Each year, the Alliance for Community Media-Northeast Region asks its members to nominate the producers, staff and colleagues who are deserving of special recognition.
There are three special awards, The Brian Wilson Mentor Award, the Chuck Sherwood Leadership Award and the Rika Welsh Community Impact Award which will be given out on Saturday, October 13th at 12:00 pm at the ACM-Northeast Annual Conference in Schenectady, NY. Brief descriptions of the awards are listed below.
The 2018 Winners Are….
- Brian Wilson Mentor Award — Matthew Belfiore from Haverhill Media
- Chuck Sherwood Leadership Award — Karen Hayden from Methuen Community Television
- Rika Welsh Community Impact Award — Salley Dantzler Gibney, Greater Northshire Access Television (GNAT-TV)
PREVIOUS SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS
Brian Wilson Mentor Award
This award recognizes an individual who has served as an inspiration and mentor to others in PEG media. The relationship between a student and a teacher is one that can have a profound, lifelong influence on both. This mentoring relationship gives confidence to the student while providing the teacher with a valued colleague. In the memory of Brian Wilson, a trusted counselor and guide.
2004: Rika Welsh and Chuck Sherwood
2005: Grace Sullivan
2006: Judi Kelemen, Newton, MA
2009: Don Berman, Beverly, MA
2010: Bill Earley, Quincy, MA
2012: Jennifer Picheri, Worcester, MA
2013: P. Al Williams, Northampton, MA
2014: Peter Pijoan, Wolfeboro, NH
2016: Eric Dresser, Hingham Community Access & Media and Whitman Hanson, Community Access TV
2017: Cor Trowbridge, VT
Chuck Sherwood Leadership Award
This award recognizes an individual whose commitment, experience and/or accomplishments has made a significant contribution to the preservation and growth of community media. This individual goes above and beyond the call of service to the mission and goals of the regional Alliance for Community Media.
2005: Paul Berg, Newton, MA
2006: Debra Rogers, Falmouth, MA
2007: Nancy Richard, Plymouth, MA
2009: Jennifer Evans, West Hartford, CT
2010: Dottie Grover, Londonderry, NH
2011: Robert Nichols – PEG Media, ME
2012: Mauro Pasquale, Worcester, MA
2013: Anthony Vigue, So. Portland, ME
2014: Scott Campitelli, RETN, Burlington, VT
2015: Shirley Ann Bruno, PATV, Lake Success, NY
2016: Lisa Byer, Catamount Access Television, VT
2017: Tony Arrien, Town of Putnam Valley, NY
Rika Welsh Community Impact Award
This award recognizes an individual or group—who have generated a project – that spoke directly to a clearer understanding of the cause being championed. The content whether modest or large, would reflect the passion of the goal. Because of the use of PEG resources, a greater empowerment of purpose and appreciation of the value of those resources is achieved.
2005: Cambodian American Voting Project
2007: AbleVision, Malden, MA
2008: Route 9 Veterans’ Forum, Framingham, MA
2009: Terry Duenas, Jeff Hansell & Bill Nay “MyMassTV”
2010: Dr. Deepti Pradhan, Tilde Café, Branford, CT
2011: Howard Porter, Stoneham, MA
2012: Kevin Lynch, Falmouth, MA
2013: “The Empty Chair: Exposing Addiction” – Methuen, MA
2014: “Call to Serve” – Methuen, MA
2015: Linda Carbino, CATV8, White River Junction, VT
2016: Georgian Lussier, Producer, “Mid LIFE Matters” WPAA-TV, Wallingford, CT
2017: Cheryl Webb Scott, Stoneham MA