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 awards are 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 who advocate for Saint Anselm student-athletes and go above and beyond in their contributions each day on the Hilltop.
Culhane, a 15-year member of the Saint Anselm community, serves the campus as the Employment Coordinator. A key member of the hiring process for all employees at Saint Anselm, Culhane conducts employee orientations, handles new employee paperwork and provides assistance during the candidate selection process.
"I love that athletics has become such a huge part of my life here on campus," said Culhane. "My family and I have all enjoyed watching the Hawks in the national spotlight time and time again. Win or lose, the Hawks spirit is second to none and it is contagious. My son was thrilled when a senior hockey player gave him his goalie stick after winning the NE10 (the stick hangs on his bedroom wall). He also loved visiting the press box. The coaches and administrative staff are so dedicated and friendly and I have really enjoyed getting to know and working with all of them. It is a true pleasure to help the Hawks Soar Higher."
Foreman, who began working in higher education in 1994, started his current position as the Director of Conference & Event Services in December 2017. He is responsible for managing the logistics for all internal campus events and booking external clients and summer camps who use Saint Anselm facilities throughout the year. He also supports student-athletes with his work at the basketball scorer's table and through scheduling field/court usage for varsity programs.
"One benefit of my position is that I get to work with so many different departments and people," remarked Foreman. "I've enjoyed working with the Department of Athletics, staff, and student athletes on a variety of events and projects. As a former student athlete in college, I understand the importance Athletics makes in the life of the College and do my best to continue to support their teams and programs here on the Hilltop. Even though most of my daily work happens behind the scenes, I know that it directly benefits the College and especially our students."