Women in Business: Contribution to the Community Award
Winner: Michele Rockwell
Nominator: Patrick Madama
Michele Rockwell always looks at change as a means of reinventing herself, and has made high performance a lifelong pattern. She was the first female fire fighter in her hometown of East Brunswick, and at age 21, served our country in the United States Air Force as one of only six female maintenance mechanics!
Later, she returned to college and received her Associates degree from Middlesex, and a Bachelor's degree from Fairleigh Dickinson. She graduated with honors and Magna Cum Laude while managing two children and working full time to support her family. Michele still finds time to contribute to the community, including serving as Board President of a non-profit day care facility, and helping out with events at Middlesex County College, all because she still wants to make a difference!
Michele credits her parents as the people who helped her become the woman she is today. She's currently employed by Tumi, Inc., a leading men’s and women’s lifestyle brand, and her professional success and growth are due to a strong business ethic and “can do” attitude.
For all these reasons and many more, Michelle is now the winner of the “Women In Business: Contribution To The Community Award.”