UNH Seeks Nominations For
Statewide Community Leader Of The Year Award
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 21, 2004
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 Second Annual University
of New Hampshire Community Leader of the Year Awards.
These awards will be presented at a black tie banquet and ball Wednesday,
Dec. 1, 2004, at 6 p.m. 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.
Four awards will be presented including: Community Leader
of the Year, Community-Supporting Organization of the Year, Student
Community Leader of the Year and UNH Campus Organization 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 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, 320 James Hall,
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, firstname.lastname@example.org,
fax: 603-862-0208. Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 5, 2004.
In addition to recognizing outstanding community leaders, Giraud
said 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,"said
sophomore Meaghan Sullivan, of Salem, Mass. said.
Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased until Nov. 22.
Student tickets are $30 and faculty/community members are encouraged
to "sponsor" a student. Tables (seats 8) may be purchased
for $350, which includes a half-page ad in the program.