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Friday
May152015

NH Stay Work Play Opens Nominations for 6th Annual Rising Stars Awards

Prestigious program adds video nomination process for College Student of the Year nominations

Manchester, New Hampshire – Stay Work Play is now accepting nominations for its sixth-annual Rising Stars Award program and is ready to recognize a new class of exceptional young people, companies and organizations, and programs. The Rising Stars Awards will accept nominations through July 15. The competition also invites eligible college students to create and share 15-second videos as part of College Student of the Year nominations.

The Rising Stars Awards are an initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) to celebrate and recognize remarkable young workers and college students in the Granite State as well as the companies and initiatives that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them. It includes six awards:

  • College Student of the Year, which honors a New Hampshire college student who is an academic rising star and is giving back to the community;
  • Young Professional of the Year, which honors an outstanding professional between the ages of 18 and 40 who works and lives in New Hampshire;
  • Civic Leader of the Year, which honors a person who, through his or her volunteerism, philanthropy or community involvement, demonstrates a commitment to civic participation, strengthening the community, and developing personal leadership capacity to make New Hampshire a better place for future generations;
  • Coolest Company for Young Professionals, which honors companies in New Hampshire that create environments to attract and retain young professionals;
  • Leadership Development Program of the Year, which honors an innovative program initiated and conducted by a New Hampshire organization aimed at a young professional audience to propel personal and professional growth; and
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year, which was added last year, honors a young entrepreneur who dedicates his or her time to starting and/or operating a new business, is making a positive contribution to the state’s economy and adds community vibrancy.

 

“We look forward to recognizing the standout people and companies who understand the importance of making New Hampshire a great place to set down roots,” said Kate Luczko, Stay Work Play’s executive director. “Past winners have gone on to accomplish incredible things and continue to nurture a positive economic and cultural climate for young professionals.”

To nominate a person, company or program, visitstayworkplay.org/risingstarsawards for complete rules, nomination materials and a sample College Student of the Year Award video. Finalists will be selected by judging panels appointed by Stay Work Play, and winners will be announced at a celebratory event at 5:30 pm on Monday, October 5.

About Stay Work Play: Stay Work Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.” Additional information on the organization can be found on the website, www.stayworkplay.org or by contacting Executive Director, Kate Luczko, kate@stayworkplay.org, (603) 860-2245.

About New Hampshire Public Radio: Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Their mission is to help create a more informed public, one challenged and enriched by a deeper understanding and appreciation of state, national, and world events, ideas, and culture. NHPR is broadcast from thirteen different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week NHPR is the choice of more than 184,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage. Each day New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by NHPR’s award-winning News Department, locally produced shows such as The Exchange and Word of Mouth, and national and world news from NPR and the BBC. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcast national weekly programs such as Car Talk, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and This American Life.

 

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Tuesday
May052015

US Rep Guinta commemorates NH-01 educators in celebration of Natl Teachers Appreciation Day

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Last week, Congressman Guinta delivered a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives to honor the teachers and educators of New Hampshire’s First Congressional District in celebration of National Teachers Appreciation Day, which takes place tomorrow, May 5th.

 

“National Teachers Appreciation Day is a day to give thanks for all of our teachers and educators who provide our students with the constant attention and resources needed to become the future leaders of our world.  Our teachers serve as encouragement that with hard work and dedication that anything is possible.  And, for that, myself and the rest of the Granite State are thankful.” 

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To view Congressman Guinta’s floor speech celebrating National Teachers Appreciation Day, please click here.

 

Tuesday
May052015

2015 Vaughan Awards Presented to NH Seniors for Outstanding Volunteer Service 

New Hampshire Seniors Honored for Their Volunteer Service



Joseph D. Vaughan Award Presented to Seniors Volunteering to Help Seniors



Concord, NH – At a ceremony held in the State House Executive Council

Chambers today, Governor Maggie Hassan was joined by New Hampshire

Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas, the

State Committee on Aging (SCOA) and EngAGING NH in presenting the 2015

Joseph D. Vaughan Awards to seniors in recognition of their outstanding

volunteer efforts on behalf of fellow New Hampshire seniors.



"One of my favorite things about New Hampshire is the 'all-hands-on-deck'

spirit of our people," Governor Hassan said. "We roll up our sleeves, pitch

in and work together to improve our communities. The Vaughan Award winners

exemplify that spirit, and on behalf of all Granite Staters, I thank the

recipients for their unyielding dedication to helping their neighbors and

for service to their community."



The Awards were initiated in 1962 to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D.

Vaughan, the state legislator instrumental in creating an agency dedicated

to the health and well-being of New Hampshire’s senior citizens. They

annually recognize an individual or couple age 60 and older from each

County for their extraordinary volunteer service.



“The generosity, hard work and caring spirit of these dedicated volunteers

help seniors remain independent through important steps in a life’s

journey,” said DHHS Commissioner Toumpas. “Volunteers are truly the

backbone of life in our State. Congratulations to these terrific seniors

who are most deserving of this prestigious recognition for their unwavering

commitment to service.”



This year's recipients are:



Belknap County: Peter Cassell of Laconia

Carroll County: Richard and Alice Vierus of Center

Conway

Cheshire County: Dr. Owen Houghton of Jaffrey

Coos County: Jacqueline Gagne of Berlin

Grafton County: Kate Kelly of Bethlehem

Hillsborough County: Ernest Gould, Sr. of Hillsborough

Merrimack County: Grace Anderson of Salisbury

Rockingham County: Charlene Mitchell of Newmarket

Strafford County: Lorraine Meyer of Farmington

Sullivan County: Kathleen Crevier of Marlow





(See attached WORD document for a brief summary of each recipient’s



volunteer service.)



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Saturday
May022015

NH DHHS - Honoring New Hampshire Seniors for Their Volunteer Service The Joseph D. Vaughan Awards

Honoring New Hampshire Seniors for Their Volunteer Service



The Joseph D. Vaughan Awards to be Presented on Monday, May 4, 2015



Concord, NH – New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas will join with Governor Maggie Hassan,

the State Committee on Aging (SCOA) and EngAGING NH on Monday, May 4th to

present the Joseph D. Vaughan Awards to senior volunteers.

SCOA and EngAGING NH have selected an individual or couple from each County

in the State to be recognized for their volunteer service. This award was

initiated in 1962 to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D. Vaughan, who was

instrumental in creating a State agency dedicated to the well being

of senior citizens. The awards recognize people age 60 and older for their

outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of New Hampshire’s seniors.

The Vaughan Award presentation will begin at 1:30 PM in the Governor and

Council Chambers at the State House in Concord.



This year's recipients are:

Belknap County: Peter Cassell of Laconia

Carroll County: Richard and Alice Vierus of Center Conway

Cheshire County: Dr. Owen Houghton of Jaffrey

Coos County: Jacqueline Gagne of Berlin

Grafton County: Kate Kelly of Bethlehem

Hillsborough County: Ernest Gould, Sr. of Hillsborough

Merrimack County: Grace Anderson of Salisbury

Rockingham County: Charlene Mitchell of Newmarket

Strafford County: Lorraine Meyer of Farmington

Sullivan County: Kathleen Crevier of Marlow





EVENT 2015 Vaughan Award Presentation



DATE/TIME Monday, May 4, 2015

1:30 PM



LOCATION Governor and Council Chambers

State House - Room 208

Concord, NH

Saturday
Jan312015

NH Committee on Aging - State Seeking Nominees to be Honored for Volunteer Service to Seniors

Concord,  NH  –  The State Committee on Aging and EngAGING NH are accepting
nominations  for  the  annual  Joseph  D. Vaughan Awards.  An individual or
couple from each county in New Hampshire will receive the Joseph D. Vaughan
Award  at  a  special ceremony in May in the Governor and Executive Council
Chambers at the State House.

This  award  was  initiated  in 1962 to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D.
Vaughan,  who  was instrumental in creating a State agency dedicated to the
well-being  of  senior  citizens.  The awards recognize people 60 years and
older  for their outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of New Hampshire’s
seniors.

For  more  information  about  the  nomination  criteria  and process or to
request  a  nomination  form,  email  award  coordinator  Roger  Vachon  at
engagingnh@gmail.com or 603-223-6903.