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2008 Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon
Oct. 16, 2008

Since 1984, Hudson Valley Community College has recognized accomplishments of its alumni and supporters with the Distinguished Services Awards. The annual event is organized by the college’s Foundation and Alumni Association and features awards in five categories.

This year’s award winners were: Paula A. Stopera ’77, president and CEO of Capital Communications Federal Credit Union; Michael J. Whalen ’73, director of administration for Prime Care Physicians; Charles Touhey, an educator, businessman, and civil rights activist; William C. Wolff ’72, executive director of the La Salle School; and James Barba, president and chief executive officer of Albany Medical Center.

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2008 Distinguished Service Award winners Paula Stopera ’77, Charles Touhey, William Wolff ’72 and Michael Whalen ’73 2008 Distinguished Service Award winners Paula Stopera ’77, Charles Touhey, William Wolff ’72 and Michael Whalen ’73 Foundation President Sarah Boggess Foundation President Sarah Boggess
Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04. Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04.
Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh �61; 2008 Distinguished Award winners Paula Stopera �77, Charles Touhey, William Wolff �72 and Michael Whalen �73 join Foundation President Sarah Boggess and Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak. Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh ’61; 2008 Distinguished Service Award winners Paula Stopera ’77, Charles Touhey, William Wolff ’72 and Michael Whalen ’73 join Foundation President Sarah Boggess and Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak.  
Paula Stopera ’77 accepts the Otto V. Guenther Career Achievement Award. Paula Stopera ’77 accepts the Otto V. Guenther Career Achievement Award. Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Foundation President Sarah Boggess, Richard Amadon, Paula Stopera �77, Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney �04 and Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh �61. Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Foundation President Sarah Boggess, Richard Amadon, Paula Stopera ’77, Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04 and Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh ’61.
Albany Medical Center Executive Vice President Dr. Steven Frisch receives the Corporate Excellence Award on behalf of Albany Medical Center. Albany Medical Center Executive Vice President Dr. Steven Frisch receives the Corporate Excellence Award on behalf of Albany Medical Center. Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Albany Medical Center Executive Vice President Dr. Steven Frisch, Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04, Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh ’61 and Foundation President Sarah Boggess. Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Albany Medical Center Executive Vice President Dr. Steven Frisch, Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04, Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh ’61 and Foundation President Sarah Boggess.
Michael Whalen ’73 receives the 1953 Award for Distinguished Service to Hudson Valley Community College by an Alumnus. Michael Whalen ’73 receives the 1953 Award for Distinguished Service to Hudson Valley Community College by an Alumnus. Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Hudson Valley Department Chairperson Medical Imaging Jeanne Kelleher, Michael Whalen ’73, Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04, Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh ’61 and Foundation President Sarah Boggess. Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Hudson Valley Department Chairperson Medical Imaging Jeanne Kelleher, Michael Whalen ’73, Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04, Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh ’61 and Foundation President Sarah Boggess.
Charles Touhey receives the 1953 Award for Distinguished Service to Hudson Valley Community College by a Non-Alumnus. Charles Touhey receives the 1953 Award for Distinguished Service to Hudson Valley Community College by a Non-Alumnus. Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Charles Touhey, Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04, Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh ’61 and Foundation President Sarah Boggess. Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Charles Touhey, Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04, Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh ’61 and Foundation President Sarah Boggess.
William Wolff ’72 receives the Hudson Valley Community College Humanitarian Service Award. William Wolff ’72 receives the Hudson Valley Community College Humanitarian Service Award. Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Robert Conway ’67, William Wolff ’72, Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04, Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh ’61 and Foundation President Sarah Boggess. Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Robert Conway ’67, William Wolff ’72, Alumni Association Chairwoman Kathy Carney ’04, Past Chairman of the Foundation Board James Walsh ’61 and Foundation President Sarah Boggess.