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Scholarship Presentation
December 5, 2006
Monroe Community College Damon Center

For a number of years now the Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police has hosted an annual event, to raise funds for our organization. This year’s event, a benefit concert that was sponsored by various law enforcement vendors, and held at Rochester’s High Falls, raised a significant amount of money that enabled our Association to establish a criminal justice scholarship program in conjunction with The Monroe Community College Foundation.  It is our intent to continue this scholarship program on an annual basis as a means for the Monroe County Chiefs of Police Association to give back to the community we serve.

On December 5, 2006, the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police presented the parents of slain New York State Trooper A.J. Sperr with the Medal of Honor.  Also at this event the Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police made an initial donation of $2,000.00 to the scholarship fund in memory of Trooper A.J. Sperr.  R. Thomas Flynn, President of Monroe Community College, also present at this event, committed the Foundation to matching this donation therefore making the first year of the scholarship worth $4,000.00.

If it weren’t for the generous donations of many of our law enforcement vendors this newly established scholarship fund would not be possible.  We are very grateful for the support our vendors have provided to us and we look forward to collaboratively growing this endeavor in future years. 

Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police Scholarship
MCC Scholarship Recipients

Photographs:   

 
Brenda Babitz, President of Monroe Community College Foundation addresses media and guest during the program.  Members of the Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police and New York State Superintendent Wayne Bennett look on.   New York State Association of Chiefs of Police President Dominic W. Giudice Jr. presents the 2006 Medal of Honor Plaque to Trooper Sperr’s parents, as New York State Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Director John Grebert prepares to award the Medal of Honor.
     
 
Diane Shoger, Director of Development and Major Gifts, MCC Foundation, speaks at event.  Pictured (L-R) Executive Director of New York State Association of Chiefs of Police John Grebert, Monroe Community College President R. Thomas Flynn, Brockport Police Chief and President of Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police Daniel P. Varrenti, Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering, and New York State Superintendent Wayne Bennett.   Pictured (L-R) Irondequoit Police Chief Richard Boyan, Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering, NYSACOP President Dominic W. Giudice, Mr. Sperr, Brighton Police Chief Thomas Voelkl, Mrs. Sperr, Greece Police Chief Merritt Rahn, Brockport Police Chief Daniel P. Varrenti, NYSACOP Executive Director John Grebert, Fairport Police Chief Kirk Parsons, Ogden Police Chief Douglas Nordquist, Under-sheriff Daniel Greene, and Gates Police Chief David DiCaro.  Missing Rochester Police Chief David Moore, East Rochester Police Chief David Pugliese and Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn.
     
 
Chief Varrenti addresses media and guests.   President Flynn addresses media and guests.
     
 
Chief Varrenti presents a $2,000.00 donation to President Flynn.  This year’s contribution was made in Honor of slain New York State Trooper A.J. Sperr.   Pictured (L-R) Chief Daniel P. Varrenti, Superintendent Wayne Bennett, Ogden Police Chief Douglas Nordquist, Irondequoit Police Chief Richard Boyan, and Brighton Police Chief Thomas Voelkl.
     
   
Trooper Sperr’s father addresses the media and guests.    
     

Chiefs of Police Inspire Law and Criminal Justice Students

Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn, a member of the MCC Alumni Hall of Fame, hosted a scholarship presentation for Monroe Community College’s Law and Criminal Justice students and faculty on December 7 at the Watts Conference Center in downtown Rochester. Sheriff O’Flynn, James Werner (Monroe County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association), Chief Daniel P. Varrenti (Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police/Brockport Police Department) and MCC Law and Criminal Justice faculty presented $500 scholarships to the following MCC students:

Candace Cozzens—Jeannette Fuino Memorial Scholarship
Shawna Cubiotti—J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship
Ryan Gottermeier—Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police Scholarship
Christopher Guy—Sgt. Robert Skelton Memorial Scholarship
Peter Marasco—Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police Scholarship
Michael Montagno—Deputy Galen J. Herren Memorial Scholarship

In addition to the scholarships, Chief Varrenti, who also serves as president of Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police (MCACP) presented Diane Shoger, director of development and major gifts at the Monroe Community College Foundation, with a check for $2,000 to fund future scholarships. The scholarship monies are raised at an annual benefit concert hosted by MCACP during the summer. This marks the second year MCACP has funded scholarships at MCC.

Pictured below are:

Photo A (pictured l to r): Chief Tom Voelkl, Brighton Police Department; Diane Shoger, director of development and major gifts, MCC Foundation; Chief David DiCaro, Gates Police Department; Chief Gerald Pickering, Webster Police Department; Chief Daniel Varenti, Brockport Police Department and president, Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police; Kirk Parsons, Fairport Police Department; and Chief Richard Boyan, Irondequoit Police Department.

Photo B:  (pictured l to r) Sheriff Patrick M. O'Flynn, Chief Tom Voelkl, Brighton Police Department; Chief Douglas Nordquist, Ogden Police Department; Chief David DiCaro, Gates Police Department; Chief Gerald Pickering, Webster Police Department; Vice President Janet Glocker, Ph.D., MCC; Chief Kirk Parsons, Fairport Police Department; Chief Richard Boyan, Irondequoit Police Department; Chief Daniel Varenti, Brockport Police Department and president, Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police; Dean Mike Karnes, MCC’s Public Safety Training Center. 

 

Rosanna Condello
College and Community Relations
12/17/2007