Today is the official retirement reception for Ron Tedesco who has spent 50 years as an educator at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains.
In honor of Tedesco's long career, the school will dedicate a new physics lab in his name, with donations for its construction matched by an anonymous donor.
"After teaching physics for so many years at Stepinac, I am deeply touched with this recognition from the school," Tedesco said, according to a press release about the honor. "Over the last 50 years, I have had a vested interest in the success of Stepinac's students. This new lab will continue to help students progress and I am proud to be a part of that effort.
Tedesco, who entered Stepinac as a student in 1953, has been a physics and electronics teacher, headmaster, director of alumni affairs and the annual fund and remains secretary of Stepinac's Foundation board and alumni association.
Donations for the Ron Tedesco physics lab, expected to be built and unveiled in the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, are being accepted by the school. A donor said any donation up to $100,000 would be matched.
This is the fifth lab to be dedicated to Tedesco. Four science labs were renovated and then renamed in his honor in 2003.
To donate to the physics lab fund, contact Dennis Buckley at 914-946-4800, Ext. 282, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks may be mailed to the school, made payable to the Stepinac Foundation and with "Ron Tedesco" indicated in the memo.
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