Four members of the Plymouth State College Alumni Association were honored for their volunteer service during PSC’s annual Alumni Day on June 30.
Virginia Brown Doherty ’48 of Manchester was named recipient of the Ut Prosim Award which recognizes exemplary community service and contributions in business, professional, civic, philanthropic, volunteer, or similar activities that bring honor to Plymouth State College. Ut Prosim, meaning “That I may serve,” is the Plymouth State College motto.
Before retiring Doherty taught business in a number of New Hampshire high schools, including 31 years at Manchester West. In the community she has been an officer and board member of Members First Credit Union for more than 30 years, a volunteer with the Manchester Historical Association and Hallsville Elementary School, and most recently, a volunteer in the area of aging. Doherty is also an active member of the PSC Alumni Association, a former Board member and has served as a Class Agent for nearly 50 years.
Megan O’Sullivan Todd ’84 of Epsom received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award honoring a graduate who has served Plymouth State and/or its alumni organization with devotion and loyalty. Todd served two consecutive terms on the PSCAA Board of Directors and was president from 1991-92. She is currently the director of operations at Landmark Solutions, LLC and COO of Behavioral Health Network, Inc., a member of NAMI New Hampshire, a volunteer with Girl Scouts USA, and a member of the National Behavioral Consortium.
Richard Evans ’64 of Plymouth and Joseph Daniel McCool ’91 of Jaffrey received Alumni Achievement awards. This honor recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exemplary participation in and contributions to the activities of the PSC Alumni Association, their chosen field, or the improvement of society in general.
Evans began his teaching career in Hillsboro and Lebanon, N.H., then joined the PSC mathematics faculty in 1970. Evans is project director of the NH IMPACT Mathematics and Science Curriculum Implementation Center, and is active in many professional organizations devoted to the enhancement and expansion of math education in New Hampshire and the region. Among his numerous awards and recognitions are the Richard H. Balomenos Service Award for Mathematics Education in the State of New Hampshire, PSC Distinguished Teacher, and Outstanding Teachers in America. Evans is a former three-term member of the PSCAA Board of Directors.
Joseph McCool ’91 is the New Hampshire correspondent to The New York Times and the chief news correspondent for McCool News Service. He is a former on-air reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio WEVO 89.9, and a contributor to a series of news stories in The Miami Herald’s coverage of the 1996 crash of ValuJet Flight 592,which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He has been recognized by the Massachusetts Press and the New England Press Association. McCool is an active volunteer with the PSC Alumni Association, and is a former member of the PSCAA Board of Directors. He he has served as agent for the class of 1991 for 10 years.