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2004 Alumni Association Award Winners
Awarded Alumni Reunion Weekend, April 30 – May 2


Jacob 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

Edward Trayesm Ph.D. '60Edward 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

Thomas R. Kline, Esq. '69Thomas 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 workplace.

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 E. Beasley School of Law.

Daryl R. McCullough ’86

Daryl R. McCullough '86Daryl 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.

Rev. Dr. Carl E. Young ’30

Rev. Dr. Carl E. Young '30Rev. 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 chaplain.

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 their assets.

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.


Alumni Association Service Award – given to an Albright College faculty, administration or staff member for outstanding service to the College.


Sgt. Arthur C. Bromirski

Sgt. Arthur C. BromirskiSergeant 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.

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