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Call for Nominations!
2018 Distinguished Alumni and Unsung Hero Awards


Help us recognize two LSC alumni for their outstanding leadership! We’ll announce the winners at our 2018 Graduation Celebration & Alumni Reunion on October 25. Check out our list of our graduates and submit a nomination today! Nominations are due by September 28!




Congratulations to Leadership SouthCoast’s 2017 Distinguished Alumna and Unsung Hero awardees!

Unsung Hero awardee Angela Johnston
and Distinguished Alumna awardee Lee Blake


Lee Blake (’05) from UMass Dartmouth is Leadership SouthCoast’s 2017 Distinguished Alumna from LSC’s inaugural class. She’s a longtime advocate for the community, as well as for arts, culture, and social justice causes. In 2011, Lee was named as New Bedford’s Woman of the Year and in 2015 was recognized by the YWCA as a Woman of Distinction.

Angela Johnston (’10) from the New Bedford Economic Development Council is Leadership SouthCoast’s 2017 Unsung Hero. Angela has dedicated not just her career, but her life’s work to making new Bedford and the South Coast a better place to live, work, and play.

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees:

Unsung Heroes
Keith Graveline (’13), RDA Financial Group; Angela Johnston (’10), New Bedford Economic Development Council; Elise Korejwa (’16), UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center; Brenda Motta (’16), Meeting Street; David Teixeira (’12), Southcoast Health

Distinguished Alumni
Lee Blake (’05), UMass Dartmouth; Craig Correia (’16), Paul & Dixon Insurance; Colleen Dawicki (’11), Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Keith Graveline (’13), RDA Financial Group, Michelle Neves Hantman (’07), United Way of Greater New Bedford; Dolores Hirschmann (’12), Masters in Clarity; Tracy Ibbotson (’09), Saint Anne’s Hospital; Michelle Loranger (’11), Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County; Greg Medeiros (’16), BankFive; Susan Remy (’07), New Bedford Child and Family Services; Sheri Weintraub (’14), Southcoast Health


Thank you to our 2017 Alumni Award Sponsors

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