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Celebrating a Wildcat Legacy

Celebrating a Wildcat Legacy
The ties that bound Colonel John Howard Blewett '60 to the University of New Hampshire were many and strong. His parents, Edward and Marion Blewett, were graduates of the class of 1926. His father went on to serve as a UNH staff member and dean of the College of Liberal Arts for 28 years; John followed his siblings Elizabeth '53 and Edward '55 to UNH. He met his future wife on campus, fellow history major Helen Plasteras Blewett '60. And he and Helen were delighted when one of their two daughters, Kimberly '85, continued the family legacy at UNH.

After Blewett died from cancer, his family wanted to do something to honor his deep connection to UNH. They established the Colonel John Howard Blewett '60 Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2008 to support New Hampshire student athletes on the men's or women's hockey team. Helen Blewett believes her late husband, a standout goalie for the men's hockey team, would have been pleased by the choice. "John greatly admired his coach, 'Whoops' Snively, who taught him as much about life as he did about hockey," she says. "I know having a hockey scholarship in his name would mean a great deal to him."

You, too, can make a gift to UNH that will honor a loved one and help future generations of students. To learn more, contact our Assistant VP of Gift Planning & Administration, Theresa M. Curry at (603) 862-4895 or Theresa.Curry@unh.edu.


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