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ASBURY PARK, NJ - JANUARY 14: Drummer Max Weinberg performs during the 2012 Light of Day Concert Series "New Jersey" at the Paramount Theatre on January 14, 2012 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has officially announced its 2022 class of inductees showcasing a wide range of talent across the Garden State.

There are a total of 12 inductees in the five categories being honored for 2022. This year’s selections include a drummer, nurse, politician, comedian, and more.

New Jersey is never at a loss for heroes and role models for coming generations,” says Jon F. Hanson, chairman of the NJHOF in a press release. “We are honored to celebrate the lives and contributions of these notable New Jersey luminaries throughout the state, at our terminals and Parkway service areas, and next year at our Entertainment and Learning Center at American Dream.”

Although the 14th Annual Induction Ceremony will be virtual, it will be made widely available to the public with a date to be announced.

The NJHOF officials look forward to holding a live ceremony once again in 2023.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2022 is:

  • Sports

  • Ron Jaworski (Vorhees)

    Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and National Football League (NFL) analyst.

  • Heather O'Reilly (East Brunswick)

    Professional soccer player and three-time Olympic medalist.

  • Enterprise

  • Ralph Izzo (Cranbury)

    Businessman and former nuclear physicist.

  • Dr. Roy Vagelos (Westfield)

    Physician and business executive.

  • The Unanue Family (Alpine, Ridgefield Park)

    Founder of Goya Foods.

  • Performing Arts

  • Chelsea Handler (Livingston)

    Award-winning comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate.

  • Max Weinberg (Newark)

    Drummer and television personality.

  • Public Service

  • Governor Richard J. Hughes (Florence Township)

    Lawyer, politician, and judge.

  • Dorothea Dix (Trenton)

    Nurse and advocate for the mentally ill.

  • Arts & Letters

  • Margaret Bourke-White (Bound Brook)

    Photographer and documentary photographer.

  • Walter Dean Myers (Jersey City)

    Writer of children’s books and young adult literature.

  • The 12 inductees were chosen out of 50 nominees after a public vote. #NJHOF2022

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