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Elizabeth Thorndike

Elizabeth Thorndike President, ECOllaborative Education: Ph.D., natural resources, Cornell University; Master of Arts in Teaching, Harvard University; B.A., Stanford University Family: Husband, Edward; three children Professional and community leadership: Founder, board member and former executive director, Center for Environmental Information; ...

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11th Annual Athena Award

Grandmothers in all cultures are the wise women, keepers and tellers of stories. What do grandmothers and business leaders have in common? Stories. If you want to be a great leader, learn to tell stories. For Harvard psychologist and author ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Deborah Stendardi Associate vice president for university relations, Rochester Institute of Technology Education: MPA, SUNY at Albany; B.A., education, SUNY College at Cortland Family: Husband, Edward; two children, ages 14 and 16 Professional and community leadership: Chairwoman, Higher Education Legislative ...

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Jayne Summers

Jayne Summers President and CEO, Kenneth Crosby-New York Inc., and CEO, Kenneth Crosby Inc. Education: B.S., business administration, Syracuse University; B.A., history, Framingham State College, Massachusetts Family: Husband, John; six grown children Professional and community leadership: Member, executive committee, Nathaniel ...

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11th Annual Athena Award

I began my career in printing in the early 1960s. Begging out of a stale, math-oriented position, I landed in the company’s in-plant print shop. There I blossomed, tackling exciting challenges and opportunities for unexpected growth. I taught myself to ...

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Sue Stewart

Sue Stewart Partner and chairman, upstate business practice group, Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP Education: J.D., Georgetown University; B.A., Wellesley College; additional studies, Harvard University Family: Two grown children Professional and community leadership: Board chairwoman and founder, United Neighborhood ...

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Carol Ritter

Carol Ritter Staff writer and columnist, Democrat and Chronicle/Times-Union Family: Three grown children Professional and community leadership: Board chairwoman, Rochester Landscape Technicians Program Inc.; former board member and honors ceremony chairwoman, National Women’s Hall of Fame; board member, Genesee Valley ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Brenda Babitz Chief development officer, Monroe Community College, and president, MCC Foundation Education: B.S., education, SUNY College at Brockport; graduate studies, Nazareth College of Rochester and University of Rochester Family: Husband, Paul; two grown children Professional and community leadership: Program ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Mary Sullivan RSM Professor, language and literature, Rochester Institute of Technology Education: Ph.D. and M.A., English, University of Notre Dame; Master of Theology, University of London; B.A., English, Nazareth College of Rochester; visiting scholar, Cambridge University, England Professional and community ...

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Carol Portanova

Carolyn Portanova President and CEO, Catholic Family Center Education: M.Ed. and certificate of advanced study, University of Rochester; B.S., education, Pennsylvania State University Family: Husband, Andrew Professional and community leadership: National board member, Council on Accreditation of Services for Families ...

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Linda Becker

Linda Becker Vice president and general manager, Xerox of Upstate New York, Xerox Corp. Education: B.S., marketing and finance, Monmouth University, New Jersey Family: Husband, Lawrence; two sons, ages 8 and 11 Professional and community leadership: Board member, Wilson Commencement ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Amy Tait Executive vice president, Home Properties of New York Inc. Education: MBA, Simon School, University of Rochester; BSE, civil engineering, Princeton University Family: Husband, Robert; two children, ages 4 and 6 Professional and community leadership: Member, regional advisory board, ...

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Kathryn O’Donnell

Kathryn O’Donnell President and founder, Botanicus Interior Landscaping Family: Two grown daughters Professional and community leadership: Member, New York State Small Business Advisory Board; 1995 New York delegate and 1996 regional chairwoman for environmental issues, White House Conference on Small ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Patricia Bomba MD Partner, private practice, internal medicine and geriatrics Education: M.D., University of Virginia; B.A., premed, Immaculata College, Pennsylvania; residency training, University of Rochester Family: Husband, John Mikulsky; two children, ages 14 and 17 Professional and community leadership: Chairwoman, ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Louise Trucks Director, Aesthetic Education Institute Inc., and arts-in-education coordinator, Monroe BOCES No. 1 Education: Ph.D., music theory, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; M.M., piano performance and music literature, Indiana University; B.S., piano performance and music education, Winthrop ...

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