On March 16, 2021, our Club honored students in the Manufacturing, Engineering, Skilled Trades & Health and Human Services categories.

Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship from the Akron Rotary Foundation.
 
Terry Dalton serves as a member of the Akron Rotary Club Board of Directors and as the Club Secretary and has chaired the Rotary Scholarship Committee for about 10 years.  Any members interested in helping are encouraged to reach out to Terry at 330-815-1525 or via email to tdalton1226@gmail.com.  
 
About the Scholarship Recipients:
 
The Students of the Year recognized March 16th were Anna Gray, Jennifer Skerlong, Mary Winer, Anjana Tamang, Tam Chau, and Emma Grass.
 
We were pleased that four of the students were available to join our meeting [click to view recording].  

These students are extremely accomplished students and active community volunteers.

Click here to view bios of all six the March 16 recipients.

Mary Winer
Anjana Tamang
Emma Grass
 
Tam Chau
 
About Terry … beyond Rotary:
 
Terry Dalton served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Support Services Inc.  from 2005 until December 31, 2017.  He served as the Chief Operating Officer at Community Support Services from 1988 to 2005. Terry previously served for 11 years as the Executive Director of a comprehensive mental health center in Wisconsin. 
 
He has a master’s degree in Counseling and Human Services from Boston University.  He is a licensed social worker in the State of Ohio.  Terry has worked in the Behavioral Health field for nearly 50 years.
 
He previously served as a member of the Governor’s Mental Health Commission and the Ohio Department of Mental Health’s Strategic Advisory Committee.   He is a past member and chairperson of the Ohio Department of Mental Health’s Community Support Planning Council.
 
Terry is an honorary board member of Goodwill Industries of Akron after serving nine years on their board.  He also serves on the METRO ADA Advisory Committee.
 
He has been a part time Senior Lecturer at the University of Akron’s Business Technology program and the School of Social Work for the past sixteen years.
 
Terry is a member of the Leadership Akron Alumni Association. He is a past recipient of the Summit County Mental Health America’s Outstanding Leadership award. 
 
Terry is a national surveyor for CARF: The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. 
 
He has a true passion for helping our Club identify and honor exceptional students through our awards and recognition programs.  He said, “I would like to thank Anne Jorgenson, Lynda Farkas, and Janice Radl who participated with me in the two interview sessions and selection process this year.”
 
Terry expressed how much the students have endured this year with learning remotely. He added “it has been a challenging year for students, but they have continued to amaze us with their accomplishments.”
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