Each year the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation takes pride in honoring its alumni and educators for their exceptional accomplishments. The Foundation has been presenting the Distinguished Educator Emeritus Award since 2004. This year, for the first time in 2016, it will also be honoring special alumni for their outstanding achievements that will be part of our new Alumni Wall of Fame.
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes individuals who are highly regarded in at least one of the following areas: Business, Education, Government or Military Service, Arts, Athletics, Public Service, Healthcare, or Community Service. These individuals are held in the highest regard and serve as positive role models in their community. A special selections committee made up of ACAF, Inc. Board of Directors and retired faculty will select this year’s honorees.
The Educator Emeritus Award recognizes retired faculty and administrators for their extraordinary contributions to their students while in service at Amherst Central High School, Amherst Central Middle School, Smallwood Drive Elementary, Windermere Boulevard Elementary, Harlem Road Elementary and Eggert Road Elementary schools. Alumni, faculty, and friends of Amherst are encouraged to submit nominations by May 15, 2016 to be considered for the 2016 award. A brief statement explaining the nominees attributes and why you feel they are deserving of this award is appreciated. To obtain a nomination form, please visit our website at www.amherstalumni.org, or by calling the alumni office at 716-362-8259. You may also submit a nomination on your personal stationary at ACAF, Inc., 4301 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226 or by using our electronic nomination form below.
Past recipients of the Distinguished Educator Emeritus Awards include:
2004: Donald Munson
2005: Walter Reitz & Philip Schweikard
2006: Dr. Peter Demmin
2007: Jack Duffy, Robert Hettler, Elenora Hildebrand, Ruth Westenfelder
2008: Janette Atkinson, Thomas Davis, Werner “Whitey” Huber, David Ulrich
2011: Joseph Podgorski, Ellwood “Woody” Friedrich, Gary Runckel, Valerie McGovern
2012: Dr. Beck Brown, Dr. Howard Craig, Gail Eisen, Jack Koch, Virginia Federico
2013: Rosemary Dayton, Dr. Bruce Burr, Morton Klayman, Dr. Victor Lalli, Dr. Paul Wietig
Finalists will be announced on our website on or about June 15, 2016. There will be an Awards Reception held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at The Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Dr., Amherst, New York from 5:30-7:30 PM. Please contact the alumni office at 716-362-8259 to make your reservation. All alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Amherst are welcome and encouraged to attend. Mark your calendar now. This is a special event that you will not want to miss!
Follow this link to submit nomination electronically:
Follow this link to download nomination form: