Chantel Ducharme, Air National Guard airman first class and daughter of Roland and Gayle Ducharme, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Tyler Grant, Air Force airman and son of Dawn Grant, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Susan Warren is the new executive director of The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens in Newbury. She served in executive capacities for several nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, including the Ballet School at Darien YWCA, Volunteer Ambulance Service in Darien, and board chair of the Darien Domestic Abuse Partnership.
PENNY PITOU, former Olympic ski racer and Lakes Region businesswoman, received the Granite State award from Plymouth State University at its convocation. The Granite State Award is bestowed on New Hampshire citizens whose achievements have made significant contributions. Pitou was a trailblazer in women’s skiing and a leader in New Hampshire philanthropy.
JOHN LYNCH, former governor, was presented with the Robert Frost Contemporary American Award, named in memory of America’s late poet laureate, from Plymouth State University at its convocation. The award recognizes individuals whose extraordinary service to the state and nation best exemplify Robert Frost’s values of individuality, hard work, humanitarianism and devotion to the country “North of Boston.”