Mike Loyle Presented the Award to Dr. Shelly Schneider Ed.D
Vocational Service Past Award Honorees
1985 – Mr. Peter Galetto, Sr. 1987 – Mr. Richard W. Conner
1988 – Mr. Nicholas (Skip) Mainiero 1989 – Ms. Theresa J. Perry
1990 – Mr. Thomas Wallace, Jr. 1991 – Ms. Catherine J. Arpino 1992 – Mr. John Casadia
1993 – Rabbi Murray Kohn 1994 – Mr. Peter Galetto, Jr. 1995 – Mr. Joseph Ierardi
1996 – Mr. Dennis W. DiLazzero 1997 – Mr. Larry Baruffi
1998 – Ms. Barbara Capoferri 1999 – Mr. Mark J. Melamed 2000 – Mr. Frank J. Basile
2001 – Ms. Patricia Vanaman Witt 2002 – Dr. David B. Rosenberg, MD
2003 – Dr. Kenneth L. Ender, PhD 2004 – Mr. James H. Lelli, Jr.
2005 – Mr. Sidney L. Brody 2006 – Mr. Lawrence J. Merighi 2007 – Mrs. Kathy Farinaccio
2008 – Mr. Edgar G. Galloway, III 2009 – Mr. Daniel S. Falasca, Sr. 2010 – Mrs. Ginger Chase
2011 – Ms. Lilly Kejzman
2012 – Dr. Thomas McCann, PhD 2013 – Mr. George Perez
2014 – Mr. Robert Scarpa
2015 – Mr. Thomas J. Merighi, Jr. 2016 – Mr. Harry E. Hearing, CPA 2017 – Ms. Tammy Wetzel
2018 – Mr. Art Baruffi
Service Above Self
In 1985, Charles Loyle introduced The Vocational Service Award. The Rotary Club of Vineland embraced the idea to annually recognize a citizen in the Vineland area who has shown exceptional dedication to his or her profession or vocation. From that time onward, a worthy recipient has been presented with our Annual Vocational Service Award.
The Vocational Service Award was created to:
1. Recognize vocational service as one of Rotary’s five avenues of service and promote it each year during Rotary International’s “Vocational Service Month”.
2. Recognize the outstanding vocational service performance of an individual by making that person a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow (a $1,000.00 contribution in the recipient’s name is made by the Club to the
Rotary Foundation) and by awarding the recipient a plaque honoring his/her selection.
Three objectives of Rotary relate to Vocational Service, underlining its importance to the philosophy and culture of Rotary. Those objectives are:
1. To encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions, to recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations, to dignify the Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
2. To apply the ideal of service in personal, business and community life.
3. To advance international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of businessmen and professional men and women united in the ideal of service.
The Rotary Club of Vineland is pleased to add Shelly Schneider to our list of recipients.
Our Vocational Service Award recognizes the dignity of employment and volunteer involvement by honoring the exemplary service that
Shelly Schneider continually promotes in her vocation, profession, and business, as well as her commitment to volunteering in our community.
Dr. Shelly O. Schneider Ed.D
In her 40-year career as an educational leader in the region, Dr. Schneider served in a variety of roles, including those of a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, administrator, and adjunct professor.
Dr. Schneider currently serves as the Interim Superintendent of the Millville School system.
Shelly O. Schneider, Ed.D. was appointed the interim president of Cumberland County College on July 12, 2018. Her role as interim president ended in June 2019
Dr. Schneider is noted as the driving force behind Millville’s Lakeside Middle School, an innovative conversion of the old Prudential Insurance building that became a new model of educational design. She created the curriculum, oversaw the renovation and became the school’s first principal in 1999.
Dr. Schneider served as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Millville Public Schools from 1999 to 2004, after which she became the superintendent of Millville’s school district for six years. She was the Interim Assistant Superintendent of Vineland Public Schools in 2012, and Interim Superintendent of Commercial Township Public Schools from 2013 to 2015. She has also taught at Rowan University as an adjunct professor and served as a supervisor for clinical practice candidates. Most recently, Dr. Schneider has served as a visiting professor for Stockton University’s Organizational Leadership Ed.D. program.
A lifelong resident of Cumberland County, Dr. Schneider’s strong commitment to the community led to involvement in numerous civic and professional organizations, including Cumberland Empowerment Zone, Millville Kiwanis, Levoy Theatre Preservation Society, Child Family Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and several others. The Vineland resident is currently a board member of the Inspira Health Network.
In 2015, Dr. Schneider was inducted into the Cumberland County Women’s Hall of Fame, and now serves on its board. Other honors include: Millville Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month, Soroptimist Ruby Award, Big Sister of the Year-Cumberland and Salem counties, CCASA Administrator of the Year, Alpha Delta Kappa Educator of the Year, and Millville Public Schools Administrator of the Year.
Shelly lives in Vineland with her husband Steve and enjoys spending her free time with her children and her seven grandchildren
Dr. Schneider has used her vocation to enhance our community and is a true example of the Charles A. Loyle Rotary Vocational Service Award.