Weatherford Student Honored At UNH
Contact:  Maggie Morrison
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UNH Alumni Association
June 29, 2000

DURHAM, N.H. -- Brad Flaishans of Weatherford, Texas, who will be a junior at the University of New Hampshire in the fall, was recently awarded the Alumni Meritorious Service Award Association Prize. The $1,500 prize is awarded annually to a UNH junior who excels in academics and extracurricular activities.

Flaishans, a defenseman on the UNH men’s ice hockey team, is a Presidential Scholar in the university’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in business administration with dual options in finance and international business and economics.

A recipient of the Whittemore School honors award for a grade point average of 3.7 or higher, Flaishans serves as both a teaching assistant and tutor. He is also a member of the Atkins Investment Group, a student-run investment portfolio group at the school.

As a peer adviser at the Whittemore School, Flaishans has helped two groups of UNH freshmen make the transition to the university environment. He was also one of five students athletes selected for the 2005 NCAA Self-Study Committee, which is charged with evaluating the UNH athletic department.

In 38 hockey games this past season, Flaishans recorded 10 points in his second season as a UNH Wildcat. He is a two-time winner of the Sid Knight Award, given annually to the men's hockey player with the highest GPA. He is also a two-time member of the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

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HONORED: Brad Flaishans of Weatherford, a junior majoring in business management at the University of New Hampshire, received the Alumni Meritorious Service Award Association Prize for excellence in academics and extracurricular activities. A Presidential Scholar, Flaishans plays defense on the men’s ice hockey team and has served as a teaching assistant, tutor, and peer adviser in the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics.