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40th Annual Professional Recognition Awards and Scholarship Dinner

May 5, 2018, 6 PM cocktails, 7 PM dinner

at Genesee Grande, 1060 East Genesee St, Syracuse

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Best News Source

The Philip A. Hofmann President's award for Best News Source

Philip Hofmann was a managing editor of the Syracuse Herald-Journal/Herald-American and SPC president whose standards strived for the most effective job of serving public interest by the news media.  This award is bestowed on people in government, business, and community organizations who effectively work with the media to communicate important public information.

2014: Kathleen Paice, Upstate University Hospital 

2013: Lt. Joe Galloway, Syracuse Fire Dept. 

2013: Lt. Ken Heffernan, Syracuse Fire Dept. 

2013: Kae Young, Fort Drum 

2012: Sgt. Tom Connellan, Syracuse Police

2011: Dr. Jerry Melvin North Syracuse School District

2010: Bob Allen, vice president of communications, Crouse Hospital

2009: Mary Jumbelic, Onondaga County Medical Examiner  

2008: Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Onondaga Co. Health Commissioner

2007: Ann Hyatt, Wegmans

2006: Betsy Puffer, SPCA

2005: Darryl Geddes, University Hospital

2004: Joe LaGuardia, N.Y. State Fair

2003: Phil Politano, Rural/Metro Medical services

2002: Carol Perry, Southside Newstand

2001: Kevin Morrow, Syracuse University

2000: Michael Waters, Onondaga County Fire Coordinator; PR 174th FW

1999: R.D. Murphy, Fort Drum

1998: James Cosgrove, Niagara Mohawk

1997: Phil Politano, Rural/Metro Medical Services

1996: Jim Parenti, Syracuse Mayor Roy Bernardi's Office

1995: Martin Farrell, Onondaga County Executive's Office

1994: Sgt. Michael Kerwin, Syracuse Police Department

1993: Dep. Chief Henry Boynton, Syracuse Fire Department

1989: Bob Burtch, Niagara Mohawk Nuclear Information Services

1989: Lee Smith, director, Thursday Morning Roundtable

1986: Trooper Bob Marquart, N.Y. State Police


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Fred Heyman


Herald American

The Post-Standard

At the age of only 15 years, Fred Heyman was hired by the Syracuse Herald as a copyboy in 1921. A staffing shortage a year later found young Fred covering a major fire in Syracuse.
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