MANCHESTER, N.H. - Saint Anselm College Associate Professor of Philosophy Sarah Glenn and Catering Truck Driver George Fong were recognized as the February 2018 recipients of the "Hawks Soar Higher" Award. Both individuals were presented with their awards in person.
Debuting in the Fall of 2017, the special award was created to allow the Department of Athletics to recognize individuals that are instrumental to the College's efforts to offer a first class, transformational student-athlete experience. The award will be issued each month during the academic year to two individuals employed by the institution outside of athletics.
Recipients will be colleagues, faculty, staff or administrators that advocate for Saint Anselm student-athletes and who go above and beyond in their contributions each day on the Hilltop.
Glenn, who serves as an Associate Professor of Philosophy, also assists the women's ice hockey program as its faculty-staff team advisor. A member of the coaching staff since the team's varsity inception in 2004, Glenn handles all academic needs, including study halls and class selections. Her work with the team is accredited with their ability to succeed both on and off the ice.
"Sarah is an integral part of our program," remarked Head Coach Kerstin Matthews. "She is a true asset to the sport of women's ice hockey and is such a strong advocate for athletics at Saint Anselm."
Associate Athletic Director Courtney McGrath echoed Matthews' sentiments.
"Professor Glenn earned this award because she is a mentor to so many student-athletes. She addresses the whole student, not just the student-athlete, and is very concerned with ensuring the person's success in and beyond the classroom," said McGrath.
Fong is a fixture on the Hilltop and has been part of the Dining Services team for more than a decade. He can be seen in the President's Box for home football games, setting up sandwiches and presenting cookies for children. He is a host for major catered events on campus, such as the Hall of Fame banquet. He is often seen driving the Dining Services delivery truck around campus with his Saint Anselm baseball cap on.
A fan favorite of student-athletes, coaches and athletic staff members, Fong exudes Anselmian hospitality in everything he does for the Department of Athletics.
"Most everyone in our athletic department knows George as his smiling face can be seen at athletic events, in Davison Hall and at the Coffee Shop," said Director of Athletics Daron Montgomery. "His service to our student-athletes and to the department is very much behind the scenes and we are pleased to recognize him publicly with this award."