7th Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Friends of the Worcester Public Schools
On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the Worcester Educational Development Foundation (WEDF) honored ten alumnae of the Worcester Public Schools who are making a significant contribution to their profession and to society as a whole.
WEDF also recognized the strong contribution that UniBank is making to the Worcester Public Schools.
Here is the list of this year’s honorees:
Jaki Byard – – Musician (posthumously)
Barbara Carroll – – Musician (posthumously)
Dennis Dimitri – – Physician
Kimberly Haddad – – Health Care Leader
Sheila Harrity – – Educational Leader
Mark Holden – – General Counsel
John Mirick – – Attorney
Gail Radcliffe – – Scientist
John Vo – – Artist
Geoffrey Zakarian – – Chef, Restaurateur
Corporate Friend of the Worcester Public Schools
In 2011, the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. established the Distinguished Alumni of the Worcester Public Schools Achievement Awards. These awards honor and recognize alumni who have:
- Attended the Worcester Public Schools.
- Distinguished themselves by making exemplary contributions to their professional fields, the greater Worcester Community, the Worcester Public Schools, and/or the betterment of society as a whole.
- Distinguished themselves by achieving outstanding success in academics, the arts, business, community service, humanitarian efforts, research, and other fields.
- Served as distinguished role model for Worcester Public Schools students.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Anderson – North High School – Educator and Civic Leader
Erica Ayisi – Burncoat High School – International Journalist
Amy Lynn Chase – Worcester Vocational High School – Entrepreneur
Edward “Ted” Coghlin (posthumously) – Classical High School – Business & Education Leader
Robert Goddard (posthumously) – South High School – Rocket Scientist
James Leary – Burncoat High School – Government & Civic Leader
Gail Randall – North High School – Non-Profit Enthusiast
Daniel Sedgwick – Burncoat High School – Musician & Educator
Eric Sedgwick – Burncoat High School – Musician
Marcy Supovitz – Burncoat High School – Business Leader
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
Mary Beth Leonard
Paul Gervais (Posthumously)
The Honorable Mel Greenberg
Dorothy Hargrove & Gordon Hargrove
Frances Perkins (Posthumously)
William Soutra, Jr.
Laddavanh ‘Anna’ Bouphavichith
Deborah D. Cary
Allan P. ‘Kool Kojak’ Grigg
Erin Moran McCormick
The Pagano Family
John Durkin, Ed.D.
Robert Harizi, M.D.
Thomas Hehir, Ed.D.
The Honorable Jordan Levy
The Honorable Paul Mullaney
The Hanover Insurance Group
Charles Birbara, M.D.
Joanne Feinberg Goldstein
Helena and Christos Liazos
Stephen Pezzella, M.D.
The Junior League of Worcester