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The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will hold its eleventh annual New England Higher Education Excellence Award at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel on March 8, 2013.
Four regional awards will be presented to individuals and organizations from higher education, government and business sectors that exemplify excellence in higher education in one or more of the following areas: leadership, innovation, diversity, partnerships and collaborations or educational opportunity.
In addition, there will be six state merit awards—one in each of the New England states—presented to an individual, program, organization, institution or business for exemplifying, through their work, excellence in promoting college readiness and success for the students of New England.
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The 2013 Higher Education Excellence winners are:
Special Lifetime Achievement Award:
Robert D. Ballard, Professor, Center for Ocean Exploration, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
and President, Ocean Exploration Trust
Regional Excellence Awards:
Thomas D. Ritter, Former Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives, and Trustee, University of Connecticut
The Governor Walter R. Peterson Award for Leadership
Ray M. Di Pasquale, Commissioner, Rhode Island Board of Governors of Higher Education and President, Community College of Rhode Island
Donald R. Vickers, President and CEO, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
The Eleanor M. McMahon Award for Lifetime Achievement
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program
The Robert J. McKenna Award for Program Achievement
Louise S. Berry, Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Connecticut Community College System
James Karam, Former Chair, Board of Trustees, University of Massachusetts
The David C. Knapp Award for Trusteeship
State Merit Awards:
Employee Scholar Program, United Technologies
Connecticut State Merit Award and Regional Award for Business Contribution to Higher Education
Maine State Merit Award and Regional Award for Business Contribution to Higher Education
Massachusetts Community Colleges Experiential Education Committee
Massachusetts State Merit Award
Northeast Delta Dental
New Hampshire State Merit Award
Neil Steinberg and The Rhode Island Foundation
Rhode Island State Merit Award
Johnson State College External Degree Program
Vermont State Merit Award
Congratulations to all the winners! NEBHE will present the awards at its New England Higher Education Excellence Awards dinner on Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel in Boston.
To view Excellence Awards winners from previous years, please click here.