Stage Lynx presents:
Fri & Sat, April 22 & 23, 7 pm
Sun, April 24, 2 pm
NHTI's Stage Lynx drama club presents Almost, Maine by John Cariani, directed by Jim Webber. A comedy comprising nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical New England town. Open to the public. Admission $12 at the door (free for NHTI students).
The cast includes:
- Ashlee Bliss (right)
- Megan Bready
- Shannon Downey
- Ryan Hall
- Matt Johnson
- Davi Penny
- Kathryn Sampson
- Cody Tamaian
- Jake Troy
Friday, April 22
5k @ 6 pm
Kids Fun Run @ 6:45 pm
Start/Finish MacRury Hall
Open to the public. Register before April 19 and the cost is $20 ($5 students). At-race registration is $25 ($10 students). Kids Fun Run is free. Details and registration info at nhti.edu/5k.
Saturday, April 23
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
A fundraising event for staff, students and community members featuring artwork by the children of NHTI's Child & Family Development Center. Free & open to the public.
Children of the CFDC on their annual "Spring Stroll" of campus.
of the Library's March Madness Tournament of Books is ...
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five!
Awards Day 2016
Lydia Stacy, Raman Sandhu and the ASB Club Win Top Honors
Every April, NHTI holds its annual Awards Day ceremony to honor those students and organizations who have distinguished themselves academically and otherwise during the course of the school year. The climax of the event is the presentation of the three highest honors given to students and/or student organizations at NHTI.
The Capital Award
The Capital Award is presented to a student, club, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution in a general area such as community service, athletics, a student organization or academic department. This year’s recipient is The Alternative Spring Break Club (ASB).
ASB Club President Matt Krajcik (left) accepted the Capital Award from Associate VP of Student Affairs Chuck Lloyd.
This year ASB brought 17 students to New Orleans, LA, for which the students raised over $7800. This was the largest number of NHTI students ever to attend the spring service trip. The Club member worked on a variety of projects during their week in NOLA, including realigning gravestones at a veterans' cemetery, sorting and recycling Mardi Gras beads with adults with disabilities, installing green lighting and painting classrooms. Even during their free time the group performed additional service, walking dogs at a rescue organization.
On top of the hundreds of cumulative hours of service performed during the trip, the group served over 300 hours across New Hampshire, folding clothes at Families in Transition, picking up trash at Wallis Sands Beach in Rye, raking leaves for local elders, visiting residents at Harris Hill Nursing Home, and assisting at a variety of community events as well as with countless activities at NHTI. The club is currently preparing for a weekend trip to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a camp for children with cancer and their families in Vermont, where they will clean and prepare the camp for their summer programs.
Institute Leadership Team Award
This award is presented to a student whose extraordinary contribution to the academic and social mission of NHTI has benefited the campus community. This year’s recipient is Raman Sandhu (shown below with VP of Academic Affairs Pam Langley).
Raman was nominated to be an Orientation Leader through the Office of Cross-Cultural Education and ESOL. She has been an active member of the Orientation Leader program, demonstrating great leadership skills to both her fellow orientation leaders as well as incoming freshmen. Her positive and confident persona provides students with a sense of confidence and reassurance that they are ready for their college career at NHTI.
Raman is involved in numerous campus events and is heavily involved in Student Senate. She has become an active student leader while balancing her academics. She is continuously volunteering to help with campus initiatives such as orientations, open houses and other leadership opportunities. She has served as Senate Vice President, worked with the Office of Student Life to set up cultural awareness programs, and been an active member of the Multi-Cultural Club. She was able to do all of this while maintaining a respectable GPA.
President’s Award for Outstanding Citizenship
This award is presented for outstanding citizenship, which must include extensive participation in social and academic activities. The recipient must be in good academic standing and a campus leader. This award signifies the total contributions of the student to NHTI. This year’s recipient is Lydia Stacy (shown below with President Susan Dunton).
Under Lydia’s leadership as President this year, The Eye, the College’s student literary journal, has flourished. In 2015, her year as Editor-in-Chief, The Eye produced both its regular annual journal and also a special 25-year anniversary edition, which included writings from its first two-and-a-half decades. This was especially exciting as it coincided with NHTI’s 50-year celebration and added a rich, meaningful element to our celebration activities.
As a non-traditional student with interests in writing, research, the sciences and visual arts, Lydia is described by her club advisor as an all-around “Renaissance woman.” And she accomplishes this while being an honor student, a mentor to many younger students and a mom to a first-grader — all while exhibiting grace under the demands of so many responsibilities. She truly exemplifies NHTI’s Philosophy of the Educated Person.
For complete Awards Day coverage see page 5.
April 15, 2016