The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of its annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards.
Vermont Excellence Award
Sister Janice Ryan Jordan
Former President, Trinity College of Vermont
The presentation ceremony was held on November 6, 2018 at the University of Vermont Dudley H. Davis Center.
Sister Ryan receives her award from (from left) NEBHE President & CEO Michael K. Thomas, Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding, University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan, NEBHE delegate Michael Wool, Ryan, and Community College of Vermont President Joyce Judy.
Sister Ryan gives her acceptance speech.
Sister Ryan gets a standing ovation as she prepares to accept her award.
New Hampshire Excellence Award
President, Nashua Community College
New England Higher Education Excellence Award
Edward R. MacKay
Former Chancellor, University System of New Hampshire
The dual presentation ceremony was held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Mill Falls at the Lake, Meredith, New Hampshire.
Community College System of New Hampshire Chancellor Ross Gittell introduces President Jordan at the awards ceremony.
Jordan receives her award from (from left) University System of New Hampshire Chancellor and NEBHE Chair Todd Leach, Gittell and NEBHE President & CEO Michael K. Thomas.
Jordan accepts the 2018 New Hampshire Higher Education Excellence Award.
Leach introduces MacKay at the awards dinner.
MacKay (3rd from left) accepts his award from Leach, New Hampshire State Senator Lou D’Allesandro and Thomas.
MacKay smiles as he begins his acceptance speech.
NEBHE Board members, legislators, sponsors and staff mingle at the pre-dinner reception.
(From left) New Hampshire Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Edelblut chats with Lasalle College President Michael B. Alexander and New England College President Michele D. Perkins.
(From left) National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) President Emeritus Dennis Jones confers with NEBHE Director for Strategic Initiatives & Special Assistant to the President Candace Williams and Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Senior Associate Commissioner for Research & Planning Jonathan E. Keller.
(From left) NEBHE Senior Director of Policy & Research Susan C. Lane enjoys the reception with University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) President of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education Barbara Brittingham.
Connecticut Higher Education Excellence Award
David L. Levinson
Vice President for Community Colleges, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities & President, Norwalk Community College
The presentation ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Connecticut State Capitol.
Conn. Sen. Bob Duff (at right) introduces Connecticut Excellence Award winner David L. Levinson.
From left: Back row: Conn. Senators Bob Duff and Beth Bye, NEBHE President & CEO Michael K. Thomas. Front row: Norwalk, Conn. Mayor Harry Rilling, guest Lucia Rilling, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities President Mark Ojakian.
From left: Norwalk, Conn. Mayor Harry Rilling, Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges President Jen Widness, Conn. Sen. Bob Duff, Norwalk Community College President David Levinson, Conn. Sen. Beth Bye, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities President Mark Ojakian, and NEBHE President & CEO Michael K. Thomas.
From left: Shave Media owner Shana Behune, guest Emily Levinson, and Three Rivers Community College President Mary Elen Jukoski.
From left: IBM Education Manager Monoswita Saha, Norwalk, Conn. Mayor Harry Rilling, guest Lucia Rilling, Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski.
Rhode Island Excellence Award
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Westerly Education Center
The dual presentation ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Rhode Island State House.
Maine Excellence Award
Wendy L. Ault
Executive Director, MELMAC Education Foundation
Massachusetts Excellence Award
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Since 2003, NEBHE has presented Excellence Awards to individuals and organizations, for exemplifying, through their work, excellence in promoting sound education practices and policies, efficient sharing of education resources, and leadership to strengthen the relationship between higher education and the economic well-being of New England.