Help Honor the Spirit of Community With Horace Mann Awards

If you live in the greater Monadnock region, we invite you to submit nominations in three categories for the 2013 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards.  The deadline for submitting nominations to Antioch University New England (AUNE) has been extended to March 28.

The awards are named for Horace Mann, the first president of Antioch College and a noted abolitionist and educator, to honor the efforts of individuals who have won victories for humanity through their work or volunteerism. The Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards represent the selfless efforts of extraordinary women and men in our community. In honoring their efforts, we continue our commitment to public service and appreciation for those who work for community engagement, diversity, lifelong learning, sustainability, and social justice.

Three outstanding individuals will receive the 2013 Horace Mann Spirit of Service awards: one AUNE graduate, one member of the AUNE faculty or staff, and one community citizen. We invite you to nominate individuals who meet these criteria and help us to honor their achievements. You may nominate more than one person. Please use a separate form for each nomination.

Find the nomination form here.

Past Horace Mann Award recipients:

  • Citizen’s Award:  2011Juliana Eades, founder and president of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund; 2012Charlton MacVeagh, retired banking industry executive, philanthropist, community volunteer and AUNE trustee.
  • Faculty/Staff Award: 2011Dr. Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky, clinical psychology professor and founding director of AUNE’s Multicultural Center for Research and Practice and Disaster Shakti; 2012Shelley Viles ’92, founder and director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the ASD Certificate program at AUNE.
  • Alumnus Award: 2011Jim Craiglow,’77, past president of AUNE, former president of the Stonewall Farm board of directors, former president of Monadnock Developmental Services and dedicated community volunteer; 2012Floyd W. Nease II, ’88, executive director of the Vermont Association for Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery.

All nominations received by March 28will be reviewed by a Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards committee, which will forward its recommendations to AUNE President David Caruso. The honorees will be announced in May.

The awards will presented at the third annual Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards dinner on Friday, September 20, at the Keene Country Club. Net proceeds from the event benefit the AUNE scholarship fund.




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