Frank E. "Ted" Wheatley of Winchester will be honored Saturday, Nov. 3 during the University of New Hampshire Alumni Association's annual Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony recognizing eight outstanding alumni who have made notable contributions to the UNH community, the state or the nation.
A member of the class of 1976, Wheatley is a recipient of the Alumni Meritorious Service Award. Known for his passion, hard work, and enthusiasm for the university, Wheatley has been a leader on the steering committee for the UNH Boston Alumni Chapter Executive Forum, bringing together hundreds of alumni--many of whom had never attended an alumni event before. A senior vice president at the commercial real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle, Wheatley has drawn on both his alumni and professional networks to broaden the Executive Forum's reach, encouraging new participants to attend events, act as keynote speakers-and join him in his spirited support of UNH and its mission.
Along with Wheatley, the 2012 recipients of the Alumni Meritorious Service Award include Frederick "Fritz" Armstrong III '57 of South Wellfleet, Mass.; Cheryl Kuebler Dickson '63 of Manchester; and Deborah Narinkevicuis Overdeput '82 of Salem. The Profile of Service Award recipients are Valerie "Val" Wilcox England '54 of Durham, and Dorothy "Dot" Taylor Sheehan '71 of Hampton. The Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement goes to Margaret-Alice "M.A." Haggart Lucas '64 of Bethesda, Md. The Young Alumna Achievement Award goes to Katharina "Katy" Fader Lilly '00 of Durham.
The awards will be presented by Alumni Association student scholarship recipients. "Bringing student and alumni leaders together is a special way to commemorate this occasion," says Steve Donovan, associate vice president of advancement and executive director of the Alumni Association.
Those interested in attending the UNH Alumni Association Awards event can RSVP online by October 22: www.alumni.unh.edu/alumniawards or call Megan Meagher at (603) 862-3852.
The mission of the UNH Alumni Association is to advocate for the University of New Hampshire and its alumni, and promote the university's historic land-grant mission of teaching, research and public service. Through its programs and services, the Alumni Association develops a spirit of loyalty to the university, engaging and serving alumni, student, parents, faculty and staff, and the public.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.