October 22, 2019

Senator Hassan Receives New Englander of the Year Award from New England Council, Granite Stater of the Year Award from the New Hampshire College and University Council

BOSTON, MA – Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday received the New Englander of the Year award during the New England Council’s reception at the World Trade Center in Boston. The award honors residents of New England for their contributions to their field of work, and their leadership in improving New England’s quality of life and economy. The award is presented by the New England Council, a nonpartisan alliance of businesses, academic, and health institutions, as well as public and private organizations throughout New England to promote economic growth in the region.

“Throughout my time as Governor of New Hampshire and now in the United States Senate, I have been proud to collaborate with the New England Council on how to best move our region forward,” Senator Hassan said. “I truly appreciate everything the Council does to bring various businesses – as well as public and private organizations – together to create good jobs and advance the high quality of life that New England is known for.”

“Over the course of her career in public service—as a state legislator, Governor, and now U.S. Senator—Senator Maggie Hassan has been a tremendous advocate for economic growth and a high quality of life, not just in New Hampshire but throughout New England. Our region is fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented leader representing us in Washington, DC, and we were so pleased to celebrate all of her achievements by honoring her as a 2019 New Englander of the Year,” said James T. Brett, President & CEO, The New England Council.

Prior to the New England Council’s reception, Senator Hassan received the 3rd annual Granite Stater of the Year award from the New Hampshire College and University Council at its annual New Hampshire reception. The New Hampshire College and University Council is a nonprofit consortium of public and private higher education institutions in New Hampshire.

“I am deeply honored to be named the Granite Stater of the Year by the New Hampshire College and University Council, and I am grateful for the work it does each day to strengthen our state,” Senator Hassan said. “The work of the Council helps ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed and to continue their education – no matter the path they choose.”

“The New Hampshire College & University Council prides itself on our public and private partnerships, both within our higher education institutions and with our business and community partners,” said Dr. Debby Scire, Interim President, NHCUC.  “We are so fortunate to work with Senator Maggie Hassan as our campuses prepare students for New Hampshire’s workforce. We appreciate Senator Hassan’s longtime leadership and look forward to many more years of collaboration.”   

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