Bob received the College’s Honorary Alumnus Award in 1979 for his support to the College’s athletic program. Bob is a former radio and television announcer for Greyhound athletics. Bob has been broadcasting Holy Cross football and men’s basketball games on the radio since 1970. He was inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2007.
Linda received the College’s Honorary Alumna Award in 1978 for her volunteer work at Assumption College. She has been a member of the Assumption volunteers organization since 1971 and served as its president from 1977 to 1978. She was highly involved with the Dollars for Scholars Ball and was its general chairperson in 1972 and 1976. Linda was a member and chairman of the decorations committee at its inception in 1971. Her husband, Fritz, is a 1958 Assumption alumnus.
Dr. and Mrs. Pasquale DiPasquale received the Honorary Alumnus/Alumna Award in 1977 for their dedication to Assumption College. Pasquale was the first lay president of Assumption College (1972-77), and its 13th president. During Dr. DiPasquale’s tenure, the campus grew with the construction of two townhouse-style dorms, three academic and administrative buildings, and renovations of athletic facilities. He was a great friend to the Assumption College community and a staunch supporter of its athletic program. His financial leadership helped position the college for decades of growth. Dr. DiPasquale was awarded an honorary degree from Assumption in 1979 and the College’s Media Center was renamed in his honor in 1987. Following his tenure at Assumption, he continued his career in academia, serving as president at Loras College (Iowa), St. Thomas University (FL) and College Misericorida (PA) . Dr. DiPasquale died in 2004.
Bob received the College’s Honorary Alumnus Award in 1976 to recognize his friendship and support of Assumption College. The former owner of the now defunct Ground Round Restaurant on Route 9 in Shrewsbury, he decorated it with Worcester-area memorabilia. The function room at Bob’s restaurant was a popular choice for Assumption College gatherings. Bob has also hosted and catered many athletic events. He resides in Worcester and operates Cole & Bonin, Inc., a restaurant quality control company in Worcester.
David received the College's Honorary Alumnus Award in 1975 for his unwavering support of the College and leadership as a trustee. David served the Board of Trustees for 15 years and received an honorary degree from the College in recognition of his service in 1986. He received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1996 for his long-time dedication to and support of Assumption College. David is a 1957 graduate of Assumption Prep and an alumnus of Villanova University. He is the retired founding president of The Protector Group Insurance Agency, Inc. David served as national chair of the campaign, which raised $33.3 million and supported the construction of the College's flagship facility, the Richard and Janet Testa Science Center, in 2003. The parents of Gerri Grenon-Lorusso '86, David and wife Rosalie have also established an endowed scholarship in their names to benefit future Assumption students. The Grenons were featured in the winter 2005 issue of Assumption Magazine, p. 20.
Cora Sue and Henry Rudio received the College’s Honorary Alumnus/Alumna Award in 1974 for their dedication to Assumption College. Henry was treasurer of Assumption College in the 1960s and early ’70s and a member of the Board of Trustees (1972-76). Cora Sue volunteered much of her time to Assumption and ran fundraising craft shows.
Germaine and Emery received the College’s Honorary Alumnus/Alumna Award in 1973 for their involvement with Assumption College as past parents. Both Germaine and Emery were active as a volunteers at the College until 1991. Their sons, Gerard ’68 and Phillip ’75, are both alumni. Emery passed away in 2008. He and Germaine had been married for 63 years.
Robert and Ray received the College’s Honorary Alumnus Award in 1972 for their support of Assumption. The Granger family assisted in the rebuilding of the College campus after the devastating tornado of 1953 demolished several buildings and claimed three lives on campus. Bob was a former partner and treasurer of Granger Construction Company, where Ray was also employed. Ray passed away in 1996 and Bob died in 2005. Bob's son, Steve AP’70, is a current member of the Board of Trustees and the vice chairman of R.W. Granger & Sons in Shrewsbury, MA.
Andy was the first recipient of the College’s Honorary Alumnus Award in 1968 for his dedication to Assumption and its athletic program. He was recognized for his work as Assumption’s athletic director (1956-86) and his success as basketball coach (1951-67). He is described as being one of Worcester’s great ambassadors and posted a career coaching record of 226-96 at Assumption. He coached 10 postseason tournament teams and was named New England Coach of the Year in 1957. Andy was inducted to the Assumption Alumni/Athletics Hall of Fame in 1967, and the inaugural classes of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Worcester Public High Schools Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007. He received an honorary degree from Assumption in 1990 and holds the title athletic director emeritus. He resides in Worcester with his daughter, Diane Laska-Nixon, Assumption's director of alumni relations, and occasionally attends Greyhounds basketball games and athletic events.