Pamela Ann Sjogren Selected for Boy Scouts of America Award

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VINELAND, N.J. – The Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America has selected Bridgeton local, Pamela Ann Sjogren, as their "Women of Achievement" awardee for South Jersey.
Sjogren, who is the current Chair of the Cumberland County College Board of Trustees, was selected from nominees from six counties. She will receive the award during a reception that takes place Wednesday, October 5th, beginning 6 p.m. at Auletto Caterers in Almonesson.
The "Women of Achievement" are selected by leaders in the South Jersey business community for their dedication, loyalty, and commitment to the communities where they work or reside. The recognition is accorded to those who exemplify in their daily life the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law.
“The committee agreed that Pam Sjogren would be a fantastic honoree...She has earned the respect and esteem of her colleagues throughout the South Jersey area, not only for her leadership, but also for the service she has provided to the community for so many years,” said Joyce Skradzinsk, development director of the Garden State Council.
Sjogren’s impact on Cumberland County has been significant.
“Chair Sjogren is an exceptional leader with great vision for Cumberland County and with a demonstrated commitment to helping nurture our youth to be great citizens, youth leaders, caring and responsible people,” said Cumberland County College President Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez. “I congratulate her and all of the other women being honored. Our county is in great hands.”
Sjogren earned a master of education degree from Rutgers University and holds three New Jersey teaching certificates in early childhood education, elementary education, and special education with a specialization in autism spectrum disorder. She has used her teaching qualifications to their fullest by choosing to successfully home-educate her autistic son, Christopher.
She has been a strong advocate and public speaker on the autism spectrum disorder, particularly for the inclusion of autistic and other special needs persons in education, places of worship, and society. For her efforts, she received the “Follower of the Lamb” award from Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services in 2002.
“I am a former Girl Scout, who married a former Boy Scout, and have two adult sons who are Eagle Scouts,” Sjogren said. “We are a scouting family, so to be recognized by the Boy Scouts is a tremendous honor. I am humbled and thrilled to be selected to represent Cumberland County.”