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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the Sister Gail
Rieth Volunteer Award by Circles of Mercy on June 10, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
the dedicated efforts of those individuals from across the State of New
York who volunteer their time and energies in service to the community;
and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Parish of St. Michael the Archangel upon the occasion of its designation
as recipient of the Sister Gail Rieth Volunteer Award by Circles of
Mercy, to be celebrated at its Annual Signature Fundraising Gala, "A
Taste of Mercy," on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Shaker Ridge Country
Club, Loudonville, New York; and
WHEREAS, Circles of Mercy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Northeast
Community, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communi-
ty by working to end the cycle of poverty, especially among women and
women with children; and
WHEREAS, This vital organization honors the dignity of each person by
offering hospitality and providing services, compassion, stewardship,
leadership and collaboration, which is performed in an effort to instill
hope and empower individuals to reach their full potential; and
WHEREAS, The Parish of St. Michael the Archangel have been called upon
to contribute their time and talents to countless civic and charitable
endeavors and have always given of themselves unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Volunteerism is an essential element of all societies; it
provides a way in which the human values-of community, caring and serv-
ing can be sustained and strengthened; and
WHEREAS, In addition, volunteerism promotes family and community soli-
darity; most importantly, people who volunteer their time in civic and
charitable endeavors inspire others to the call of volunteerism; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their community service, a
period of constructive involvement, the Parish of St. Michael the
Archangel have stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel upon the occasion of its
designation as recipient of the Sister Gail Rieth Volunteer Award by
Circles of Mercy on June 10, 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel.

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J2500

Honoring Kathleen G. Pingelski upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Hope and Hospitality Award by Circles of Mercy

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Kathleen G. Pingelski upon the occasion
of her designation as recipient of the Hope and Hospitality Award by
Circles of Mercy on June 10, 2015

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen G. Pingelski has given not only of her time and
energies but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and
consequently has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Kathleen G.
Pingelski upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Hope
and Hospitality Award by Circles of Mercy, to be celebrated at its Annu-
al Signature Fundraising Gala, "A Taste of Mercy," on Wednesday, June
10, 2015, at Shaker Ridge Country Club, Loudonville, New York; and
WHEREAS, Circles of Mercy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Northeast
Community, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communi-
ty by working to end the cycle of poverty, especially among women and
women with children; and
WHEREAS, This vital organization honors the dignity of each person by
offering hospitality and providing services, compassion, stewardship,
leadership and collaboration, which is performed in an effort to instill
hope and empower individuals to reach their full potential; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen G. Pingelski, a member of the Circles Board of Trus-
tees and President of Microknowledge, Inc., has been called upon to
contribute her time and talents to countless civic and charitable
endeavors and has always given of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Kathleen G. Pingelski has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Kathleen G. Pingelski has displayed
throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Kathleen G. Pingelski upon the occasion of her designation as
recipient of the Hope and Hospitality Award by Circles of Mercy on June
10, 2015, and to wish her continued success in all of her future endeav-
ors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kathleen G. Pingelski.

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J2499

Commending Elizabeth Sonneborn for her designation for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the Albany Institu...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Elizabeth Sonneborn upon the occasion
of her designation for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated
service to the Albany Institute of History & Art

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community service are an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Elizabeth Sonneborn upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition for over 50 years of dedicated service to the Albany Insti-
tute of History & Art, to be celebrated at its Annual Gala on Saturday,
June 6, 2015, at the home of Mr. Tony and Mrs. Denise Gorman; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is one
of the oldest museums in the United States, and remains committed to
collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting the history of Alba-
ny, New York, and the Upper Hudson Valley; and
WHEREAS, The Albany Institute of History & Art achieves this mission
through its collections, exhibitions, educational programs, library,
research projects, publications, and other programs offered to the
general public; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious event honors Elizabeth "Betty" Sonneborn for
her avid support of arts institutions throughout Albany; since the
1950s, she has been both a vital member and a dedicated volunteer of the
Albany Institute of History & Art; and
WHEREAS, A talented Artist, Betty Sonneborn has generously donated the
profits of the sales of her legendary pen and ink drawings of local
homes to the Albany Institute of History & Art for numerous years; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her professional service, a
period of constructive involvement, Betty Sonneborn has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor, and has earned the respect and admira-
tion of her neighbors, family and friends; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Elizabeth Sonneborn upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the Albany
Institute of History & Art; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Elizabeth Sonneborn.

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Law Section:
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J2498

Commending Father Ed Deimeke upon the occasion of celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood and congratul...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Father Ed Deimeke upon the occasion of
celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood and
congratulating him on his Retirement

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State is nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit their energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to bring full
recognition and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish them-
selves and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preemi-
nence of service; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Father Ed Deimeke upon the occasion of celebrating the 40th Anniversary
of his Ordination to the Priesthood and to congratulate him on his
Retirement; this momentous occasion will be celebrated with a Mass on
Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Waterv-
liet, New York; and
WHEREAS, For the past 40 years, Father Ed Deimeke has rendered faith-
ful, conscientious and valuable service to the Roman Catholic Church,
earning the admiration, esteem and affection of his congregation, dioc-
ese, and community; and
WHEREAS, In his capacity as spiritual leader of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary Parish, Father Ed Deimeke has served with loyalty, honor and
distinction, and is governed by a keen sense of duty and always shows a
unique grasp of human problems in his official acts; and
WHEREAS, Father Ed Deimeke has brought to his ministry an overwhelming
spirit of charity and compassion, acting from vision and enlightenment
in conducting his administrative and spiritual duties, while always
displaying the highest standards of personal and professional integrity
and dedication; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God has always given enlightenment,
guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and has adminis-
tered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of
all; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Father Ed Deimeke upon the occasion of celebrating the 40th
Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood and congratulating him
on his Retirement; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Father Ed Deimeke.

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Law Section:
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J2497

Honoring Louise McColgin upon the occasion of her designation as the 2015 Zontian of the Year by the Zonta Club of Albany

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Louise McColgin upon the occasion of her
designation as the 2015 Zontian of the Year by the Zonta Club of Albany

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Louise McColgin has given not only of her time and energies
but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Louise McCol-
gin upon the occasion of her designation as the 2015 Zontian of the Year
by the Zonta Club of Albany, to be celebrated on Wednesday, June 10,
2015; and
WHEREAS, Louise McColgin has been called upon to contribute her time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, An active and distinguished member of the Zonta International
since 1990, Louise McColgin has served the Zonta Club of Albany in
numerous capacities including as President, Vice President, Treasurer,
Director, Newsletter Editor, Service Chair and Literacy Chair; and
WHEREAS, In addition, she has tirelessly served such committees as the
Membership Committee, 50/50 Committee, Nominating Committee, and the
2007 Conference Committee; and
WHEREAS, For 25 years, Louise McColgin has truly exemplified the
club's mission of community and international service by giving back to
the people, an effort replicated by 30,000 Zonta members in 67 coun-
tries; and
WHEREAS, A steadfast volunteer both locally and internationally,
Louise McColgin has served the Albany Therapeutic Riding Center, and the
Landis Arboretum where she was previously Vice President and a sitting
member on the Board; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her ceaseless dedication to the Zonta Club of
Albany, Louise McColgin worked for the Girl Scouts for 18 years before
she served as the Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Girl Scout
Council, Inc. from 1989 to 2007; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Louise McColgin has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Louise McColgin has displayed
throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Louise McColgin upon the occasion of her designation as the 2015
Zontian of the Year by the Zonta Club of Albany; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Louise McColgin.

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Law Section:
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J2496

Honoring the Albany History Race Program at the Albany Public Library for receiving the Adult Program of the Year Award by the Upper...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Albany History Race Program at the
Albany Public Library upon the occasion of receiving the Adult Program
of the Year Award by the Upper Hudson Library System on June 10, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across the great State
of New York is reflective of certain exemplary institutions whose
purpose is dedicated to serving the community and the needs of its citi-
zenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Albany History Race Program at the Albany Public Library upon the occa-
sion of receiving the Adult Program of the Year Award by the Upper
Hudson Library System, to be celebrated at the 2015 Upper Hudson Library
System Annual Dinner, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Century House,
Latham, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious award recognizes library programs which make
a real and positive difference in their communities; the Albany History
Race Program at the Albany Public Library truly educated, entertained,
and empowered the Albany community; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Executive Director, Scott
Jarzombek, the Adult Services librarians at the Albany Public Library
have created numerous dynamic and informative programs which support
literacy, financial security, entrepreneurship, and the arts; the Albany
History Race was comprised of a one-day team competition and tour of
many historic buildings and sites within the city of Albany; and
WHEREAS, This vital program successfully strengthened the Albany
Public Library's reputation as a curator of local history, forged
relationships with local businesses, delighted passionate history buffs,
and engaged library followers; and
WHEREAS, Local history librarian and Albany native, Jim Davies,
created the Albany History Race, which introduced people to the capital
city's heritage in a fun and interesting way, by joining an old-fash-
ioned scavenger hunt with the popular television show THE AMAZING RACE;
and
WHEREAS, 17 teams of more than 50 enthusiastic competitors drove
around Albany on a Saturday afternoon in November of 2014, completing
various challenges related to the city's rich history; and
WHEREAS, Jim Davies crafted mission clues using pamphlets, photo-
graphs, yearbooks, newspapers, books, and maps from the Albany Public
Library's Pruyn Collection of Albany History; the resulting clues led
teams to 12 spots around Albany, including the old YMCA building on
North Pearl Street, the former Cataract Brewery on Park Avenue, and a
trolley pole that still stands on Quail Street; and
WHEREAS, The teams documented their visits to the clue locations with
digital photos, and once all the clues were deciphered, and locations
visited, teams raced to McGeary's Pub to determine the winners; the top
three teams received bragging rights and prizes, which were procured
from local businesses; and
WHEREAS, By combining an old-fashioned scavenger hunt, intriguing
pieces of local history, and social outreach, Jim Davies was able to
craft an exciting adult program which sparked an interest in Albany's
history and the library's extensive collection; and
WHEREAS, Steeped in a proud and distinguished history, the Albany
Public Library may take just pride in its purposeful growth, as it looks
forward to continuing to serve the educational, cultural and intellectu-
al needs of the community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Albany History Race Program at the Albany Public Library upon
the occasion of receiving the Adult Program of the Year Award by the
Upper Hudson Library System on June 10, 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Scott Jarzombek, Executive Director, Albany Public Library.

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Law Section:
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J2495

Commemorating the celebration of Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, 2015, in honor and recognition of all fathers throughout the State o...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the celebration of Father's Day,
Sunday, June 21, 2015, in honor and recognition of all fathers through-
out the State of New York

WHEREAS, Father's Day is a day selected to celebrate "Dad"; it is the
one day out of the year to praise and pay tribute to fathers, and all
other men who have taken on that role and acted as a father figure in
the children's lives, including those being raised in a single parent
home, whether it be an uncle, stepfather, grandfather, friend or Big
Brother; and
WHEREAS, These outstanding men show great strength and selflessness,
as well as spend countless hours offering their love, support and guid-
ance to the children in their lives, acting as role models and inspiring
them to develop to their fullest potential; and
WHEREAS, Fathers, who take on many roles such as coaches, teachers and
friends, lead by their example through their encouragement and uncondi-
tional love; fathers also guide their children and help them to envision
a bright future by instilling in them the principles of integrity, hard
work, personal responsibility and service; and
WHEREAS, Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, initiated the idea of
Father's Day in 1909, in honor of her father William Smart, a widowed
Civil War veteran and father of six; her father was born in the month of
June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration on the
19th of June, 1910; and
WHEREAS, In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a
National Father's Day; then in 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed a
presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's
Day; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to pay tribute and commend
these men who are worthy of full recognition for their valued contrib-
utions and who should be celebrated by all the citizens of this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the celebration of Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, 2015, in
honor and recognition of all the fathers of the State of New York.

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Law Section:
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J2493

Commending Elizabeth DeFalco posthumously for her many years of outstanding service to the Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Elizabeth DeFalco posthumously for her
many years of outstanding service to the Central Oneida County Volunteer
Ambulance Corps

WHEREAS, A great community is only as great as those persons and organ-
izations that provide exemplary service, whether through participation
in voluntary programs, through unique personal achievement in their
profession or other endeavors, or simply through a lifetime of good
citizenship; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Elizabeth
DeFalco posthumously for her many years of outstanding service to the
Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps; and
WHEREAS, Born on March 20, 1928, in Utica, New York, Elizabeth Storey
DeFalco was the daughter of Arlo and Catherine Munn Storey; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed medical professional graduated as valedictorian
of her class from Westmoreland Central School in 1945, and received her
bachelor's degree from Utica Memorial School of Nursing to become a
Registered Nurse in 1949; and
WHEREAS, Elizabeth DeFalco began her nursing career at Shriners Hospi-
tal for Children in Boston, Massachusetts, before continuing on to Rome
Memorial Hospital and various local doctors' offices; and
WHEREAS, In 1970, Elizabeth DeFalco became a founding member of the
Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps, where she would contin-
ue to serve with loyalty, honor and distinction for many years; and
WHEREAS, During her illustrious tenure, Elizabeth DeFalco selflessly
contributed her time and energies as a volunteer on the Central Oneida
County Volunteer Ambulance Corps Board of Directors and as Captain of
the Department; and
WHEREAS, Elizabeth DeFalco died on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the
age of 87; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by her husband, J. Elliot, and her brother,
William, Elizabeth DeFalco is survived by two sons, A. Richard and Elli-
ot; four grandchildren, William (Carrie), Anna, Margery, and Arlo; and
three great-grandchildren; as well as her sister, Barbara Joan
(Charles); and several cousins; and
WHEREAS, Elizabeth DeFalco was well-known throughout the community for
her excellence and professionalism, and for always going the extra mile
in the provision of care to people in need; her hard work embodied the
dedication, compassion, and respect displayed by emergency responders
across this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Elizabeth DeFalco displayed through-
out her life; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit, imbued with a sense of
compassion, and comforted by a loving family, Elizabeth DeFalco leaves
behind a legacy which will long endure the passage of time and will
remain as a comforting memory to all she served and befriended; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Elizabeth DeFalco posthumously for her many years of outstanding
service to the Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Elizabeth DeFalco.

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Law Section:
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J2492

Commending Dr. Donald C. Katt for his retirement after more than 47 years of distinguished service to SUNY Ulster and the Ulster Cou...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Dr. Donald C. Katt upon the occasion
of his retirement after more than 47 years of distinguished service to
SUNY Ulster and the Ulster County community

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of those outstanding
educational leaders, whose dedication and achievements have been instru-
mental in developing character and academic excellence in the young
people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Dr. Donald C. Katt upon the occasion of his retirement after more than
47 years of distinguished service to SUNY Ulster and the Ulster County
community, to be celebrated with a reception held in his honor on Thurs-
day, June 18, 2015, at The Chateau, Kingston, New York; and
WHEREAS, Educators like Dr. Donald C. Katt have provided a tremendous
service to the future of our State and Nation, inspiring generations of
young people in their educational journeys and ensuring their success in
their future years; and
WHEREAS, Donald C. Katt graduated from the State University of New
York (SUNY) at Cortland, Indiana University, and the State University of
New York at Albany; in 1968, he joined the staff at SUNY Ulster, serving
the student personnel; and
WHEREAS, In 1975, Dr. Donald C. Katt became responsible for the devel-
opment and advancement programs at SUNY Ulster; in this capacity, the
Ulster Community College Foundation was ranked among the Top 20 communi-
ty college foundations in the United States; and
WHEREAS, In 1989, Dr. Donald C. Katt was appointed Chief Academic
Officer, and from 1994-2000, he held the titles of both Vice President
and Dean of Faculty; in 2001, he held the esteemed position of Presi-
dent, the position from which he will officially retire in August of
2015; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his tenure as President, Dr. Donald C. Katt
presided over SUNY Ulster's growth of online education, initiation of
the Police Basic Training and Veterinary Technology programs, and expan-
sion of its Visual and Performing Arts programs; he has overseen the
creation and growth of the Darlene L. Pfeiffer Center for Entrepreneuri-
al Studies and international education programs, which are unique among
community colleges in New York State; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Donald C. Katt's accomplishments include the implementa-
tion and growth of services for active military and veteran students,
and the launch of the College's Constitutional Institute; he was also a
founding President of the Hudson Valley Educational Consortium, which
includes the Presidents of Orange, Rockland and Sullivan County Communi-
ty Colleges; and
WHEREAS, Through Dr. Donald C. Katt's efforts, SUNY Ulster was one of
the first SUNY campuses to receive approval under Governor Cuomo's
Start-Up New York program for economic development; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Donald C. Katt's dedication to his students, faculty and
staff at SUNY Ulster has been his hallmark for almost five decades;
under his luminous leadership, the college has increased programs and
services, significantly expanding access to high education opportunities
for Ulster County residents; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Donald C. Katt's quest for excellence is well known; he
attributes much of his success to the dedicated ethical team of educa-
tors, supportive friends, caring and involved parents, and wonderful,
enthusiastic students; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Donald C. Katt has clearly had an enduring impact on the
students of SUNY Ulster, as well as on the community-at-large, and
accordingly merits recognition and applause for his impressive dedi-
cation to others; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals who work to support our proud tradition of
institutions of higher education by providing their skills and talents
to our colleges; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Dr. Donald C. Katt upon the occasion of his retirement after
more than 47 years of distinguished service to SUNY Ulster and the
Ulster County community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Donald C. Katt.

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Law Section:
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J2491

Honoring Arcangelo Bollella as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New York State Senate

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Arcangelo Bollella upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor
bestowed upon an individual by the New York State Senate

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
caring concern and heroic acts of those exemplary citizens, who take
prompt and appropriate action in emergency situations, and in doing so,
help others to avert life-threatening danger; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Arcangelo
Bollella upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty
Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New York
State Senate, to be celebrated at the Veterans' Appreciation Day on
Sunday, June 14, 2015, at The Eliot at Catskill; and
WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by
resolution and is awarded to individuals who have merited special
commendation for exceptional, heroic, or humanitarian acts on behalf of
their fellow New Yorkers; and
WHEREAS, In addition to receiving the auspicious Liberty Medal, Arcan-
gelo Bollella was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall
of Fame, which recognizes outstanding veterans from throughout the State
who have distinguished themselves in their military service, as well as
their civilian life; and
WHEREAS, At the young age of 18, Arcangelo Bollella emigrated from
Italy to the United States; three years later, he proudly became a
member of the United States Army, and returned to Italy to fight for his
new country in the Mediterranean Theater with the 36th Infantry Divi-
sion; and
WHEREAS, Private First Class Arcangelo Bollella acquitted himself
valiantly throughout the Naples-Foggia Campaign, and consequently, was
awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service during ground operations
against the enemy; and
WHEREAS, Unfortunately, Private First Class Arcangelo Bollella was
wounded during the war; subsequently, he spent three years recuperating
in a hospital; and
WHEREAS, After his release from the hospital, Arcangelo Bollella held
the position of Elevator Operator for the Veterans' Administration,
serving his fellow veterans; he went on to attain the rank of Special
Tactical Police Officer, the official title from which he retired; and
WHEREAS, Along with the Bronze Star, Private First Class Arcangelo
Bollella was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including
the Purple Heart, the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct
Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge, as well as the European, Afri-
can, and Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two stars; and
WHEREAS, Arcangelo Bollella, through his spontaneous and heroic
actions, demonstrated his character and his compassion for the welfare
of others, personifying, by virtue of his actions, the collective
concern of ordinary citizens across the community of the State of New
York who voluntarily respond when others are in need of help; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Arcangelo Bollella upon the occasion of his designation as recipi-
ent of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by
the New York State Senate; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Arcangelo Bollella.

actions

  • 29 / May / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Jun / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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