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Organization of Part-time University Students honours founder

Josie Iannetta was a very kind and caring person whose legacy will live on, says Maryan Amalow, executive director of the Organization of Part-time University Students.

The founding president of OPUS, Iannetta died February 14. The organization paid tribute to her at its annual awards banquet March 15.

“We all know how much of an impact she has had on OPUS and how compassionate and caring she was,” Amalow said. “Her legacy and the advocacy she did during those times for OPUS impressed us. We will always remember and appreciate her efforts and support.”

Iannetta was a UWindsor grad (BFA 1982) and a University staff member for 19 years. She served as president of the Alumni Association in 1987/88 and received the Citizen Award of the City of Windsor Police in 1983, the Clifton Grant Award for SEIU Local 210 in 1995, and an OPUS lifetime achievement award in 2007.

Read more on the OPUS Web site.