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The Wildey Communication Center

New England School of Communications Senior Recognition and Awards

Husson_Seal-NESCom-lrg.pngYou and your guests are invited to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of the NESCom Class of 2020  via Live Stream

Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6 PM


Follow this link for the Awards Ceremony 


Senior Awards

Husson Watch Award

The Husson Watch Award is given to a graduating Bachelor of Science degree student with the most credits taken at Husson University and the highest grade point average in his or her respective school.


Husson Plaque Award

The Husson Plaque Award is given to a graduating NESCOM student with outstanding academic achievement in his or her discipline, as well as outstanding service to the university and community.

 George Wildey Award

The George Wildey Award – George Wildey was the founder and president of The New England School of Broadcasting, which became the New England School of Communications and is now a part of the larger Husson University. This award goes to that one student, who, in the opinion of our program leaders, exemplifies the traits of humanitarian and professional achievement which George possesses and that exemplify the essence of NESCom with a positive and optimistic attitude and who regularly goes above and beyond that which is required.


Ben Haskell Award

The Ben Haskell Award is given in honor of our long-time Dean and colleague, Benjamin Haskell. As Dean, Ben had a strong interest in the academic success of our students and, through his work with American Field Service (AFS), held an abiding belief that exposure to world beyond our borders was an important component of higher education. This award is bestowed on a student who exhibits strong academic performance and who has demonstrated a commitment to global awareness.


Outstanding Achievement Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award – given for each of our concentration capstone courses based on solid academic achievement, combined with leadership skills, and the ability and willingness to mentor others


Exemplary Product Award

The Exemplary Work Product Award celebrates individual student achievement on a specific project; demonstrating a high level of practical application of the skills they have mastered at NESCom.


Professional Excellence Award

These students demonstrate a high level of experiential competence, strong work ethic and professional commitment to their work.


Honor Society

Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society:
The National Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society was officially established in 1977.  GPA ≥ 3.4 demonstrated academic excellence, hard work and integrity.  Inductees reflect the additional qualities of concern, humility, and a friendly spirit. 



The PRSSA is made up of more than 10,000 students and advisors, organized into Chapters located in the United States, Argentina, Columbia and Peru. Chapters provide students with professional development, networking opportunities and leadership skills.


Academic Honors

Academic honors are bestowed upon graduates by the University for those who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or better. We will recognize these individuals with the academic honors of graduating cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude. Each graduate will be entitled to wear a gold honor cord on their academic regalia at graduation.

These honors are determined by cumulative grade-point averages computed at the end of the Fall semester. Graduation honors are as follows:

Summa cum laude


Magna cum laude


Cum laude