16th Annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards
Nov. 15, 2018
Palace Theatre
Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich, who visited New Hampshire many times as a Republican presidential hopeful in 2016, will be the featured speaker at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications 16th annual First Amendment Awards event this fall.

Kasich attended the event as a candidate in 2015. He will be back this year, one week after the critical mid-term elections, and he contemplates another potential run for the presidency.

The event honors First Amendment freedoms and those in New Hampshire who go above and beyond to uphold them.

Robert Azzi of Exeter will be recognized at the 16th annual event on Nov. 15 at the Palace Theatre. Robert Azzi is an Arab-American who crisscrosses New Hampshire to promote civility and public awareness about Muslims will be honored at the 2018 Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications’ First Amendment Awards event. Azzi is a photo journalist, columnist, public speaker, education consultant and world traveler whose columns appear in many New Hampshire publications. He also has presented his program, "Ask a Muslim Anything," at more than 50 public events and forums around the state, where he works to encourage tolerance, understanding and interfaith discussion.

We are grateful to our 2018 First Amendment Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: People's United Bank

Liberty Reception Sponsor: Eversource Energy

Free Press Reception Sponsor: Catholic Medical Center

Legacy Sponsor: The Brodsky Prize

First Amendment Award: AutoFair

Award Video Sponsor: The Common Man

Ticket Sponsor: AT&T

Nametag Sponsor: McLane Middleton

Program Sponsor: Brady Sullivan Properties

Hospitality Sponsor: U.S. Trust

Student Sponsor:
Citizens Count

Quill and Ink Sponsor:
Consolidated Communications
Elliot Health System
Joseph and Signe McQuaid

Followers of the School:

Patriot Sponsor:
Citizens Bank
Fidelity Investments
Daniel and Carol Hughes
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Merchants Fleet Management

Five Freedom Sponsors:
Amoskeag Beverages
Anagnost Investments
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Bellwether Community Credit Union
Cross Insurance
Joyce and Daniel Levesque
Sean and Kirsten Mahoney
New Hampshire Beverage Association
New Hampshire Healthy Families
Northeast Delta Dental
St. Mary's Bank

Friend of the School Sponsors:
Bernstein Shur Group
Borislow Insurance
Douglas, Leonard & Garvey
Dumont Communications
Howe Riley & Howe
IPG Benefits
Keystone Press
New Hampshire College & University Council
New Hampshire Union Leader

2018 First Amendment Award Pictures
Union Leader Story for Loeb School 2018 First Amendment Award Event
C-SPAN Video of 2018 First Amendment Award Event

--- Looking Back ----
2017 First Amendment Award Pictures

Union Leader Story for Loeb School 2017 First Amendment Award Event

Concord Monitor Story for Loeb School 2017 1st Amendment Award Event

2016 First Amendment Award Pictures

Union Leader: Loeb School honors 2016 First Amendment Award Recipients

Concord Monitor: David Pearl found relentlessly to protect the First Amendment


2015 First Amendment Award Pictures

Union Leader - Award Event Article

The Concord Monitor - Award Recipients

Laconia Daily Sun - Judge James Carroll honored

Seacoastonline - John Connors honored