Alumni Association Award Winners
Awarded Alumni Reunion Weekend, April 30 – May 2
Albright Award– presented to an alumnus/a who has used
the liberal arts education to his or her greatest potential, making
outstanding contributions to the Albright
College community, to his or her profession and in service to society.
Edward J. Trayes, Ph.D. ’60
J. Trayes, Ph.D. ’60 is professor of communications in the department
of journalism, public relations and advertising at Temple University
in Philadelphia; an internationally known consultant in publication
editing, content development and presentation; and director of Temple’s
master’s program in journalism.
At Albright, Trayes served as an
adjunct faculty member teaching courses in public relations & advertising, editing, beginning & advanced
news writing and photography from spring 1978 to December 2003. He
has been a member of Albright’s Board of Trustees since 1997.
He has received numerous awards
including Albright’s Distinguished
Alumnus Award (1992), Temple’s Great Teacher Award (1996), and
the Freedom Forum-sponsored Journalism Teacher of the Year Award, for
which he was the first recipient (1997). Trayes was also recently honored
by Philadelphia Mayor John Street for 40 years of teaching.
In the mid-80s, he was named the
first recipient of the Trayes Professor of the Year Award, an annual,
national award set up in his name within
the Association for the Education in Journalism and Mass Communication,
for exemplary efforts in the area of mass communications and society.
He is also co-founder and a director of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
Editing Intern Program based at Temple.
Consulting activity over the past
35 years includes work with newspapers across the United States, in
Mexico, Central America and South America,
and with national organizations such as American Press Institute, Gannett
Newspapers, Dow Jones/Ottaway, The Associated Press, Campbell Soup
Company, CIGNA Corp., just to name a few.
Trayes is married to Albright alumna
Mary Harding Trayes ’63
and has one daughter, Amanda Trayes Grant ’92, who graduated
from Albright summa cum laude.
Distinguished Alumnus/a Award – given in recognition of outstanding
service and accomplishments in at least one area including church, community,
state, nation, profession, academic and or service organizations.
Thomas R. Kline, Esq. ’69
R. Kline, Esq. ’69 is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm
of Kline and Specter, P.C., practicing catastrophic injury, complex
personal injury, class action and mass tort law.
He is a member of the Inner Circle
of Advocates, a select group of 100 of the nation’s most celebrated trial lawyers. He is listed
as one of the top 10 litigators in Pennsylvania by the National Law
Journal, and appeared in the annual “Winners” edition of
the National Law Journal as one of 10 of America’s top litigators.
He is not only on Philadelphia
Magazine’s “Best Lawyers” list,
but also on its list of “76 Smartest Philadelphians.”
Kline has obtained record-setting
jury verdicts and settlements during three decades in pharmaceutical
litigation, products liability cases,
premises liability, work-place accidents, automobile litigation and
medical malpractice. In addition to the large awards for compensation
that Kline has achieved for his clients, many of his cases have served
as an instrument for safety changes in medicine, products and the
He is a fellow of the American College
of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers,
and an active member of the faculty of
the L.L.M. Program in Trial Advocacy at Temple University James
School of Law.
Daryl R. McCullough ’86
R. McCullough ’86 is president and managing partner of PainePR,
one of the nation’s top independent public relations firms. During
his tenure at PainePR, he helped the firm grow from a $2.5 million
one-office practice to one of the country’s most admired independent
firms with more than $10 million in business spanning offices in New
York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, Calif.
McCullough provides strategic direction,
creativity and leadership in the areas of communications planning,
media relations strategy,
consumer marketing, special events, promotions and corporate social
responsibility and cause-related marketing.
Throughout his career at the firm,
he has produced award-winning work for major clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Gillette, Polaroid,
Taco Bell, Miller Brewing Company, United Airlines, Pioneer Electronics,
Disney Interactive and many more Fortune 500 companies. He headed the
team that was awarded the highly coveted national Public Relations
Society of America (PRSA) “2002 Best of Silver Anvil” award
for the launch of XM Satellite Radio. He was also instrumental in creating
the Silver Anvil-winning “Taco Liberty Bell” April Fool’s
Day event, which is widely recognized as one of the most innovative
and successful public relations stunts of all time.
Prior to joining PainePR more than
10 years ago, McCullough worked in entertainment, environmental and
social-issues public relations.
He also served as director of alumni relations at Albright College
for five years following his graduation.
Dr. Carl E. Young ’30
Dr. Carl E. Young ’30 spent 47 years working in the Christian
ministry. Serving churches in the Baltimore area for the majority of
his life, he retired in 1977 and moved to the United Methodist-affiliated
Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg, Pa. where he served as part-time
In 2003, Young was awarded the Outstanding
Senior Award, an award recognizing a Cumberland County (Pa.) senior
citizen for outstanding public service
and commitment to the community. He was recognized for his efforts
to improve his community of Bethany Village.
During the early 1980s, he was instrumental
in helping Bethany Village obtain additional nursing-care beds by attending
meetings at state
offices advocating on the home’s behalf, and because of his persistence,
$1.5 million was raised to complete the Health Care Center. He also
founded the Care Assurance Endowment Fund to assist residents who outlive
For his years of service, including
currently serving as the honorary chairperson of the community’s capital and endowment campaign,
the Bethany Village Recognition Committee has named an annual award
in his honor – The Carl E. Young Award for Excellence.
Young has four daughters, two of
whom attended Albright College – Mary
Lois Young Miller ’59 and Margaret Young Wray ’61.
Service Award – given to
an Albright College faculty, administration or staff member for outstanding
service to the College.
Sgt. Arthur C. Bromirski
Arthur C. Bromirski, who has been called “one of the most friendly
and well respected members of the Albright community,” joined
the Safety and Security Department at Albright College in 1987 after
deciding it was time for a career change.
Previously, he worked for Warner
Books, the publishing division of Warner Communications, now Time Warner.
For many years he traveled
extensively representing the publisher, and was named Representative
of the Year for ranking first in sales value nationwide.
The rigors of Jesuit prep schooling
paved the way for Sergeant Bromirski’s
liberal arts education at Assumption College in Worchester, Mass. where
he earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs/business.
He is a parishioner of Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church and
serves as Democratic Committeeman for the 16th Ward in Reading.