Distinguished Alumni & Friends

5th Annual Distinguished Alumni & Friends of the Worcester Public Schools Achievement Awards Event

November 4, 2015
5:30 – 8:30 pm
College Of The Holy Cross, Hogan Center

The Distinguished Alumni & Friends of the Worcester Public Schools Achievement Awards honor and recognize alumni and friends of the Worcester Public Schools who have made exemplary contributions to their professional field, the greater Worcester Community, the Worcester Public Schools, and/or the betterment of society as a whole.

2015 Invitation

Tickets for the Achievement Awards Event are $50.00 and can be purchased online using the BUY NOW button below, or by sending a check to:

Worcester Education Development Foundation

210 Park Avenue, #224

Worcester, MA 01609

If you have questions about the event, please contact: Shannon Shea Bartley

email: wedftickets@gmail.com

phone: 508-574-7339

2015 Honorees

Mary Aframe – Burncoat High School – Health & Wellness Advocate

Phil Bolduc – Doherty Memorial High School – Physician

Arthur Chase, Posthumously – Commerce High School – Entrepreneur & Statesman

Leslie Fish – Doherty Memorial High School – Health Care Executive

Laura Goldstein – Doherty Memorial High School – Poet & Professor

Stephen Mills – Burncoat High School – Educational Leader

Joe O’Brien – Doherty Memorial High School – Civic Leader

Tony Simollardes – South High School – Editor & Journalist

Ann-Marie Soulliere – North High School – Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management Executive

Donna Mason Williams – North High School – Environmental Advocate

Gerry Weston & WICN – Friend of the Worcester Public Schools

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care – Friend of the Worcester Public Schools

Past Honorees

John Conte

Mary Beth Leonard

Paul Gervais (Posthumously)

The Honorable Mel Greenberg

Dorothy Hargrove & Gordon Hargrove

Mark Harootian

Frances Perkins (Posthumously)

William Soutra, Jr.

Joshua Swidler

UNUM Corporation

James Rushton

Jonathan Silverman


Myrna Benson

Laddavanh ‘Anna’ Bouphavichith

Deborah D. Cary

Allan P. ‘Kool Kojak’ Grigg

James Hogan

Alexis Hyder

Audrey Kurlan-Marcy

Erin Moran McCormick

Michael Orland

The Pagano Family

James Rushton

Jonathan Silverman


 John Durkin, Ed.D.

Jeffrey Greene

Robert Harizi, M.D.

Thomas Hehir, Ed.D.

The Honorable Jordan Levy

The Honorable Paul Mullaney

Rachel Markarian

Gladys Rodriguez-Parker

Milton Pederson

Ralph Santana

 The Hanover Insurance Group


Charles Birbara, M.D.

Joanne Feinberg Goldstein

Lee Gurel

Jarrett Krosoczka

Miguel Lopez

Jessie Randall

Stephen Pezzella, M.D.

Isaac Spencer

The Junior League of Worcester

2015 Nomination Form
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