June 07, 2016
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Robert Armistead, president of Armistead Mechanical, Inc.
and a Mount Saint Mary College trustee, kept his score low and the
excitement high at the June 6 Mount tournament.
Mount Saint Mary College’s 38th Annual Invitational Golf and 5th
Annual Invitational Tennis Tournament grossed more than $126,000
for the college on June 6.
The tournament, held at the Powelton Club in Newburgh, N.Y.,
honored James W. Taylor, Jr. (golf honoree) and Nancy ’03, MSE ‘14
and Chuck Benfer (tennis honorees).
Taylor, a Newburgh native, founded Taylor Biomass Energy, LLC in
2005 as part of his family’s business commitment to waste
reduction, recycling, and reuse. He is an industry visionary with
the practical contracting experience to manage projects of any
complexity. Taylor was also honored with an honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws from the college in 2011.
Nancy and Chuck Benfer are lifelong residents of the Hudson
Valley. Nancy has worked at Bishop Dunn Memorial School for the
past 19 years, beginning as a kindergarten teaching assistant and
is now the assistant principal. She graduated from the Mount with
her undergraduate degree as well as a Masters of Science in
Education: Childhood/Special Education.
Chuck is the market president of iHeart Media (formerly Clear
Channel) in Northern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and the
Hudson Valley. He is a two-time winner of Radio Inc. Magazine’s
coveted Market Manager of the Year Award, as well as awards from
the American Heart Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, and
the March of Dimes.
About 300 friends of the college enjoyed the event.
Mount Saint Mary College's 38th Annual Invitational Golf
Tournament and 5th Annual Invitational Tennis Tournament honorees,
left to right: James W. Taylor, Jr., founder of Taylor Biomass
Energy, LLC; Chuck Benfer, market president of iHeart Media; and
Nancy Benfer, longtime teacher and current assistant principal at
Bishop Dunn Memorial School. They are joined by Mount Saint Mary
College acting president James Raimo, far right.