7 Alumni Receive 2017 Awards

Rollins College names the 2017 Alumni Award recipients.

The 2017 recipients of Rollins’ Alumni Awards were recognized during Alumni Weekend at Alumni Convocation on Friday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. in Knowles Memorial Chapel. The College’s Alumni Awards are presented annually to graduates whom are nominated by faculty, staff, alumni, and community members for their professional achievements and contributions to society.

Alumni Achievement Award

Acknowledges alumni who have attained outstanding success and national or international distinction in their fields.

Renee Stone ’85

Government & Public Policy
Chief of Staff, National Resources Defense Council

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Fred Lauten ’75 ’76MBA

Law & Advocacy
Circuit Court Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit Court

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David Schechter ’65

Aeronautical Operations
Retired Chief of Ground Systems Division, NASA

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Joseph Portoghese ’79

Healthcare
Chief Academic Officer and General Surgery Residency Program Director, Florida Hospital

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Young Alumni Achievement Award

Recognizes extraordinary professional accomplishments of alumni who graduated within the last 10 years.

Elise Letanosky ’07

International Affairs & Humanitarian Assistance
Protection Manager, Danish Refugee Council

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Maria Petrakos ’07

Nonprofit Management & Child Welfare
Program Operations Administrator, Foundation for Foster Children

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Alumni Service Award

Credits alumni who provide leadership to the College through volunteerism and acts of service.

Lorrie Kyle ’70

Twenty-six years of dedicated service to Rollins and four College presidents; Helen A. Ward Crossley Distinguished Service Award, 2012; Decoration of Honor, 2003 & 2015

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