Posted on Apr 26, 1996

The College has received the Golden Broom award from the Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce for its involvement in cleaning Pleasant Valley, the corridor along I-890 in downtown Schenectady.

Accepting the award April 17 on behalf of the College were President Roger Hull; Jesse Shafer '97, president of Theta Delta Chi; and Kevin Makarowski '97, president of Phi Gamma

Members of the two fraternities have been active in the project, and they plan to participate in the next cleanup on May 4, according to Shafer and Makarowski.

Since the project began in 1990, nearly 500 volunteers have participated in 20 cleanups, removing nearly 150 tons of debris, according to Fred Denefrio, chair of the Pleasant Valley Cleanup Committee, a subcommittee of the Chamber. Also presenting the
award were Ronnie Quinn and Joe Bianci, members of the committee.