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Joanie Groome, HPPE & RLS Lecturer, Receives Town Gown Award

Contributed by Stewart Auyash on 11/22/20 

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Joanie Groome, for 25 years a dedicated and popular lecturer in the Departments of Health Promotion and Physical Education and Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently received the Town Gown Award for her consistently outstanding work with the Ithaca Youth Bureau.

 

Joanie worked for almost 30 years at the Ithaca Youth Bureau as Program Coordinator of Recreation and Support Services (RSS).  Her commitment, expertise, dedication, enthusiasm, advocacy, creativity, and passion for the participants and their families in the RSS program is legendary.

Joanie’s career was filled with huge accomplishments. These include awards and recognition for programs like the Work-Out Buddy Program, Summer Camp Inclusion, Saturday Playgroup, and the YMCA Swim Partnership along with receiving various local and state grants to expand the work her department was doing in the community. Over her tenure, Joanie was responsible for a variety of youth and adult programs, some of which spanned the length of her career allowing her to develop some very special long-term relationships. In a sense some participants grew up with Joanie in the RSS programs as she provided programming and support to them from youth to adulthood. 

We are very proud and fortunate that Joanie also enlightened the lives and mentored students for 25 years at Ithaca College in Personal Health, Understanding Disabilities, and Adapted Physical Education.

 

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Joanie Groome, HPPE & RLS Lecturer, Receives Town Gown Award Comment from jdorsey on 11/23/20
Very well deserved, congratulations Joanie and thank you
for everything you do at IC and in the community!
Joanie Groome, HPPE & RLS Lecturer, Receives Town Gown Award Comment from jablard on 11/23/20
Congrats Joanie. I\'ve always been amazed to watch your
work
w/ kids at the IC swimming pool. You are a treasure. Thank
you so much. Jonathan
Joanie Groome, HPPE & RLS Lecturer, Receives Town Gown Award Comment from staurows on 11/23/20
Joanie - congratulations on this wonderful recognition of your
work and tremendous contributions
Joanie Groome, HPPE & RLS Lecturer, Receives Town Gown Award Comment from psubramaniam on 11/23/20
Joanie,

Congratulations! I can't think of a better person to
receive this award. Your commitment and dedication to
public service is much appreciated.

Raj Subramaniam
Joanie Groome, HPPE & RLS Lecturer, Receives Town Gown Award Comment from kcollins1 on 11/24/20
Joanie, I had you when I was a student in 2003! My friends
and I did the Buddy Workout program, and we still talk
about what a great experience it was. Our buddies were so
great -- it was one of the most memorable classes of my IC
education. Thank you! And congrats to you!
Joanie Groome, HPPE & RLS Lecturer, Receives Town Gown Award Comment from cfigueroa on 11/25/20
Congrats, Joanie! Fantastic to hear this recognition of your work. Cheers, Carlos