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New Jersey Hall of Fame

The New Jersey Hall of Fame is an organization that honors individuals from the U.S. state of New Jersey who have made contributions to society and the world beyond.

The Hall of Fame is a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, overseen by a Board of Commissioners. It was statutorily authorized through Public Law 2005, Chapter 232.[1] This bi-partisan legislation was passed unanimously in the New Jersey Senate on May 13, 2005,[2] passed in the Assembly on June 30, 2005, and signed into law by the governor on September 22, 2005.[3] While the museum has no permanent location, in June 2013 it introduced a "mobile museum" which tours the state.[4][5][6]

Format

The New Jersey Hall of Fame selects potential nominees in five categories: General, Enterprise, Sports, Arts & Entertainment, and Historical. With only rare exceptions, nominees must have resided in New Jersey for a period of at least five years. Selection of inductees is done using a three-phase process. Phase I is conducted by a group of expert panelists selected by the New Jersey Hall of Fame Board, who compose a list of 20 individuals in each category. Phase II incorporates a group of over 100 prominent organization throughout New Jersey who narrow the field down to 6 individuals in each category. Phase III uses a public voting system via the internet and manual ballots. Upon completion of Phase III, the New Jersey Hall of Fame Board selects its inductees based on the top vote-getter in each category, as well as others the board deems deserving.[3]

Induction ceremony

The first class of inductees was honored in an induction ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on May 4, 2008.[7]

2008 inductees

The inaugural class of inductees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame were announced in a press conference on October 25, 2007, by Governor Jon Corzine.[8]

2009 inductees

The 2009 class of inductees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame were announced on February 2, 2009.[9] The induction ceremony was held May 3, 2009, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.[10]

2010 inductees

The 2010 class of inductees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame were announced on December 3, 2009.[11] The induction ceremony was held May 2, 2010, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.[12]

2011 inductees

For list of inductees, see footnote[13]

The 9/11 Victims were also given a special induction.

2012 inductees

For list of inductees, see footnote[14]

Ten members of the Class of 2012 were inducted on Saturday, June 9, 2012, during a ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center: Milt Campbell (Olympian), John Dorrance (condensed-soup inventor), Michael Douglas (actor), Bob Hurley (basketball coach), Wellington Mara (New York Giants owner), Samuel I. Newhouse (media mogul), Annie Oakley (Wild West Show sensation), Joyce Carol Oates (author), Christopher Reeve (late actor-activist), and Sarah Vaughan (jazz singer).[15]

The eleventh member of the Class of 2012 - the E Street Band - will be inducted at a future date.[15] The Unsung Hero Award was given to Eric LeGrand, the paralyzed former Rutgers University defensive tackle.[15]

2013 inductees

For list of inductees, see footnote[16]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Will Sports and Exposition Authority get out of Hall of Fame business?". North Jersey. January 20, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ "Metro Briefing |New Jersey: Trenton: Lawmakers Push Hall Of Fame", The New York Times, May 13, 2005. Accessed December 29, 2007.
  3. ^ a b New Jersey Hall of Fame Fact Sheet. NJHoF website. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  4. ^ N.J. Hall of Fame inducts 16, unveils $500K mobile museum. NJ.com (2013-06-24). Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  5. ^ Newest NJ Hall of Fame members announced and new mobile museum launched. NorthJersey.com (2013-06-25). Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  6. ^ "The N.J. Hall of Fame lives in a trailer and one city wants to change that". NJ.com. February 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ New Jersey Hall of Fame welcomes first-ever class, The Star-Ledger, May 4, 2008. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  8. ^ Frank, Bruce and Buzz among first inducted into NJ hall of fame, The Star-Ledger, October 25, 2007. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  9. ^ Bon Jovi, Shaq, Abbott and Costello make N.J. Hall of Fame, The Star-Ledger, February 2, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  10. ^ 2009 New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees welcomed at NJPAC. The Star-Ledger, May 3, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  11. ^ Count Basie, Jack Nicholson, Les Paul make New Jersey Hall of Fame, The Star-Ledger, December 3, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  12. ^ Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon are among 15 inducted into N.J. Hall of Fame, The Star-Ledger, May 2, 2010. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  13. ^ "New Jersey Hall of Fame - 2011 Inductees". New Jersey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2015. 
  14. ^ "New Jersey Hall of Fame - 2012 Inductees". New Jersey Hall of Fame. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ a b c Duffelmeyer, Andrew (June 9, 2012). "New Jersey Hall of Fame welcomes 10 new members". The Press of Atlantic City. Associated Press. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ "New Jersey Hall of Fame - 2013 Inductees". New Jersey Hall of Fame. Retrieved . 

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