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Experts Present at State-Wide Conferences

By Nora Molloy, Speakers Bureau
June 25, 2008

The UNH Speakers Bureau coordinated two statewide conferences in May attended by faculty and staff from both the Durham and Manchester campuses.

On May 13, UNH was represented at the Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism in Concord. This annual event, managed by VolunteerNH!, is designed to bring together professionals and volunteers from the non-profit, government, faith-based, and private sectors.

Participants learn, enhance, and develop skills and increase their understanding of the volunteer network throughout NH. This outstanding event offers more than 30 workshops ranging from volunteer administration and management, to technological aspects that will assist non-profits in recruiting volunteers.

The theme for this year’s conference was Time, Energy & Talents: Volunteerism in NH. UNH was represented by, among others, Dan Innis, dean of WSBE, who spoke on “The Dynamics Affecting the Northern New England Economy”; Erika Mantz, director of Media Relations who presented “Promoting Your Organization and Its Events in the Media”; Ann Reid who presented “Talents, Tasks, and Tide: Volunteering for water quality monitoring”; and Ginger Lever, director of Marketing and Community Relations at UNH Manchester, who presented “Strategic Marketing and Communication for Non-Profits.”

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On May 29, UNH Speakers Bureau members participated in the 8th Annual Conference on Aging sponsored by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Gathering with 750 conference participants in Manchester were Dennis Bobilya, Joanne Curran-Celentano and Colette Janson-Sand, all from the department of animal and nutritional science. They spoke to seniors and senior care professionals from around the state on the topics of dietary supplements, nutrition for prolonged vision and the role of nutrition in combating the common illnesses of aging.

Also participating in the conference were Jerilee Zezula of the Thompson School of Applied Science who explored the role of pet ownership in aging, and Marianne Fortescue and Louise Ewing of the Office of Community Service and Learning, and Career and Advising Services, respectively, who spoke to conference goers on options for “second careers” – how to utilize skills, hobbies, volunteer activities and educational experiences outside of the traditional careers that defined them.

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For information on other events with Speakers Bureau members, or to find out how you can become a member and represent the university with your expertise, visit www.unh.edu/speakersbureau.


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