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 May 1, 2014

This year's award recipient will be honored at the annual jazz brunch on during alumni weekend.

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. Click here to access the nomination form.
  • 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

1954

1979

Thomas M. Feely

1968

 

Thomas M. Whelan

1968

1980

Mildred Berman

1948

 

William G. Watson

1954

1981

Celia Jacobs

1977

 

P.E. Starble

1957

1982

Elizabeth B. Rawlins

1950

1983

Vincent Piro

1964

1984

Robert F. McKenna

1956

1985

Olga Sapp Peers

1940

1986

Marie Balter

1976

1987

Stephen Hegarty

1969

1989

Dennis K. Palmer

1954

1990

Jacquelyn Bowler Corrigan

1967

1991

Senator Robert Preston

1969

1992

Dorothy Foley

1948

1993

Dr. John L. George

1953

1994

Mary Commager

1969

1995

Senator Brian Lees

1975

1996

William O. Thomson

1960

1997

Donna Tosches

1991

 

Sandra Lillo

1964

1998

Dr. Leonard P. Zani

1964

1999

Dr. Anthony Cotoia

1965

2000

Wayne Gates

1976

2001

James D. Leary

1951

2002

Dennis Drinkwater

1967

2003

Deirdre A. Sartorelli

1983

2004

Phillip Sullivan

1954

2005

Anne Driscoll

1976

2006

Dr. Marilyn E. Flaherty

1954

2007

Vincent McGrath

1961

2008

Michael Goldman

1973

2009

Shea Family of Salem

 

2010

Nancy D. Harrington

1960, 1963G
President Emerita

2011

Robert Murphy

1966

2012

Kimberly Driscoll

1989

2013

 Suellen Breakey

 1986