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07-20-2004

Clarkson University Honors Joelle Maurer Of Rochester With Charles S. Ehrlich Award

[A photo for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/maurer2004.jpg.] 

Joelle B. Maurer of Rochester, N.Y., and an alumna of Clarkson University, is the recipient of Clarkson’s 2004 Charles S. Ehrlich ’56 Alumni Admission Award. maurer

Maurer was honored with the award for her dedication and outstanding effort in assisting Clarkson’s Office of Admission and Alumni & Parent Relations with the recruitment of highly qualified students. She received the award during Clarkson’s annual alumni reunion earlier this month in Potsdam. 

The Charles S. Ehrlich Alumni Admission Award was created in honor of 1956 alumnus and past Clarkson Trustee Charles S. Ehrlich of Menands, N.Y. Ehrlich, a generous supporter of his alma mater, continues to serve as a key link between Clarkson alumni and admission recruitment activities. 

Maurer received a bachelor of science degree in accounting and law from Clarkson in 1988 and has remained a vital member of the Clarkson community through alumni activities and volunteering. 

She is a member of the Alumni National Executive Council (ANEC) and is chair of the Council’s Clarkson Fund committee. She is a past president of the Alumni Association Rochester Chapter and has also served the Rochester chapter as secretary, Webmaster and chair of numerous events, including new student send-off picnics, the regional hockey satellite telecast, and alumni-to-student networking panels. She is an active Alumni Admission Volunteer, serving as an adopt-a-high-school contact for five Rochester area high schools, and represents the Alumni Association as a Project Lead the Way volunteer for local schools. 

Her outstanding leadership and commitment to her alma mater earned her the Stub Baker ’27 Chapter Service Citation as well as the 2003 Woodstock Award, which honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers. 

As an undergraduate, Maurer served as president of the Clarkson Student Association, and she has continued to provide leadership for the Class of 1988, chairing two class reunions and also serving as class gift chair. 

Maurer also holds a master of science degree in elementary education.  She taught in the Penfield (N.Y.) Central School District, before assuming administrative roles with the Girl Scouts of the Genesee Valley and the Rochester Museum and Science Center. 

Maurer has also given her time and talent to her community, volunteering for the Penfield Central School District, Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Cub Scouts of America and the Penfield Recreation Department, where she has served as both an assistant and head soccer coach. 

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is an independent university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in technology-based fields. Its academically rigorous, collaborative culture involves 2,700 undergraduates and 350 graduate students in hands-on team projects, multidisciplinary research, and real-world challenges. Many faculty members achieve international recognition for their scholarship and research, and teaching is a priority at every level. For more information, visit http://www.clarkson.edu.

PHOTO CAPTION:  Clarkson University honored alumna Joelle Maurer recently with the 2004 Charles S. Ehrlich ’56 Alumni Admission Award, named for past Clarkson trustee and alumnus Charles Ehrlich. Maurer received the award for her dedication and outstanding effort in assisting the Clarkson Office of Admission and Alumni Relations with the recruitment of highly qualified students. (L-R) Clarkson Vice President for Admission and Alumni & Parent Relations Suzanne Liberty, Maurer, Ehrlich, and Clarkson President Tony Collins. 

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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