Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) fifth annual Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards event will take place on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Keene Country Club, 755 West Hill Road, at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $50. Proceeds from the event benefit the AUNE Horace Mann Scholarship Fund.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact:
Cindy Rodenhauser Stewart
Director of Institutional Advancement
Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards Winners
The Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards are named in honor of Horace Mann, Antioch College’s first president and a noted abolitionist and educator. The awards program recognizes individuals “who have won victories for humanity,” through their work and volunteerism.
By celebrating these individuals and honoring Mann’s ideals, AUNE continues its commitment to public service, community engagement, diversity, lifelong learning, sustainability, and social justice.
2015 Citizens Award | Yvonne Goldsberry, Vice President of Programs for the Endowment for Health
Before joining the Endowment for Health, Dr. Goldsberry served as vice president of population health and clinical integration for Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth- Hitchcock Keene. She is well known for leading the nationally recognized Healthy Monadnock 2020 initiative, where she engaged numerous community coalitions and over 2,000 community leaders, stakeholders, and residents in a bold vision for community health. Prior to that, Dr. Goldsberry served at the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community and Public Health where she successfully managed statewide planning, funding and allocations; developed the NH Public Health Network; and contracted for an $11-million federal emergency preparedness initiative.
Dr. Goldsberry holds a PhD in Public Policy from George Washington University, a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Brown University.
2015 Staff/Faculty Award | Ed Tomey, Faculty Emeritus of the Department of Organization & Management
Edward J. Tomey, faculty emeritus at Antioch University New England’s Department of Organization & Management (now Department of Management), is the principal architect in the development of the department. He is known throughout New Hampshire and beyond as an inspirational educator of leaders and managers, a skilled facilitator and organization consultant, and a supporter of the arts. The Tomey Center, which he founded and operated until his retirement, was a vital educational link for graduate students in the Department of Organization & Management who wanted supervised projects and internships allowing them to apply theory to practice. For nearly three decades, the Tomey Center exemplified the department’s commitment to assist organizations and individuals achieve success through education, training and consultation.
2015 Alumni Award | Bo Hoppin, ’96 ES EE, Executive Director of Friends of the Young Achievers
Hoppin serves as the executive director of Friends of the Young Achievers (FOYA) and as the experiential education coordinator for Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School. FOYA is a non-profit support organization for the Young Achievers Science and Mathematics Pilot School. Located in Mattapan, Massachusetts, the school’s mission is to provide a high quality K-8 public school experience for urban youth in science, math, and social justice. The school uses experiential education activities that apply core classroom curriculum to the local environment and community as a central pedagogical strategy.
At Antioch University New England, Hoppin played a pivotal role in the creation of the Community School Environmental Education (CO-SEED) program along with David Sobel and Delia Clark. He also worked with AUNE’s faculty to conceptualize and found the Rachel Marshall Outdoor Learning Laboratory in Keene. Both of these innovative education programs engaged children in the study of their community and environment in a way that supported local and state curriculum standards. These programs received recognition by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the New Hampshire Governor’s Office, and the New England Association for Environmental Education.
Hoppin is an adept navigator of the place-based education, and very capable of getting knee-deep in streams with students, modeling teaching techniques to hesitant elementary and middle school teachers, engaging community partners and parents, and meeting with government officials to passionately change the world.
He is featured in the 2012 PBS documentary, Schools That Change Communities. The one-hour film, directed by Bob Gliner, examines place-based and community-based learning, which actively engages students in hands-on investigation of real-life issues in their own communities with their neighborhoods as living classrooms.