Ithaca College Alumni Association Will Honor Four During Reunion Weekend

Ithaca, NY--The Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors will recognize three notable alumni and a former faculty member and administrator at the All-Class Banquet and Awards Ceremony on June 2, during Reunion weekend. Honored for their contributions to the institution will be Arnold Broido '41, David Boreanaz '91, the late Lewis Gallo '51, and William Scoones.

Arnold Broido '41, a music school graduate, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes loyalty and long-standing service to the College. This honor is the alumni association's highest achievement award.

The president and chief executive officer of the Theodore Presser music publishing company for 26 years, Broido now serves as that company's chairman of the board. A key figure in the creation of the Ithaca College Choral Composition Festival in 1979, he also helped establish the Ithaca choral series, which brought national recognition to the College for its role in the development of new choral music.

Broido is director and treasurer of both the National Music Publishers Association and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He serves as president of the International Federation of Serious Music Publishers, chairman of the International Confederation of Music Publishers, and director of the Music Publishers Association of the United States.

Over the decades Broido's energy and commitment have been crucial in garnering support for the College from numerous corporations, foundations, and music organizations. He served on the advisory committee of the capital campaign responsible for the construction of the James J. Whalen Center for Music, which doubled the amount of teaching and performing space for the School of Music. The Arnold and Lucy Broido classroom in that facility has been named to honor him and his wife.

Lewis Gallo '51, who died in June of 2000, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to graduates who have achieved exceptional success in their professions.

After earning a degree in drama, Gallo served with the army in the Korean War and then attended graduate school at Columbia University. His professional acting career began in New York when he played in the original Broadway production of "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?"

In 1958 he relocated to California, where he established himself as an actor in television and feature films as well as a successful producer. On television, he was a series regular on "Twelve O'Clock High" and appeared on "Gunsmoke," "The Big Valley," "Rawhide," and "The Twilight Zone," among others. His film credits include "Pork Chop Hill," "Soldier in the Rain," and "PT 109." He produced many popular television shows including "That Girl," "Love American Style," and "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer."

Gallo was also known for his humanitarian efforts. He founded the golf tournament for the Entertainment Industry Foundation and served as a member of the foundation's board. In addition, he began golf tournaments for St. John of God Care Center and Villa Scallabrini Retirement Home. In 1998 he was named man of the year by the Los Angeles Italian American Golf Association. He died in Los Angeles on June 11, 2000.

David Boreanaz '91 will receive the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, given to a graduate who has achieved exceptional success in his or her profession and who has graduated in the past 2 to 10 years.

Though he now enjoys success as the mysterious and tortured vampire in the WB television network series "Angel," Boreanaz has paid his dues. As soon as he graduated from the College with a degree in cinema and photography, he headed to Los Angeles. After a string of jobs parking cars, painting houses, and handing out towels at a sports club, he landed his breakthrough role as Angel on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." The character became so popular that a spin-off was created, giving Boreanaz a chance to expand his talents as the lead of the series.

Boreanaz's film credits include the thrillers "Valentine" and "Aspen Extreme." His stage credits include productions of "Hat Full of Rain," "Italian-American Reconciliation," "Fool for Love," and "Cowboy Mouth." He now has his own production company.

William Scoones, former faculty member and longtime administrator, will receive the James J. Whalen Meritorious Service Award. The honor recognizes distinguished achievements and contributions to the College by a nongraduate.

When Scoones retired from the College last December as special assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, he capped over three decades of service that began in 1969, when he came to the College as an assistant professor of education. Two years later he was promoted to associate professor and became chairman of that department. In 1973 he accepted the post of assistant provost and began an administrative career that included positions as director of the Center for Teacher Education, dean of graduate studies and continuing education, and dean of the School of Allied Health Professions.

Scoones chaired several presidentially appointed task forces and committees, including the task force on academic organization and the task force on community service. In recognition for his efforts as chairman of the Celebration of Service Committee, the College this year named the William Scoones Community Service Award in his honor.

An active member of the community at large, Scoones was a member of the Ithaca City School District Board of Education and served on the boards of the Hangar Theatre, Tompkins County Library, Challenge Industries, and Ithacare. He currently serves on the board of the Tompkins County Senior Citizen's Council.