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2013 Rensselaer Alumni Association Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 RAA Awards, who were recognized for outstanding service and commitment to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, their contributions to their professions, their communities, and the world, at the annual RAA Awards Dinner, held Thursday, October 3, 2013, as part of Reunion & Homecoming weekend.

Distinguished Service Award
Paula Loring Simon ’68

Paula Loring Simon ’68 (second from left side)

Albert Fox Demers Award
Paul J. Cosgrave ’72
Francis L. McKone ’63G
G. Robert Tod ’61

Alumni Key Award
Eddie Chin ’94
Joan E. Christensen ’81
Joseph Mansfield ’52
Patricia S. McCarthy ’76
Jeffrey G. Miner ’78
Charles J. Nager Jr. ’52
Donald F. Pendagast III ’07

RAA Teaching Award
Catalin R. Picu
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Director's Award
Richard A. Boroway ’73
Albert W. Bromberg ’59
Michael J. Maloney Jr. ’99
Cheryl L. McGlothlin ’01
Jonathan A. Sefcik ’05G
Allison R. Woodford ’93

Alumni Admissions Recognition of Excellence Award
Emile R. Anderson ’82
Craig W. Abgell ’35

Chapter of the Year Award

The Rensselaer Alumni Chapter of Boston
Ashley B. Brandin ’06, President

If you have any questions or would like more information on the nomination and selection process, please contact Joyce Kelly Martin at (518) 276-6208 or martij@rpi.edu.

Photos from the 2013 RAA Awards Dinner may be viewed in the slideshow above.

For a description of criteria for each award and a list of past winners, click on the links below.


Distinguished Service Award
The highest award bestowed by the RAA.

Albert Fox Demers Medal
For stimulating interest in the welfare of the Institute.

Alumni Key Award
To recognize outstanding service in support of the advancement of Rensselaer.

Teaching Award
Recognizes current members of the Rensselaer faculty for their outstanding teaching techniques, contributions to the campus experience, and commitment to students.

Director’s Award
For individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of the Office of Alumni Relations and to the RAA.

Alumni Admissions Recognition of Excellence Award
For outstanding alumni admissions volunteers.

Craig W. Angell ’35 Chapter of the Year Award
For the outstanding Regional Chapter of the Year.

Chuck Monis ’50 Most Improved Chapter of the Year Award
For the most improved Regional Chapter of the Year.

Special Recognition Award for Rensselaer Alumni Chapters
For Regional Chapters deserving of special honor.

Rensselaer Alumni Phonathon Cup Award
For the Regional Chapter that raised the most money at their Annual Fund Phonathon.

Team of the Year Award
Recognizing the accomplishments of Rensselaer's intercollegiate sports teams.

Community Service Award for Greek Life
Designed to recognize a fraternity or sorority who is involved with community service and philanthropic activities.
The RAA Awards Program recognizes alumni contributions in every area of volunteer work. Awards are presented at a ceremony each year at Reunion & Homecoming. Click on the award name at left for criteria and a list of winners.

Nominations for next year's awards are due by May 9, 2014. For information on how to submit a nomination, or for more information on the RAA Awards Program, contact Joyce Kelly Martin at (518) 276-6208 or martij@rpi.edu.

Other Campus-Sponsored Alumni Awards

The Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame
The William F. Glaser '53 Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Thomas W. Phelan Fellows Award
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Davies Medal for Engineering Achievement