Kennedy Health System administrator honored

Linda A. Carrick, vice president for patient care services and the chief nursing officer at the Kennedy Health System, has been named one of the New Jersey Institute for Nursing's "Divas and Dons."

The award honors men and women in nursing leadership in the state who set high standards of excellence and who make a notable difference in the lives of so many. Carrick was one of 11 honorees.

Vineland student wins cooking competition

Mike Inferrera of Vineland won the Student Seafood Challenge at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College to qualify for the state competition at the college Jan. 15.

Each of the nine students who competed had two hours to prepare two original dishes, a "Down the Shore" platter and a signature dish. Inferrera won with a dish he called Jersey Cioppino and with black bass con prosciutto.

Counseling center opens in Moorestown

The Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association has opened a community counseling center at 300 Harper Dr. in Moorestown.

The center, located off Route 38 near the Moorestown Mall, offers counseling to all South Jersey residents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment in the evening.

It serves adults, teenagers and children, and provides a range of therapeutic interventions. Counseling and treatment include, but are not limited to, services for those coping with addictions and substance abuse, anxiety and stress, anger management, behavioral issues and depression. Grief support groups and individual grief counseling also are available.

For more information, call 856-380-1070.

Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association is a nonprofit home- and community-based health-care provider serving families in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.

Glouco Police Academy presents awards

E. Adam O'Lano and Matthew E. DiCamillo of Gloucester Township recently were among the 31 graduates of the 33d Basic Police Class of the Gloucester County Police Academy presented with outstanding-achievement awards.

O'Lano and Joseph McCalla Sr. of the Delaware River Port Authority won the physical-training award, while DiCamillo was the recipient of the firearms award and the director's award.

Other awards:

The Division of Criminal Justice merit award was presented to Andrew Carson, Alternate Route–Woodbury; Paul Daniel Toppin of the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife received the special dedication award, and the vehicle operations award went to Siegfried D. Kreusel of the Salem County Sheriff's Department.

Twenty-nine men and two women graduated, marking the completion of a 20-week training session.

The graduates represented four Southern New Jersey counties, the Delaware River Port Authority, and the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife.

Campbell Soup program helps brighten holidays

Campbell Soup employees recently brightened the holidays for Camden families by donating a total of 1,600 gifts.

More than 850 employees adopted more than 80 families and donated bicycles, computers, clothing, household items and refrigerators.

Campbell's Adopt-a-Family program, in its 13th year, works with local agencies to improve the quality of life for Camden residents. About 400 residents were matched with the Campbell employees, who were received wish lists and clothing sizes so they could shop for specific gifts.