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For the past forty years, attorney and businessman Alan Cameros enriches his life by regularly indulging in his love for the art world. Alan Cameros is especially active in the cultural scene of Rochester, New York. Throughout the 1970s, Alan Cameros worked as a Docent for the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, eventually becoming a member of its Board of Managers. Other services undertaken by Alan Cameros and his wife Nancy within the University of Rochester include directing the Associates, a community support group for the University. Alan Cameros' most notable accomplishment at the University of Rochester was the Cameros Family Lecture Series, which took place from 1982 until 1989. The Cameros Family Lecture Series “Striving for a Just Society,” featured eight nationally recognized speakers from vastly different disciplines. Speakers included former President Jimmy Carter, nuclear physicist Herbert F. York, syndicated columnist David Broder, and Senator William Cohen from Maine. Alan Cameros' contributions to the cultural life of the city extended beyond the University of Rochester. Alan Cameros and Nancy served as Chairs of the Nathaniel Rochester Society, a support group for the Rochester Institute of Technology, and they received the Whitaker Medallion in 2004 for their contributions to the school. Alan Cameros also led the Business Committee for the Arts in Rochester and helped merge that organization into the Arts for Greater Rochester, now called the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. Today, the Memorial Art Gallery displays some of Alan Cameros' extensive pottery collection, featuring rare pieces from famous Native American artists. Nancy and Alan Cameros also help to fund the Rochester Arts & Lecture Series, with poet and author Luis Alberto Urrea scheduled to speak in March 2011.