The College of St. Joseph observed the 50th anniversary of its founding by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rutland, Vt., March 19, with a ceremony to recognize faculty, staff, and students for their service to the college and the community. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the college, members of the local and college community enjoyed the ceremony and celebration. Nanci Gordon, a 1983 graduate of the college, was presented with the 2007 Pour Le M鲩te award. The Pour Le M鲩te Award is presented on an annual basis to individuals who have contributed to their communities through exceptional volunteer service. Gordon received this award for her volunteer services to the Rutland community and beyond. She has a 20 year radio career with emphasis on news and public service and currently works for radio station WJJR Mix 98.1 in Rutland. Gordon is known throughout the Rutland community as a person who provides service to others and by doing so she exemplifies the mission of the college. She recently helped as a spokesperson for the Pack the Paramount, an event to help fight hunger in the Rutland area. This collaboration was a project between BROC, Rutland Community Cupboard and the Rutland Salvation Army. For the past two years she has held a position with the Rutland Area Prevention Coalition as the tobacco prevention education coordinator by working with organizations, schools, and businesses to help fight substance abuse. She has been an active member at Trinity Episcopal Church and the diocese by participating on the Bishop Booth Conference Center Board of Directors for five years. At the church she has been a Eucharistic home and hospital visitor, a Eucharistic minister and served on the ministry discernment committee. In addition, she has served on the Rutland County Community Land Trust Board for four years, worked with the Rutland County Womens Network and Shelter, and the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice. She has also participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and the Komen Race for the Cure. Gordon has volunteered her time as a nursing home visitor and reader, and has worked with the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity. She has given her time by working on the New York State Junior Miss Program as well as Vermonts National Teenager Program. At the college,she has been an active member in the Alumni Association for many years and has volunteered her time and talents to the organization. The college was honored to present Gordon with this award during the ceremony and is extremely proud of the service she has provided to the local community, the state and beyond.