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For Immediate Release
May 1, 2009

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The College at Brockport Honors Donors and Volunteers

President's Donor Recognition Dinner Recognizes
Support and Service

Press Release Photo Mary Worboys-Turner, 2009 Service to the College Award Recipient

Brockport, NY—The College at Brockport, State University of New York, celebrated the Third Annual President's Donor Recognition Dinner, Friday, May 1, 2009, in which President John R. Halstead recognized the generous support and outstanding service to the College by members of the College and greater community. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Brockport Foundation Volunteer Service Award and accompanying Volunteer Service Award Scholarship.

Recipient of this year’s Brockport Foundation Volunteer Service Award is chair of the College’s Foundation Board, Mary Worboys-Turner. Worboys-Turner was recognized for her many years of exceptional service to the College. She joined the Brockport Foundation Board in 2002, and has served in leadership roles on various committees, becoming Board chair in 2006. As chair, she has helped to strengthen the Board, bringing to bear her considerable expertise and experience.

Besides her service to the College, Worboys-Turner has provided outstanding service to numerous nonprofit organizations throughout Greater Rochester. She began her professional life at the Association for the Blind in Rochester, NY, where she established groundbreaking programs for visually impaired children. For the past nine years, Warboys-Turner has devoted herself to local non-profit organizations, including the Rochester Salvation Army, Girl Scouts of Western New York, Center for Developmental Services Foundation, the Rochester Area Community Foundation, and the John F. Wegman Fund.

Laura Brodfuehrer, from Tonawanda, NY, also was recognized at the Donor Dinner as this year’s recipient of the Volunteer Service Award Scholarship, which honors her numerous volunteer activities at the College and in her community. Her nominator, Professor of Physical Education and Sport, and Director of Camp Abilities Lauren Lieberman, describes Brodfuehrer as someone who “exemplifies not only service but a very strong ethical approach to teaching and community involvement.”

Brodfuehrer, who received her bachelor’s degree from the College last year, graduated magna cum laude. She continues at the College, working toward a master’s in physical education and sport with a concentration in adaptive physical education. Brodfuehrer dedicated her time and financial resources last summer at Camp Abilities in Wasilla, AK, where she served as an exemplary representative of The College at Brockport. Camp Abilities is a sports camp for children who are blind, deaf/blind, or who have visual impairments. Over spring break this year, she volunteered at the Camp Abilities in San Francisco, CA, and will volunteer this summer at Camp Abilities on the Brockport campus. In addition to her work with Camp Abilities, Brodfuehrer also volunteers for Rochester Rookies, a wheelchair track team, and the Swim & Gym Clinic at the College for children with disabilities. She also mentors undergraduate students as they learn how to effectively teach children with disabilities.


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