Throughout the year, Le Moyne College will recognize a secondary school partner who is deeply committed to improving educational opportunities for the students they serve. These “heroes,” along with their guidance counselor colleagues, work as tireless advocates to create solutions that provide their students with a chance at a first-class education.
We honor Clete Gualtieri, who works as a counselor for Jamesville-Dewitt High School, and is a long-time friend of Le Moyne College. In addition to being a proud member of the Le Moyne class of 1983, several members of his family also graduated from the College. He is also a past winner of the College’s Edward J. Gorman Award for Excellence in Counseling.
One of Clete’s favorite sayings is “schools thrive on hope,” a philosophy that serves as a reminder to all that a college education brings with it unlimited opportunities. When asked why he’s so passionate about what he does, Clete said, “As a high school counselor, I am honored and energized to be a part of young people’s lives at such an important and exciting time for them.”
On behalf of all of us at Le Moyne College, congratulations Clete! We pray that you continue to be a “merchant of hope” for all the young men and women whose lives you touch.