---- — 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.
Speakers, Joe Faro and Ivan Misner with Chamber Executive Director Donna Morris, are pictured at the event.
HAVERHILL — Merrimack Valley Hospice announces that the Merrimack Valley Hospice House expansion project is well underway and that two co-chairs have been selected to lead the fundraising campaign. Scott Cote, president of Pentucket Bank, and Mary Jane Werner, vice chair of the Board of Trustees, have agreed to lead the $2 million fundraising campaign to expand the Merrimack Valley Hospice House by seven additional suites.
Since Merrimack Valley Hospice House opened in June 2009, it has been operating at or near capacity, serving more than 1,500 patients. Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for a 21 suite facility, the Hospice House was designed for a two-phase construction: the initial 14 suites, then, a final phase of seven suites at a time when occupancy and demand for services exceeded capacity. No one anticipated that time would come so quickly.
The addition of the new wing will allow for 21 private patient suites in total, of which two may accommodate pediatric patients. All suites feature skylights, a private bathroom and seating and space for loved ones to visit at any time of day or night. The wing will reflect the existing peacefulness of a home setting with patios, family gathering area, a care station and several common areas.
For more information, visit MerrimackValleyHospice.org.
HAVERHILL — Every holiday season Margo Pingree creates a hand sewn quilt and raffles it off to benefit a local nonprofit. The proceeds from this year’s quilt were designated to support the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.
Merrimack Valley Hospice House opened in June 2009 and is the first licensed inpatient hospice residence servicing the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire and the only hospice residence in the region licensed to care for pediatric patients. The residence is located at 360 North Ave., in Haverhill. The hospice house is staffed with specially trained nurses who provide 24 hour care in collaboration with a team of physicians, aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. For more information, visit MerrimackValleyHospice.org.
LAWRENCE — Howell Custom Building Group (HCBG) announces the expansion of its management team. D. Blaire Townsend has joined the firm in the newly created position of Director of Project Management, and Bill Holden has been promoted to Director of Field Operations.
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund, which together support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are celebrating the 60th anniversary of their partnership during the upcoming baseball season.
Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino and Dana-Farber President and CEO Edward Benz Jr., MD, kicked off the celebration during a news conference at Dana-Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. Also in attendance were Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, Manager John Farrell, and Dana-Farber patients and staff.
The Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Red Sox. The partnership between the Jimmy Fund and the Red Sox is nationally recognized as the most long-standing and successful relationship between a sports team and a charity in the history of professional sports.
The organizations will commemorate this milestone anniversary with activities and events throughout the 2013 baseball season.
For more information, visit JimmyFund.org.
BOSTON — TD Bank recently sent kids from the nonprofit organization, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, to attend the Boston Bruins game at the TD Garden. The girl scouts were selected from the many nonprofit group applicants by TD Bank in Lawrence.
At each Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins home game TD Bank hosts the TD Bank Community Clubhouse. This program provides nonprofit organizations all over Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire the opportunity to attend a Boston Celtics or Boston Bruins home game. At the game they are treated to loge seats, dinner, court and ice level access, and featured on the LED Screen, NESN and CSNNE. To learn more, visit td.com.
METHUEN — Rockland Trust announces that Jeffrey McManus of Methuen has joined its Investment Management Group as vice president and financial consultant. An experienced financial advisor, McManus provides Rockland Trust’s wealth management services to clients in the Metro North area.
Prior to joining Rockland Trust, McManus was a financial advisor at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Andover and previously at AARP Financial, Inc. in Tewksbury. He worked in defined contributions as a plan sponsor representative at Putnam Investments until 2005.
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