WEDF To Honor 2013 Distinguished Alumni + Friends
Monday, November 04, 2013
The November 6th event at the Holy Cross' Hogan Center will recognize former students of the Worcester Public Schools who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers. "The entire Worcester community - and in fact, the nation and the world -- are enriched by the contributions of this year's distinguished alumni awardees. I am honored to address them, and look forward to seeing them at the event in November," said Barry M. Maloney, president of Worcester State University.
Maloney is this year’s Keynote Speaker and honorary Chair. Maloney joined WSU in 2011 after serving for nearly twenty years at Westfield State University in multiple roles, including interim president (twice), vice president of Student Affairs, and vice president of Advancement and College Relations.
WEDF president,Stephen Pitcher said, "We are proud to honor the distinguished alumni who received their educational foundation in the Worcester Public Schools and have gone on to excel in their respective fields."
The 2013 honorees include:
Laddavanh “Anna” Bouphavichith
Deborah D. Cary
Allan P. “Kool Kojak” Grigg
Erin Moran McCormick
The Pagano Family
Related Slideshow: AP Opportunities at Worcester’s High Schools
According to ProPublica, studies have shown that students who take advanced classes have increased chances of attending and finishing college. However, with the number of advanced placement (AP) courses offered at Worcester's public high schools varying significantly, not every student is given the same chance. The slides, below, show the Worcester public high schools whose students have the most and least AP opportunities to help them get into - and graduate from - college.
The below data were collected from the Civil Rights Data Set, released by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Right, and refers to the 2009-10 school year. The data were analyzed by ProPublica.
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