Dr. Marilyn E. Flaherty Distinguished Alumnus/a Award Nomination Form

Established by the Salem State University Alumni Association, the Dr. Marilyn E. Flaherty distinguished alumnus/a award recognizes an individual who upon graduation from Salem State University, has distinguished themselves through their outstanding professional accomplishments.

Nominations deadline is March 15, 2015.

This year's award recipient will be honored on May 31, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Each recipient must have attained notable achievement or made a lasting contribution in his or her professional endeavors.
  • Each recipient must have earned a degree from Salem State University.
  • It is preferred that recipient attend the awards ceremony to accept his or her award.
  • The recipients are eligible to receive a specific award once, but are eligible to receive a different award in the future.
  • The awards committee is not obligated to select a recipient from each category if applicants do not adequately meet the requirements.
  • No member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors may self-nominate for the award.

Nomination Requirements

  • A separate nomination form must be completed for each nominee.
  • As part of the nomination form, nominators must submit a 500 word or more statement establishing the candidate's qualifications with clear and concise detail as to why he/she should be selected for the award.
  • The awards committee, comprised of members of the Salem State University Alumni Board, reserves the right to conduct independent research on a nominee. The committee will only consider information when it is part of a submitted nomination. 
  • The awards committee will also not consider nominations that consist solely of a nominee's resume. 
  • Incomplete nomination packets will NOT be considered.

 Past Award Recipients

1976

George H. Ellison '54

1979

Thomas M. Feely '68

 

Thomas M. Whelan '68

1980

Mildred Berman '48

 

William G. Watson '54

1981

Celia Jacobs '77

 

P.E. Starble '57

1982

Elizabeth B. Rawlins '50

1983

Vincent Piro '64

1984

Robert F. McKenna '56

1985

Olga Sapp Peers '40

1986

Marie Balter '76

1987

Stephen Hegarty '69

1989

Dennis K. Palmer '54

1990

Jacquelyn Bowler Corrigan '67

1991

Senator Robert Preston '69

1992

Dorothy Foley '48

1993

Dr. John L. George '53

1994

Mary Commager '69

1995

Senator Brian Lees '75

1996

William O. Thomson '60

1997

Donna Tosches '91

 

Sandra Lillo '64

1998

Dr. Leonard P. Zani '64

1999

Dr. Anthony Cotoia '65

2000

Wayne Gates '76

2001

James D. Leary '51

2002

Dennis Drinkwater '67

2003

Deirdre A. Sartorelli '83

2004

Phillip Sullivan '54

2005

Anne Driscoll '76

2006

Dr. Marilyn E. Flaherty '54

2007

Vincent McGrath '61

2008

Michael Goldman '73

2009

Shea Family of Salem

2010

Nancy D. Harrington '60, '63G, President Emerita

2011

Robert Murphy '66

2012

Kimberly Driscoll '89

2013

Suellen Breakey '86

2014 John F. Tierney '73, '09H