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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.


Recipients must be bona fide alumnus of Keene State College.

Previous Award Recipients


Amy Van Auken ‘15


Justin DeFlumeri ‘11


Jocelyne Cummings ‘09


Stephanie Kovacs ‘08


Stephanie Gleeson ‘05


Marcus Soutra ‘06


Julie Boothroyd ‘11


Matt Ulvila ‘02


Tina Ulee ‘99
Tina Ulee is an accomplished costumer for the motion picture, television, and live theatre industries. She has challenged herself through diverse and ever more complex film and theatre productions. She has dozens of major film credits to her vitae over the past 10 years with five years of stage costuming before that. The films and television programs she has worked on have become progressively more noteworthy in scope.


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.


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.


Rachel Rouillard ‘97


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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

Contact Alumni and Constituent Relations

Barry Alumni House
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435-2701
☎ 603-358-2369