Presidential Town Hall Meetings Shine Spotlight on NEC
February 8, 2016Posted in NEC In the News News Press Release Uncategorized
As campaigning for the 2016 NH Presidential Primary comes to a close, Saturday’s town hall meeting with Secretary Hillary Clinton attracted national and international attention. According to New England College Professor of Political Science, Wayne Lesperance, “With Secretary Clinton’s visit today, New England College has now hosted every major candidate running for President in our First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary. New England College once again affirms it is where the road to the White House begins! We should all be proud of our college.”
Sponsored by New England College’s Center for Civic Engagement, the presidential, and other political candidate, town halls provide critical access and engagement for students and the community. Please visit the links below to see a small sampling of news coverage from the College’s recent town hall with Secretary Clinton:
NEC Hosts “Come Ask Hillary Anything” Event
February 5, 2016Posted in Uncategorized
Please join Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Saturday, February 6 in the Simon Center Great Room.
Doors will open for Secretary Clinton’s “Come Ask Hillary Anything” event at 2:45 PM. You are encouraged but not required to register for this event: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/1617936/
Space is limited, so attendance is first come, first served.
Secretary Clinton’s event is the fifteenth in a series of NEC town hall meetings featuring announced presidential candidates, leading up to New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN). Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College.
NEC Hosts Town Hall Meeting with Gov. Jeb Bush
January 29, 2016Posted in Uncategorized
New England College will host a Town Hall Meeting for Republican presidential candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 4:00 PM, in the Simon Center Great Room, located on NEC’s Henniker campus.
Bush’s Town Hall Meeting is one in a series of NEC Town Hall Meetings featuring announced presidential candidates, leading up to New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN). This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College.
Paul’s Town Hall Meeting is the eighth in a series of NEC Town Hall Meetings featuring potential and announced presidential candidates, leading up to New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN). This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College. #NHPSC2016.
Learn more about Sen. Rand Paul, M.D. at www.randpaul.com
AutoFair President Andy Crews Presented Honorary Degree Hood From New England College
July 1, 2014Posted in Press Release Uncategorized
On Thursday, June 26 New England College presented Andy Crews, President and CEO of AutoFair, a framed hood for his many contributions in the state of New Hampshire. The hood represents the Honorary Degree of Humane Letters that was awarded to Mr. Crews in January during New England College’s annual Founders Day celebration. Founders Day is a campus tradition that gathers students, parents, staff and faculty to honor the College’s founding members and acknowledge its’ achievements.
Andy Crews is President and Chief Executive Officer of AutoFair, a New Hampshire-based business consisting of a number of auto dealership franchises. In 2009, Andy was honored as one of the Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty” for his significant business achievements and his community leadership philosophy. Andy’s resume is long with military service, board memberships, and philanthropic involvement, and reads like a truly American story of success.
“It is an honor to present Andy Crews with this framed doctoral hood,” said Dr. Michele Perkins, President, New England College. “Andy’s dedication and contributions to the state are remarkable and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize him.”
“Andy Crews has been an incredible success story for the city of Manchester and the state of New Hampshire,” said Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas. “He’s hard working in his profession and in his commitment to serving the community. Being recognized for his extraordinary accomplishments and receiving an honorary degree from New England College – one of our state’s hidden jewels – is a great honor I know Andy will cherish.”
Andy’s employees proudly applaud his achievements. “Andy is an entrepreneur, a leader, a goal-oriented, make-it-happen type guy,” said employee Jason LaCroix, General Manager of AutoFair Honda. “Since joining the AutoFair Team in 2006, Andy has been the driving force in growing the business from three franchise dealerships to seven, and employing over 550 people in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Andy is a great inspiration to all of us. He is a self-made man starting in the business as a technician and working through all the ranks. He has become a great leader in the community working with local and statewide charities, community leaders and supporting everyone around him.”
The celebration of Founders Day at New England College was instituted to honor the vision and leadership of the founding faculty, administration, and students of the College. Founded in 1946 to serve the educational needs of the country’s military men and women returning from World War II, New England College sought to expand the horizons of a new generation of students. Founders Day represents one of the three major academic events of the year that also includes Convocation in September and Commencement in May.
New England College Hosts Senator Sylvia Larsen
April 24, 2014Posted in Uncategorized
As part of its popular President’s Speaker Series, New England College will host New Hampshire State Senator Sylvia Larsen on Monday, April 28 at 6 PM.
Demonstrating its long-standing commitment to civic engagement, New England College’s Center for Civic Engagement hosts the President’s Speaker Series to bring influential leaders from all industries to campus. Students join the community in asking candid questions, learning about topical issues, and having access to outside perspectives. During Presidential elections, the Center for Civic Engagement hosts a national College Convention, sharing extraordinary access to the State’s first in the nation primary activity. The Center also oversees the NEC Polling Institute which has become a popular resource for national and local media and private clientele looking to gather important data. New England College offers a rich Masters in Public Policy program and continues to steward important relationships with organizations and individuals involved in industries such as government, politics, and civic service.
Senator Larsen is serving her tenth term representing District 15 which includes Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner. For the 2013-14 legislative session, Senator Larsen serves as the Vice Chairman of the Capital Budget Committee and member of the Senate Finance and Joint Fiscal Committees. She is the Senate Minority Leader and was New Hampshire’s longest serving female Senate President from 2006-2010. For two of those years, Senator Larsen led the nation’s first legislative body that included a majority of women, with 13 out of 24 senators being female.
“We are thrilled that Senator Larsen will be joining us at New England College to speak about her experiences and ideas,” said Michel Perkins, New England College President.
Senator Larsen will address students, faculty, staff and community members in the Simon Center Great Room in the center of New England College’s campus.
About Sylvia Larsen
In the course of her 20 years in the Senate, Sylvia Larsen was the prime sponsor of a first-in-the-nation tax-free college tuition savings plan, the Unique Plan. She sponsored laws establishing the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), Healthy Kids and workforce housing opportunities. More recently, she co-sponsored legislation to raise the high school dropout age, to ban the burning of demolition debris, to establish a research and development tax credit for business, establish a state code of ethics and to reinstate the state’s job training fund, including a Pathway to Work program for unemployed persons establishing self-employment.
Senator Larsen’s legislative priorities include funding education, to include higher education; promoting job growth; expanding workforce housing; establishing affordable health care; safeguarding our environment; and advancing property-tax relief. In 2007, Larsen was named Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Counties. Her successful efforts to establish the unique college savings program led the New Hampshire College and University Council to recognize her with a New Hampshire Higher Education Partnership Award in 2007.