Plymouth State University Alumni Honored with New Hampshire EDie Awards

July 1st, 2013 by blyndes

Jane Lacasse, who is the Concord Coordinator of PSU’s College of Graduate Studies, with a 2013 EDie Award dedicated to her as one of the founders of the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards. Photo courtesy Kate Lacasse

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University graduates were well-represented at the 2013 New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards, known as the EDies, which recognize New Hampshire schools and individuals who meet high standards of excellence. This year’s event, the 20th annual celebration, held June 8, was dedicated to the three founders of the event, which includes Jane Lacasse, who is the Concord Coordinator at the 2 Pillsbury Street location for PSU’s College of Graduate Studies.

PSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Julie Bernier was one of the presenters at the EDies.

“I was pleased and proud to be present and to see so many PSU alumni being recognized for their good work,”” said Bernier.

Recipients with PSU connections were:

• Rosemonde L. Roy ’88, received the Doris Barnes Retired Educator Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes a retired teacher who has continued to work with youth after retirement.

Michelle R. Clark ’11, who earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from PSU, was named the School Business Official of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of School Business Professionals. She is the business administrator for Hopkinton School District, overseeing business operations, facilities, food service and transportation for the district where she has worked for 9 years.

Pamela Stiles ’09, who earned a post-master’s Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Educational Leadership from PSU, was named the Elementary School Principal of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of School Principals. She is the principal at Chichester Central School.

Kevin Richard ’02, who earned a Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership, was named the Middle School Principal of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of School Principals. He is the principal of A. Crosby Kennett Middle School in Conway.

Patricia Styles ’84 was named Middle School Counselor of the Year by the New Hampshire School Counselor Association. She is an elementary and middle school guidance counselor for SAU 58, working in Groveton Elementary School, Stark Village School and Stratford Public School.

The New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Board of Directors and its collaborative partners host the annual EDies awards celebration. The Excellence in Education Initiative is an independent, nonprofit endeavor that is not a function of state government. A volunteer Board of Directors composed of educators and community members administers the program.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU News Services Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or

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