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William "Ron" Collamore

William "Ron" Collamore

William "Ron" Collamore

2007 Mintonette Medallion of Merit Award Winner

Biography (Current at time of award):
Willliam "Ron" Collamore is a man of many names and titles. You might know him as Bill, Ronnie, or as a member of countless committees whose missions are for the greater good, and Holyoke specifically.

For his outstanding dedication to the Hall, as the longest serving board member, he is lovingly referred to as "the Pope" of the Hall.

Collamore has been a part of the Hall of Fame family since its inception in 1978. He received his first Mintonette Medallion of Merit in 1999 as a member of the original corporators of the Volleyball Hall of Fame and has had many titles at the Hall, including vice-president.

Collamore currently serves as a member of the Hall's Executive Committee but it is in his position as exhibit hall committee chairman that he truly shines - coordinating all displays and Hall of Fame maintenance.

In his spare time, Collamore, a retired Holyoke Fire Fighter, was the state chairman of athletics for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, a delegate to the National School Board Convention, a member of the American Legion, among many others.

As the heart and soul of the Volleyball Hall of Fame, we salute William "Ron" Collamore with the Mintonette Medallion of Merit Award.