Trent Rowing Club Names Boat in Honour of Retiring Alumni Director Tony Storey
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“Storeyline” to race for first time in alumni division during 40th anniversary Head of the Trent rowing regatta this weekend
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, Peterborough
In the company of colleagues, friends, family, and members of the University and Trent rowing community, Tony Storey, long-serving director of Alumni Affairs was honoured earlier today when a rowing boat was named in his honour.
Storeyline is a new 8-person boat for the Rowing Clubs. It will race for Trent for the first time during the 40th anniversary Head of the Trent regatta being held at the University October 1-3, 2010.
“It is an honour to be recognized by a group I hold in such high regard myself,” Mr. Storey said. “The Trent Rowing Club has been contributing to the Trent student experience at a platinum level for a long time. Through my work with alumni I have seen the enduring benefit of students and alumni who have been involved with rowing at Trent and I am proud that they thought this honour was appropriate.”
Tony Storey came to Trent in 1971 as a first year student. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy. Mr. Storey returned to Trent as an employee in 1978 when he accepted the position of assistant to the master at Otonabee College. In 1984 Tony he moved to the Office of Alumni Affairs and since that time, has traveled across the country and beyond keeping Trent’s alumni engaged, informed and involved.
One of Mr. Storey’s first missions was to strengthen and solidify the Annual Alumni Reunion and Homecoming that was held in conjunction with the Head of the Trent rowing regatta. Some 26 years later, the annual Head of the Trent and Alumni Homecoming is still going strong, celebrating its 40th anniversary this fall.
Since 1984 Tony has worked with the Trent University Rowing Club to build the relationship with Alumni Affairs to ensure that the Head of the Trent/Alumni Homecoming is a high quality event offering something for everyone. He has acted as an advisor, a mentor, an advocate and a source for historical and relevant information to the student executive of the rowing club.
“When personally working with Tony over the past three years of my involvement in the planning of the Head of the Trent I realized how dedicated he was to making sure that we always had what we needed,” said Ashley Holmes, president of the Trent Rowing Club. “He also made sure that many others understood how much this event means to the livelihood of our program. Without it there would be no Trent Rowing. We heard that Tony would soon be retiring and what better way to show our appreciation for everything that he has helped us with over the years then naming a boat after him. It just seemed like the right thing to do.”
Mr. Storey will retire from his position as director of Alumni Affairs at Trent in June 2011.
For more information, please contact:
Tony Storey, Director of Alumni Affairs, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x1599