Honoring Our Caring Community Recipients

The Bucks IU’s 22nd Annual “Caring Community Awards Celebration” was a great suc­cess on the evening of May 15th! Our Bucks IU staff mem­bers, nom­i­nat­ed over 130 recip­i­ents for this spe­cial award, whose pur­pose is to rec­og­nize indi­vid­u­als, out­side of our Bucks IU, that have made an extra­or­di­nary con­tri­bu­tion to our stu­dents and staff. We hon­ored indi­vid­u­als from busi­ness and indus­try, the com­mu­ni­ty, non­prof­it agen­cies, and our dis­tricts. Over 200 awardees and their guests filled every one of our con­fer­ence rooms and three award cer­e­monies were con­duct­ed simul­ta­ne­ous­ly.

Awards were issued to:

  • Barth Consulting Group – Steve Barth, Michelle Shire
  • Bayada Pediatric Home Health Care – Kendra Leonor
  • Bensalem School District – Antoninette Brown, Wendy Karamis, Wendy Kulp, and Lauren Steflik
  • Bowen’s Barber Shop – Tracey Bowen
  • Bristol Borough School District – Linda Crumpton, Dr. Tom Shaffer
  • Bristol Township School District – Lou DeFonteny, Jason Goldberg, Jessica Kelch, Patrice Shaltens
  • Bucks County Children and Youth – Marjorie McKeone, Robert Yochum
  • Bucks County Community College – Rodney Altemose, Sean Boyle,
  • Deborah Hoelper, Jennifer Osinski, Vernon Stevens
  • Bucks County Center for Independent Living – Mahria Morris
  • Bucks County District Attorney – Matthew Weintraub
  • Bucks County Workforce Development – Alice Colyar
  • Bucks County Youth Center – John Corr, Jason Tumelty
  • C & C Photo Studios – Mark Chiavon
  • Centennial School District – Kelly Loro, Liz Stanfield
  • Central Bucks Family YMCA – Ashley Anderson, Charles Kwiatkowski, Zane Moore
  • Central Bucks Sertoma – Sasha Dyuysekina, Nancy Hilger, Chip Hilger,
  • Sue Hogan, Ed Hogan, Catherine Mainon, Kathy Rodgers, Sharon Stern,
  • Mabel Willing, Rhodes Wilson, Bill Zellers
  • Clemens Uniforms – Janet Curtis
  • Cornwells Elementary – Joanna Bryant, Jane Stallone
  • Council Rock North – Donna McNellis
  • CrossFit Raid – Justin Rementer
  • Dam Good Café and Café at the Mill – Shane Dam, Stacey Dam
  • Domino’s Pizza – Chris Burns
  • Faust Elementary School – Debi Johnson, Kim Ligato
  • Giant Food Store – Alan Carcifi, Judy HIgbee, Kirk Moyer
  • Gingerbread House Preschool – Betsy Shaw, Dan Shaw
  • Historic Langhorne Association – Larry Langhans
  • InSource – Sam McCain, Gregory Salvatico
  • Jules Thin Crust Pizza – Kate Millen
  • K/S‑MST, Inc. – Glenn Kaiser
  • KT Saddlery – Kim, Tony & Tessa Maychuck
  • Lakeshore Learning Materials – Adam Wolff
  • Last Chance Ranch – Jackie Burke, Emily Cota, Steph Lorenz, Emily Monsen, Elise Yardley
  • Lawall Prosthetics and Orthotics – Rick Hagenbuch, Lynn Hale
  • Lehigh University – Michael George, Nancy George
  • Lowe’s – Eric Kalet
  • Macy’s – Shawn Casamento
  • Middle Bucks Institute of Technology – Laith Abunima ‚Yahmir Allen, An Binh Tran, James Davey, Sean Castineira, Brian D’Andrea, Jordan Delano, Elena Goines, Clara Gutkind, Eric Hovis, Megan Lafferty, Cara McKeough, Jerome Mead, Dominic Pierce, Skylar Pinto, Irijah Spradley, Gavin Stewart, Grace Victoria, Daniel Zbarsky
  • Morrisville School District – Megan Mason, Erica Schabert
  • Neshaminy School District – Linda Crumpton
  • Newtown Athletic Club – Amanda Brown, Brie Feniour
  • Office of the Fire Marshall – Tricia Clark, Anthony Montonario, Bill Oettinger, Ryan Smith
  • PA Justice Center – James McMaster
  • Parkhurst Dining Hall – Mike Dayton, Tracy Gradel, Vito Basile, Darryl Davis, Erica Leach
  • Pine Run Retirement Community – Dave Fogel, Dawn Teat
  • Quakertown School District Office – Rhonda Beaty-Rawa
  • Rutherford’s Camera Shop – Bruce Rutherford, Lee Rutherford Small
  • Wonders at Temple Judea – Laura Hutchinson
  • Snyder Girotti Elementary School – Kelli Rosado
  • St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox – Dr. Silvi Ann Chacko, Reny Biju
  • Student Helper – Jayden Kearns
  • Student Volunteers – Jillian Bracken, Amelia Watts
  • The Bridges at Warwick – Lisa Abbott-Feeley, Kim Sager
  • The Market at Del Val – Judy Fiber, Carol Vanden Berghe
  • Trinity Church – Deb Detweiler, Darwin Hendricks, Colleen Krizovensky, Drew Long, Rosi McCalley, Melissa Smith
  • Valley Elementary School – Anita McClurkin
  • Volunteer – Patrick Karley

We thank our Bucks IU stu­dents from our WOW Program for the deli­cious desserts and our stu­dents from Decisions Program at Del Val University for the beau­ti­ful cen­ter­pieces for the tables! In addi­tion, Student Coworkers at the Bucks IU, Amy Goldberg and Olivia Lambert pre­pared the framed cer­tifi­cates for the Caring Community Awards. Amy is a stu­dent in the WOW pro­gram and Olivia is a tenth grad­er at Pennridge High School. Matt Webster, a stu­dent in the STEP pro­gram at Samuel Everitt, also pre­pared framed cer­tifi­cates for the Caring Community Awards. Thanks to our Bucks IU job coach, Sandy Werkheiser for work­ing with the stu­dents!