Director of OLLI at Granite State College Honored with Volunteer Administration Award

OLLI Director honored

Concord, NH – Granite State College congratulates Jane Fletcher, Program Director for OLLI at Granite State College, who was presented with the 2016 Judith Lonergan Award from the New Hampshire Association of Volunteer Administrators (NHAVA).

Fletcher has supported and empowered volunteers for many years. In addition to her work at OLLI Granite State College, Jane was recognized for her efforts as an outspoken agent for change as a board member for NHAVA. She volunteers on the Advisory Council for the University of New Hampshire Department of Social Work, the New Hampshire Alliance for Healthy Aging, the National Network of Social Work Managers, and Merrimack Valley High School.

Established by NHAVA in 2000, this award is given annually to honor outstanding achievement in volunteer administration. It is named in honor of Judith Lonergan (former OLLI presenter and member) who retired in 1998 after spending 25 years as a leading professional in the field of volunteer administration at the state, national, and international levels.In partnership with OLLI and the numerous organizations that Jane supports, we extend our appreciation for her leadership and celebrate this important recognition. Congratulations, Jane!

Patrick Hummel, Laurie Galletta, Judith Lonergan, Jane Fletcher (Honoree), Beth Dolan and Carol Raymond.

About the New Hampshire Association of Volunteer Administrators (NHAVA)
Established in 1997, NHAVA is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the profession of volunteer administration through education, networking and recognition.

About OLLI at Granite State College
Celebrating more than 1,000 members, OLLI at Granite State College is a volunteer-run membership organization with sites in Conway, Concord, the Seacoast, and Manchester, New Hampshire. The national OLLI network began in 2000 with grants from the Bernard Osher Foundation to emphasize the importance of lifelong learning for everyone at any age. The membership-driven OLLI program welcomes any participant over the age of 50 to its classes, where there aren’t any prerequisites or grades, but a genuine, widely held passion for learning. There are now 119 OLLIs in colleges and universities across the country, all of which celebrate a commitment to lifelong learning.