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Dartmouth civic leaders recognized with Presidents' Awards

On May 5, the Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) held its second annual Presidents' Awards Ceremony at Rivier College in Nashua, N.H. Founded in 1997, CCNH is a statewide consortium of college and university presidents and private sector partners who are united in their commitment to the civic purposes of higher education. Three Presidents' Awards are awarded to organizations and individuals from each member college or university in recognition of their work strengthening and improving New Hampshire communities. The Dartmouth award recipients were:

Presidents' Leadership Award - Dartmouth College's Big Brother/Big Sister program
The Dartmouth Big Brother/Big Sister (BBBS) program matches local children ages six to thirteen with Dartmouth undergraduate students who serve as mentors. In the past year, the student leadership has increased program effectiveness with new recruitment and evaluation strategies, while better utilizing community partners. BBBS was founded at Dartmouth in 1967.

President's Good Steward Award - William Hochstin
William Hochstin, Director of Materials Management, Procurement and Auxiliary Services, has contributed countless hours to the Dartmouth United Way Campaign. He is currently serving his sixth year as Campaign Chair. During his tenure, he has increased the number of donors by 18 percent and has raised more than $1,245,000.

President's Community Partner Award  - Dartmouth Club of the Upper Valley (DCUV)
The DCUV has played a key role in the success of the Tucker Foundation's Special Olympics Project. DCUV members organized the first Upper Valley Special Olympics Winter Games in 2003, and have run it annually since. In 2005, local alumni mentored Dartmouth student volunteers who are organizing the May 21 Special Olympics Summer Games in Lebanon, N.H.  Through the commitment of the DCUV, Special Olympics has grown from a small project to one that involves a cross-section of the Upper Valley community.

Pictured L-R: William Hochstin, Matt Bartek '05 Big Brother/Big Sister (BBBS), Alexandra Lee '07 BBBS, Jan-Roberta Tarjan, Associate Dean of the Tucker Foundation, Cameron Hahn '06 BBBS, Peter Bleyler '61 DCUV and Natalie Babij '05, Upper Valley Special Olympics Summer Games Director.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08