New England Higher Ed Group to Honor Head of New England Council Among Annual Excellence Awardees

New England Council President James T. Brett will be among luminaries recognized by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) in March 2015 at the regional organization’s 13th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards.

Each year, NEBHE presents Regional Excellence Awards to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of higher education and the advancement of educational opportunity, and State Merit Awards to honor the innovative work of organizations, institutions or individuals in each New England state.

The 2015 awardees are:

Regional Awards:

  • James T. Brett, President and CEO, The New England Council (The Governor Walter R. Peterson Award for Leadership)
  • Tim Donovan, Vermont State Colleges (The Eleanor M. McMahon Award for Lifetime Achievement)
  • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT (The Robert J. McKenna Award for Program Achievement)
  • Patricia Collins, University of Maine System; Samuel S. Bergami Jr., University of New Haven (The David C. Knapp Award for Trusteeship)
  • DYN, (Business Contribution to Higher Education Award)

State Merit Awards:

  • Booker T. DeVaughn, Three Rivers Community College (Connecticut State Merit Award)
  • University of New England (Maine State Merit Award)
  • Carole A. Cowan, Middlesex Community College (Massachusetts State Merit Award)
  • Father Jonathan DeFelice, Saint Anselm College (New Hampshire State Merit Award)
  • Susan F. Lusi, Superintendent, Providence Schools (Rhode Island State Merit Award)
  • Mark Young, University of Vermont (Vermont State Merit Award)

NEBHE will present the awards at its New England Higher Education Excellence Awards dinner on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel in Boston.


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