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Dr. Margaret Stevens and ECC’s President, Dr Augustine A. Boakye at Essex County Veterans Day ceremony
Dr. Margaret Stevens, an ECC History Professor and published author, was honored at the 14th annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance held on Tuesday, November 9 in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park, in Newark. Dr. Stevens was a Medic in 91 Bravo with the Army National Guard in Jersey City from 1997 to 2004. She was activated on 9/11, serving as a medic in support of first responders.
“I appreciate all that Essex County does for veterans and I am honored to receive this award,” stated Dr. Stevens.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. presented Dr. Stevens and five other members of the Essex County Veterans Advisory Board with military experience with the Essex County Community Star Award. “We are proud to stand with our veterans at this important occasion, give them our respect and thank them for representing our country with valor and bravery,” said the County Executive.
Dr. Stevens is on the Advisory Board of the Veterans for Peace, a member of the American Legion Guyton Callahan Post 153 in Newark, and a co-founder and member of the Servicewomen’s Action Network.
After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, Dr. Stevens went on to earn both a Master’s degree and a PhD from Brown University. She participated in a management development program at Harvard University.
She is on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of New Jersey, Board of Trustees of the Newark Historical Landmarks and Preservation Committee, and is a member of the Ivy Hill Neighborhood Association. She is the proud mother of a nearly 5-year-old son, Jahsiri.