Bill Yeomans '55 Named Volunteer of the Year
Herb Kestenbaum '63 and Amanda Geib '91 to Receive College Key Award
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
Contact: Dean Abelon 315-859-4651
June 21, 2002
William Yeomans '55 will be honored as the 2002 Volunteer of the Year, and two alumni will receive the College Key Award at the Alumni Council dinner during Fallcoming Weekend, October 4-6.
Yeomans served as president of the Alumni Association from 1997-2000. He was selected to present the Half-Century Annalist's Letter for the Class of 1955 at Reunions 2005.
He has served as a free agent, Career Center volunteer, and member of the 45th Reunion Gift Committee.
Yeomans was a driving force behind the restructuring of the Alumni Council. He took the lead in revising governing documents and by calling meetings to consider and to approve work to date. Results have included increased participation in Council weekends and additional volunteers in all programs.
Yeomans is former president of the American Society for Training and Development, the Upper Saddle River Historical Society (and co-founder), and the Upper Saddle River Library Board. He is the author of several books, including The Love of Upper Saddle River: From Prehistoric Times to the Present (1994), and 7 Survival Skills for a Reengineered World (1996).
College Key Awards will be presented to Herbert Kestenbaum '63 and Amanda Geib '91. Kestenbaum is section editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer and has served on regional campaign committees and as a volunteer for the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. Kestenbaum has served as an "informal consultant" for Hamilton's media relations staff, providing advice on story angles and op-eds.
Geib has worked with the staff of the Career Center for more than a decade to help recruit students into full-time and summer positions with her employer, the General Electric Company. She also serves as a volunteer in the WAVE program.
College Key Awards are given to recognize individuals who have performed a service or activity which has directly benefited a specific volunteer program or the College in a tangible way.