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Pharmacy Professor Honored as 1 of 10 Outstanding Women in Somerset County

Mary Bridgeman of Hillsborough is one of ten women to be honored by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women.

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township resident Mary Bridgeman is one of 10 recipients who will be honored as 2017 Outstanding Women in Somerset County by the county Commission on the Status of Women.

Bridgeman will be recognized for her contributions to education. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University.

Tickets are on sale for the awards dinner which will be held Friday, March 10, at The Imperia at 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset.

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  A cash bar at 6 p.m. will be followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person.  Advance reservations are required by Feb. 24; no reservations will be taken at the door. 

For a reservation form or more information, contact commission member Marti Kalko at (908) 385-7948 or or visit to print the form.

“We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every day,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh, commission liaison.  “It is most appropriate that during Women's History Month, we take the time to publicly recognize them and say thank you.” 

Other honorees include:

Arts/Entertainment/Sports – Caren Frost and Carolyn Kelly, both of Basking Ridge;

Business/Entrepreneurs/Information Technology – Dr. Ahu Yildirmaz of Warren and Margaret E. Helms of Montgomery;

Education – Mary Bridgeman of Hillsborough;

Government/Public/Social Service – Carol Manuele Bianchi of Basking Ridge; 

Hometown Hero – Jody D’Agostini of Basking Ridge;

Medicine – Sally Steele Hoben of Bound Brook;

Volunteerism – Sue Ferranti of Branchburg and Kathleen I. Piedici of Basking Ridge.

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