School retirees honored for work
The Indiana County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees recently recognized several individuals for their excellent contributions to education, service and volunteer work.
Judy Stahlman received the prestigious PASR John Dillon Service Award. This award, begun in 2004, recognizes individuals who have given service to the association. It is given in honor of Dr. Dillon, a past president of the state association and a consummate PASR volunteer. Stahlman held the office of treasurer for many years and was commended for safeguarding financial integrity and helping to lead the chapter forward. Her name will be included on the display of Dillon Service Award recipients located at PASR headquarters in Mechanicsburg.
Betty Molnar was selected to receive the Indiana County PASR Volunteer of the Year Award.
This award is given to a PASR member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the community. Molnar was recognized for her many volunteer hours in the educational, social services, political, religious and service to youth categories.
The Lauretta Woodson Award was presented to Homer-Center staff members Anthony Buffone, science teacher, and Sandra Lear, classroom aide. Dr. Woodson was a longtime supporter of public education and was instrumental in helping PASR become what it is today.
This awards program has been developed to bring positive publicity to public schools. It is designed to recognize one educator and one support professional for doing an outstanding job within a school district.
These individuals have exhibited creativity, initiative or productivity relevant to the learning process and growth of children.
Buffone was acknowledged for being a team leader, maintaining high academic standards and being a committed education professional. Lear earned recognition with her reputation to help all students needing her assistance, her willingness to promote building goals and her initiative and productivity in the overall growth of children.