Action Hero Awards

WCAC’s 7th Annual Action Heroes Awards

(L to R): Senator Harriette Chandler; Action Hero Award Recipient and former WCAC board member Jack Foley, Clark University; Barbara Haller, former City Councilor/WCAC Board Clerk; Steven Joseph, Unum/WCAC Board Vice Chair; Noreen Johnson-Smith, Family Health Center of Worcester/WCAC Board; William Van Dam, NSTAR/WCAC Board Chair; Deborah Penta, PENTA Communications/WCAC Board; Steven Desmarais, Polar Beverages/WCAC Board; Tony Simas, NSTAR/former WCAC Board Chair; Dale Allen, Quinsigamond Community College/WCAC Board; and Michael Keegan, Gosling’s Rum/WCAC Board Treasurer.

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WCAC’s 6th Annual Action Heroes Awards

WCAC’s 2012 Action Hero Awards receipients: Mauro DePasquale, WCCA TV 13; Stephen F. O’Neil, WTRA; Jordan Levy, WTAG; Bruce Gaultney, Worcester Telegram & Gazette; and Peter Gardner, Curry Printing.

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2011 Action Hero Awards

2011 Action Hero Award Recipients, (L to R) Christopher Sawyer, Creative Designer; Thomas E. Ellis, Jr., Heery International, Inc.; Dr. Laurie Ross, Clark University; Dr. Gail Carberry, Quinsigamond Community College; J. Christopher Collins, Unum (honoree Kellie Moats, Together By Heart Photography, not pictured).

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Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. 45th Anniversary Celebration April 28, 2010, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA Action Hero Award Recipients

(Back Row- left to right): 45th Action Hero Honorees: J. Christopher Collins, Unum; James Howard, Center of Hope; Richard Leahy, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank; Bill Van Dam, NSTAR; Mrs. Victoria Reggie Kennedy; Andy Lacombe, Charter TV3; Lee Gaudette, Blackstone Valley Education Foundation; William Breault, Main South Community Development Corporation (Front Row- left to right):Tony Simas, NSTAR; Kathleen Reville, Seven Hills Foundation; Jeannie Hebert, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce; Ann Lisi, Greater Worcester Community Foundation; Jean Giguere, Smith & Jones; and Tony Shirley, Energy All Stars.

Third Annual Action Hero Awards – 2009

On May 6, 2009, the WCAC held its Third Annual Action Hero Award event at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester. Six individuals and/or organizations were honored for their monetary contribution, in-kind goods and services, and advocacy to WCAC:

  • John Laracy, Bagel Inn
  • Joseph Clouatre, Innovative Business Partners
  • Debbie C. Guiney and Michael Carroll, AllCom Credit Union
  • Nancy Concemi and National Grid Call Center staff
  • WCAC’s Worcester Community Connections Coalition Parent volunteers
  • Rod Lee, Telegram & Gazette

Dr. Melinda Boone, keynote speaker, was introduced by J. Christopher Collins, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, UNUM.

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