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Waterloo Woman Honored At Ithaca College


A Waterloo native was honored Friday at Ithaca College for her $3 million dollar donation.

The major gift from 1981 Ithaca College graduate Monica Bertino Wooden paid for the replacement of the natural-grass field with artificial turf and the installation of lighting at Ithaca College’s Butterfield Stadium. The playing surface has been named Bertino Field at Butterfield Stadium in recognition of her donation, which will greatly expand the uses of the premier outdoor gathering space on South Hill campus.

Wooden played softball and basketball as a student-athlete, earning her bachelor’s degree in physical education. Her brother John Bertino ’80 played on both the 1979 football and 1980 baseball teams that won national championships.

A longtime resident of Tampa, Florida, Wooden spent the early part of her professional career with IBM. In 2000 she co-founded MercuryGate International, a pioneer in the field of supply chain logistics that provides transportation management solutions, serving as its chief executive officer until selling the company in 2018.

The first Ithaca home football game on the new field is Saturday at 1p.m. against Hobart.

All Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News


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