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BRIAN RAPELYEARecipient, "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Cultural & Historical Education"The Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society recently named Brian Rapelyea as a recipient of a 2013 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR CULTURAL & HISTORICAL EDUCATION AWARD. Brian will be honored on Wednesday, April 24th at The Woodlands Mansion, Woodbury, N.Y., for his outstanding contributions toward the advancement of multi-culturalism and historical education.Please help support Brian in his goal to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this important fundraiser. Proceeds support the Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society's important programs and services!Below is a brief summary of Brian's outstanding accomplisments:Brian Rapelyea graduated from Manhattan College in 1981 earned an Associate’s Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. He yearned to give back to his community so he returned to Adelphi University where he could combine education and a successful High School Track and Field experience. He graduated from Adelphi in 1986 worked as Teacher and Coach in a variety of school districts in three states. After returning to New York in 1996 he worked for the Virginia Seminary College as an Adjunct Professor teaching Physical Education and Health. He then earned a Master’s of Science in Education in 2002.During the last eleven years he has pursued his passions in training and mentoring youth. The main areas of concentration have been in focusing on each child in an individual manner. This led to satellite volunteer programs from the boroughs of New York City to Long Island. The other complement to his passions has been history. Over many years from previous family stories and documents he enjoys time sharing genealogy. He has traced the Rapelyea family back over 300 years on Long Island.He presently sits on two Historical Society Boards one of which he assisted in founding, now in its second year of conception. He has made presentations at the Lakeview Public Library, Carl Family Reunion and local Churches. The 2013 ADVOCATES FOR CULTURAL & HISTORICAL EDUCATION AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, April 24, 2014, 6pm to 8pm, at The Woodlands Mansion, Woodbury. N.Y.. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
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