Longtime Academic Coordinator Charlie Riccio Is Retiring

Charlie Riccio with Kiana Patterson

Charlie Riccio with Kiana Patterson

Charlie Riccio is retiring after helping to launch the Sponsor-A-Scholar program at Troy High School nearly twenty years ago. Charlie was our first Academic Coordinator there. Over the years, he has shepherded more than 177 students through the program, overseeing homework sessions, and steering students through the college application and enrollment process. He will still work with students at Troy's night school, and we're sure he'll continue to be involved as a guiding force with our program and our Scholars.

From left: Ryan Meikle, Charlie Riccio, Myra Johnson

From left: Ryan Meikle, Charlie Riccio, Myra Johnson

Ryan Meikle will assume the lead as Academic Coordinator in Troy. Ryan has been affiliated with Sponsor-A-Scholar's Troy program since before 2011, assisting Charlie with day-to-day operations and support of our Scholars. He looks forward to building on its strong foundation.