Educator Hall of Fame Awards
Salem State University Northeast Regional Educators Hall of Fame
Established in 2013, the mission of the Salem State University Northeast Regional Educators Hall of Fame is to honor and recognize exemplary leaders, past and present, in the field of education for their dedication, contributions and service to their profession. This program serves as a record and inspiration for the next generation of educators.
About the Program
The Salem State University Northeast Regional Educators Hall of Fame is administered through the Salem State School of Education and Friends of Education Alumni Board. The selection of Hall of Fame honorees from nominees is the responsibility of the Hall of Fame committee composed of five faculty and staff individuals from the School of Education and five individuals from the Friends of Education Alumni Board.
Salem State University hosts an annual ceremony recognizing the chosen inductees and nominees. A plaque of recognition is displayed in Alumni House on Upper South Campus.
All recipients are required to be in attendance at the Hall of Fame induction celebration.
- Dr. Edna Mauriello '44 Lifetime Achievement Award
Criteria: 20+ years in the field of education; promotion of mission through work in education in any capacity. Demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to their respective school district, college/university of organization.
- Rising Star Award
Criteria: 3-5 years as an educator; promotion of mission through work in education in any capacity. Demonstrated early evidence of significant contributions to respective school district or college/university.
- Salem State Alumni Award
Criteria: Graduate of Salem State University (undergraduate or graduate degree); Exemplar of her/his alma mater who has demonstrated the best practices of Salem State University.
- Northeast Region Educator Award
Criteria: Promotion of mission through work in education in any capacity within the Northeast Region. Demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to their respective school district, college/university or organization.
Click here for a map of the Northeast Region.
The cities/towns included are as follows:
Lowell Public Schools
Lowell Regional VocTech
Manchester Essex Regional
Nashoba Valley Regional VocTech
Click here to access our nomination form. This form can be filled out electronically as well as printed and filled out. This form needs to be completed and sent back to the alumni affairs office along with the following required materials:
- Reason(s) for Nomination: Please state your reason(s) in a letter to the committee for nominating this individual. Please explain how this individual meets the criteria for the specific award selected.
- Reference Letters: Please provide 2 reference letters from supervisor(s), colleagues, parents, or students for this individual in support of your selection.
- Resume: Please provide the nominees resume.
- Include any other information you believe is pertinent.
Please mail/email to:
Salem State University
Alumni Affairs Office
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970
Each nominee, who has fully completed the application process, will be reviewed by hall of Fame Committee members. Potential recipients will then go through a face-to-face interview process with smaller group made up of committee members. Inductees will then be selected and notified.
If you have any questions on the nomination process or about the program itself, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rising Star Award
2013: Ariana Koustas
2015: Eliaquin Gonell '09, '15G
Salem State Alumni Award
2013: Mary Ann Grassia '92
2015:Anthony Pierantozzi '97G
Northeast Region Educator Award
2013: Seith Bedard
2015: Scott Morrison '94, '99G
Dr. Edna Mauriello '44 Lifetime Achievement Award
2013: Joseph Picano '96G
2015: Ellen Rintell