Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) fifth annual Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards event will take place on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Keene Country Club, 755 West Hill Road, at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $50. Proceeds from the event benefit the AUNE Horace Mann Scholarship Fund.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact:
Cindy Rodenhauser Stewart
Director of Institutional Advancement
Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards Winners
The Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards are named in honor of Horace Mann, Antioch College’s first president and a noted abolitionist and educator. The awards program recognizes individuals “who have won victories for humanity,” through their work and volunteerism.
By celebrating these individuals and honoring Mann’s ideals, AUNE continues its commitment to public service, community engagement, diversity, lifelong learning, sustainability, and social justice.
Along with 2015 Citizens Award | Yvonne Goldsberry, President for the Endowment for Health 2015, and Alumni Award | Bo Hoppin, ’96 ES EE, Executive Director of Friends of the Young Achievers, the 2015 Staff/Faculty Award goes to our colleague Ed Tomey, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Organization & Management.
Edward J. Tomey, professor emeritus at Antioch University New England’s Department of Organization & Management (now Department of Management), is one of the principal architects of the department. He is known throughout New Hampshire and beyond as an inspirational educator of leaders and managers, a skilled facilitator and organization consultant, and a supporter of the arts. Tomey founded Antioch’s Management Institute in 1984, and directed its services to nonprofits, including strategic planning, leadership and organization development, marketing, and grant making by The Corporate Fund until 2004.
Tomey taught at Harvard University for eight years, and at Antioch for 30 more, offering courses in leadership, management, professional communications, and career development. In his honor, Antioch established the Tomey Center, which supported the development of vibrant, successful organizations and was a vital link for graduate students in Organization & Management seeking supervised internships that allowed them to apply theory to practice. The Tomey Center, which he advised until 2004, exemplified the department’s commitment to assist organizations and individuals to succeed through education, training and consultation.
In 2012, The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits presented Tomey with the inaugural Nonprofit Board Excellence Award for his more than 35 years of outstanding service to the state’s nonprofit boards. And in 2014, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund established the Ed Tomey Fund, to recognize his nine years of service to the organization as a Board Member, including three years as Chair.
Tomey earned his bachelor’s degree at Colby College and his master’s degree at Harvard University.
Congratulations to Ed for being honored with this award.