The Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Awards Program 2014 Rensselaer Alumni Association Awards Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 RAA Awards. These alumni and friends were recognized for outstanding service and commitment to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, their contributions to their professions, their communities, and the world. They were honored at the annual RAA Awards Dinner, held this year on Thursday, October 9, 2014, as part of Reunion & Homecoming weekend. Distinguished Service Award Roger B. Orloff ’60 Albert Fox Demers Award George E. Derrick ’67 Michael E. Herman ’62 Sandeep K. Nandy ’94 Alumni Key Award Ashley B. Brandin ’06 Manuel Gaetan ’58 Paul J. Hess ’86 Theresa A. Kozikowski ’85, ’86G a Keith A. Morris ’78 RAA Teaching Award Bimal Malaviya Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering RAA Red & White Emerging Leader Award Elise Budd ’15 Alumni Admissions Recognition of Excellence Award Karen Allen Lynch ’87 Director's Award Andy Daniel ’81, ’82G David W. Fowkes ’89 Thomas J. Luciano ’64 Sonia M. Reigles ’03, ’03G Charles Roedel ’64 Carol Yvette Thorney ’03G Craig W. Angell '35 Chapter of the Year Award The Rensselaer Alumni Chapter of Hudson-Mohawk Jonathan A. Sefcik ’05G, President Special Recognition Award for Rensselaer Alumni Chapters The Rensselaer Alumni Chapter of New Jersey Lauren A. Thomas ’01, President The Rensselaer Alumni Chapter of San Francisco Alexander J. Salinsky ’07, President Photos from the 2014 RAA Awards Dinner may be viewed in the slideshow below. Created with flickr slideshow. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.