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Maria DeBruin Wins NJ Milken Award

Brick Township Memorial High School  |  Brick, NJ  |  Nov 02, 2017

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Brick 2017 Maria DeBruin check dignitaries

Visiting dignitaries congratulate Maria DeBruin on her Milken Educator Award. Walter Hrycenko (third from right), was Maria's high school AP Chemistry teacher; he is now the Brick Township district's science supervisor. When Maria was on parental leave from her job as a chemist at Merck, she ran into her former teacher while shopping at Costco. "If you ever have a job open, I want to be a teacher," she told him then.

From left, New Jersey State Board of Education Member Edithe Fulton; Brick Township School District Superintendent Dennis Filippone; Brick Memorial High School Principal Dr. Richard Caldes; recipient Maria DeBruin; Walter Hrycenko, science supervisor for Brick Township School District; Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards; and New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington.

In this series:  Maria DeBruin (NJ '17)
In this photo:  Maria DeBruin (NJ '17)Dr. Jane Foley (IN '94)

All photos should be credited to "Milken Family Foundation" unless otherwise noted.

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