Telecare 17th Annual Event to Honor  

2015 Award of Excellence Recipients

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Uniondale, New York, November 2, 2015 –This year’s Telecare Award of Excellence luncheon event, to be held at noon on Monday, November 30th at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York, will honor recipients of the 2015 Telecare Excellence Awards in three categories:  Religious Leader, Broadcast Media and Business Leader.  Receiving the awards will be Archbishop Allen Vigneron, Chairman of the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit; Chris Mullin, Retired Professional Basketball Player and Head Coach for St. John’s University’s basketball team; and Jim Sullivan President of National Sales at CBS Television Stations, respectively. 

Jane Hanson, host of Telecare’s CHS Long Island Health Source along with Colleen McVey, Anchor of News 12 Long Island, will serve as Masters of Ceremonies and Alex and Amy Hazelton will act as Co-Chairs for the event.

According to the Reverend Monsignor James C. Vlaun, President & CEO of Telecare, “We are proud to present Archbishop Allen Vigneron with the Religious Leader Award for his work with the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and for his priestly service to the Church.  Prior to being named Bishop of Oakland, California, in 2003, Archbishop Vigneron was an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit.  His background included assignments as Rector/President of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, work in the Administrative Section of the Vatican Secretariat of State, and service as associate pastor at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Harper Woods.  In 2009, Archbishop Vigneron was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Catholic University of America and concluded his second and final term in June 2015.  He also received the Pallium from Pope Benedict XVI in June 2009.  In late 2014, Archbishop Vigneron was elected Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Doctrine.  His good works are being recognized with our 2015 Award of Excellence as a Religious Leader.”

“We are equally proud to honor Chris Mullin with the Broadcast Media Award.   A retired American basketball player and current head coach of St. John's University’s Red Storm, Mr. Mullin previously served as special advisor for the Sacramento Kings and general manager of the Golden State Warriors. He is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (in 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team"), and in 2011 for his individual career).  In March of 2015, he was also named 20th head coach of the St. John's University men's basketball team, his alma mater.

“It is also with great pleasure that we present Jim Sullivan with our Business Leader Award.  Mr. Sullivan began his position as President of Sales of CBS Television Stations in August 2008 and is currently responsible for the sales of 27 television stations in 14 markets. Prior to this position, he was the vice president and director of sales for CBS’s Chicago-owned station, WBBM-TV where he was responsible for the management and local sales staff in addition to developing new business initiatives. Jim Sullivan is a man that spreads his faith through good works, good ideas and ethical standards” concluded Reverend Monsignor James C. Vlaun.               

About the Telecare Award Luncheon

For information about the Telecare Award of Excellence luncheon, including sponsorships, journal advertising, attendance, and/or donations, contact Angelica Ayroso at (516) 538-8704, ext. 148, or

About Telecare

Telecare – The Best in Catholic Television® – is a not-for-profit TV and production facility that has, for more than 40 years, provided religious and educational Catholic television programming to reach people of faith everywhere.  The purpose of the Telecare mission is to bring Catholics and all people closer to God.   

Founded in 1969 by Monsignor Thomas Hartman of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, Telecare has grown from a Long Island faith-based television ministry to one that currently broadcasts nationally to millions of viewers.  Programming is aired 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing an unparalleled medium through which people may celebrate the Catholic faith.

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