Three outstanding alumni working in the fields of law, medicine, and social services are among the recipients of the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards. The awards ceremony was held in Filene auditorium on January 28, 2016. For more information on all recipients, visit the Social Justice Awards website.
LESTER B. GRANGER '18 AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Christopher Keating ’86
Executive Director of the Judicial Council, Public Defenders Office of New Hampshire
A native of the North Country of New Hampshire, Keating once told the Concord Monitor that he became a lawyer “because I wanted to be of some service to my community.” Keating has his wish. He is now responsible for the organization that protects the legal rights of the poor throughout the entire state.
EMERGING LEADERSHIP AWARD
David Gordon ’00
Founder, Collaboration for Locally-Driven Improvement in Pediatrics (CLIP)
Gordon has practiced medicine in Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kenya, Turkmenistan, and Uganda. After a stint as senior consultant and lecturer at University of Gondar Hospital, Ethiopia, Gordon founded CLIP to give providers more direct control over ways to improve administrative systems.
ONGOING COMMITMENT AWARD
Nancy Bloomfield ’99
Executive Director, The Family Place
Bloomfield serves as executive director of The Family Place, which provides life-changing support to Upper Valley families in need. Located in Norwich, the organization is one of fifteen designated Parent-Child centers in Vermont. Bloomfield is also co-founder of COVER home repair.
Professor Emeritus of Studio Art and Award Winning Children's Book Author and Illustrator
HOLLY FELL SATEIA AWARD
Keiselim "Keysi" Montas
Associate Director of the Department of Safety and Security
Urban Health Scholars