An Emmy Award-winning television editor, a professor at John Hopkins University School of Medicine and an artist and illuminator are the recipients of the 2013 Caldwell College Veritas Awards—the highest honor the college bestows on its alumni for their professional achievements.
The awards will be presented at the 28th Veritas Awards Dinner to be held at the Essex Fells Country Club on Friday, March 22, at 6 p.m.
This year’s recipients include:
Justin Cece, '99, of Bloomfield, an Emmy-award winning television editor, will receive the Excellence in Media Veritas award. Cece was among a group of editors to receive a 2010 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Editing, Quick Turnaroun” for Inside the Obama White House. In 2011, he won another Emmy as part of a team for their work on the Dateline NBC series, America Now: Friends and Neighbors, which focused on rural Ohio families facing chronic poverty. The show won in the category of “Best Continuing Coverage in a News Magazine.”
Barbara Detrick, Ph.D., '65, professor of pathology and director of the Immunology Laboratory and Cytokine Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, will receive the Excellence in Immunology Veritas award. Her research on the eye has identified some of the key immune responses in retinal degenerative diseases seen in age-related macular degeneration and multiple sclerosis. She also helped to discover a critical ocular protein that is now the basis of gene therapy for retinal diseases.
Rosemary Buczek, '71, lettering artist and illuminator whose work has been appreciated around the world, will receive the Excellence in Calligraphy award. At her studio, The Gilded Quill, in Milford, NJ she combines her calligraphic skills with illuminations, including gilding techniques to produce resolutions, certificates, hand-lettered books and illuminated manuscripts of her own design. Some of Buczak’s clients have included: The White House, The Association of the United States Army, Prudential Financial, Sony, AT&T, Exxon, Rutgers University, The American Petroleum Institute, The Society for Scientific Exploration, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. One of her creations was presented to Pope Benedict on his visit in April 2008.
For more information, visit www.caldwell.edu/alumni.