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The Professor Joseph A. Buff Award

Professor Joseph A. Buff

The Professor Joseph A. Buff Award is for alumni with outstanding accomplishments or achievements in their careers. Alumni selected for this award might include those who have achieved the following kinds of success: 

  1. Advancement to the highest-level executive positions in either the public or private sector.
  2. Notable creative achievements in the arts field.
  3. A significant or decisive role in particular administrative or research breakthroughs, such an alum who is credited for a new scientific development or the reshaping of public policy. 
  4. Unusual accomplishments in in  fields such as medicine, law, teaching, and politics.
  5. The accumulation of exceptional business holdings.

Past Recipients

2013
Jerry DeFrancisco '68
Steve Obermayer '83

2012
Mary Liz (Blowe) Finn '82
Rob McCormick '87

2011
John Genovese, Esq. '76
Thomas Baldwin '81
William Redmond, Jr. '81

2010
Christopher Baldwin '85

2009
Douglas P. Colbeth '77

2008
John Breyo '68
Robert Guido '68

2007
Arthur Strosberg '62
Douglas Hickey '77

2006
James Barba, Esq. '66

2005
Lou Witt '51

2004
John T. Leonard '64

2003
Steve Lamy '73
Dr. David Russo '63

2002
Robert Cushing '77

2001
No Recipient

2000
Albert E. Montross '60

1999
Raymond M. Fisher '74

1998
Daniel M. Sleasman '68

1997
J. Richard Walton '63

1996
Steven P. Boyle '67

1995
Jack Quinn '73

1994
John J. Higgins '55

1993
Charles P. Taaffe '73

1992
Peter S. Dokuchitz '52

1991
Leonard R. Roberts '70

1990
Robert J. Merritt '64

1989
George T. Maloney '54

1988
John E. Mack, III '56

1987
John J. McEneny '65

1986
Ron Vawter '71

1985
Howard M. Kahn '48
Eli Werlin ‘48

1984
Vincent Puritano '59

1983
William Kennedy, Jr. '49

1982
Robert W. Bouchard '62
William J. Donlon '62

1981
George Deukmejian, Jr.'57

1980
Richard Hennessy, Jr. '57

1979
Dr. Donald J. Anthony '47

1978
Dr. Anthony J. Sbarra '48

1977
Robert J. Danzig '62

1976
J. Patrick Barrett '59

1975
Lawrence Lombardo '52

1974
Daniel Klepak '49
Joseph E. Bond '50
Charles MacClosky '40