Officials from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) marked the completion of a five-station electric vehicle (EV) charging system at the college. The EV charging system is located in the Metzger parking garage (Lot 7) and is part of a PSE&G pilot program designed to help spur the adoption of electric vehicles in the utility’s electric service territory.
“The College of New Jersey is proud to partner with PSE&G on this innovative project that further advances our longstanding and broad-based environmental sustainability goals,” said TCNJ President R. Barbara Gitenstein. “Through the generous support of PSE&G, we are now able to provide our faculty and staff with access to electric vehicle charging stations, reaffirming our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint in a fiscally responsible way,” she added.
As part of the pilot program, TCNJ committed to immediately utilizing the charging stations for faculty and staff who own and drive electric vehicles. In return, PSE&G provided the EV charging equipment free-of-charge. TCNJ paid for the installation of the units and is responsible for ongoing maintenance and electricity costs
“As the mileage range of electric vehicles continues to increase, we can expect that they will become more popular both across the country and in New Jersey,” said Courtney McCormick, Vice President-for Renewables and Energy Solutions at PSE&G. “By partnering with organizations like The College of New Jersey, PSE&G is helping to provide the needed infrastructure to support EV owners now, while also demonstrating to potential owners that EVs are a viable option in the future.”
The PSE&G pilot program currently has 60 EV charging stations in service at 11 customer locations around the state, including TCNJ, with the ultimate goal of having 120 charging stations in the program.
Carole Kenner Selected For Prestigious Nursing Educators Award
Carole Kenner, dean of the college’s School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science, has been selected by the National League of Nurses’ Board of Governors as a member of the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows class of 2016. This prestigious distinction acknowledges individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the field of nursing education.
“The Board of Governors takes its responsibility in the selection process of new fellows very seriously, and on its behalf, I look forward to personally congratulating each of these outstanding individuals,” said NLN President Anne R. Bavier. “They are a wonderful reflection of the enterprise, creativity, and drive that motivates excellence in nursing education to prepare graduates to deliver sustainable, accessible, culturally-sensitive care to a diverse patient population.”
To be considered as a fellow, nursing educators undergo a rigorous assessment process by the Academy of Nursing Education Review Panel. Candidates put forward by the review panel must then receive confirmation by NLN’s Board of Governors. Applicants are evaluated based on their contributions to innovative nursing education techniques, outcomes-based research, and advocacy for public policy that promotes nursing education, among other things.
“I have been a nursing educator for many years and have always promoted positive teaching and learning strategies,” Kenner said of being included among the 2016 inductees. “The induction into this fellowship is such an honor as it reflects my passion for educating the next generation.”
Kenner joined the college as the Carol Kuser Loser Dean in July 2014. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching with 20 of those years in higher education administration.
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