Samuel Offei, a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society student at Quinsigamond Community College, has been selected as a 2011 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.
He was selected from more than 1,200 regional applicants enrolled in community colleges, based on outstanding academic performance and demonstrated leadership potential.
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide PTK students financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college and to develop leadership potential through participation in PTK Society programs. A total disbursement of $1,000 will be awarded to Mr. Offei over two semesters.
Mr. Offei is enrolled in the business administration program at QCC.
Mark Fantasia of Workers' Credit Union, a registered representative affiliated with CUSO Financial Services, received CFS' 2010 Silver Pacesetter Award.
The award honors the top producing registered representatives among CFS' 130-plus credit union programs. Mr. Fantasia was credited with generating significant revenue while providing financial and retirement planning services to Workers' Credit Union members.
Johanna Montalvo was one of five personal care attendants honored at the Statehouse on Sept. 15 with the Paul Kahn Award for outstanding performance of their duties. PCAs serve seniors and people with disabilities, and work with nearly 20,000 residents across the state.
The award is sponsored by the PCA Home Care Workforce Council, representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for purposes of collective bargaining, and 1199SEIU, the PCA union.
The awards are named in honor of Paul Kahn, a longtime PCA employer and advocate who died in January 2010. Having personal care assistants allowed Mr. Kahn to pursue his art, writing, teaching and advocacy activities.
Worcester cyclist John Leary led Team Jake in the Camp Challenge Ride recently to benefit the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which Paul Newman founded for kids with serious diseases.
Mr. Leary and his team, including Al Etre of Douglas, rode 62.5 miles to honor Jake Boudreau, a Shrewsbury boy and Hole in the Wall Gang camper who lost his battle with cancer in 2010.
Mr. Leary says the team rides so that kids with life-threatening illnesses can go to summer camp and have the time of their lives the way Jake did. All kids attend the camp for free.
The team raised more than $2,700, all of which will go toward sending a kid to the nonprofit camp.
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CUTLINE: BECKER DAY OF SERVICE - Becker College President Robert E. Johnson was at Elm Park Sept. 16 to celebrate his inauguration with more than 400 Becker students, faculty, and staff; Doherty Memorial High School students; and Elm Park Community School students and families. Mr. Johnson announced that the college- and neighborhoodwide Day of Service would become an annual event and pledged an ongoing program of park service to City Manager Michael V. O'Brien and City Councilor Barbara J. Haller. From left, Mr. Johnson, Becker Sports Information Director Matthew Tittle, and students Todd Tompkins, Joseph Spero, Tony Cantalupo, Chris Flanders and Donald Reed (painting bench).