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Le Moyne College Presents Awards to Alumni during Reunion Weekend

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will honor several alumni during Reunion Weekend, which takes place June 2 – 5.

On Saturday evening, June 4, Grace S. Wolff, M.D. ’61 will be honored with the College’s Distinguished Alumna Award at the Alumni Awards Dinner.

A professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Grace C. Wolff ’61 has served as an attending physician at both Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinic. In addition, she served as a visiting professor at several institutions, including the University of Michigan, Children’s Hospital Medical Center Harvard and the University of Virginia. Wolff is currently a member of the Board of Regents at Le Moyne College.

On Sunday, June 5, the College will honor the following people at the Ignatian Awards Brunch:

Katherine Purcell ’66: Professional Achievement
Purcell serves as program administrator of the University of Rochester’s Kirch Development Center, one of the few clinics in the country with a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of autism. Active in the community, she is a literacy volunteer and works at Advent House, a hospice. She holds a master’s degree in public administration and health care management from the State University of New York at Brockport.

J. Thomas Mullen ’66: Professional Achievement (posthumously)
For nearly 25 years Tom worked at Catholic Charities in Cleveland, Ohio, first as the president of Catholic Charities Services Corporation, and later as the chief executive officer of Catholic Charities Health and Human Services. Under his leadership, the organization’s annual budget rose to approximately $100 million, and it launched, expanded or funded numerous programs to combat hunger, poverty and disease in the community. Mullen was active with Catholic Charities not just locally, but nationally, serving as the president of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities USA. Active in his community, he served as a member of the board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, and as a member of the board of trustees for Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer Inc., St. Edward Home, and The Johanna Grasselli Rehabilitation and Education Center.

Dominick Pullano ’76: Service to Le Moyne
Pullano is the incoming president of the Alumni Association Board. He served Le Moyne as a volunteer in the Tradition with Vision fundraising campaign and has volunteered with the Office of Career Services and Office of Admission, hosting interns at his company as well as being instrumental in efforts to establish a Magis scholarship so that future students will have the same opportunity for a Jesuit education as he had. Pullano is president of PCM Associates Ltd. He previously served as the senior vice president of investments at GunnAllen Financial, the vice president of investments at PaineWebber in Rochester, N.Y., and as vice president of investments at Advest Inc.

Charles Michaud ’66: Community Service
Michaud served for 29 years as international sales manager for Paper Conversions Inc. He is active with Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North America Volunteers, helping to organizes trips to Lourdes, France, for those who are seeking healing. Michaud is an active parishioner at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, having served as a Eucharistic minister, lector and parish council member. He has been an integral part of the parish’s Franciscan Collaborative Ministries, a community organization dedicated to the revitalization of Syracuse’s Northside. In addition, he and his wife, Marjorie, have opened their home to infants awaiting adoption. For 11 years this remarkable couple served as foster parents while also raising five children of their own.
Mary Beth Dunn ’86: Community Service
Dunn is a pediatric dentist. She held a fellowship at the Craniofacial Center of Western New York, where she was part of a team that provided comprehensive care for patients with face or skull deformities. Working in consultation with oral surgeons, orthodontists and physicians, Dunn participated in surgery and helped to treat numerous syndromes. She has also traveled to the World Special Olympics in North Carolina, providing dental care for children and adults with mental retardation.

Barbara McHugh Marino ’01: Young Alumna
Marino is marketing director of ticketing for Major League Baseball (MLB), responsible for overseeing the marketing initiatives to drive online ticket sales at MLB.com and the 30 MLB club Web sites, managing the implementation of e-mails and ad campaigns to drive sales, and overseeing the tracking and analysis of those efforts. Prior to her work at MLB.com, she served as the director of marketing for the Sports Museum of America and as the marketing manager for the New York Mets. While with the Mets, she helped to broaden the team’s fan base, created the Mets Fan Club for Kids, and executed sponsorship opportunities with large companies such as Delta Air Lines, Master Card and Pepsi. Marino maintains a close connection to her alma mater, having served as a member of the Alumni Association Board since 2009 and as a member of the 2005 Reunion Committee.

Bettye Dunn: Honorary Alumna
Dunn has devoted much of her life to the College and its students, having arrived at Le Moyne in 1986 as a campus operator. She offers a voice and support to all, especially to students who otherwise wouldn’t have it. Dunn exudes the warmth, care and generosity that typify the Jesuit maxim of cura personalis, or care for the whole person.

For more information or to make a reservation for either the Alumni Awards Dinner or the Ignatian Awards Brunch, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at (315) 445-4563 or 1-877-LEMOYNE. Reservation deadline is Friday, May 27.

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posted on: 5/24/2011