Trocaire is excited to announce that we’ve chosen awardees for our 2015 Reflections event! Each has been selected for their significant contributions to the Western New York community and beyond, and they’ll be recognized at the 2015 Reflections awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens Restaurant.
Reflections is open to the public, so be sure to buy your tickets to this event now! They can be purchased at www.trocaire.edu/alumni/reflections.
The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, leader of the Diocese of Buffalo since 2012, will receive the President’s Distinguished Service Award, presented to a person or group whose community participation exemplifies Trocaire College’s Mercy mission without regard for community profile.
The event will also recognize several members of the community who reflect the values of the Sisters of Mercy and the mission of Trocaire. They are:
- Dr. Candace S. Johnson, president and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute
- Mary Beth Billittier and Louis John Billittier, owners of Chef’s Restaurant
- Trocaire’s partners in the NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) collaborative: the Lackawanna City School District, Erie 1 BOCES and Catholic Health.
In addition, this is the first year that Trocaire will recognize the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award at Reflections. The honor will be presented to Massage Therapy alumna Natalie Barnhard ’04, founder of the Wheels With Wings Foundation, an organization developed to help and support individuals who have suffered spinal cord injuries and their families.
Reflections isn’t just an opportunity to honor exceptional Western New York community members—it’s also a chance to help members of our Trocaire community.
Despite often experiencing financial and personal challenges, our students consistently meet their goals of pursuing higher education, joining the ranks of talented professionals in thriving fields such as healthcare, business and technology. Proceeds from the Reflections event help provide the scholarship support Trocaire students need to realize their goals, improve their circumstances and become caring service professionals in their chosen fields.