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Distinguished Alumni Award

Since 2014, Wyomissing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) has recognized an alumnus or alumnae of the Wyomissing Area School District who has made great achievements and has loyally served the community. The district includes West Reading High School and Wyomissing High School, currently named Wyomissing Area High School. Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:
  • 2018-2019 – David M. Kozloff
  • 2017-2018 – Barbara Homsher
  • 2016-2017 – John Rothenberger
  • 2015-2016 – Carolyn Holleran
  • 2014-2015 – Edward Kuhn

2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

David M. Kozloff attended Wyomissing schools from kindergarten through high school and graduated in 1959 as president of his senior class. He continued his education at Harvard College, receiving an A.B., cum laude, in Economics in 1963, and went on to the law school of the University of Pennsylvania, receiving an LL.B. in 1966. He was a member of Wyomissing’s successful football teams of the late 1950’s, and was named to the Inter-County League Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Wyomissing Football Association Hall of Fame in 2016.

Dave was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1966 and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. His law practice has focused on civil litigation in state and federal courts, appellate practice, and business and corporation law. In the early years, Dave became a partner in the Rhoda, Stoudt & Bradley law firm, leaving there in 1974 to move his practice to Wyomissing. In 1980 he formed a law partnership in Wyomissing which became Kozloff, Diener, Payne & Fegley. In 2000, the firm merged with Rhoda, Stoudt & Bradley to form Kozloff Stoudt, Professional Corporation, where he served as Chairman until 2011 when he became of Counsel to the firm.

His professional honors include President of the Berks County Bar Association, member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and honored as a Legend of the Bar by the Berks County Bar Association in 2011. He is a Life Fellow of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Dave has served on numerous community and corporate boards, including the YMCA of Berks County, South Mountain YMCA, of which he was founding president, Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, Berks County Senior Citizens Council, Reading Symphony Orchestra, the Historical Society of Berks County, Reading Eagle Company, and Moselem Development Company.

While he was in law school, during a summer stint at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., Dave met a recent graduate of Wellesley College, Jeraldine Dickson. They were married in April of 1967. They are the parents of Sam Kozloff, Louis Kozloff and Deborah Kozloff Hearey, and the grandparents of six grandchildren. WAEF holds a scholarship fund in memory of Sam, who passed away in 2000.

Dave was joined by family and friends on May 20, 2019 as he was acknowledged by WAEF for his contributions to the Wyomissing Area School District.

Selection Criteria

Qualified award candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • A graduate of the Wyomissing Area School District (or West Reading High School, prior to the merger of the West Reading and Wyomissing school systems)
  • A person generally recognized as someone with strong moral and ethical character.
  • Someone who has demonstrated one or more of the following:
    • Outstanding professional success
    • A record of involvement and support of activities within the WASD schools
    • A commitment to education, students and/or youth
    • A history of generously donating his/her time, talents or treasures to social programs, not-for-profit organizations and/or community activities.
    • A history of involvement with not-for-profit organizations.
If you require additional information. Email: mmurrill@wyoarea.org Phone: 610-374-0739 ext. 1171  

WAEF Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form