A special thank you to all those that donated tee times to the tournament this year:
- Abenaqui - foursome with carts
- Andover Country Club - foursome with carts
- Apple Hill - twosome with carts
- Baker Hill - foursome with carts
- Bald Peak - foursome with carts
- Breakfast Hill - foursome with carts
- Bretwood - foursome, no carts
- Candia Woods - foursome, no carts
- Cape Neddick - foursome, no carts
- Cochecho- foursome with carts
- Concord Country Club - foursome with carts
- Eastman - foursome, no carts
- Eastward Ho! - foursome with carts
- Exeter - foursome with carts
- Hanover - foursome, no carts
- Indian Mound - foursome, no carts
- Keene Country Club - foursome, no carts
- Laconia Country Club - foursome, with carts
- Lake Sunapee Country Club - foursome, no carts
- Lake Winnepesaukee - foursome with carts
- The Ledges - foursome, no carts
- Loudon Country Club - foursome, no carts
- Manchester Country Club - foursome with carts
- Newport - twosome, no carts
- Nippo Lake - twosome, no carts
- North Conway - foursome, no carts
- The Oaks - foursome with carts
- Owl's Nest - foursome with carts
- Sagamore - foursome, no carts
- Shattuck - foursome, no carts
- Sunday River - twosome, with carts
- Rochester - twosome, no carts
- Webhannet - foursome with carts
- Wentworth by the Sea - foursome, no carts
- Wianno Club - foursome with carts
2013 Scholarship Recipients
The University of New Hampshire Alumni Association honored ten UNH students with $1,500 scholarships funded by the proceeds of the association’s annual open golf tournament. The scholarships are awarded to UNH undergraduates with a commitment and loyalty to the University of New Hampshire through demonstrated student leadership and/or involvement in a recognized student organization or club, an academic department, or university employment.
Recipients of the 2013 scholarships are Alyssa Calef ’15, HHS; Gennifer Davidson ’15, LA; Nyomi Guzman '14, LA; Taylor Hodgdon '14, CEPS; Kelsey MacDonald ’16, COLSA; William McKernan ’15, Paul School; Vivian Pham ’14, LA; Carolyn Przekaza ’15, CEPS; Kathryn Thomson ’14, COLSA; Peter Wilkinson ’14, COLSA.
Alyssa Calef ’15, Social Work
Hometown: Barrington NH
Alyssa Calef has not only achieved scholastic honors at UNH but is also actively involved on and off campus.
Alyssa is an intern with the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice where she spends most of her time providing research assistance and project support for a variety of projects, including Healthy UNH and the APCD Council.
She volunteers for UNH Project Sunshine, a student organization that utilizes student volunteers to provide activities and comfort to inpatient children at local area New England hospitals. Alyssa is the President of the Social Work Honor Society, Phi Alpha Pi Chi Chapter.
For the past 10 years she has volunteered for the Special Olympic, providing coaching assistance to both the track and field and ski programs.
Alyssa recently became involved with the Alternative Spring Break Challenge, where she spent a week in March clearing trails along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
Gennifer Davidson ’15, Communications
Hometown: Lee, NH
Gennifer has made the Dean’s List each semester of her undergraduate career and has achieved this goal while working 3 part-time jobs. Her level of motivation and commitment is unparalleled.
Her writing was featured in the spring 2013 Comm-entary, an undergraduate student communication journal. Gennifer is engaged in a number of leadership activities outside of her academic work at UNH, including acting as a peer advisor for UNH's Freshman Orientation, serving as an intern at the Hampton Beach Casino, and organizing a team of fundraisers for the Relay for Life cancer walk in Portsmouth.
Gennifer’s academic achievements are the result of a level of persistence and commitment that will undoubtedly translate into a lifetime of high achievement in her personal, professional, and civic life.
Taylor Hodgdon ’14, Engineering
Hometown: Stratham, NH
Taylor is invested in a variety of organizations that contribute to being a part of an inclusive environment, both on the UNH campus and in the larger community.
He is a Student Leader for incoming students called PAWs, an employee for the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, involved Campus Activities Board member, leader of Student Involvement Card Team, graduate of UNH Leadership Camp, and 2012 Homecoming chair.
As a two year Student Leader for PAWs, Taylor and his co-leader are given the unique opportunity to be the first people that the freshman see representing UNH. He does this by being a leader, role model, and exceptional team player.
Taylor makes his education a priority, while still maintaining his deep commitments to the organizations with which he is involved. He is the total package.
Nyomi Guzman ’14, Communication & Women's Studies
Hometown: Amherst, NH
In addition to being a stellar student, Nyomi has channeled her scholarly interests in diversity and the representation of minority groups into a greater effort toward increased social awareness of these issues on campus through her extensive extra-curricular activities.
Nyomi has been a member of the Black Student Union, the Commission on the Status of People of Color, the Council on Inclusive Excellence and Equity, the Diversity Support Coalition, and the Committee on Campus Climate. She also has been an editorial board member of the undergraduate research journal Comm-entary, been the financial director for the LGBT+ Alliance, and is a member of the Gender Identities Awareness Planning Committee.
Further, Nyomi was selected into the prestigious McNair Scholars Program last year and successfully completed a summer research project examining the representations of bi-racial romance in Hollywood films over time. Her research work in the McNair program led to a presentation in the Undergraduate Research Conference, and to a publication in the Communication Department's undergraduate journal Comm-entary.
She is a responsible and thoughtful member of the University community, and has made a concerted effort to merge her academic interests with socio-political applications in the community at large. She has proven her deep investment in the academic, social, and cultural life of UNH.
Kelsey MacDonald ’16, Nutrition major with a dual major in EcoGastronomy
Hometown: Exeter NH
Kelsey has been actively engaged at UNH ever since she arrived on campus. She is a member of the Waysmeet Student Association. She participated in UNH Alternative Break Challenge and the UNH PrOVESprogram, a week-long community service program for incoming freshman. She volunteered for winter farmer markets in Rollingsford and has been involved in soup kitchens and food pantries since her first year in high school.
Kelsey works at Philbrook Dining Hall, and was recognized as student employee of the month in October, 2012. She will be a Resident Assistant at Christensen Hall this fall. She also is actively engaged with her major, and is a top student in a very challenging Nutrition program.
Kelsey is the volunteer Cornucopia Food Pantry Coordinator, serving folks in need every week. She also helps to coordinate food rescue programs with local businesses and is seeking to expand it by reaching out to other establishments that do not yet participate.
Kelsey is someone who integrates her academic learning and practice in meaningful and effective ways.
William McKernan ’15, Accounting
Hometown: Bow, NH
William is an engaged student that is determined to jump into every opportunity he can. He is passionately proud to be a UNH Wildcat and values the process of learning through his experiences here. He is a junior with a 3.87 cumulative average.
To compliment his academics, Will is the Student Body Vice President. He has joined the Accounting Students Association and was the Business Manager in Student Senate. In this position, he was the Chair of the Financial Affairs Committee and fiscally responsible for the use of $107,300, and is involved with the $1.2 million Student Activity Fee Committee.
He was a Resident Assistant in Sawyer Hall and a student leader of a floor of approximately 44 students. Will is also a facilitator for uLead. This program sends peers into student organization meetings to facilitate workshops on team building, organization and event planning. Lastly, Will recently was one of the three student Logistic Coordinators for Leadership Camp.
Will McKernan is a dedicated and loyal student. You can trust him, he follows through with responsibilities and he is always loyal to the vision. His intense desire to learn allows him to absorb all that UNH can provide.
Vivian Pham ’14, Psychology and Family Studies
Hometown: Tilton, NH
Vivian works as an Academic Mentor at Center for Academic Resources (CFAR). As a mentor, she works individually with students helping them to develop active learning strategies and to improve their time management skills. Working with a wide variety of students, Vivian provides academic and personal counseling to enhance her students’ UNH experience.
She maintains her high grades while expertly balancing her work responsibilities and her leadership roles in UNH organizations. Vivian joined Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed community service fraternity in the fall of 2011. She serves on the executive board, first as historian and now as the elected President. Vivian completed more than 100 hours of service to UNH and the seacoast community.
She is also the fundraising chair and treasurer of Active Minds, a national student advocacy mental health group. In her leadership role, Vivian is responsible for the fundraising committee of 10 students.
Vivian received the UNH Winant fellowship, which awarded her a stipend in order to complete 300 hours of summer service to a New Hampshire non-profit organization that benefits families in the state. She is an intern at the Dover Children's Home, helping to oversee the needs of the children as well as by providing supervision, recreational opportunities, daily living skill development, and therapeutic interventions to residents on both an individual and group basis.
She is a powerful role model as she is passionate about her education and strives to achieve high grades to further her opportunities while at UNH and after she graduates.
Carolyn Przekaza ’15, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Goffstown, NH
Carolyn is the President of the UNH Robotics Club. One focus of the Robotics Club has been working with FIRST Robotics competitions. She represented UNH at the FIRST Robotics BAE Regional competition and spoke to high school students, parents, team leaders, and members of the public about the great education and opportunities UNH has to offer. This summer Carolyn is a Systems Analyst Technical Intern at Fidelity Investments/Veritude. Additionally, she is working with Fidelity Cares to launch a mentorship program for local youth.
She and will be returning this summer for her third year at the UNH Tech Camp to introduce seventh through tenth graders to the world of 3D printing. Carolyn is also an active member of the Society of Women’s Engineers UNH Chapter. She was the only UNH student who participated in the Girls Scout Outreach Event at the MIT Regional Conference. In fact, she stayed an extra day at her own expense to work with the young girls in the hope of inspiring them to consider a path in a STEM field.
She is a member of the Mechanical Engineering Student Industrial Advisory Board, has participated in the Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, and also served on the Student Panel for the CEPS Department of Mechanical Engineering Accreditation Committee. She acts as a CEPS ambassador for prospective and incoming students, alumni and faculty candidates.
Carolyn is currently developing initiatives for community outreach to inspire middle and high school.
Kathryn Thomson ’14, Environmental Science and Ecosystems
Hometown: Durham, NH
Kathryn is a New Hampshire native who is creative in problem solving, very articulate and an excellent researcher and scholar.
Kaity works on campus as an Undergraduate Research Assistant and has been active in several student organizations, in particular as a leader in the Student Environmental Action Coalition's Divestment Campaign at UNH. She is the UNH Chairperson for Students for a Just and Stable Future and has been active on regional and national levels with groups such as 350.org and the Better Future Project. Kaity is also active with UNH Trash 2 Treasure, the Waysmeet Student Organization and the Cornucopia Food Pantry.
Currently, Kaity is working on her senior thesis: evaluating ecosystem services to identify current environmental benefits to human wellbeing and local economies along the Portland to Montreal pipeline. For her thesis, she has been selected for both NH EPSCoR's Research Experience for Undergraduates and National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Fellowship. These awards will support her to begin research this summer, hike the 263-mile pipeline, share her finding with communities across New England and promote environmental leadership at UNH.
Kaity's commitment to healthy and whole communities, community service and enhancing the world around her, coupled with her belief in sustainability in all of its manifestation make her an excellent example of UNH's finest.
Peter Wilkinson ’15, Environmental Conservation Studies
Hometown: Lancaster, NH
Peter hosted the first Wildcat Summit, bringing athletes and students together to enhance school spirit at UNH.
He is a member of the Upper Quad Hall Council and is the president of the Residence Hall Association. He was a member of the Ultimate Frisbee organization and UNH Climate Action Network. He is currently a June Orientation Leader, working with incoming Freshman and an engaged member of Student Environmental Action Coalition.
Peter manages to balance all of this while maintain a perfect 4.0!