Atlantic County Women's Hall of Fame


To honor in perpetuity those women citizens of Atlantic County whose contributions have been of greatest value for the betterment of their county.


The ACWHF continues to grow and recognize those women who have served and contributed so much to the residents of Atlantic County.  It is an honor and a privilege to acknowledge their commitment. The ACWHF is also pleased to offer scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have also demonstrated such commitment. Please join us in celebrating those honored at our Induction Ceremony on March 21, 2019 and our Spring Scholarship Brunch, with the date to be announced.


To celebrate and recognize women who have made outstanding achievements and significant contributions in their professional fields, to women's and girls' causes, or in community endeavors; and, to motivate and inspire young women to expand their horizons and fulfill their goals.


  • To establish annual awards which honor outstanding women.
  • To educate Atlantic County residents about the contributions of women to our society.
  • To promote the enhancement of women throughout Atlantic County.


The "first" women of Atlantic County are a part of the rich history of women celebrated by the Atlantic County Women's Hall of Fame. Honorees are chosen in the categories of Pioneers (P) for achievement prior to 1960, Contemporary Achievers (C) - post 1960


Inductee must be a resident who was born or raised in Atlantic County OR who has been employed in Atlantic County for at least 10 years. Nominations are accepted from individuals in the public and private sectors of the county. Candidates are selected based on Lasting contributions or achievements made to promote the enhancement of women, and women who have blazed
a new path for other women to follow.



The Atlantic County Women's Hall of Fame photograph exhibit of all inductees, through 2014, can now be seen at our new location in the skywalk between the Atlantic City Convention Center and the Sheraton Atlantic City.


Arts/Entertainment  • Law
 • Athletics  • Public Safety
 • Business  • Medicine/Health
 • Education  • Philanthropy
 • Entrepreneur  • Religion
 • Literature  • Science
 • Journalism/Media  • Social Services
 • Government/Public Service  



Monica Coffey - Business

Jennifer Denice Couthen - Volunteerism

Audrey Fischer - Volunteerism

Melanie Rice  - Volunteerism

Nanette C. Stuart - Arts/Entertainment

Terri L. Schieder-Rann - Medicine/Health


The Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame “Oral History Project” has begun!  To see interviews with past honorees, simply:

  • Download the StoryCorps app
  • Search for Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame

Current interviews include:

  • Maryjane Briant
  • Claudia Ratzlaff

More interviews to be uploaded in the near future.