Award named in honor of former chairperson

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Human Relations Commission (MCHRC) will present its second Earl Thomas Teasley Humanitarian Award at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. The recipient will be Colleen Volpe, Volunteer Coordinator for The Center in Asbury Park.

Ms. Volpe coordinates volunteers at The Center in Asbury Park, a resource for people living with HIV/AIDS.  She creates innovative ways in which volunteers can help with the mission of the center. Her pure heart and tireless efforts are a strong example of humanitarianism at its best.

Earl Teasley, for whom the award is named, 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 Teasley may be found in the Scrapbook section of the MCHRC web pages at

The public is welcome to attend this free ceremony. RSVPs are suggested to reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information, contact: Monmouth County Human Relations Commission, Carolyn Schwebel, Communications Chair, by telephone or fax at 732-291-4257, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.