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The Pontiac Promise Zone, a nonprofit organization working to make college education accessible to those in the Pontiac School District, honored Charity Davidson, vice president of human resources and chief people officer at Rochester University, with its Community Champion Award in November 2023. Raymond E. Wiggins Jr., program coordinator for Pontiac Promise Zone, said Davidson was selected for her work with RU’s mentoring program, making it “inclusive of our students to retain them on campus and ensure they had an outlet for when they needed assistance to stay on track.” He said Davidson had a “genuine vested interest in
Dr. Dave Hutson, chair of the Department of Sports Studies will present “Where Have All The Children Gone? Youth Sports and the Slow Demise of Unsupervised Play” at Smart Towns, a lifelong learning program led by educational organizations in the greater Rochester community on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Hutson’s study focuses on how the youth sports environment has significantly changed from the one experienced by those who grew up prior to the 21st century. “With travel teams, tournaments and state-of-the-art facilities, the youth sports industry is evolving from an era of
The Rochester University development office honored various alumni and friends during the men’s basketball game on Nov. 21. Among those honored were Doug and Sheila Selke, who have been supporting Rochester University through philanthropic giving for over 40 years. The Selkes are members of the President’s Circle of Honor and have established a scholarship fund in honor of Doug’s parents, Leonard and Dorothy Selke. Doug and Sheila are also active with the ALS Foundation and the Rochester Church of Christ, where they oversee the benevolence fund that supports members of the congregation and the RU community. Doug also serves