AIC inducted seven accomplished alumni into the biennial Co-Curricular Hall of Fame during a brunch in their honor as part of the College’s Homecoming Weekend festivities.
Spanning nearly 60 years of graduating classes, inductees for 2018 include distinguished alumni who cross generations from the Class of 1950 through 2009 including the following standouts: Glendora Vesta Folsom Buell ’50 has enjoyed a historically successful career in television. Her show, A Chat with Glendora, has been syndicated on public access cable television stations nationwide since it first aired in 1972, making it the world’s longest running active public access program. Emily Rivera-Nunez ’97, who received numerous awards for leadership as an undergraduate student, has gone on to enjoy a rewarding career in criminal justice and victim advocacy. Her husband, Luis Nunez ’98, is also an inductee. During his time at AIC, Nunez was an active member of the campus community, serving in student government, Model Congress, as a resident assistant, and member of the wrestling team. He is a senior development accountant and continues to volunteer his time and talent with youth wrestling and baseball. Kia Prescott Bandoh ’99, MPA, a biology major and recipient of Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities, went on to earn a Master of Physician Assistant degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She is a physician assistant at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Program with the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers. Yolanda McCormick ’03, MS ’05, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in sociology and criminal justice, and a Master of Science in criminal justice. She earned a second Master of Science degree in mental health counseling and is a licensed mental health clinician in North Carolina.
Two longtime Springfield, MA residents who call Springfield their hometown, were additionally recognized. Elizabeth Perez ’99, MS, majored in criminal justice and political science while at AIC. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology at the College. Perez has been a social worker and supervisor with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families for 19 years. Keshawn Dodds ’01, MEd ’09 is the executive director of the Boys & Girls Club Family Center in Springfield. Dodds recently received the 2018 Ubora Award from the Springfield Museums. He has been honored by BusinessWest 40 Under 40, Class of 2012, and received the Stone Soul Community Leader Award in 2015. In 2016, Dodds became an Amazon best-selling author with his science fiction novel Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince.
Not able to attend? You can watch the event by clicking on the link below courtesy of Focus Springfield.
Congratulations to these amazing AIC alumni!
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