The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will hold its twelfth annual New England Higher Education Excellence Award at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel on March 7, 2014.
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.
The 2014 Higher Education Excellence winners are:
Regional Excellence Awards:
Robert A. DeLeo, Speaker, Massachusetts House of Representatives
The Governor Walter R. Peterson Award for Leadership
Elsa M. Núñez, President, Eastern Connecticut State University
The Eleanor M. McMahon Award for Lifetime Achievement
edX, governed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University
The Robert J. McKenna Award for Program Achievement
Edward C. Dupont, Former Chair, Board of Trustees, University System of New Hampshire
Gary W. Moore, Chair, Board of Trustees, Vermont State Colleges
The David C. Knapp Award for Trusteeship
State Merit Awards:
Fairfield University/Bridgeport City Schools Partnership
Connecticut State Merit Award
UMaine Target Technology Incubator, University of Maine
Maine State Merit Award
Mary K. Grant, President, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts State Merit Award
Franklin Pierce University/Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club Camp Quest Program
New Hampshire State Merit Award
Adrian van Alphen, Director of Employer and University Relations, Rhode Island Student Loan Authority
Rhode Island State Merit Award
J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation
Vermont State Merit Award
Congratulations to all the winners!
View news releases on our 2014 honorees.
To view Excellence Awards winners from previous years, please click here.