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Applied behavior analysis faculty and students honored with NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Award
Left to right: Don Guardian, Atlantic City mayor, Linda Bowden, NJ Regional president, PNC Bank, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Acting Governor, Jeff Jacobs, ABA alum, Kelly Carlile, ABA doctoral student , Erin Chambers, ABA graduate student, Linda Meyer, professor in ABA department, and Matt Kraner, president, NJ Advance Media.

Members of the Caldwell University community were honored  June 8 at the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson awards for public service for their work on the Paper Mill Playhouse Autism Advisory Team.  Adjunct Professor in Applied Behavior Analysis Linda S. Meyer, ABA doctoral student Kelly A. Carlile, ABA master’s alum Jeffrey Jacobs, and current ABA graduate student Erin Chambers were recognized for their work in coordinating autism-friendly performances at the Paper Mill.  They work with the Paper Mill’s education director Lisa Cooney.  Performances are designed and intended for families with children diagnosed with autism or other developmental disabilities. The award was introduced by Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian with Acting Governor  Kim Guadagno and television host Steve Adubato participating in the presentation.