Tickets Available for the Premier Student-Organized Community Leader of the Year Ball
Black Tie Optional Ball to be Held in UNH's Holloway Commons Dec. 4

Contact: Sharon Keeler
603-862-1566
UNH Media Relations

November 5, 2003



DURHAM, N.H. -- Students at the University of New Hampshire wish to recognize the efforts of those who help foster rich and strong communities in the state by presenting the first-ever University of New Hampshire Community Leader of the Year Award.

The award will be presented at a black tie optional banquet and ball Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in UNH's new Holloway Commons. Organized and run entirely by students in the university's Community Development Program, the event will include a silent auction, dinner, award ceremony and dancing, with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund.

Three versions of the award will be presented including Community Leader of the Year, Community-Supporting Organization of the Year, and Student Community Leader of the Year. The deadline for nominations was Nov. 1 and they have poured in from all over the state.

Tickets for the event are $50 per person, and $30 per student. Community members are encouraged to "sponsor" a student. Tables (seats 8) may be purchased for $375, which includes a half-page ad in the program.

Registration forms are available online: www.dred.unh.edu/award.htm or by contacting Kelly Giraud at 603-862-4811.

For more information, contact Giraud, coordinator of UNH's Community Development Program, at 312 James Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 or e-mail: kelly.giraud@unh.edu, Phone: 603-862-4811, Fax: 603-862-0208.