SUNY ORANGE FOUNDATION ISSUES 2016 LEADERSHIP AWARDS

4/15/2016

Foundation Honors Leadership in the Areas of Business, Community and Education; Recognizes Pair of Alumni

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. –The SUNY Orange Foundation recently recognized “Excellence in the Arts” when it hosted its 10th Leadership Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 14 in Orange Hall on the College's Middletown campus.

Recipients included: Focus Media (Leadership in Business), Storm King Art Center (Leadership in Community), Dorothy Dwyer Szefc ’81 (Leadership in Education), and Matthew Dorcas ’98 and Tony Meola ’74 (Edward A. Diana Alumni Leadership Award).

The SUNY Orange Foundation was established as a non-profit corporation in 1987. The mission of the Foundation is to generate funds and build resources to enhance learning opportunities for students and the community. During the 2015-16 academic year, the Foundation expects to award more than $320,000 in scholarships to help deserving SUNY Orange students.

PHOTO: 2016 Leadership Awards

The SUNY Orange Foundation recognized “Excellence in the Arts” on Thursday evening, April 14, during its annual Leadership Awards ceremony in Orange Hall Theatre. Leadership medals were presented to Focus Media (Leadership in Business), Storm King Art Center (Leadership in Community), Dorothy Dwyer Szefc ’81 (Leadership in Education), Matthew Dorcas ’98 (Edward A. Diana Leadership Award) and Tony Meola ‘’74 (Diana Alumni Leadership Award). On hand for the ceremony were, from left, Dorcas; Meola; John P. Stern, president of Storm King Art Center; Josh Sommers, president and CEO, Focus Media; Lisa Sommers, vice president of client services, Focus Media; Tony Morino, executive vice president, Focus Media; and Szefc. Dorcas is executive vice president and partner at Clutter Studios in Beacon, N.Y. Meola has served as a sound designer on many of the most famous musicals on Broadway and Szefc is the Cultural Affairs coordinator at SUNY Orange (photo by Steve Hedderton).


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