The Call for Nominations for NECHA’s President’s Award is NOW CLOSED

Award recipient will be honored at the NECHA Annual Meeting in Newport, RI on October 26-28, 2022.


To recognize 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, community, and the field of college health. Peers and customers should recognize them as creative, innovative, dedicated leaders and mentors known for their sharing and caring.


For consideration, nominees need not be an ACHA individual member, but must currently work in college health. Written nominations will be submitted in letter format to the Chair of the Awards Committee no later than June 1 of the given year. The Awards Committee shall consist of 3-5 members appointed by the Board of Directors and shall include the previous year’s recipient. The awards committee will furnish their recommendations to the Board for approval at its June meeting.

Congratulations to our 2021 Presidents Award recipient, Jennifer Hodshon, MPH, Associate Director, URI Health Services

This past year has been challenging for everyone but particularly for those in healthcare and those managing health and wellbeing on college campuses.  Jen’s “can do” attitude is a huge part of the success URI had with managing throughout COVID.  Setting up a COVID testing center for Fall 2020 opening in a matter of a few days’ time, she had a plan to test thousands of students upon return to Kingston, RI.  Then a mere month later when we had a spike in cases and it was determined that we needed to test our entire population, 17,000 students in one week’s time, she was back at it getting it done working with partners in Emergency Management, Foundation, Housing and Residential Life, etc.  Jen is a project leader, she has a vision, she shares that vision and is off to get it done!

Jennifer received the award during NECHA | NYSCHA’s 2021 Live, Virtual Annual Meeting!

Congratulations, Jennifer!

View all past President’s Award recipients

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