UNH Whittemore School And Fidelity Investments Announce 2005 Community Service Awards Sept. 26

Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations

September 19, 2005

WHAT: Community Service Awards
WHERE: Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons, UNH, Durham
WHEN: Noon, Monday, Sept. 26
BACKGROUND: UNH’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics and Fidelity Investments' Merrimack Region will award the 2005 Fidelity Investments Community Service Awards to recognize outstanding student volunteer activities.
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 do eight hours of community service as part of learning about corporate social responsibility, and the awards – a $1,000 grant – will go to the nonprofit organization or agency where they complete their volunteer work. On average the students in the class donate more than 5,000 hours of service a year.
Fidelity will award a grant in each of the following categories: The Fidelity Literacy Award, The Fidelity Financial Education Award, The Fidelity Innovation and Technology Award and The Fidelity Community Investor.
Editors and News Directors: Students will be available to discuss their community service projects. In addition, Ross Gittell, Alison Stebbins, vice president and regional general manager of Fidelity, and Bruce Mallory, provost, will be in attendance.