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EASTON, Mass. -- Stonehill College honored Cumberland Farms-Gulf Oil Group CEO Joseph Petrowski with the President's Award for Excellence yesterday at the school's 52nd annual President's Reception and Dinner at its Easton campus, reported The Enterprise. Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi also received the award, which is presented to individuals and organizations that have made unique and outstanding contributions to public life, business and to the arts and sciences.
More than 700 individuals attended the event, held at the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex, which raised more than $140,000 toward a $7 million campaign to expand the sports complex. College President Mark Cregan presented the awards.
Petrowski is a board member of multiple influential organizations such as the New England chapter of the American Cancer Society, and serves as a trustee at his alma mater, Boston College High School, and at Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton, Mass. He was named CEO of Gulf Oil LP in 2005, and became CEO of the combined Gulf Oil and Cumberland Farms Group in 2008.
Andruzzi launched the C.J. Buckley Brain Cancer Research Fund at Children's Hospital in 2003 in honor of Buckley, a teenager who suffered from an inoperable brain tumor. In 2007, Andruzzi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Burkitt's lymphoma, and in 2008 he and his wife founded the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research and financially assist patients and their families.