Inside Rensselaer
Volume 7, No. 6, March 29, 2013
   

Accolades

Recent awards and recognition for Rensselaer’s faculty, staff, and students

Sean Doyle, business manager in strategic communications and external relations, is a member of the Leadership Institute’s Class of 2013. The Leadership Institute is a seven-month skills-based professional development program presented by the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce that incorporates a “learning from leaders” approach to successful leadership training. Doyle was among 24 participants who were honored at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom March 21. spacer

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle

  Paul Marthers, vice president and dean of
enrollment
, has written an article called “Observations from Climbing the Leadership Ladder” in a new book titled Leadership Lessons: Vision and Values for a New Generation, published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The book is a compilation of 22 articles on the topic of leadership, written by leaders in higher education. “Filled with unique kernels of wisdom, each chapter shares the authors’ visions and values in ways that inspire, motivate, and illustrate how to be an exceptional leader,” say the publishers.
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Paul Marthers

Paul Marthers

             
Peter Grimm, director of university events, has been appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Committee on Open Government, a national initiative to promote the importance of open government and freedom of information. As part of the New York Department of State, the committee oversees and advises the government, public, and news media on Freedom of Information, open meetings, and personal privacy protection laws. Grimm is a county legislator with a 30-year record of civic leadership in the city of Troy. He has served as a board member of the Friends of Prospect Park, Mayor’s Beautification Council, Troy United Ink, Commission of Economic Opportunity, Community of Friends of Saint Patrick, and F. Warren Travers Supreme Court Library.  

Peter Grimm

Peter Grimm

  Larry Ruff, senior systems engineer in the School of Engineering, won the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award at the WPI FIRST Regional, which took place March 7–9. The Woodie Flowers Award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. It was founded in 1996 to recognize mentors who lead, inspire, and empower using excellent communication skills. The finalist award honors the top mentor at a regional event and qualifies Ruff to be considered at the championship FIRST competition. High school students write a 3,000-character essay to nominate someone for this award. Ruff was nominated by FIRST teams from Shenendehowa and Albany high schools.  

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Larry Ruff

             
             
             

 

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