New Hampshire College and University Council Honors Congresswoman Kuster as Granite Stater of the Year

NEC member the New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC) presented Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) with the Granite Stater of the Year Award at the organization’s 14th annual New Hampshire Reception. The event was held prior to the New England Council Annual Dinner.

Congresswoman Kuster has long been a supporter of New Hampshire’s public and private colleges, a steadfast representative of interests pertaining to building New Hampshire’s workforce in Washington. James T. Brett, President and CEO of the New England Council, said, “From fighting to protect Pell Grants and keep student loan interest rates low, to advocating for industry partnerships and apprenticeship opportunities, Representative Annie Kuster has been a tremendous advocate for students and institutions alike. New Hampshire and indeed the entire New England region are fortunate to have such an effective champion for higher education in Congress.”

Upon receiving the award, Rep. Kuster said, “Today’s rapidly changing economy requires that we train workers to fit the jobs of the 21st century. NHCUC understands the critical intersection of education in meeting the needs of our workforce challenges and works tirelessly to strengthen collaboration with the business community, improve recruitment of students to New Hampshire colleges and universities, and champion higher education in the state. I’m truly honored to be given this award by NHCUC, and I look forward to our continued work together to improve skills training and access to quality, affordable higher education.”

The NEC congratulates the NHCUC on their successful event and thanks Congresswoman Kuster for her commitment to New Hampshire students and institutions alike.

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