Antioch University New England Asks You to Help Honor our Community’s Best

Contact: Jan Fiderio at 603.283.2107

February 9, 2012 for Immediate Release

Antioch University New England Asks You to Help Honor our Community’s Best

We’re Looking for Nominees for the Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards (AUNE) is March 16.

(Keene, NH) — Residents of the greater Monadnock region are invited
to submit nominations in three categories for the 2012 Horace Mann Spirit of Service
Awards. Deadline for submitting nominations to Antioch University New England

The awards are named for Horace Mann, the first president of Antioch College and
a noted abolitionist and educator, to recognize individuals who have won victories
for humanity through their work or volunteerism. The Horace Mann Spirit of Service
Awards represent the selfless labor of extraordinary women and men who seek no reward
except to improve the lives of others. Their victories may be large or small, local or
global in scope. In honoring their efforts, we demonstrate our commitment to public
service and appreciation for those who believe in, and work for, community engagement,
diversity, lifelong learning, sustainability and social justice.

Three outstanding individuals will receive the 2012 Horace Mann Spirit of Service
awards: one AUNE graduate, one member of the AUNE faculty or staff and one
community citizen. We invite you to nominate individuals who meet these criteria and
help us to honor their achievements. You may nominate more than one person. Please use
a separate form for each nomination.

Find the nomination form at:

Past Horace Mann Award recipients:

  • 2011 Citizen’s Award: Juliana Eades, founder and president of the New Hampshire
    Community Loan Fund.
  • 2011 AUNE Faculty/Staff Award: Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky, clinical psychology
    professor and founding director of AUNE’s Multicultural Center for Research and
    Practice and Disaster Shakti.
  • 2011 AUNE Alumnus Award: Jim Craiglow, ’77, past president of AUNE, former
    president of the Stonewall Farm board of directors, former president of Monadnock
    Developmental Services and dedicated community volunteer.

All nominations received by March 9 will be reviewed by a Horace Mann Spirit of
Service Awards committee, which will forward its recommendations to AUNE President
David Caruso. The honorees will be selected by mid-April. The awards will presented at
the second annual Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards dinner on Friday, September
14. Net proceeds from the event benefit the AUNE scholarship fund.

About Antioch University New England (AUNE)
Antioch University New England offers highly respected doctoral, master’s and
certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology.
Located in Keene, New Hampshire, this unique institution serves approximately one
thousand students each year. Our graduates have gone on to be leaders of positive
change, working toward a more just and sustainable society. Founded in 1964, Antioch
University New England is the oldest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses. Learn
more at:

About Antioch University
Antioch University serves adult students around the world and across the country,
online and at its five campuses in four states. Each campus offers degree programs
that meet