Coach And Educator To Receive Clark Award

Former Lancer men’s basketball coach Eddi Chittaro is among those who will be honoured with the Clark Award at a dinner on Tuesday, May 25.

A UWindsor alumnus (BA 1955, MA 1958), Chittaro has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and chaired the University of Windsor Alumni Sports Hall of Fame—into which he was inducted in 1990.

He received the Alumni Association’s Award of Merit in 2001. He has chaired the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame and received its Distinguished Service Award in 2009.

In 1969, he coached the Lancer men’s basketball team to divisional, provincial, and national championships. He has also enjoyed a distinguished high school teaching and counselling career.
Fellow grads Martin Komsa (BComm 1976), the Honourable Madam Justice Mary Jo Nolan (LLB 1981), and Roger Thibert (BA 1951, D.Sc. 2004) will join Chittaro as recipients of the university’s highest honour on Tuesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium, on the second floor of the CAW Student Centre.

Clark Awards have been presented annually since 1994. Named in honour of the late Charles J. Clark Sr., Q.C., former Chancellor of the University of Windsor, the award recognizes outstanding personal service of both alumni volunteers and friends of the university who have made significant commitments in time, energy, and expertise by serving on UWindsor boards, committees or campaigns; or who have worked extensively to increase the profile and reputation of the university.

Tickets for the dinner are $75. For tickets or more information, please contact special events manager Mary-Ann Rennie at 519-973-7059, e-mail mrennie@uwindsor.ca.

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