Top Net Impact chapters recognized for their extraordinary 2014-2015 achievements
Keene, NH – Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Net Impact chapter, organized by graduate students in the Department of Management, has been awarded a prestigious 2015 Gold standing. These standings, based on the chapter’s performance this past academic year, represent the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact network. This year, only 30% of Net Impact’s 300 chapters achieved Gold standing.
“Of our network of over 300 chapters worldwide, Net Impact’s Gold chapters represent the brightest, most committed impact leaders who are making a difference on their campuses and in their communities,” says Net Impact CEO Liz Maw. “These chapters are inspiring and equipping young people to use their careers to lead our world to a more sustainable and equitable future.”
Chapters achieve Gold standing by meeting a rigorous set of requirements based on their activities, programming, membership reach, and network contribution. This year, the Net Impact network led over 2,000 local events worldwide and over 200 programs that allowed members to positively impact their communities. Gold chapters also strengthened the overall network through regional collaboration, mentoring other chapters, and sharing successful ideas with their peers.
The MBA in Sustainability program at AUNE launched a chapter of Net Impact in 2007. Membership is open to all MBA in Sustainability students.
AUNE students Mike Bussiere, Sarah DiMarino, Tori Managan and Kristi Tisdale organized chapter activities this past year. Two of the year’s most popular events included a discussion about the effects of climate change on New Hampshire led by Roger Stephenson, a behavioral public relations and management counsel; and a career networking session hosted by Katie Kross, an educator, MBA career coach, and author of Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability. The AUNE chapter also held a December clothing drive and donated 528 pounds of new and slightly used winter clothing to the Keene Community Kitchen.
“We are thrilled to receive this award,” said Chad Czelusniak-Serviss, Net Impact chapter chair at AUNE. “The Net Impact chapter is a wonderful extension of AUNE’s mission to provide students with knowledge and skills to lead a meaningful life. Not only has this chapter helped to raise general awareness about various issues, they have also taken a solution based approach by involving their peers in discussions and events and by offering resources to the community at large.”
The AUNE chapter is continuing its momentum for the 2015-16 academic year. Their next event, a Net Impact Quickfire session, will take place on New Dawn Farm in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. Quickfire sessions offer the sustainability expertise of the AUNE Net Impact chapter to a client. The session will examine and tighten the organization’s strategy, identify quick-wins, design a process for execution, and create value by solving social and ecological issues.
Gold chapters are recognized broadly across the Net Impact network through Net Impact’s digital channels and on stage at the annual Net Impact conference.
To learn more contact Heather Atwell at [email protected] or 603-283-2431.
About Antioch University New England
Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) commitment to social, economic, and environmental justice serves as a foundation for all certificate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Coursework integrates practice with theory in an environment that fosters scholarship and activism. Academic departments include Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Education, Environmental Studies, Management, and Self-Designed Studies. Based in Keene, New Hampshire, AUNE is just over two hours from Albany; two hours from Boston; and less than two hours from Hartford. For more information, visit: www.antiochne.edu.
About Net Impact: Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. At the heart of our community are over 60,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world.
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