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 Good News: SRU Alumni Association names Englander Outstanding Senior Man 



SRU Good News for April 28, 2010


SRU Alumni Association names Englander Outstanding Senior Man


Todd Englander, an elementary education/early childhood and dance major from Wantagh, N.Y., is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man as selected by the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association.

Todd is an extraordinary young man whose excellent scholarship and multiple contributions to SRU and the community are stellar," one nominator wrote.

In his dance work, Englander has repeatedly represented the department by performing his own, collaborate and guest artist choreography at four regional American College Dance Festival performances, including a recent event at Ohio University. He has participated in the SRU Dance Theatre each academic year, volunteering to choreograph his own works or to rehearse and perform student and faculty works as an extra-curricular activity. 

One of his works "Knowledge-Lessons = Tests?" will be presented May 27-28 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the American College Dance's national conference.

He has been repeatedly selected by visiting guest artists for presentation of professional-level works. He is an active participant in Sigma Rho Delta, the dance honorary.

Englander is a charter member of Jennifer Keller's Rock Dance Company and has performed in the region's schools and at community events. He received the Joanne McKeag Scholarship and the Lucy Isacco Sack Scholarship.

He has worked at SRU's Student Government Association Child Care Center and has volunteered to assist the Slippery Rock Area Elementary School's master physical educator with her physical education and dance program by creating age-appropriate dances. He served as a reader during SRU's Native-American celebrations. 

;Englander's leadership was also seen in work for the Slippery Rock Parks and Recreation's summer aerobics workshop and at the Slippery Rock Library where he created a summer dance workshop for community children.

This year's scholarship and awards committee included Linda Williamson, chair, Bruno Raso, Lorraine Troiano-Barron, Ben Addison and Lynette Beattie, all members of the board of directors of the SRU Alumni Association.


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