Ryerson, Carver recognized with September 2019 Hawks Soar Higher Awards

Ryerson, Carver recognized with September 2019 Hawks Soar Higher Awards

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College Department of Athletics announced that Dr. William Ryerson and Derek Carver were selected as the September 2019 "Hawks Soar Higher" Award selections.

All-Time Award Recipients

Debuting in the Fall of 2017, the special award was created to allow the Department of Athletics to recognize individuals that are instrumental to the College's efforts to offer a first-class, transformational student-athlete experience. The awards are issued each month during the academic year to two individuals employed by the institution outside of athletics.

Recipients will be colleagues, faculty, staff or administrators who advocate for Saint Anselm student-athletes and go above and beyond in their contributions each day on the Hilltop.

Dr. Ryerson is an Associate Professor of Biology at Saint Anselm and has regularly attended Hawks sporting events since coming on board six years ago. He was a fixture at numerous NCAA Division II Tournament games for the Hawks student-athletes, including softball's historic 2018 run to the NCAA Championship series and a national runner-up finish. 

"I've worked with student-athletes since my first day and I try my best to support them in and out of the classroom," said Ryerson. "My students are dedicated, hard-working and some of the most amazing people I have ever known. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with them every day and allowing me to be a part of their experience at Saint Anselm."

Carver joined the Saint Anselm community in 2014 as its Electrical Supervisor. He helps to oversee the electrical infrastructure of the College, including its lighting, power supplies, communications systems and fire alarms. Carver and his colleagues have made key improvements, most recently including new lighting in Stoutenburgh Gym and the Carr Center.

"I am certainly surprised and I feel very appreciated after receiving this award," said Carver. "Our team's day-to-day work at the College is all to support our students, faculty and staff. I am honored to receive this award and am glad to be a part of the overall improvements across the campus and in athletics."