BOSTON — Lindsey Mayo, director of alumni relations at Northern Essex Community College, was honored at the Distinguished Service and Recognition Awards Reception, an annual program of District I of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The Rising Star Award recognizes the accomplishments of new advancement professionals whose early success promises future leadership and achievement. Mayo has been the director of alumni relations in the institutional advancement office at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) since December 2011. She oversees all alumni events, activities, and volunteers including the NECC Alumni Association Advisory Board. Mayo also works with NECC students through the college’s phonathon program, as well as serving as the college representative for several state and national scholarships.
MANCHESTER — Regina McCarthy of Methuen, assistant dean of academic student services at UNH Manchester, was the recipient of the 2013 UNH Social Justice Award.
McCarthy is a social justice educator for the university, a member of UNH Manchester’s Student Veteran Advocacy Team, and the founder and member of the college’s Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee. She also serves as a representative to the University Council for Inclusive Excellence and Equity and is a member of the statewide groups The NH Inclusive Learning Communities and the NH Multicultural Student Affairs Consortium. In 2012, McCarthy was also elected to serve a second two-year term as president of the Learning Assistance Association of New England.
ANDOVER — Andover resident and elder care lawyer, Karol Bisbee, attended the Senior Estate Planning Institute held in February in San Antonio, Texas. Over 50 elder law attorneys from throughout the United States met for educational and aging topics. Attendees focused on planning needs and concerns for leading age Baby Boomers and seniors, who are retired or nearing retirement.
ATKINSON — Hundreds of people turned out for a night of inspiration and to learn the secrets behind successful business leaders, that turned their passions into profitable careers. On Feb. 11, the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Committee “HYPE” (Helping Young Professionals Excel) hosted the second annual Big Speaker Event. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Ivan Misner, the founder and chairman of the worldwide business networking organization BNI (Business Networking International). The event also featured the success story of local entrepreneur Joe Faro. To learn more about upcoming Chamber activities or for information about becoming a member of the Greater Salem Chamber, visit gschamber.com or call 603-893-3177.