2013 Tarbell Medallion Winner Charisse F. Duroure


duroure-small.jpgSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Charisse F. Duroure has been awarded the 2013 Springfield College Tarbell Medallion, given annually to an alumnus or alumna who has been out of school for at least 20 years, and has demonstrated outstanding service to his or her alma mater. 

Duroure was presented her award at the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner held at the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room in the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union as part of the College’s homecoming celebration.

Duroure has given back to the College in multiple manners during her professional career, including serving on multiple executive committees.  Starting in 1997, Duroure was an active member of the Springfield College Alumni Council, and served as its president until 2002.  She also was a member of the alumni awards committee for the College for five years starting in 1994 and concluding in 1999.  During this time, she was asked to serve on the executive committee of the Springfield College Board of Trustees, starting in 1998. 

In 1990, Duroure received the Springfield College Young Alumni Award, given annually to a graduate in the 10th reunion class in recognition of professional excellence and outstanding service to the College, community, state, and/or nation.  She served on her class reunion committee for multiple years and has assisted current students as a career mentor.

A resident of Wakefield, R.I., Duroure has stayed connected with the College during a successful 30-year career in the athletic club and spa business.  She is currently the spa director at the G Spa at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn.  Prior to her current employment, Duroure worked for Ethos Fitness and Spa in Midland, N.J., until 2009, and as the director of operations for Rhode Island Rehabilitation in Cranston until 2005.

Duroure’s professional health care experience also includes Wellbridge Company in Denver, Colo.; Healthtrax International in Glastonbury, Conn.; and Williams Island in Miami, Fla.