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2004 Distinguished Alumni - Sharon Sparks Schultz

2004 Distinguished Alumni - Sharon Sparks Schultz

Class of 1991

A lifelong resident of Salem County, Sharron Sparks Schultz has served as a volunteer and volunteer leader for more than 25 years. Since graduating from Salem Community College in 1989, she has worked in the fields of journalism and human services. While a student at SCC, she revitalized the student newspaper and then began working as managing editor of The Sampler. She was a staff reporter for Today's Sunbeam before becoming executive director of Meals on Wheels in 1991.

Active in the community, Ms. Schultz serves on the Governor's Advisory Council for Volunteerism and Community Service, and on the boards of the Salem County Chamber of Commerce and the Inter-Agency Council for Human Services in Salem County. She has served on the Salem County Commission on Women and the Local Advisory Council for Alcohol and Drug and Addiction.

Ms. Schultz was most recently tapped to serve on the Meals on Wheels Association of America's National Board as vice president of member services. She has worked extensively with Meals on Wheels programs, helping to plan a national conference and conducting workshops on the local, regional and national levels for fellow Meals on Wheels organizations.

For her community efforts, Ms. Schultz was honored with the Mt. Pisgah Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for community work in 2004, named Salem County Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen of the Year 2002, named Salem County Woman of Achievement in 1998 and received a United Way Leadership Award in 1997.    

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Rowan University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a certificate in non-profit management from the University of Delaware.