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Past Award Winners

Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award

Rose Marie Toscano 2014

Professor, Department of Liberal Studies

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Gifts were made in Rose Marie Toscano’s name to the following organizations:

  • The Advocacy Center
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • SKIP of NY

 

 

Stephanie Polowe 2013

Professor, Cultural and Creative Studies

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Gifts were made in Dr. Stephanie Polowe’s name to the following organizations:

  • Caring Hearts for RIT Cats
  • Irondequoit Community Cupboard
  • Irondequoit Rotary
  • Irondequoit Volunteer Ambulance
  • NTID Theater Program
  • Rochester Area Humane Society at Lollipop Farm
  • Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Summerville Presbyterian Church Mission Program
  • Sunset House
Steven Morse 2012

Assistant Vice President, Institute Audit, Compliance and Advisement

Gifts were made in Steven Morse's name to the following organizations:

  • Rochester School for the Deaf
  • Susan B. Anthony House
  • Shepard Home
  • New York Museum of Transportation
  • NTID Student Interpreters Club
Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper 2011

Senior Vice President, Student Affairs

Gifts were made in Mary-Beth Cooper's name to the following organizations:

  • YMCA of Greater Rochester
  • Angela Buckley Scholarship at RIT

 

John Klofas 2010

Professor, Criminal Justice

College of Liberal Arts

Gifts were made in John Klofas' name to the following organizations:

  • House of Mercy
  • Teen Empowerment
  • Determined Divas
M. Ann Howard 2009

Professor, Science, Technology & Society/Public Policy

College of Liberal Arts

Gifts were made in Ann Howard’s name to the following organizations:

  • NeighborWorks Rochester
  • Greater Rochester Urban Bounty
  • Anthony L. Jordan Health Center
Dr. James J. DeCaro 2008

Director, Postsecondary Education Network-International

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Gifts were made in Dr. DeCaro’s name to the following organizations:

  • Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
  • Al Sigl Center
  • Rochester School for the Deaf Archives
  • Hearing Loss Association of America Rochester New York Chapter
Dr. D. Robert Frisina 2007

Director, International Center for Hearing and Speech Research

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Gifts were made in Dr. D. Robert Frisina’s name to the following organizations:

  • Rochester Rehabilitation Center
  • Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
  • Rochester School for the Deaf
Deborah M. Stendardi 2006

Vice President

Government and Community Relations

Gifts were made in Deborah M. Stendardi’s name to the following organization:

  • United Way of Greater Rochester’s Women United Youth Advocate Model
William C. Larsen 2005

Associate Professor Civil Engineering Technology

College of Applied Science and Technology

Gifts were made in William C. Larsen’s name to the following organizations:

  • Haiti Outreach – Pwoje Espwa (H.O.P.E.)
  • RIT Civil Engineering Technology Environmental Management Building Fund

Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award

Meaghan Malone
2014

Graduate Student, Sustainable Engineering

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

A gift was made in Meaghan Malone's name to the following organization:

  • Friends of Borgne
Bakar Ali
2013

Third Year RIT/NTID Student, Double Major

Urban and Community Studies and International Studies

College of Liberal Arts

Gifts were made in Bakar Ali's name to the following organizations:

    • The Center for Youth
    • Global Deaf Muslim
    • Mary's Place
    David Kelbe
    2012

    Ph.D. Candidate, Imaging Science

    2010 Graduate, Imaging Science

    College of Science

    Gifts were made in David Kelbe's name to the following organizations:

    • AMG International
    • The OrphanAge Foundation
    Julianna Johnson
    2011

    Fourth Year Student, Graphic Design

    College of Imaging Arts & Sciences

    Gifts were made in Julianna Johnson's name to the following organizations:

    • Bethany House
    • The Women's Place
    Ryan Buckley
    2010

    Third Year Student, Biomedical Sciences

    College of Science

    Gifts were made in Ryan Buckley's name to the following organizations:

    • ArtPeace
    • Rochester Roots
    Kaitlyn Werner
    2009

    Third Year Student, Marketing

    E. Philip Saunders College of Business

    Gifts were made in Kaitlyn Werner’s name to the following organizations:

    • Livingston County Habitat for Humanity
    • Food Link
    Angelina Faulkner
    2008

    President, College Pan-Hellenic Council

    Fourth Year Student, Visual Media

    School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

    College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

    A gift was made in Angelina Faulkner’s name to the following:

    • Teen Empowerment Program.
    Kate Dyson
    2007

    Fourth Year Student, Biology

    College of Science

    A gift was made in Kate Dyson’s name to the following orginizations:

    • AIDS Rochester.
    Marco Flagg
    2007

    Fourth Year Student, Photojournalism

    College of Imaging Arts & Sciences

    A gift was made in Marco Flagg’s name to the following orginazations:

    • Rochester Fatherhood Resource Initiative, Inc.
    Abenaa Addei
    2006

    Vice President, National Pan-Hellenic Council

    Vice President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

    Fourth Year Student, Management Information Systems

    College of Business

    Gifts were made in Abenna Addei’s name to the following organizations:

    • Alpha Kappa Alpha – Omicron Beta Chapter
    • Tarote Non-profit Organization
    Sheila D. Sarratore
    2005

    President, RIT Student Government

    Fourth Year Student, New Media Publishing

    College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

    Gifts were made in Shelia Sarratore’s name to the following organizations:

    • Special Olympics Genesee Region
    • Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund