UNH Seeks Nominations for
Community Leader of the Year Award
Students Will Host Black Tie Banquet
and Ball Dec. 4
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
September 25, 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 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. People are encouraged
to nominate individuals and organizations they feel strengthen New
Hampshire communities. Complete nomination details are available
on the Web site: www.dred.unh.edu/award.htm
or by calling 603-862-4811.
Letters of nomination should be no more than three pages, and should
describe specific achievements and beneficial changes accomplished
through the person's or organization's efforts. Include the nominee's
full name and contact information, as well as your name and contact
information. Nominations may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Prof.
Kelly Giraud, coordinator of UNH's Community Development Program,
312 James Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Fax: 603-862-0208. Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 1, 2003.
In addition to recognizing outstanding community leaders, Giraud
says the purpose of the event is to connect students with these
people and engage them in meaningful work that will enable them
to fully integrate the concepts and theory of community development
into real projects.
“Community development is very important in a place like
UNH and by honoring these community leaders, we become more knowledgeable
of what it is to be an effective part of a community,” freshman
Meagan Sullivan said. First-year student Jacob Mabil added that
he is interested in “what good things community leaders are
doing, so we can use them as an example.”
Tickets for the event and are $50 if purchased before Nov. 15 ($75
after). Student tickets are $30 and faculty/community members are
encouraged to “sponsor” a student. Tables (seats 6)
may be purchased for $300, which includes a quarter-page ad in the