Haley Reimbold '06 Honored As Unsung Hero in New Jersey
Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference
May 28, 2004
Haley Reimbold, of Roosevelt, N.J., a rising junior at Hamilton, was honored with the "Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference" in New Jersey on May 27. According to the Bergen Record, Reimbold received the top award of $50,000 "for combining academic achievement with volunteering in countless events for the homeless and needy families as well as the Special Olympics, blood drives, and meals at shelters and soup kitchens."
At Hamilton, Reimbold directs HAVOC (Hamilton Action Volunteer Outreach Coalition); she was among organizers of the January, 2004, Martin Luther King Service Day and Make a Difference Day; has participated in Alternative Spring Break; and worked on campus blood drives. Reimbold was recognized on May 7 at Class & Charter Day, an annual convocation recognizing student and faculty excellence during the preceding academic year. She was elected to Was Los, an honor sociey comprised of six rising juniors, selected on the basis of their commitment to the Hamilton community and their ability to bridge groups and work in the service of all students. Reimbold also received the Leonard E. and Sue J. Kingsley Prize Scholarship, awarded to sophomores or juniors who have demonstrated the potential for both significant academic achievement and community leadership.
Each year since 1997, the Russell Berrie Foundation has recognized everyday, unsung heroes and good Samaritans at an awards ceremony at Ramapo College in Mahwah. Russ Berrie was a philanthropist and novelty toy maker from Englewood who died on Christmas 2002.