Our region sparkles with achievers. One of them is Stephen Larcen, Ph.D., VP of Hartford Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Network and President and CEO of Natchaug Hospital, who received the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems 2010 Grassroots Leadership Award. Presented in Washington D.C., this prestigious award recognizes an individual whose actions demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the lives of individuals who face mental and substance use disorders. Read the story here.
Another sparkle, here, is attributed to achiever Kenneth Reels, Vice Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Gaming Commission, follows Comedian Bill Cosby and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award presented by the Black Law Student Association at the Quinnipiac University School of Law. The Thurgood Marshall Award honors an individual who exemplifies the values of equality and civil rights for which Marshall fought.
More sparkles, with Richard C. Holliday being named Citizen of the Year by the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce. Richard will be honored on June 15th at the annual meeting. Details here.
A final salute to Lance Corporal Tyler Owen Griffin of Voluntown. Corporal Griffin, 19, a 2008 graduate of Griswold High School was killed in Afghanistan last week. “All of Connecticut mourns a brave and patriotic young man who has given his life for his country and our freedom,” states Governor M. Jodi Rell here.
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