Honors & Other Things

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Two AICP Fellows

President Emeritus and University Professor Emeritus Martin Meyerson, and Dr. Anthony R. Tomazinis, professor of city and regional planning, were recently elected Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners.


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Ivy Leaders Summit

Laura Breyfogle, a freshman in the School of Nursing, has been selected to attend the Ivy Leaders Summit at Harvard University in February. Ms. Breyfogle, a Massachusetts native, is currently the treasurer of the student nurses group.


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Hollywood Squares Bound

Joey Tini, a freshman in the School of Nursing and a native of South Philadelphia, will be appearing on the TV game show Hollywood Squares on February 20.


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Big 5 Hall of Fame Inductee

Chuck Daly, former Penn basketball coach, was inducted last Saturday into the Big 5 Hall of Fame. Mr. Daly came to Penn in 1971 and guided Penn to a 125-38 record during his six seasons here. During that time, the Quakers also won four Ivy League Championships and made four trips to the NCAA Tournament. He went on to successfully coach in the NBA. Mr. Daly also coached the gold-medal winning "Dream Team" in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994, into the Penn Hall of Fame in 1998, and is listed as one of the Top 10 NBA Coaches of all-time. He is listed as the 15th winningest coach in NBA history.


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MLK Awards

This year's Martin Luther King Community Service Award winners were announced at a ceremony on January 18.

Robert Alsbrooks, a senior programer at the Center for Clinicial Epidemeology and Biostatistics, received the Employee Award. Mr. Alsbrooks helped to develop and is the director of Miracle on 34th Street, an organization that helps people deal with social issues and has initiated a track team, and boys and girls groups. He takes an active part in Turn Around Mantua to board up illegal drug houses, clean the streets, work with local law enforcement with community policing and lectures to the community and various local and national agencies on entrepreneurial ventures and its positive impact on drug and crime reduction.

Dr. Esaul Sanchez, director of Neighborhood Initiatives, also received the Employee Award. He has helped the community surrounding Penn to improve security in the neighborhoods, revitalize the block captain program and created a network of landlords. He was part of a team who worked with neighbors to install more than 2,500 outdoor lights in the various neighborhoods in West Philadelphia. He founded and manages UC Green, which promotes, coordinates and supports with its partners, projects that realize a cohesive vision of Greening in University City's diverse urban neighborhoods.

Yael Krigman, Col'02, received the Student Award. She is also the director of the Philadelphia office of National Student Partnerships (NSP), a non-profit organization which helps and empowers the people of the community to find the jobs, resources, and services necessary to overcome the barriers which prevent them from reaching their goals.

Kevin E. Vaughan, Col'77, received the Community Award. Mr. Vaughan, former Region III Director at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, uses his community network to forge solutions while tackling complex issues such as outreach for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) and access to quality childcare.

Kamau McRae, a case manager at the Breslin Learning Center, also received the Community Award. A life-long Philadelphia resident, Mr. McRae has always striven to better the world around him. His community service began during his undergraduate years at Penn State at the Women's Resource Center as a domestic violence and sexual abuse counselor. Mr. McRae continued to be a role model for young men through his volunteer work with Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues (BEBASHI) and the Father's Day Rallying Committee in Philadelphia.

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Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 20, January 30, 2001

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