Londonderry Music Director Andy Soucy ’72 received the Music Department’s Distinguished Alumni Award for 2010–2011 at the KSC Jazz Band concert in April. This award is presented each year to an alumnus who, in the opinion of the music faculty, has distinguished themselves as a musician, music educator, or as a representative of Keene State College.
Mr. Soucy was president of the New Hampshire Music Educators Association from 1983–1987, and was Chairman for the New Hampshire All-State Music Conference from 1999 to 2005. In 1995 he was honored as “Teacher of the Year” by the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce; was named “Music Educator of the Year” by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association (NHMEA) in 2000; and was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce that same year. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for NHMEA in 2006. The Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce recently recognized him as “Citizen of the Year” for 2010.
While on campus, Mr. Soucy made class presentations, visited with faculty, met with former Londonderry students who now study at Keene State, and shared ideas on music education and NHMEA with NHMEA President-Elect, Dr. Sandra Howard. Keene State College is proud to recognize one of its own who has accomplished so much and been recognized for his success by so many.