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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Education Hero: Clete Gualtieri, Jamesville-DeWitt High School

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Throughout the year, Le Moyne College will recognize a secondary school partner who is deeply committed to improving educational opportunities for the students they serve. These “heroes,” along with their guidance counselor colleagues, work as tireless advocates to create solutions that provide their students with a chance at a first-class education.

We honor Clete Gualtieri, who works as a counselor for Jamesville-Dewitt High School, and is a long-time friend of Le Moyne College. In addition to being a proud member of the Le Moyne class of 1983, several members of his family also graduated from the College. He is also a past winner of the College’s Edward J. Gorman Award for Excellence in Counseling.

One of Clete’s favorite sayings is “schools thrive on hope,” a philosophy that serves as a reminder to all that a college education brings with it unlimited opportunities. When asked why he’s so passionate about what he does, Clete said, “As a high school counselor, I am honored and energized to be a part of young people’s lives at such an important and exciting time for them.”

On behalf of all of us at Le Moyne College, congratulations Clete! We pray that you continue to be a “merchant of hope” for all the young men and women whose lives you touch.

comment By Dr. John F Dolan @ Thursday, November 07, 2013 8:33 PM
Way to go, Clete. You inspire us all to continue the work we do on behalf of our students!!

comment By William Cheetham @ Thursday, November 07, 2013 9:30 PM
Congratulations Clete! The students at JD are lucky to have you as their advocate. The higher education community is blessed to have you as a partner, and I'm proud to have the opportunity to work with as a colleague.

All the Best! Bill

comment By Barb Drozynski @ Friday, November 08, 2013 11:54 AM
Congrats Clete! Well deserved!

comment By Monica Hamilton @ Friday, November 08, 2013 12:02 PM
Well deserved recognition for Clete. Thank you for honoring him for all he does to help the students of Central New York!!

comment By Susan Tresco @ Friday, November 08, 2013 1:52 PM
Congratulations!!! Happy Friday - Susan

comment By Marilee Taylor @ Friday, November 08, 2013 2:28 PM
Congratulations Clete! You know you're doing what you've been called to do when you're still as energized as you were when we were in grad school together!!

comment By Pat Bliss @ Saturday, November 09, 2013 8:51 AM
Well deserved Clete! I hear your name mentioned frequently in conversations with adults in CNY when they discuss their educational and career journeys. Congratulations!

comment By Rory Schnurr '84 @ Saturday, November 09, 2013 11:40 AM
Clete, congratulations. What a perfect role for someone who was such an effective counselor even during our days at IH.

comment By Steve Neitz @ Saturday, November 09, 2013 4:27 PM
Chet ;-) congratulations. You are a true hero. Your enthusiasm and commitment to each individual has always been an inspiration to me.

comment By Grace Davin ' 83 @ Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:34 AM
Congrats Clete! So Well Deserved! You not only help the students at JD... but the kids of your family and friends too! thanks for all your advice!!!

comment By Jeanne Bradley @ Sunday, November 10, 2013 10:05 AM
Way to go Clete! You are a true inspiration to me. You have wonderful gifts that have allowed many individuals to further their educational pursuits. Providing hope for your students is key in allowing their ideas and dreams to come to light. The world is better with you in it. Cheers to you!

comment By Kasha Mitchell Godleski @ Monday, November 18, 2013 11:02 PM
Congrats Clete! You have such a special place in our hearts as you conducted the magical admissions interview that sealed the deal for Mark to attend Le Moyne. Then you taught Mark and me so much as young professionals way back when. We are blessed to have you in our lives! Nice to see you honored here!

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