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PHOTO: Dr. Carolyn Schwebel, Chair Emeritus, Leonardo, shown with the Earl Thomas Teasley Humanitarian Award

FREEHOLD, NJ - The Monmouth County Human Relations Commission (MCHRC) presented its third annual Earl Thomas Teasley Humanitarian Award on Monday, Feb.4, 2013 in Freehold.

Earl Teasley was the chairman of the MCHRC at the time of his death in April 2010. Teasley was a noted advocate for social justice, a beloved counselor and an assistant professor at Brookdale Community College.

Information about MCHRC and Teasley is at http://monmouthcountyhrc.org/Scrapbook.shtml .(click on Earl Thomas Teasley)

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PHOTO:  Pat Collum, M.C., Rumson, Dr. Jeff Delaney. MCHRC Chair, Aberdeen

The 2013 Teasley award was given to  Dale Daniels, Holmdel, Executive Director of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College. As the director of what was formerly known as the Holocaust Center, she has made a real difference in bringing issues of bias crimes and discrimination to the forefront of the center’s activities.

The MCHRC presents the recipient a hurricane candle holder symbolic of those who do shine a light and allow others to shine also, even while the world around them may be stormy or unsettling.

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PHOTO: Mary Pat Angelini, Dale Daniels

Freeholder John Curley, of Middletown, and Assemblywoman  Mary Pat Angelini, of Ocean Township, also provided recognition for Dale, who responded to the award with inspiring comments about her work.  Earl's sister, Melissa Teasley, from Philadelphia PA shared poignant comments on Earl's personality.