College alumni group honors volunteers

Sandra Kraisirideja, People

GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College Alumni Assn. will honor three

individuals for their service to the school and community at the 14th

annual Alumni Awards Banquet Thursday.

"The recipients were unanimously chosen by the Community College

Alumni Board for their conscientious efforts and support of the alumni

association," said Glady Kabateck, director of the association.

Carole Jouroyan of Glendale has been involved in community

organizations for 20 years. She is surprised and flattered, she said, to

be receiving the Raymond D. Edwards Award of Merit for Career Achievement

and Community Service.

"You tend to do things when you are part of a community without

thinking or looking back at what you've done," Jouroyan said. "It's nice

to know in some small way I made a difference."

Jouroyan is being honored for her work on the Glendale Community

College Foundation Board and for her achievements as executive director

of the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded.

During her tenure, the association has doubled the number of disabled

residents it serves, developed three group homes and a senior home, and

initiated a number of social and educational programs.

Jack Quinn will receive the J. Walter Smith Service Award for

Distinguished Service to Glendale Community College. Quinn, a Glendale

resident since 1936, was selected for his numerous contributions to the

school.

"I've given tours of the college and I'm involved with fund-raising

efforts," he said. "I want to help people realize we have an outstanding

institution."

Lois Edwards of La Crescenta is serving her second term as president

of the Glendale College Patrons Club. Each year, the president is awarded

the Patrons Club Presidential Award for their work and Edwards is no

exception.

"I'm honored to be receiving this award," she said.

As president, Edwards helped raise approximately $12,000 for the

scholarship fund.

The banquet begins at 6 p.m. at Oakmont Country Club. Alumni

scholarship recipients will be recognized following the presentation of

alumni awards. The evening will also include a performance by the C & E

Kids, a youth choir led by Jennifer Russell to spread the spirit of the

Character and Ethics Project.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Glendale Community College Alumni Assn. 14th annual Alumni

Awards Banquet.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale.

TICKETS: $40.

PHONE: 240-1000, ext. 5446.

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