Nancy Coutu Wildlife Scholarship at UNH Department of Natural Resources
This award was established in 1997 by the Department of Natural Resources in memory of Nancy Coutu who graduated from the wildlife program in 1993. Nancy was a special student who made teaching a delight. She reminded you that the "stuff" in class is important, but it is the "stuff" that happens when people get together that really makes our lives what they are. Nancy had an exceptional way with people and her enjoyment of life was contagious. When Nancy was murdered in the spring of 1996 during a Peace Corps mission in Madagascar, department faculty wanted to see something positive result from her senseless death. The Department of Natural Resources established the wildlife scholarship fund to provide an annual award in Coutu's memory. The scholarship is given to a student majoring in Wildlife Ecology who exemplifies the spirit of Nancy Coutu. To us, it's important that Nancy be remembered as a role model not only for her good service to her community, but for her enthusiastic zest for life and learning which we hope to foster in all our wildlife undergraduates.
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