On Tuesday, October 6, Keene State was one of five New Hampshire businesses recognized with an Employment Leadership Award for demonstrating exceptional leadership, innovation, and/or a commitment to adopting hiring practices that improve employment opportunities for workers with disabilities in New Hampshire.
Keene State was one of 41 companies nominated by employment providers and partners throughout New Hampshire. Nominations were evaluated based on the company’s efforts to create opportunities that assist people with disabilities to develop the skills they need to obtain competitive employment, adopt inclusive hiring practices that allow people with disabilities to fairly compete for employment, and engage community partners to become a more diverse workplace.
Among those on hand to congratulate and thank recipients for its diversified employment practices were Governor John Lynch; Fred Kocher of Kocher & Company, Inc.; Denise Sleeper, Administrator of the Granite State Employment Project; Nancy Rollins, Associate Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services; and Robert Purcell, Principal/Owner of Brevan Electronics in Merrimack.
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