Area Nonprofits And UNH Whittemore
School Student Volunteers Recognized At Fidelity Investments Community
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
March 4, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. – The Whittemore School of Business and Economics
at the University of New Hampshire will present the Fidelity Investments
Community Service Awards, Monday, March 7, in celebration of outstanding
student volunteer activities.
The event begins at noon in the Squamscott Room of the Holloway
Commons with a luncheon celebration, which will be followed by the
presentation of the Fidelity Investments Community Service Awards.
Four awards will be presented to students enrolled in the Whittemore
School's Introduction to Business course taught by Ross Gittell,
James R. Carter Professor of Management. The students are required
to complete a minimum of eight hours of community service as part
of learning about corporate social responsibility. The awards –$1,000
grants – will go to the nonprofit organizations where the
winning students completed their volunteer work.
The Fidelity Literacy Award will be presented to Seacoast Reads
for the work of student volunteers Sara Wilcox of Clifton Park,
NY; David Watts of Auburn; and Elizabeth Kitt of Eden Prairie, MN.
Wildcat Mentors and volunteer Amanda Rood of Manchester, Conn.,
was a finalist. The award recognizes the student volunteer project
or activity that promotes literacy and/or helps strengthen reading
skills for a variety of age groups and populations.
The Fidelity Financial Education Award will be presented to Riddle
Brook School of Bedford and student volunteers Brittany Blair of
Bedford, Nicole Beaulieu of Manchester, Kristina Drociak of Hooksett,
and Jennifer Price of Hooksett. Laconia Middle School and volunteer
Caitlyn Porell was a finalist. The award recognizes the student
volunteer project or activity that helps to promote personal financial
education and further individual understanding of personal finance
concepts, including budgeting and savings, avoiding credit and investment
risks, philanthropic investment strategies, understanding different
economic models, etc.
“Riddle Brook School was fortunate to have Brittany, Nicole,
Kristina and Jennifer at our school to share their experiences and
knowledge with our fifth-grade students. As a community of learners,
we value opportunities to enrich teaching and learning in our classrooms.
It is our experience that meaningful learning comes as a result
of outside organizations partnering with our schools for the benefit
of children,” said Michael Fournier, principal of Riddle Brook
School. “On behalf of our faculty and students, I would like
to extend my sincere thanks to UNH's Whittemore School and Fidelity
Investments for their generous contributions to Riddle Brook School.
The grant funds will be used to further enhance the educational
experiences available to our students.”
The Fidelity Innovation and Technology Award will go to Girls Inc.
and student volunteer Marcia Branscom of Bow. Spaulding Rehabilitation
Hospital and student volunteer Ben Fluery of Franconia was a finalist.
The award recognizes a student volunteer project or activity that
helps a nonprofit organization use technology to initiate changes
in its operations and service delivery channels to expand or improve
The Fidelity Community Investor Award will be presented to the Child
Services Development Center and student volunteers Katherine Brackett
of Milford, Mass.; Liam Brown of Alstead; Kimberly Garcia of Salem;
Megan Godin of Center Harbor; Casey Elizabeth Morrissey of Bolton,
Mass.; Craig Murray of Malta, N.Y.; Jery Obey of Loudon; Nikki Oliveri
of Westwood, Mass.; and Rebecca Simpson of Biddeford, Maine. The
FRIENDS Project and student volunteer Hayley Finos of Lynnfield,
Mass., was a finalist. The award recognizes the student volunteer
project or activity that provides the greatest benefit to families
and individual residents of the Town of Durham. Judges considered
projects in areas including affordable housing, health and human
services, transportation, arts and culture and the environment.
Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of
financial services, with custodied assets of $2.1 trillion, including
managed assets of $1.1 trillion as of Dec. 31, 2004. Fidelity offers
investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, human resources
and benefits outsourcing services to more than 19 million individuals
and institutions as well as through 5,500 financial intermediaries.
The firm is the largest mutual fund company in the United States,
the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, one of
the largest mutual fund supermarkets and a leading online brokerage
firm. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit http://www.fidelity.com.