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Volunteer Recognition Awards

Hettie Shumway Award - Nancy Sanza

The Hettie Shumway Award is given to a volunteer who provides significant and unfailing service, is an effective role model for other volunteers and demonstrates loyalty to the hospital. It is named for Hettie Shumway, a leadership volunteer who served for many years at Strong Memorial Hospital. This year’s recipient is Nancy Sanza.

Elizabeth Crozier Award - Rose Faucette

The Elizabeth Crozier Award is presented in recognition of outstanding, long-term service to Friends of Strong and Strong Memorial Hospital. It is named in memory of Elizabeth (Bess) Crozier who was an employee at Strong and a volunteer for many years. This year’s recipient is Rose Faucette.

Louise Criticos Award - Anne Elphick & Sue Gay

The recipients of the Louise Criticos Award, formerly the PFCC Award, is Anne Elphick and Sue Gay. This honor acknowledges an FOS volunteer that successfully meets the highest and most consistent level of service in order to accomplish the Hospital's goal of Patient- and Family–Centered Care.

Supervisor Award - Mark Bovenzi

The Volunteer Supervisor Award is presented to a Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH) staff member who has supervised volunteers for at least 2 years. This person is selected for his/her exceptional skills in training, recognizing and including volunteers as a member of the “team.” This individual will have an excellent volunteer program, which benefits patients and their families at SMH. This year’s recipient is Mark Bovenzi.

Dove Award - Marsha Clark & Carol Ennis

The Dove Award recipient is chosen from names submitted by volunteers and supervisors of volunteers. A committee made up of volunteers reviews the submissions and chooses a winner. In order to receive this award, the individual selected must have been volunteering for at least 3 years. Recipients traditionally perform quietly, unobtrusive and often “go the extra mile.” This year’s recipients Marsha Clark and Carol Ennis.


Student Award - Sarah Tyler

The College Student Award is presented in recognition of outstanding service to Friends of Strong while enrolled as a full-Time college student.  Student volunteers are typically carrying a full course load and volunteer on average 3-4 hours per week.  This year's recipient is Sarah Tyler, a steadfast volunteer and a shining example of the value of giving back to one's community at any age.