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Dr. Marilyn E. Flaherty Award

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Eligibility Criteria

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 himself or herself through their outstanding professional accomplishments.

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

Year Recipient
2019 Tom Thibodeau '84
2018 Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald '83
2018 Representative Paul Tucker '87
2017 Dr. Nate Bryant '87, '93G
2016 Pamela R. Angelakis '89, '05G
2015 General Donald Bolduc '88
2014 John F. Tierney '73, '09H
2013 Suellen Breakey '86
2012 Kimberly Driscoll '89
2011 Robert Murphy '89
2010 Nancy D. Harrington '60, '63G, President Emerita
2009 Shea Family of Salem
2008 Michael Goldman '73
2007 Vincent McGrath '61
2006 Dr. Marilyn E. Flaherty '54
2005 Anne Driscoll '76
2004 Phillip Sullivan '54
2003 Deirdre A. Sartorelli '83
2002 Dennis Drinkwater '67
2001 James D. Leary '51
2000 Wayne Gates '76
1999 Dr. Anthony Cotoia '65
1998 Dr. Leonard P. Zani '54
1997 Sandra Lillo '64
1997 Donna Tosches '91
1996 William O. Thomson '60
1995 Senator Brian Lees '75
1994 Mary Commager '69
1993 Dr. John L. George '53
1992 Dorothy Foley '48
1991 Senator Robert Preston '69
1990 Jacquelyn Bowler Corrigan '67
1989 Dennis K. Palmer '54
1987 Stephen Hegarty '69
1986 Marie Balter '76
1985 Olga Sapp Peers '40
1984 Robert F. McKenna '56
1983 Vincent Piro '64
1982 Elizabeth B. Rawlins '50
1981 Celia Jacobs '77
1981 P.E. Starble '57
1980 Mildred Berman '48
1980 William G. Watson '54
1979 Thomas M. Feeley '68
1979 Thomas M. Whelan '68
1976 George H. Ellison '54
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