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Marco J. Silvestri Award
Dr. Marco J. Silvestri Dr. Marco J. Silvestri  

The Marco J. Silvestri Award was named in honor of Dr. Silvestri in recognition of his support of the Academic Senate over his tenure at Hudson Valley Community College.

The purpose of the Marco J. Silvestri Award is to recognize and honor individuals whose vision and diverse talents enhance the mission of Hudson Valley Community College via participation in the Academic Senate.

Recipients

 


2010 Recipient Joan Shack
Professor Joan Shack was the recipient of the award for 2010. Joan has served as Chair of the Academic Senate from 2002 through 2008. Prior to that position, she chaired the Distinguished Rank Committee (2 years), Committee on Bridging the Workforce Development with academic side of house (1 year), Curriculum Committee (3 years), Student Code of Conduct Committee (1 year), as well as Co-Chair of Educational Offerings Standards and General Education Standard for our Middle States Self Study (3 years), and was the HVCC representative to Faculty Council of Community Colleges (1 year). Read more about Joan's nomination and some letters of recommendation.

Senate Chair Rosemary Schultz, Award Recipient Joan Shack, and President Drew Matonak. Senate Chair Rosemary Schultz, Award Recipient Joan Shack and President Drew Matonak. 2007 award recipient Peter Sanzen, Joan Shack, 2008 award recipient Vivian Tortorici and 2006 award recipient John Roy.2007 award recipient Peter Sanzen, Joan Shack, 2008 award recipient Vivian Tortorici and 2006 award recipient John Roy.

 


2008 Recipient Vivian Tortorici
Emeritus Faculty Member Vivian Tortorici was the award recipient for 2008. Vivian participated in discussions and meetings which resulted in the formation of the Academic Senate. As a founding member, she served on Academic Senate and/or Senate Standing Committees since its inception in 1995 until her recent retirement in June 2007. Read more about Vivian's nomination and some letters of recommendation.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Carolyn Curtis, Award Recipient Vivian Tortorici, Senate Chair Joan Shack, and President Drew Matonak. Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Carolyn Curtis, Award Recipient Vivian Tortorici, Senate Chair Joan Shack and President Drew Matonak. English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department Chairperson Dr. Maria Palmara, Vivian Tortorici and President Matonak. English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department Chairperson Dr. Maria Palmara, Vivian Tortorici and President Matonak.
2007 award recipient Peter Sanzen and Vivian Tortorici. 2007 award recipient Peter Sanzen and Vivian Tortorici.  

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2007 Recipient Peter Sanzen
Professor Peter Sanzen was the recipient of the award for 2007. Peter was a founding member of the Academic Senate in 1995, served ten years as Senator and Hudson Valley's representative to the Faculty Council of Community Colleges and founded the informal gatherings hosted by the Senate entitled initially 'Breakfast as a Bridge' and later as ' Teas at 3.' Read more about Peter's nomination and some letters of recommendation.

Award recipient Peter Sanzen and Senate Chair Joan Shack Award recipient Peter Sanzen and Senate Chair Joan Shack Award recipient Peter Sanzen and Senate Chair Joan Shack Award recipient Peter Sanzen and Senate Chair Joan Shack

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2006 Recipient John Roy
Founding member and first Chair of the Senate John Roy was the first recipient of the Marco J. Silvestri award for "Outstanding Contributions" to the Academic Senate of Hudson Valley Community College. Read more about John's nomination and some letters of recommendation.

John Roy John Roy (Left to right) President Drew Matonak, John Roy, Senate Chair Joan Shack (Left to right) President Drew Matonak, John Roy, Senate Chair Joan Shack
  (Left to right) Senate Secretary Laura Mastrangelo, Second Vice Chair Carmine Pesca, First Vice Chair Susan Kilgallon, John Roy, Academic Senate Chair Joan Shack, President Drew Matonak. (Left to right) Senate Secretary Laura Mastrangelo, Second Vice Chair Carmine Pesca, First Vice Chair Susan Kilgallon, John Roy, Academic Senate Chair Joan Shack, President Drew Matonak.

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