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Wheelchair Benefit Nets Over $2000

Thanks to all for a great Wheelchair Basketball Benefit, our 13th annual event.  We appreciate all the sponsors, donors, players, volunteers, referees, announcers, attendees, and patrons of the Silent Auction ... and our fans!

Our silent auction, 50/50 raffle, admissions and donations raised $1,200.  The Student Senate voted to match up to $1,000, for a total of $2,200.  The proceeds will be used for the Zech DeVits Memorial Equipment Fund for the assistive technology needs of NHTI students with disabilities.  Some of the top winning bids for Silent Auction items were the Green Boston Red Sox Jersey ($45), the Tasha B. Frostbeary Boyd’s Bear ($50), the Oral-B Braun Precision 5000 Power Toothbrush ($45), the Gift Bowl from the Human Service Club ($45), and the twin size handmade quilt ($100).  Winners have been notified.

Thanks to our announcer John Dennis and Referees Eli Kendrick, Richard Shout and  Jordan Lates.  We were absolutely dazzled by the NHTI Dance Team thanks to Coach Shameca Brown and dancers extraordinaire Sincere Thomas, David Tumani, Alexis Brown, Reshma, Claufy and Princess.

We are grateful to our sponsors: Community Partners Granite State Independent Living and the NH Spinal Cord Injury Association - Mark Race and Ken Hazeltine; Student Senate - June McCall, President and Sarah Hebert, Advisor; Campus Activities Board - Jasdeep Singh, President and Heidi Schmidt and Kaitlin Moody, Advisors; Social Science Club - Catherine Mernin, President and Jeanne Duford, Advisor; Human Service Club - Jessica Vintinner-Robinson, President and Kelly Reardon and Michael O’Bryant, Advisors; Alternative Spring Break Club - Allie Pro, President; Alex Carbone and Jessica Chisholm, Advisors; and the Disabilities Advisory Board: Lucyann Zeller, Chair & Janet Ercolini, Rodney Dellafelice, Jeanne Duford, Donna Dooley, Margaret Ray, Susan Haas, and Stu Wallace.  Kudos to Project Point Person Mindy Carlisle, Disabilities Services Specialist, for a phenomenal event. 

Thanks are also extended to: Dr. Ross Gittell, Chancellor, CCSNH; Susan Dunton, President, NHTI; Stephen Caccia, Vice President of Student Affairs; Jeremy Blailock; Alan Blake, Director of Communications; Doug Schwarz, Public Information Office; Paul Hogan, Athletic Director; Deb Smith, Director of Recreation and Wellness; Chuck Lloyd, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Interim Director of Admissions; Heidi Schmidt, Assistant Director of Student Life; Alex Carbone, AmeriCorps*VISTA; Rob Bowen & the Business Office Staff; Karen Schaeffer; Athletic Offices and Wellness Center Staff; NHTI Technology Services; NHTI Campus Safety; NHTI Game Management Staff; NHTI Maintenance; Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) Staff: Rebecca Dean, Ruth Heath, Lois Richard, Sharon Bowden; Matt Potter & the Library Staff; Chartwells Dining Services; Northeast Passage; Debbie Provenzano; Tim Goodwin, Concord Monitor Insider; Andrew Toland, Media & Communications Coordinator SEA/SEIU1984; Jennifer Beaulieu; Marc Bosse; Puja Patel; Marti Hunt; and anyone else who supported us!

In Appreciation, on behalf of the NHTI Disabilities Services Staff: Beverly Boggess, Mindy Carlisle, Patricia Flynn, Lori-Smock-Joyal and Roxanne Waterfield

P.S. Those interested in more wheelchair basketball fun, watch for the Hoops on Wheels event in April through Granite State Independent Living (GSIL).  Who wants to form an NHTI team?  Contact bboggess@ccsnh.edu.

New in the Library Gallery

Linda M. Johnson started her artisitc career in the 1960's as a painter of oils and watercolors.  After many years of painting she took up sculpture, and spent 30 years as a juried artist with the League of NH Craftsmen making one-of-a-kind lamps and other artworks.  Now retired, she has found a new outlet as a wildlife photographer.  The Library Gallery is pleased to present a selection of images of the birds of Webster Lake.

Eagle by Linda Johnson

The Galley is also offering a selection of glassware by NHTI's own Heidi Clasby ... just in time for Valentine's Day!

Glassware by Heidi Clasby