Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards Event

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 5:30 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, President for the Endowment for Health

Very recently named the president of the Endowment for Health, Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry is perfectly poised to lead New Hampshire’s largest foundation.  In her previous role as vice president for programs at the Endowment, Goldsberry directed grant making for health policy and equity related initiatives. Before joining the Endowment for Health, she 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, 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.

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, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Organization & Management

Edward J. Tomey, professor emeritus at Antioch University New England’s Department of Organization & Management (now Department of Management), is one of the principal architects 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. Tomey founded Antioch’s Management Institute in 1984, and directed its services to nonprofits, including strategic planning, leadership and organization development, marketing, and grant making by The Corporate Fund until 2004.

Tomey taught at Harvard University for eight years, and at Antioch for 30 more, offering courses in leadership, management, professional communications, and career development. In his honor, Antioch established the Tomey Center, which supported the development of vibrant, successful organizations and was a vital link for graduate students in Organization & Management seeking supervised internships that allowed them to apply theory to practice. The Tomey Center, which he advised until 2004, exemplified the department’s commitment to assist organizations and individuals to succeed through education, training and consultation.

In 2012, The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits presented Tomey with the inaugural Nonprofit Board Excellence Award for his more than 35 years of outstanding service to the state’s nonprofit boards. And in 2014, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund established the Ed Tomey Fund, to recognize his nine years of service to the organization as a Board Member, including three years as Chair.

Tomey earned his bachelor’s degree at Colby College and his master’s degree at Harvard University.

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. In these two roles Hoppin works to close both the opportunity and achievement gaps for under-served urban youth.  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 proponent and navigator of place-based and environmental education efforts. He gets knee-deep in streams with students, models teaching techniques to elementary and middle school teachers, engages community partners and parents, and advocates 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.

Sponsors TBD

Past Winners

2015 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards 
2014 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards
2013 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards
2012 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards
2011 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards