We’re Looking for Nominees for the Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards

Antioch University New England (AUNE) students, faculty, alumni, and staff, along with residents in the greater Monadnock region, are invited to submit nominations in three categories for the 2012 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 16.

The awards are named for Horace Mann, the first president of Antioch College and a noted abolitionist and educator, to recognize individuals who have won victories for humanity through their work or volunteerism.

The Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards represent the selfless labor of extraordinary women and men who seek no reward except to improve the lives of others. Their victories may be large or small, local or global in scope. In honoring their efforts, we demonstrate our commitment to public service and appreciation for those who believe in and work for community engagement, diversity, lifelong learning, sustainability, and social justice.

Three outstanding individuals will receive the 2012 Horace Mann Spirit of Service awards: one AUNE graduate, one member of the 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.

Nominate an individual for the Horace Mann Spirit of Service Award
You may nominate more than one person. Please use a separate form for each nomination.

Award Nomination Form (DOC 44K)
Award Nomination Form (PDF 86K)

Past Horace Mann Award recipients:
2011 Citizen’s Award: Juliana Eades, founder and president of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund.

2011 AUNE Faculty/Staff Award: Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky, clinical psychology professor and founding director of AUNE’s Multicultural Center for Research and Practice and Disaster Shakti.

2011 AUNE Alumnus Award: Jim 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.

All nominations received by March 16 will 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 selected by mid-April. The awards will be presented at the second annual Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards dinner on Friday, September 14. Net proceeds from the event benefit the AUNE scholarship fund.

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