ATTLEBORO — Local lawyer Max Volterra has been honored for his efforts to promote Bristol Community College and its city campus, the college announced Wednesday.
Volterra received the John J. Sbrega, Ph.D., Exemplary Service Award, given to members of the school community “whose service and dedication to the college has been exemplary and who have dedicated their time, talent, energy and knowledge to various college programs or activities,” the college said in a statement.
“The college community is grateful for Mr. Volterra’s contributions and service over the years. His unwavering dedication and vision have advanced Bristol’s mission in all of our communities and we are honored to present him with this award in gratitude,” said Bristol President Laura L. Douglas.
The award is named after a former president of the school.
Volterra is a member of the College Foundation Board of Trustees and was a member of Bristol’s Board of Trustees from September 2012 to October 2017. He and his wife Marion have “contributed to the development and advancement of the Bristol Attleboro Campus full service”. says the school.
Bristol had offered tuition in Attleboro since the late 1960s, starting at Attleboro High School and then moving to the former Brennan Middle School on County Street. It moved to Attleboro Corporate Center, formerly Texas Instruments, in 2004.
Bristol also noted that Volterra has promoted the Manhattan Short Film Festival, the proceeds of which have supported initiatives on the college’s Attleboro campus.
Volterra, a former state representative, has served the city in various capacities over the years, including as a member of the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority and the city’s Election Commission.