Sr. Paula Marie Buley, IHM, President, (left) and Paul Clark (right), Chair of the President's Circle Leadership Committee, presented Mayor Lozeau (center) with the first-ever 'Key to the University'.
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In recognition of her dedicated leadership and service to Greater Nashua, the Rivier University President’s Circle hosted “A Tribute to Leadership and Service,” acknowledging The Honorable Donnalee Lozeau on October 27. The event gathered business and nonprofit organization leaders, along with local dignitaries, on the Rivier University campus to honor her many accomplishments during her two terms as Mayor of the City of Nashua and to announce the creation of a scholarship in her name.
"The response we received is a testament to the tremendous goodwill the business community has for Mayor Lozeau, as well as the respect they have for Rivier University and its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world," says Paul Clark, President and CEO of Clark & Lavey Benefits Solutions and Chair of the President's Circle Leadership Committee.
All proceeds of the event will be used to create the Mayor Donnalee Lozeau Leadership Scholarship, providing financial assistance to full-time undergraduate students who reflect Mayor Lozeau’s exemplary commitment to community leadership and service.
“Mayor Lozeau’s initiatives in education, technology, and transportation will benefit our students for years to come,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, President of Rivier University. “The University is tremendously grateful for her commitment to Nashua and her support of education at every level.”
BAE Systems was recognized as the Premier Event Sponsor, along with lead sponsors Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Leon and Jan Brassard, and a host of other corporate and individual sponsors. The Honorable Donna Sytek, Former Speaker of the NH House of Representatives, offered a tribute to Mayor Lozeau.
In her message to attendees, the Mayor stated, “Together, we have made history. Together we have kept the City of Nashua strong and vibrant through the most challenging of times; together we have been part of something so much bigger than ourselves. I am humbled, and appreciative, that my journey to the present day will forever be a part of Rivier University through the creation of this scholarship.”
The Rivier University President’s Circle brings together business leaders to discuss issues that impact the businesses and citizens of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The Circle provides a forum for expert dialogue and exchange of ideas on a variety of relevant and timely topics.