For Immediate Release
June 8, 2017

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Nine $2,500 College Equals Opportunity Scholarships Awarded

Concord, N.H. — Nine University System of New Hampshire (USNH) college students were awarded a College Equals Opportunity (CEO) scholarship at a recognition breakfast on Thursday, June 8 at The NHHEAF Network Organizations. During the breakfast, the Organizations, along with NH-based business leaders, awarded $2,500 scholarships to rising college juniors and seniors, each who has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities, commitment to service, and academic excellence. Since its inception in 2004, the CEO program has awarded $367,500 in scholarships to 88 NH college students.

Recipients include:

  • Morgan Boucher (Hometown: Berlin, NH; Plymouth State University)
  • Hannah Burke (Hometown: Barrington, NH; University of New Hampshire)
  • Brady Camplin (Hometown: Amherst, NH; University of New Hampshire)
  • Brian Dezurick (Hometown: Nashua, NH; University of New Hampshire)
  • Ashley LeBlanc (Hometown: Northwood, NH; University of New Hampshire)
  • Nicole Pearl (Hometown: Hooksett, NH; University of New Hampshire)
  • Hope Carazzo (Hometown: Center Barnstead, NH; University of New Hampshire)
  • Andrew Hultgren(Hometown: Hillsborough, NH; University of New Hampshire)
  • Abigail St. Pierre (Hometown: Charlestown, NH; University of New Hampshire)

The 2017 CEO sponsors attending the breakfast included:

  • Alexander Technology Group, Jason Alexander
  • Granite United Way, Patrick Tufts
  • Hoyle, Tanner and Associates, Chris Mulleavey
  • Northeast Delta Dental, Tom Raffio
  • Windham Professionals, Mike Figgins
2017 CEO recipients and CEOS

Photo Caption: The 2017 College Equals Opportunity Scholarship recipients with The NHHEAF Network Organizations’ President & CEO René Drouin and CEO sponsors.

For more information about the CEO Program or to nominate a business leader to participate, visit or visit The NHHEAF Network Organizations online at