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* Distinguished Service Award recipient Paul Severino ’69, with President Jackson and his wife, Kathleen.
Distinguished Service Award recipient Paul Severino ’69, with President Jackson and his wife, Kathleen.
RAA Awards Recognize Outstanding Volunteers

The Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Awards Program recognizes alumni contributions in every area of volunteer work. This year’s winners were formally recognized for their dedication and commitment to Rensselaer, and for their contributions to the RAA, at a ceremony during Reunion & Homecoming, Oct. 15. President Shirley Ann Jackson was present to thank the award winners for their contributions to Rensselaer, including Paul Severino ’69 and John Broadbent Jr. ’59, who currently serve on the Rensselaer Board of Trustees.

Severino was honored with the Distinguished Service Award (DSA), the highest award presented by the RAA. The DSA recognizes “truly distinguished service to a profession, to the nation, or to humanity.” Severino was honored for his generous gifts of time, talent, and resources to Rensselaer.

Additional awards included:

Demers Medal —E stablished to recognize and to stimulate interest in the welfare of the Institute by alumni or friends. Recipients: Richard Bollam ’66, John Broadbent Jr. ’59, and Richard Hartt ’70.

Alumni Key Award — Recognizes outstanding service in support of Rensselaer’s advancement by alumni or friends. Recipients: David Bailey ’83, Wanda Denson-Low ’78, Ivonne Droz ’01, Harry Hovey Jr. ’52, Gordon Kilby ’53, Peter Pfeiffer ’78, P. Richard Rittelmann ’60, and Jonathan Witter ’82.
Director’s Award—Presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of the Rensselaer Alumni Association and to the Office of Alumni Relations during the past year. Recipients: Thomas Keaney ’94, Barbara Nelson ’80, John Schmidt ’55, Darren Stiles ’06, Cheyne Suker ’04, and Donald Van Luvanee ’66.

Alumni Admissions Recognition of Excellence Award — Recognizes outstanding service by alumni to the undergraduate admissions effort. Recipient: Ria Galanos ’93.

Chapter of the Year Award — New Jersey.

Special Recognition Award for Rensselaer Alumni Chapters — Northern California.

RAA Teaching Award — Roger Grice ’87, Ph.D.’87.

For more information on the RAA Awards Program, contact Elisabeth Cain in the Office of Alumni Relations at, (518) 276-4923.

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