Emily Hague, MS ’05, stewardship manager for the Monadnock Conservancy, was given the 2011 Emerging Leader Award for the Monadnock Region by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, at its awards luncheon January 25 in Hancock, New Hampshire.
Hague has worked at the Conservancy since finishing her coursework in the Department of Environmental Studies’ Resource Management and Conservation program. She trains and coordinates the organization’s volunteer stewards who ensure that Conservancy land is being used according to the terms of its easement. She also manages records and geographical information on the protected parcels of land and conducts workshops with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service on landowner issues.
AUNE alumna Bonnie Hudspeth, ’08, was the first recipient of this award in 2010. It is given to an outstanding individual under the age of forty who has demonstrated noteworthy commitment to enhancing community well-being in the Monadnock Region. Nominees must display a dedication to volunteer service, philanthropy, and community involvement; have contributed meaningfully to the local community or region; and have demonstrated significant leadership capability and participation in more than one sphere.