Dream Awards Gala

Annual Dream Awards Gala

The 20th Annual Dream Awards Gala took place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Macaluso’s in Hawthorne, NJ.  The evening’s highlights included: acknowledging the successes of the 2015-2016 Dream Grants, announcing the 2016-2017 Dream Grant Recipients, and to honor the 2016 Life Achievement Award Recipients, Barbara Vene-Andreson and Peter Raymond Wells.  The event was co-sponsored by Berkeley College, The Outlets at Bergen Town Center and Westfield Garden State Plaza.

The 22nd Annual Dream Awards Gala is scheduled for October 17, 2017.

History of Life Achievement Award Honorees

1996 – Brian Meehan • Michael Yannone (Alumni Life Achievement Awards)
1997 – Dr. Ira Dunkel • Alisa Del Tufo (Alumni Life Achievement Awards)
1998 – Cho Dae Church (Good Neighbor Award)
1999 – James Wollenberg
2000 – No Honorees
2001 – Cammy Lee
2002 – Congresswoman Marge Roukema
2003 – Harry Galinsky, Ed.D
2004 – Joseph Roma
2005 – Jane Cosco • Pat DiPaolo
2006 – Meryl Barrett • Michael Brown • Karen Peterson
2007 – Paul Maramaldi, Ed.D • Charles Reid • Fred Rohdieck
2008 – Janet Akhtarshenas • Fritz Behnke • Cathy Eng
2009 – Ray Hough • Dick Piazza • Jeanne Weber
2010 – Charles Brown • Betty Ralph • Tara Sullivan
2011 – Tony Bucco • Fred Cotterell • Teri Duda
2012 – Marty Diamond • Len LoPinto • Joseph Lupo, Ed.D
2013 – Christopher Brock • Lisa Vartanian
2014 – Yasmine Rana • Steven Temares
2015 – Stevie Rawlings • Mary Ann Uzzi
2016 – Barbara Vene-Andreson • Peter Raymond Wells