 Roosevelt Ford Essex County Mosquito Control
2015 Oscar Hutchins Essex County Mosquito Control
2015 Ted Manzke Mercer County Mosquito Control
2015 William Reinert Atlantic County Mosquito Control
2016 Domingo Garcia Passaic County Mosquito Control
2016 Robert Outlaw Camden County Mosquito Control
2016 Jeffrey Riker Sussex County Mosquito Control
     

 


25 Year Service Award

The Awards Committee will annually bring up-to-date a service roll of names of people who have actively served in mosquito control efforts for 25 years, or more, a portion of which has been in NJ. 

Past Recipients

 

Year Name Affiliation
1982 Allen Brouwer  Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1982 Ralph Bull Sussex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1982 Russell E. Byrd Union County
1982 Walter Davis Jr. Union County
1982 Joseph DeMarco  
1982 Vincent DiCecco Jr.  
1982 Herman Ehrenberg Bergen County Mosquito Control
1982 Leon Fornal Mercer County Mosquito Control
1982 Jospeh Garcia Atlantic County Mosquito Control
1982 Patrick Gillette  
1982 Kenneth Halsey  
1982 Frederick Heider  
1982 James Higgins Camden County Mosquito Control Commission
1982 Walter Karp  
1982 Frances Killeen Cape May County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1982 John Kuschke Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1982 Jesse B Leslie Mosquito Research and Control, Rutgers University
1982 C. Fred Lorenzo Warren County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1982 Ralph Lutes Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1982 George McCormack Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1982 Shirley Northey  
1982 Robert Ostergaard Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1982 George Piazza  
1982 Russell Purnell Camden County Mosquito Control Commission
1982 Arthur Safranek Bergen County Mosquito Control
1982 Edward L. Smith  
1982 Helen Sollers-Reidel Plant Pest Division ARS USDA
1982 James E. Thomas Camden County Mosquito Control Commission
1982 Robert Vanisko  
1982 John Washington  
1983 John Conner Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1983 Edward Frenzel  
1983 Joseph Galimi  
1983 Nedra Gibson  
1983 Alexander King  
1983 James Malure  
1983 Stanley Marchut  
1983 Spencer S. Marsh Jr. Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1983 John McCrum  
1983 Herbert Sheftal  
1983 John Teske Jr.  
1983 H. Cory Walling Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission?
1983 Huey Wilder  
1983 Roy Wilson Passiac County Mosquito Control
1984 Gilbert Griffin  Atlantic County Mosquito Control
1984 Frank Lobiondo Cumberland County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1984 Athony Verdicchio  
1985 Lucian Fletcher  Sussex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1985 Aaron Rappaport State Mosquito Control Commission, NJDEP
1985 Donald Sutherland Mosquito Research and Control, Rutgers University
1986 Noreen Bracy Burlington County Mosquito Control Commission
1986 Donald Bragg  
1986 Dr. Wayne Crans Mosquito Research and Control, Rutgers University
1986 David Risley Atlantic County Mosquito Control
1986 Henry Rupp Somerset County Mosquito Commission
1987 Judy Hansen Cape May County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1988 Eugene Taylor  
1989 Robert Dreyer  Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1989 James Mullen  
1989 George O'Carroll Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1989 James Pepper  
1989 Frank Krachun Somerset County Mosquito Commission
1989 Charles Mayer Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1990 William Fisher Salem County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1991 Fred Ferrigno Cape May County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1991 Bunnie Hajek Mosquito Research and Control, Rutgers University
1991 George Horner  
1991 Lambert Newkirk  
1991 Daniel Rice Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1991 Tad Sims  Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1991 Stephen Wall Jr.  Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1991 Paul Wurtzel  
1992 Ann Marie Grisafi  
1992 Savino Grootenboer  
1992 John Kaffenberger  
1992 John Tomkins  
1993 Walter Hess  
1993 Leslie Miller Camden County Mosquito Control Commission
1994 Salvatore D'Angelo  
1994 Donald Douglass  
1994 Russell Johnson  
1994 Louis McCann  
1994 Thomas Sellers Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1994 Irvin "Skip" White III Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1995 Alan Juszcyk Passaic County Mosquito Control Commission
1995 Michael Sawka Jr. Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1995 Bryant Stanley  
1996 John Boyle  
1996 Stephan Chereek  
1996 Patricia Dreyer Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1996 Lyle E. Hagman Rutgers Entomology
1996 James E. Leek Burlington County Mosquito Control
1996 Louis Patterson Camden County Mosquito Control Commission
1996 Peter Pluchino Jr. Bergen County Mosquito Control
1996 Thomas Zicker  
1997 1 recipient, no name given    
1998 Kenneth Bruder Office of Mosquito Control Coordination, NJDEP
1998 Brian Gooley Burlington County Mosquito Control Commission
1998 William Harris Jr. Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1998 Charles Heathcoat  
1998 Eric Hemstedt  
1998 Edward Jefferson Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1998 William McCombs Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1998 Dr. Thomas Murray Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1998 Lawrence Priest Essex County Mosquito Control
1998 StanleyRowe  
1998 George Rue Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1998 Roderic Schmidt Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1999 Kenneth W. Armstrong Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1999 Dominick Chapppine Burlington County Mosquito Control
1999 Otha Holmes Union County
1999 William McPherson Cape May County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1999 Raymond Parks  
1999 Gene A. Shaw Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
1999 Frank Somes Somerset County Mosquito Commission
1999 Ernest Testa Union County
2000 Thomas M. Candeletti Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2000 John Kranz Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2000 Claudia M. O'Malley Office of Mosquito Control Coordination, NJDEP
2001 David Adam NJ State Health Department
2001 Richard Candeletti Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2001 Martin S. Chomsky Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2001  Nicholas DePalma Camden County Mosquito Control Commission
2001 Elliot Dickman Camden County Mosquito Control Commission
2001 Mark DiDomenico Essex County Mosquito Control
2001 William Evans Jr. Essex County Mosquito Control
2001 Lawrence Ferchak Essex County Mosquito Control
2001 Douglas Guthrie Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2001 Oscar Hutchins  
2001 Robert B. Kent Office of Mosquito Control Coordination, NJDEP
2001 Phillip Molinart  
2001 Theodore Piantanida  
2001 Dr. Leonard Spiegel State Mosquito Control Commission, NJDEP
2002 Michael Hajek Jr. Middlesex/OMCC/CapeMay
2003 Dr. Clayton Carr Cape May County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2003 Jeff Donnelly Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2003 Ralph Evans Cape May County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2003 Timothy Forest Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2003 B. David Frame  
2003 Melvin "Bud" Halbruner  
2003 Michael Lonabaugh  
2003 Patrick McNulty Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2003 Raymond Parker  
2004 Dennis Mahoney Salem County Mosquito Control
2004 Douglas McCormick Cumberland County Mosquito Control
2004 Marc Slaff Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2005 Ronald Bailey  
2005 Russell Brahn  
2005 Fred Griffen Eagleswood Twp. Mosquito Control, Ocean County
2005 Jack Nunemaker Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2005 Michael Rakoski Esq. Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2005 John Sweet Gloucester County Mosquito Control
2006 William Reinert Atlantic County Mosquito Control
2007 Vincent Pratico Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2007 John Unterwald  
2008 William Karlak Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2008 Michael Romanowski Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 Warren Barnes Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 James Bartlett Bergen County Mosquito Control
2010 Joseph Celentano Bergen County Mosquito Control
2010 Victor Deserio Bergen County Mosquito Control
2010 Richard Dillon Bergen County Mosquito Control
2010 Roosevelt Ford Essex County Mosquito Control
2010 Andrew Forgash Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 Sidney Frankel Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 Florence Gaspari Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 Daniel Geerders Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 John Grun Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 Carl Isaacs Passaic County Mosquito Control
2010 Timothy Kelly Bergen County Mosquito Control
2010 Glenn Levinson Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 Linda McCuiston Center for Vector Biology, Rutgers University
2010 James Mullen Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 Steven Pavel Bergen County Mosquito Control
2010 Peter Rendine Bergen County Mosquito Control
2010 Michael Sloane Warren County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2010 Warren Staudinger Bergen County Mosquito Control
2010 Gregory Vallas Essex County Mosquito Control
2011 David Ekelman Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2011 William Evegan Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2011 Art Jamieson Camden County Mosquito Control Commission
2011 Walt Jones Burlington County Mosquito Control
2011 Christine Musa Warren County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2011 Roger Poinsett Burlington County Mosquito Control
2012 John Rigolizzo Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2012 Michael Mathis Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2013 Joe Cox Cumberland County Mosquito Control
2013 William Harris Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2013 James Morton Burlington County Mosquito Control
2013 Gregory Pierce Atlantic County Mosquito Control
2013 William Schweizer Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2013 Daniel Stevenson Burlington County Mosquito Control
2014 Robert Duryea Warren County Mosquito Control Commission
2014 John Medvetz  
2014 Tim Saunderlin Salem County Mosquito Control
2015 Joseph Block Ocean County Mosquito Control
2015 Phillip Bradshaw Ocean County Mosquito Control
2015 Rocky Bradway Salem County Mosquito Control
2015 Dana Chort Atlantic County Mosquito Control
2015 Scott Crans Rutgers
2015 Steven J. Longo Ocean County Mosquito Control
2015 Harold Malone Union County Mosquito Control
2015 Gary Poole Middlesex County Mosquito Control
2016 Howard Emerson Camden County Mosquito Control
2016 Michael Milewski Mercer County Mosquito Control
2016 Robert Outlaw Camden County Mosquito Control
2016 Linda Sequine Middlesex County Mosquito Control

 


Outstanding Mosquito Worker Award

This is an award that is established to recognize the workers who are most often unseen, doing their daily work but going above and beyond what is expected. This is to promote and reward professionalism within the mosquito control community and recognize workers' efforts in a statewide forum.

Past Recipients

Year Name Affiliation
2010 Gregory B. Vallas Essex County Mosquito Control
2010 Matthew Diem Cape May Mosquito Control
2011 Lawrence Stewart Cape May Mosquito Control
2012 Tony Acquaviva Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission
2012 Sean Devaney Union County Mosquito Control
2012 Anthony Hall Salem County Mosquito Control
2014 Jeff Donnelly Morris County Mosquito Control
2015 Russell Brahn Monmouth County Mosquito Control
2016 William "Doc" Daughenbaugh Cape May Mosquito Control
2016 Stormy Freese Cape May Mosquito Control
2016 Nick Indelicato Mercer County Mosquito Control

 


Presidential Citation

This citation is to be given at the sole discretion of the outgoing NJMCA President if he/she chooses to select individual(s) for this recognition. It may be awarded to an individual who has already been recognized by a former President. It is the President's prerogative to present a citation to one or more individuals whom they feel have done something outstanding over the past year. This award is not to be influenced by approval by the Awards committee.

Past Recipients

1938 Leland Ossian Howard (USDA), Joseph Augustin LePrince (US Public Health Service), Jacob Goodale Lipman (NJAES), Spencer Miller (Essex County Mosquito Extermination Commission), Robert Fry Engle (Ocean County Mosquito Extermination COmmission), Fred Anderson Reiley (Atlantic County Mosquito Extermination Commission), James Emery Brooks (Engineer and Publicist), Henry Burnham Maurer (NYC), Bertha Hinsdale Boynton (Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission), Hellen Norris Prickitt (Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission), and Frederick William Becker (Essex County Mosquito Extermination Commission) honored by President David W. Jenkins.

2004 Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive. Presented by President William Zawicki in recognition for restoring the Essex County mosquito control program and for supporting a comprehensive, long range mosquito control plan. 

2004 Edward J. Stominski, Freeholder in Monmouth County. Presented by President William Zawicki for leadership in acquiring enabling legislation for development of tick surveillance and control activities for the state of New Jersey.

2005 Brian Hughes, Mercer County Executive. Presented by President Peter Pluchino for outstanding contributions and support for the revitalization of the Mercer County Mosquito Control program.

2012 Henry Rupp, NJMCA Proceedings Editor. Presented by President Ary Farajollahi for exemplary service and contributions to the New Jersey mosquito control community and for his exceptional editorial work on the NJMCA Proceedings.


 

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