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2017 Alumni Award Recipients

Leadership and Professional Achievement Award: Victoria Nastri ‘92
Victoria Nastri, class of 1992, serves as an active volunteer for the Cornelia Connelly Center in New York, New York.  Victoria was a past Alumni Board member and has since remained active in the New York alumni circle.  Victoria has the position of Director of Corporate Partnerships with the USO Metropolitan New York. When asked which part of her job she most enjoys she responds, “Honestly – seeing our troops and their families directly benefiting from our programs, events and services.  From a phone home to loved ones on a free phone card, to reading a book to their kids via our United Through Reading’s Military Program or our USO Warrior and Family Care to just walking in our USO Centers and seeing service men and women relaxing and feeling the comforts of home  - that we all take for granted!  I especially loved Fleet Week NYC – when we had thousands of sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen in NYC for Memorial Day”
Rosemont Service Award in Memory of Bonnie Hilferty Freeney Class of 1964: Dr. Helen Meeks Horstmann ‘67
As an board certified Orthopedic Surgeon and attending physician at Children’s Hospital, specializing in treatment of children with cerebral palsy, Helen Meeks Horstmann, class of 1967, certainly exemplifies the criteria of dedication to the betterment of citizens of her community. Helen is also the author of the highly regarded academic text Orthopedic Management in Cerebral Palsy. Helen has previously been awarded Rosemont’s Award for Distinguished Service to the College. She widely respected for philanthropic work, including her support of Rosemont throughout the years.
The Recent Alumni Award for Graduates of The Last 10 Years: Marissa Meyers ‘12
In addition to earning a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in non-profit leadership, Marissa Meyers has already distinguished herself in the field of community service in Philadelphia. As an advocate for foster children and children from families that have experience substance abuse, Marissa serves as board member for several distinguished organizations.
Meyers, a former foster child herself, began this tradition of service while at Rosemont College. For three years, as part of the AmeriCorp Scholars in Service program she completed 600 hours of community service working primarily at the Northern Home for Children in Philadelphia.  Her current volunteer work not only demonstrates outstanding contributions to the greater community, but also a life dedicated to the values at the heart of Rosemont College.