For nearly 20 years, Robert Williams ’59 has been a regular presence at Roberto Clemente School No. 8 in the Rochester City School District. He’s so well-known as a volunteer and tutor that students affectionately refer to him as “Mr. Bob.”
In recognition of his commitment, the library at the school was dedicated in his honor earlier this year.
A member of the Rochester Rotary Club since 1974, Williams started working with the school when the Rochester group began an “Adopt-a-School” program 19 years ago. Since then, he’s been at the school nearly every day, supporting youngsters in their academic work. Most recently, he was a scholarship coach to Iniabasi Ikpot, a relationship that began when Iniabasi was in second grade at School No. 8 and continued through his senior year at McQuaid Jesuit High School.