The 2020 Presidents and Louise Gazzara Awards have been postponed.

We are working on other ways to acknowledge and celebrate those working in college health and will announce that soon. Stay tuned!

In lieu of the NECHA Awards and in attempt to recognize all the amazing work being done in college health, we have created an ongoing Kudoboard. View all the recognition and feel free to add to it anytime!


Each year, NECHA honors admirable members of the community, nominated by their peers for exceptional service and commitment to the association and to the field of college health.

NECHA President’s Award

This award recognizes the contributions to College Health by an individual working in the field from the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. The individual selected should have made significant contributions to the students they serve as well as their institution, and the field of college health. The nominee should be a creative, innovative, dedicated leader and mentor, known for their sharing and caring. This award represents the highest recognition given by the New England College Health Association.

Click here for more information on the NECHA President’s Award, including past recipients.

Louise Gazzara Award

This award honors a college health nurse who has made outstanding contributions to NECHA, her/his college or university, and the profession. The award was originally established by CHAND (College Health Association of Nurse Directors) in 1992 to honor Louise Gazzara on the occasion of her retirement after 25 distinguished years as Director of Nursing at Tufts University. Louise was also a longstanding member of NECHA, serving as president in 1982, and ACHA. In 2000, NECHA assumed responsibility for the Louise Gazzara Award, continuing to use the criteria established by CHAND.

Click here for more information on the NECHA Louise Gazzara Award, including and past recipients.


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