Embrace the Philosophy: NE10 Announces Faculty Mentor Award Nominations

Embrace the Philosophy: NE10 Announces Faculty Mentor Award Nominations


Faculty Mentor Award to Be Honored at NE10 Banquet on June 3.

MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast 10 Conference has announced the nominations for its third annual Faculty Mentor Award, which recognizes a faculty member from a league institution that has supported the efforts of student-athletes in achieving their academic goals.

There are 14 nominations for the Faculty Mentor Award and the honoree will be announced at the NE10 awards banquet on Monday, June 3, at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. This year’s nominees are listed below.

In June of 2016, the NE10 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee created the Faculty Mentor Award – which is organized and voted on by a committee made up of current NE10 SAAC members.

The winner will have their nomination forwarded on to the NCAA as the league’s nomination for the Division II Dr. Dave Pariser Faculty Mentor Award – which is an initiative launched in 2013 by the NCAA Division II SAAC. The award is student-athlete driven and the first of its kind in the NCAA.

The NCAA Faculty Mentor Award honors an institutional faculty member who has demonstrated dedication, support and guidance to student-athletes and the institution’s athletic programs. Division II sets forth a strong commitment to prepare student-athletes to excel in their endeavors after their athletics careers have ended.

2018-19 Faculty Mentor Award Nominees

Adelphi – Daniel Bedard, Clinical Assistant Professor of Health and Sport Sciences  
AIC – Jill McCarthy Payne, Professor of Criminal Justice
Assumption – Elizabeth O’Hara, Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing
Bentley – Mike Tesler, Adjunct Lecturer of Marketing
Le Moyne – Shawn Ward, Associate Professor of Psychology
Merrimack – Birgid Hopkins, Associate Clinical Professor of Health and Sciences and Director of Athletic Training
New Haven – Lori Gresham, Practitioner in Residence/Department of Psychology
Pace – Margaret Fitzgerald, Associate Professor  of Criminal Justice and Security
Saint Anselm – Kelly Lalonde, Associate Professor/Department Chair, Economics and Business
Saint Michael’s – Joan Wry, Honors Program Director/Associate Professor of English
Saint Rose – Jaeyeon Hwang, Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Southern CT – Mike Dodge, Associate Professor of Sport Management
Southern NH- Doug Blais, Professor of Sport Management
Stonehill – Margaret Pierce, Associate Professor of Education/Education Studies Department Chair

The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete. 

Each year, 4,500 student-athletes compete in conference championships, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.