Great Bay CC to Honor Governor with Walter Peterson Award

Great Bay CC to Honor Governor with Walter Peterson Award

Great Bay Community College Walter Peterson Award

The first annual Walter R. Peterson Education and Public Service Award will be presented to Governor John Lynch at a dinner and reception to be held on Sunday, October 28th at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle, NH.   The award, which will be presented annually by the Community College System of New Hampshire, will recognize an individual whose contribution to higher education best exemplifies former Governor Walter Peterson’s values of public service and dedication to higher education.   

After two terms as Governor, Peterson served as President of Franklin Pierce College, Interim President of the University of New Hampshire, and Interim Commissioner of the New Hampshire Community Technical College System.  His involvement in higher education included service as Chairman of the New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission, Chairman of the New Hampshire College and University Council, and Chairman and Delegate to the New England Board of Higher Education.

“Governor Peterson set a standard for devotion to his fellow citizens, to higher education, and to the New Hampshire way of life,” said CCSNH Board Chairman Paul Holloway.  “Few people in New Hampshire’s history have had the impact he has had on education, particularly in the areas of access and affordability. We are pleased to honor him, and to recognize Governor John Lynch for his enduring commitment to education.”  

Proceeds raised from the event will support scholarships for Great Bay Community College students. Lead sponsors of the event include Albany International Corp. of Rochester, NH, a global leader in advanced composite manufacturing for the aerospace industry.

For more information on the event, to sponsor or to purchase tickets contact Annette Brennan,   Director of Institutional and Alumni Development, Great Bay Community College atabrennan@ccsnh.edu or 603-427-7713.