Volunteers Make Alumni Week and Homecoming a Success
The MCC Foundation thanks the members of the Alumni Week and Homecoming 2013 Planning Committee for their outstanding effort to reconnect alumni, students and friends to MCC. Together, with our college community partners, we held 15 very successful events!
Our Homecoming celebration began with the Golf Classic and Luncheon
honoring Richard H. Ryther held at Eagle Vale Golf Club raising $7,800 in support of the Student Leaders Association Scholarship Fund. We thank our sponsors Pivcon Inc., Golden Memories, the MCC Association and Tees and Specialties.
The Damon Campus Student Events and Governance Association hosted a celebration, setting the tone leading us into Homecoming weekend. Then, the Homecoming carnival
and headline performance
by the University of Rochester YellowJackets offered a day filled with fun, rides, food and music. The carnival and YellowJackets performance were hosted by the Campus Activities Board, First Year Experience, Housing and Residence Life and Creative Arts.
followed with the annual Faculty vs. Students Basketball Game hosted by Athletics and with music provided by WMCC The Fuse. Faculty, staff and students wearing black and gold cheered on their favorite team from the sidelines. In the evening, a banquet was held on campus honoring Ashley Socola ’05, Women’s Basketball player and former Life Skills Coordinator at MCC, Joe Reina ’95, Baseball player and special award recipient Richard H. Ryther as they were inducted into the MCC Sports Hall of Fame
Homecoming Day was filled with family friendly events, starting with the 7th Annual 5K Walk/Run
. MCC faculty, staff, alumni and community members ran in the pouring rain and raised over $11,500 for student scholarships! Special thanks to Donna Burke, Dave Ghidiu, Jodi Oriel ’93, Courtney Sprague ’02, Kimberley Willis ’91 and Dawn Quatro ’91, for forming teams, encouraging sponsorship and lending their leadership support to make this our most successful race yet! Congratulations to our 5K top finishers: Randy Smith, Kevin Sheehan, Dave Ghidiu, Tariq Getrouw and Xiomara Getrouw. Award winners were: Kim Willis and the Lap for Linda team.
Special thanks to all our team members for their enthusiasm and generosity. They collectively raised over $8,000! The teams, listed in order of most funds raised, are: Lap for Linda, The Tekkies and The Trekkies, Engineering Leadership Council, CIS Flash, ResLife Racers, Rockin’ Sneakers, The Yoginis and Worst Parade Ever. Click here for race results
, video and photos. Thank you to all the individual and team participants, MCC staff and the many volunteers (including students from Nursing and VAPA) who helped make this event a success.
The 5K Walk/Run was followed by MCC Tribunes games
and Tailgate Party
sponsored by Sodexo and GEICO. The afternoon ended with a Gallery Talk
in the Mercer Gallery which featured MCC alumni Chris Mostyn ’90 and Rick Nickel ’92, both successful artists. Their work was displayed as part of the Alumni Art Exhibit
made possible by Kathy Farrell and MCC’s Visual and Performing Arts Department.
Our celebration wound down as alumni took advantage of an exceptional opportunity to learn cooking and wine pairing
techniques from Michelle Bartell, Chef Gerry Brinkman and Dave Boni. Special thanks to Kim Joyce and the Hospitality Department students who helped with everything from prep through plating to make the evening a success. Our celebration came to a close as alumni from the Classes of the ’60s
held their annual gathering at Perlo’s Restaurant and alumni and area dental hygienists came together on campus for the Eastman-Monroe Dental Hygiene
Alumni Association Reunion Luncheon.
Thanks to everyone who supported and participated in the events, and especially to the following planning committee members:
Susan Baker ’89, Student Services
Rosanna Condello, College and Community Relations
Valerie Couderc, World Languages and Cultures
Chris Hamm, Housing and Residence Life
Rebecca Herzog, Office of Student Life and Leadership Development
Yolanda Johnson ’02, Campus Events
Erin Julian ’98, Community Volunteer
Jodi Oriel ’93, Office of Student Life and Leadership Development
Stephen Palmer ’97, Advisement and Graduation Services
Jeffrey Parrinello ’02, Athletics
Mark Pastorella ’90, MCC Foundation
Susan Rock-McCrossen ’98, Advisement and Graduation Services
Elizabeth Stewart, Office of Student Life and Leadership Development
Gail Terhaar, MCC Foundation
MacClurg Vivian ’64/’65, Community Volunteer
Sandy Warren ‘07, Human Resources
Save the date!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
MCC’s 8th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships
Tribunes Soccer games and more!
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Monroe Community College Alumni & Foundation
Questions or comments? Send an email to Karen A. Shaw ’78, alumni and annual giving coordinator at the MCC Foundation, at email@example.com or call 585.262.1501.
The Monroe Community College Foundation and Alumni Office are located in the Damon City Campus
228 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585.262.1500 Fax: 585.262.1515