Tad Ackman/Robin Gorsky Scholarship
Students cannot apply for this award, and it is not given every year. When the account contains enough money, a recipient is selected from among students certified by the Financial Aid office.
Tad Ackman graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1983 and returned to campus in 1985 to work for the News Bureau. As senior writer and editor for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Tad was known for his ability to translate technical jargon into readable prose. He was an active member of the Academic Senate and was co-chair of the PAT Council. Tad and his wife, Robin Gorsky, an associate professor of health management and policy at UNH, were starting a vacation trip when their single-engine plane crashed in upstate New York in 1996.
Separate scholarships in Tad Ackman's name are awarded to a journalism and a communications major. A scholarship in Robin Gorsky's name goes to a female student engaged in the sciences related to public health.