Posted on Oct 31, 2006

Patrick DiCerbo '88 and Valerie Hoffman '75 have been named national co-chairs of the College's Terrace Council.

Pat has been a loyal volunteer for Union College for many years. He served as the national chair for the Union Fund the last two fiscal years. He was an associate agent for his class for four years, and served on the Annual Business Campaign committee for six years. He has worked at Northwestern Mutual for 18 years. He lives in Niskayuna with his wife, Jennifer; and daughters, Johanna and Fiona.

“Terrace Council members make annual gifts to support critical, ongoing needs and special projects of the College,” Pat said. “Through Terrace Council members' generosity, Union College is able to continue its important work of hiring the best faculty, attracting the best students and sustaining the best campus.”

Valerie, also a longtime volunteer, began her term on the Board of Trustees in 1999. She has been a pivotal member of Union Women Connect for 10 years, encouraging the women of Union to get involved and stay connected. She is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP where, since 1978, she has practiced labor and employment law with particular emphasis in the areas of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, affirmative action and pay equity.

“Annual support through The Terrace Council demonstrates faith in and commitment to Union College and its future,” she said. “These leadership gifts allow donors to make an immediate and lasting impact on the College and its students.”