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Gary DiCamillo ’73

RAA To Honor Outstanding Volunteers
Oct. 20

In tribute to their outstanding commitment to the Institute and their fellow alumni, the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) and the Office of Alumni Relations have recognized an outstanding group of volunteers with the 2011 RAA Awards.

The awards will be presented at the annual RAA Awards Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 20, during Reunion & Homecoming weekend. (For more information about Reunion & Homecoming, visit
Rensselaer Board of Trustees member Gary DiCamillo ’73 will be 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.” DiCamillo is being honored for his generous gifts of time, talent, and resources to Rensselaer.

Additional awards include:

Albert Fox Demers Medal
Louis Bellardo ’67
Michael Ciminera ’59

Alumni Key Award
Paul Bleicher ’76
Michael Cocca ’51, M.S. ’59
Lauren Thomas ’01
Roger Mike ’70
Kareem Ibn-Abdullah Muhammad ’01
Jessica Sweeney ’04

RAA Teaching Award
Thomas Willemain
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Director’s Award
Ashley Brandin ’06
Jennifer Keyes ’02
Sonya Mazumdar ’05
Raymond Moran ’95
Marvin Petry ’59
John White ’82
Cleopatra White ’84

Alumni Admissions Recognition of Excellence Award
Andy Woo ’00

Craig W. Angell ’35 Chapter of the Year Award
Rensselaer Alumni Chapter of Dallas/Fort Worth
Sergey Komarov, M.S. ’96, President

Special Recognition Award for Rensselaer Alumni Chapters
Hudson Mohawk Alumni Chapter
Jonathan Sefcik, ’05, President

For more information and a description of criteria for each award, visit, or contact Elisabeth Cain in the Office of Alumni Relations at or (518) 276-4923.

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