April 12, 2023
RIT President David Munson, center, emceed the 2023 Alfred L. Davis Public Service Awards on April 11. Recipients Susan Fox, left, and Jade Myers, right, were honored for their outstanding record of service. The Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award was presented to Fox, a prospect researcher in University Advancement, for her commitment to the Rochester community through volunteering for the Dining Room Ministry program run by Third Presbyterian Church, and the East Avenue Grocery Run, an annual event that has raised more than $400,000 for 24 food pantries and meal programs. A gift in Fox’s name will be made to the grocery run. The Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award was given to Myers, a mechanical and industrial engineering doctoral student in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, who focuses on designing prostheses for individuals who have lost limbs. A gift in Myers’ name will be made to the Healing Hands for Haiti Foundation.