UAlbany Alumni Association Honors
Those Making a Difference
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 3, 2003) - The
University at Albany will honor eight alumni at the Alumni
Association Awards gala on Friday, June 6, at the Desmond
Hotel on Albany-Shaker Road.
The honorees are as follows:
Morris Massry, principal partner in Massry Realty Partners
and director of Troy Financial Corporation, will receive
the Citizen of the University Award. The award recognizes
outstanding contributions to the University by a non-alumnus
Donald E. Putterman '52, '53, retired superintendent of
the Schoharie Central School District, will receive the Excellence
in Alumni Service Award. It recognizes sustained leadership
and service to the Alumni Association and/or the University.
Timothy Bermingham '70, '75, a high school teacher in the
Wappingers Central School District known for his dynamic
teaching style, will receive the Bertha Brimmer Award. The
award celebrates excellence in secondary-school teaching.
Albert J. Kaehn Jr. '51, '52, a retired Brigadier General
in the United States Air Force and Paul Stec '81, vice president
for Finance and Administration at Siena College, will receive
Distinguished Alumni Awards. These awards honor alumni who
have displayed distinctive achievements in their profession
or field of endeavor and/or outstanding service to society
or their community.
Excellence in Education Awards, for extraordinary distinction
in the field of education, including pre-K through post-secondary
classroom teaching, school services and administration/supervision,
will be given to:
Mary Joan Koonz Egan '40, '61, '72, director of libraries
for the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District and a former
librarian at Shenendehowa Senior High School, Oneida Junior
High School, Albany Public Library and Albany Medical College.
Walter J. Schick '48, '49, (posthumously awarded) retired
assistant principal of the Bellmore Merrick School District.
Described as a person with integrity, dedication and commitment,
he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from New York
Paul F. Hooker '60, '61, a retired teacher and guidance
counselor at Shaker High School. He served as acting director
of Pupil Personnel Services and is active in cultural affairs,
most notably for his work at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady.
The cost of the event is $40 per person. A social hour begins
at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and awards presentation.