March-April 2018 Issue
March 08, 2018


Source: NYSUT United

Alma CormicanAlma Cormican, 2017 NYSUT Retiree Member of the Year and past president of the White Plains Teachers Association, died Feb. 2.

Cormican, who taught for nearly four decades, served the White Plains TA in a number of capacities, including president and chief negotiator. She remained a union activist after retiring in 1999. She edited her retiree local's award-winning newsletter; organized pre-retirement seminars for in-service teachers; and raised more than $15,000 for local scholarships and to help schools and children in need.

"Alma meant so much to so many people. She led our retiree council to unprecedented levels of participation through political, social and humanitarian campaigns," said NYSUT At-Large ED 51–53 Director Florence McCue. "Any time the union needed something, she was the first one to step forward not only to help, but to lead us to join her."

Julie M. Bowe | Nov. 9, 2017
Retiree Council 9

Irene B. Dunlap | Dec. 23, 2017
Retiree Council 18

Mary Paddock | Dec. 27, 2017
Retiree Council 7

Shelia M. Sorge | Dec. 23, 2017
Gateway Teachers Association

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