Right in Our Own Backyard

January, 2006

12-234Plymouth State University has become the partner of choice for more than 50 organizations across the state of New Hampshire. We see service to the state as mission critical, and are proud of the commitment with which we live up to our motto, Ut Prosim (that I may serve). Read More

From the Editor

January, 2006

archivesWe hope this issue of Plymouth Magazine finds you enjoying the wonders of a New Hampshire winter. Read More

A Sweet Success

January, 2006
PSU stormed the dessert competition! From left, Jason Lyon '94, CEO of The Common Man; Graham Hoffman, Trevor Hall, Prof. Bonnie Bechard, Jessica Moyer and Kelly Piontkowski.

PSU stormed the dessert competition! From left, Jason Lyon '94, CEO of The Common Man; Graham Hoffman, Trevor Hall, Prof. Bonnie Bechard, Jessica Moyer and Kelly Piontkowski.

A tasty competition between PSU and St. Anselm College challenged business students to create a new dessert for the Common Man family of restaurants in New Hampshire. Diners ultimately decided the final winner based on total sales—Aunt Alice’s Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, created by PSU team Dessert Storm. Read More

Consitution Day at PSU

January, 2006

A special commemoration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution was held September 16 for students, faculty and staff on campus. September 17, the date the document was signed in 1787, has been officially designated Constitution Day by federal legislation signed into law in December 2004. It was observed nationwide for the first time this year. Read More

Michelle’s Law

January, 2006

morseWhen Michelle Morse was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 20, she and her family expected that she would need to leave Plymouth State University to devote herself to her treatment. But that plan ran up against a major problem. Michelle was only covered by her parents’ health insurance while she was actually enrolled full time in college. This turned out to be the norm for most employer-provided insurance plans. Read More

2005 PSU Athletic Hall of Fame

January, 2006

2005hofFour outstanding Panther student-athletes from the 1980s and 1990s and two individuals who have earned recognition as coaches and teachers were enshrined in the Plymouth State Athletic Hall of Fame at the 21st annual induction ceremony in October. Read More

Mary Lyon, Only Better

January, 2006

Students moving into Mary Lyon Hall for fall 2007 will find a new and improved kitchen area, new windows, renovated bathrooms and laundry facilities, a new elevator and easier access to the back of the dormitory for unloading luggage during move-in day. Read More

Business Faculty Golfs for Scholarships

January, 2006

golfA team of PSU business professors placed third in the second annual Timothy Sabol Memorial Golf Tournament on September 9, 2005 at the Amherst (N.H.) Country Club. Faculty members (from left in photo) Bill Benoit, Duncan McDougall, Brad Allen and Craig Zamzow scored a 64 in the tournament that raises scholarship funds for Plymouth State MBA students. Read More

Outstanding in Their Field

January, 2006

HageWheelerThe National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region 1 recognized two PSU administrators for their exceptional work with students. Vice President for Student Affairs Dick Hage (on right in photo) received the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean or Vice President. Read More

Quality Matters in Child Care

January, 2006

qualityOver the past two years, members of the PSU education faculty evaluated the first phase of the Quality Matters (QM) program for Lakes Region child care facilities. QM “provides participants much needed resources and support to increase their effectiveness in providing quality care for children,” according to researchers Patricia Cantor, professor of education and chair of PSU’s education department, and Mary Cornish, associate professor of early childhood education. Read More