Dr. Robert Laurence Award
Dr. Robert L. Laurence Award
The Robert L. Laurence award was introduced to NERFU in 1999 by former Executive Director of Colleges, Christopher Fauske. Mr. Fauske's desire was to have the Union acknowledge a College Administrator for their support of rugby in New England and to help build the relationships between the colleges and the union.
Robert L. Laurence was chosen to have the award named in his honor based on the tremendous level of dedication he has shown to the Union, the Colleges, and the game in New England.
Nominees are to be an employee of a college or university in New England that has a rugby club in good standing with the union and institution. The Nominee may not be a college rugby player or college rugby coach in New England.
Jeffrey Ward, Director of Athletics, Bowdoin College
N/A (No AGM hosted this year due to LAU to GU restructure)
Monica Capobianco, Assistan Director, Club Sports and Recreational Camp, Boston College
Zaf Bludevich, Assistant Director, Saint Michael's College
Robert (Bob) J. Allen , Groundskeeper, Wellesley College
Anthony Mariano, Athletics Director at Norwich University
Rick Hazelton, Athletic Director at Trinity College
Dr. Zulma Garcia, Director of Intramurals and Club Sports, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Richard Sullivan, VP of Finance Western Connecticut State, University
Marsha Graef, Assistant Director of Athletics, Bates College
Edward Carroll, Director of the Flynn Complex, Boston College
Dr. John McKenzie, Professor, Babson College
Denise Monahan, Director of Recreation, University of New Hampshire
Please send all nominations by Feb 1st to the NERFU Exec Director of Colleges and the NERFU Secretary. The award will be given out at the NERFU AGM in March of every year.
Please click the following link to download the nomination form