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Greggs honored by UNH for land, child issues

Former New Hampshire governor and senator Judd Gregg and his wife, Kathy, have been honored by the University of New Hampshire for their dedication to environmental protection and the welfare of children.

The Greggs have received the UNH Alumni Association’s Pettee Medal, established in 1940 to honor outstanding accomplishment or distinguished service.

The university said Gregg was instrumental in preserving more than 337,000 acres in the White Mountain National Forest, Great Bay and Lake Umbagog.

Kathy Gregg took up the cause of child abuse prevention and served on the New Hampshire Task Force on Child Neglect and Abuse. Judd Gregg co-authored the No Child Left Behind Act in the Senate and has long supported the UNH Crimes against Children Research Center.

He also secured funding for UNH research on ocean mapping, New England air quality, and police-cruiser technology. The university’s environmental technology building was named Gregg Hall in his honor in 2004.

The Greggs were recognized Friday, as well as Thomas Haas, who received the Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy. In the last 10 years, Haas has supported SeagrassNet, an initiative to monitor the status of sea grass worldwide, and programs at the UNH Museum of Art, the Carsey Institute, and UNH Manchester.

The Associated Press

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