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Paula DiNardo, coordinator of UNH’s Washington Center internship program, was chosen outstanding liaison of the year by the center and recognized at a dinner at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., April 10. The award is presented each year to a liaison for their outstanding contributions to the Washington Center program, which hosts almost a dozen UNH students each year in internships at locations such as the Smithsonian, Department of the Treasury, U.S. EPA and the U.S. Senate. 

In the photo, left to right: Eugene J. Alpert, senior vice president of The Washington Center; Elizabeth S. Kyriacou, junior studying political science and international affairs at UNH who is interning at Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA; Paula M. DiNardo, UNH's Washington Center liaison for UNH; and  Joseph S. Johnston Jr., senior vice president for institutional relations, The Washington Center.   (04-05-06)

P.T. Vasudevan, professor of chemical engineering, was awarded the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education (New England Section) Outstanding Teaching Award.

The ASEE New England Section Outstanding Teaching Award is given annually to recognize excellence in classroom instruction and project advising of engineering, engineering technology or engineering science. The purpose of the award is to honor the recipient and to serve as an incentive to make further significant contributions to teaching.

The annual award was presented at the spring meeting of the section March 18 and consisted of a $250 honorarium and a certificate of recognition. The award is supported by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.   (04-05-06)

Brett Mongeon, coordinator of UNH’s Off-Campus & Commuter Student Services, was recently elected to the directorate board of the American College Personnel Association’s Commission on Commuter and Adult Learners.

American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is an organization for Student Affairs Professionals. Headquartered in Washington, DC at the National Center for Higher Education, it is the leading student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

Just last year Mongeon was selected by the association’s Commission for Commuter Students and Adult Learners as the recipient of its award for an Outstanding Commuter/Adult Learner Perspective by a Student Development Professional (less than five years).  (03-22-06)

 


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