Alumni Awards Breakfast at Homecoming to Honor Five Grads

Homecoming is just a few months away, but preparation for the big weekend is in full swing. Much more than a hearty meal is in store for everyone who attends the Alumni Awards Breakfast on Saturday, October 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the Boon Campus Center dining hall.

You’ll also get to celebrate with graduates who will be presented with Alumni of the Year Awards by the Office of College Relations and the Nyack College Alumni Association Board with the endorsement of President Michael G. Scales and College administrators. These men and women are living out our institutional core values in their churches, communities and careers.

Drum roll for this year’s honorees!

Heather E. Beers- Dimitriadis ’93, Alumna of the Year for Service to Nyack College. Heather is the consummate servant-leader ready to volunteer her time, effort and amazing “outside the box” ideas and initiatives that make her alma mater, city council district, local public school and community put their best foot forward. For more than a decade she’s served as the Nyack Alumni Board Homecoming Chairperson.

Frank Dalene ’77, Alumnus of the Year for Social Relevance, is founder and CEO of Telemark Service & Maintenance, Inc. and Bridgehampton Millwork, Inc. Telemark, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is an award-winning luxury home enterprise. Frank’s advocacy for green technology has been the subject of numerous conference presentations, published articles and research on the construction industry.

William Todd Hall ’93, Alumnus of the Year for Service to Society. Fire chief for 11 years of his more than three decades as a volunteer member of the Coopers Plains-Long Acres Department, Todd has earned recognition as “Firefighter of the Year,” and earned three “Gold Pin Awards” from Holmato Rescue Tools for life-saving auto extrications. Both he and his wife, Tonya, are firefighters.

Shanequa E. Moore ’08, Young Alumna of the Year, founder of a Bronx, NY-based nonprofit, IRAISE, Girls & Boys International, Corp. The organization’s mission is to help elevate the self-esteem of youth in disadvantaged communities. An ordained minister of the gospel, Shanequa has served young people as a counselor, mentor, case manager, social worker and youth pastor.

David C. Pletincks ’88, Alumnus of the Year for Service to Music Ministry. From middle school to university; from churches to community groups, David’s love for sharing the gift of music has been a lifelong mission that he has successfully fulfilled. He is a Florida Vocal Association board certified choral music adjudicator, who judges school choral and solo festivals and conducts honor choirs for middle and elementary school choirs in Florida.

Admission to the Alumni Awards Breakfast is $12 per person. Registration and details on other events will appear soon at