MAHPERD Awards Info


It has come to our attention these last few weeks that it will not be safe for the Banquets to be held this coming fall. Our leadership has considered the many factors with Covid and the new variant and we just cannot place people at risk at this point. MAHPERD is committed as a health organization to ensure everyone’s safety at this time. It was our hope to celebrate you when the decision to have the fall banquets was made last spring, when things seemed better overall, but things have changed preventing us from doing so. However, we do plan to celebrate!

Next Spring at Springfield College, we will be having our Annual MAHPERD Convention from March 14-15, 2022.

The 2020 awardees will be having a reception with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments on the Springfield College Campus, March 13th at 3:00pm.

The 2021 awardees will be having the same celebration on the Springfield College Campus on Monday evening, March 14th at 5:00pm.

2020 Award Recipients
Mary Connolly - Joseph McKenney Award
Carol Manning - Honor Award
Sheryl Hall - Sheryl Hall Distinguished Service Award (posthumously)
DCU Center Management & Personnel - Presidential Citation
Dr. Mimi Murray - Presidential Citation
Rob Tatro - Elementary Physical Educator of the Year
Sarah Bixby-Centric - Secondary Physical Educator of the Year
Jeff Bartlett - Health Educator of the Year
Philip Leonard - Adapted Physical Educator of the Year

Outstanding Future Professionals
Matthew Dionne - Bridgewater State University
Gianna Marie Napoli - Springfield College
Matthew DeGrandpre - Springfield College
Craig Alan Bren - Salem State University
Hannah Florek - Westfield State University

If you have any questions please email Award's Banquet Chair, Barbi Kelley.

 

2021 Award Recipients
Linda Davis-Delano – Joseph McKenney Award
Susan Cowell - Honor Award
Pat St. Laurent - Honor Award
Ali Rheaume - Sheryl Hall Distinguished Service Award
William Riley - Presidential Citation
Jennifer Henry - Presidential Citation
Jake Bersin - Elementary Physical Educator of the Year
Jill Herwig - Health Educator of the Year
Julie Williams-Tinkham - Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Future Professionals
Megan Bell - Bridgewater State University
Alex D’Abruzzo - Bridgewater State University
Natasha Adrianna Jordan - Springfield College
Brendan Tassy - Springfield College
Morgan Marie Benoit – Westfield State Universtity

If you have any questions please email Award's Banquet Chair, Brian McNally.