THIS IMAGE IS THE BOOKPLATE ON BOOKS SELECTED FROM TONY'S PERSONAL LIBRARY FOR DONATION TO AUBURN PRISON BY THE APUZZO FAMILY.
Tony Apuzzo was an English major who volunteered at Auburn Correctional Facility during his senior year.
After Tony died of a rare terminal illness in 2007, his family, looking for an appropriate way to memorialize him, donated their son's book collection to Auburn, with memorial bookplates inserted (see above). They also established a fund to buy books for writing courses at Auburn. At an average cost of $1,200 per course, the Apuzzos hope to fund ten years of books. As they write about Tony in their letter of invitation, "Although he certainly was capable of helping his students edit their writing, he learned a great deal from them. He was often surprised and moved by what they revealed about themselves in their work and in conversation." Through the fund in his name, Tony will continue to affect the lives of men who never knew him personally.
-- Excerpted from Winthrop Wetherbee's "Cornell at Auburn: An Experiment in Teaching and Learning"
Please mark your donations "In memory of Tony Apuzzo" and send them to:
James Schechter, Executive Director
Cornell Prison Education Program
101 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4601