Alumni Association Year End Wrap Up Note from the Editor

May 1st, 2014 Posted in Alumni News & Events
Alumni board members after the May 2014 board meeting.

Alumni board members after the May 2014 board meeting.

The ACC/CCC Alumni Association and office is wrapping up another academic year of activities. I would like to take this opportunity to give a shout-out to the people who worked hard to make our Association so successful. Our Board members have been busy offering assistance to students, our future alumni members, in a variety of ways. Book Grants have been provided to students with financial need with the assistance of the College Financial Aid offices who administer the account, as well as our friends at the campus Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Recently, a total of seven Alumni Scholarships were awarded: two to 2014-15 Freshmen Students who are a child or grandchild of an ACC/CCC graduate, two Returning Students and three Graduating Transfer awards.

We are pleased to announce the names of the 2014 Alumni Award recipients:  Richard J. Knaul ’63, Melanie Trexler ’75 and Terry M. Wilbur ’08, who you will hear more about in future publications. They will be honored at the annual awards brunch at Oak & Vine at the Springside Inn, as well as at Commencement on May 18. We thank them for their service to their alma mater as well as to their communities.

As always, we have had a great year of trip offerings including two sold out Gettysburg Battlefield weekend excursions and a day, as well as a weekend trip, to New York City.  We appreciate the loyal following we have on these trips.

Some of the other activities the Association sponsored or participated in over the past academic year include the 11th Annual Antique Appraisal Fair in October; a pizza booth at the 40th annual Holiday Craft Show in December; and participation in the 11th Family Fun Day in February.

The Alumni Association is behind the scenes working on these and other projects throughout the year, and I would like to recognize them:  President Ted Herrling ’72, Vice President Gerry Guiney ’82, Treasurer Fred Falsey ’76, and Secretary John Lamphere ’74. Members at large include:  Lori Cochran ’05, Betty DeLuna ’93, Felicia Franceschelli ’11, Tony Gucciardi ‘61, JoAnn Harris ’95, Bill Jacobs ’73, John McLeod ’08, Amanda Reed ’06, Amanda Stankus ’03 and Terry Wilbur ’08.  Ex officio members include Louise Wilson ’72, Director of Alumni Affairs, and Jeff Hoffman, Executive Director of the CCC Foundation.

There have been many people who have offered assistance to the Association as well as the Alumni office over the past academic year, and they should be recognized as well:  Mary Wejko ’66, proofreader extraordinaire and assistant editor of The Spartan; Carol MacKenzie ’74, Kathy Colella ’72 and Jeff Hoffman from the Foundation office, who are invaluable to the Association; Graphic Designer Mary Merritt who puts my visions of The Spartan on paper; and former Foundation staff members Mary Kriever ’08, assistant editor of The Spartan and my right-hand gal, and Marty MacKay. And a thank you to the great staff, faculty, IT and maintenance gurus who keep us up and running each day!

A round of applause and a huge thank you for all they have done to make our Alumni Association 55 years strong.  Let’s try for at least another 55!


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