Ridgewood October 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 3 Village woman inducted into basketball hall of fame Ridgewood resident Anne ArmstrongCoben, MD has been named the first woman from Amherst College to be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction took place late last week. Dr. Armstrong-Coben is a renowned pediatrician at New York Presbyterian and is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Columbia University, where she teaches both residents and medical students. The doctor graduated from Amherst College, majoring in political science while completing pre-medical requirements. While at Amherst, she was a four-year starter on the women’s basketball team, and served as captain for two years. She graduated from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and then completed her internship and residency at Columbia University’s Babies and Children’s Hospital. She has been a faculty member at Columbia University since 1992. Her writing has appeared in publications that range from Academic Medicine to the op-ed page of The New York Times. For five years, she was founder and medical director of a practice serving homeless and at-risk youth and their children in Newark. She consulted to the Office of the Child Advocate for the State of New Jersey on the issue of health care for children in foster care, and this continues to be a passion. Her areas of focus are community pediatrics, patient-doctor relationships, and improving communication skills. Dr. Armstrong-Coben has four children ages eight to 15 and has been active in coaching her daughter’s Biddy Basketball teams. She has been married to writer Harlan Coben for 21 years. They met at Amherst on the basketball court. Last week, the Ridgewood Board of Education accepted multiple donations to fund school equipment without using tax dollars. The Ridgewood High School Football Scholarship Committee donated $12,000 for uniforms for the high school’s football team. The George Washington Middle School Home & School Association donated $8,600 for document cameras, projectors, camcorders, and other cameras. Board receives donations The Ridge Home & School Association donated $6,000 for projectors, document cameras, and audio visual carts for the second grade at the Ridge School. The Foundation for Ridgewood Athletics donated $4,500 for equipment for the Ridgewood High School training room, and iGive Holdings LLC donated $40 for the Benjamin Franklin Middle School’s RISE field trips. J. KOSTER Anne Armstrong-Coben, MD ������������������ We Are Parties • Playland • Turf/Sports • Archade • Wacky Science • Baseball