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Alumni Inspiration Award

This honor was established in 2002 to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of an alumnus/na who graduated from Keene State College not more than 15 years prior to the year of the award. In addition to recognized accomplishments the recipient must show promise for continued success.

Areas of service and distinction may include professional, personal, civic and/or service to Keene State. This individual's achievements will have shown leadership and bring inspiration to young alumni, their peers and current undergraduate students.

2013

Shawn Curtis '99
Shawn currently manages the global partnership between the LEGO Group and Merlin Entertainments, which owns and operates the LEGOLAND Parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. Shawn was named one of the Hartford Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" business leaders for 2005. An active member of his local community, Shawn serves as a volunteer firefighter; he also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity from 1997 to 2005.


2012

Dr. Christopher Cameron ‘06
Chris is an assistant professor of Colonial/Revolutionary American History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently working on two book projects, To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement and An Age of Reason: Deism and Liberal Religion in Early America.


2011

Rachel Rouillard ‘97


2008

Stephanie Mills Visser '04
At KSC, Stephanie built homes locally and overseas through Habitat for Humanity, and she became deeply involved in helping an orphanage in India, among other efforts to feed and clothe the needy. Stephanie is the Community Service Coordinator at the College of Charleston, SC, where she instituted a Habitat for Humanity project that was linked to the College's Homecoming Weekend to build school pride.


2007

Joshua Boynton '96
Boynton created a business that offers person-centered services for individuals with developmental disabilities. That business, LifeShare Inc., is now a multimillion-dollar company with 200 employees in offices in New Hampshire and Maine.


2006

Jason Crooks '96
After graduating from KSC, Jason joined the Peace Corps. Jason is active with the Habitat for Humanity chapter in Burlington, Vermont. In February he traveled to Guatemala to work on a Global Village housing project.


2005

Dr. Melinda Treadwell '90
Melinda is an assistant professor of technology, safety and design at KSC and has been instrumental in bringing millions of grant dollars to KSC to fund new programs in saftey and the sciences.


2004

Jonathan Cooper '97
At age 23, became the youngest executive editor of a daily newspaper in Connecticut.


2003

Dr. Edwin King '91 & Dr. Leslie Loberant King '93
Husband and Wife Medical Doctors.


2002

Gretchen Kuhn '88
Instructor and leader at Hurricane Island Outward Bound School


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