UNH announces new Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductees

Five graduates to be honored in October as nominations sought for 2021 honor

Unh EntrepsThe University of New Hampshire will induct five alumni entrepreneurs into its Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in a double ceremony in October, when inductees for both 2020 and 2021 will be honored.

The 2021 inductees haven’t been selected yet, since nominations are being accepted through June 1.

The 2020 inductees, to be honored Oct. 1 during Homecoming Weekend, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Tim Collins ’85, founder and president of EBSCO Information Systems, an internal business with more than 3,000 employees and over $2 billion in sales. In 1983, while attending UNH, he co-founded Data Base Communications Corp., a company specializing in summarizing articles in popular magazines, which was later purchased by EBSCO Industries Inc. and became EBSCO Information Services.
  • Andrea “Andy” Coville ’82, CEO of Brodeur Partners, a global communications agency. She was named CEO in 2000, the year of the dot-com crash and 9/11. Despite the challenges facing her company, she diversified and restructured Brodeur Partners from its core foundation in technology to business-to-business, consumer products and healthcare markets.
  • Rick Marini ’94, an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of operating and investing experience in the technology space. He founded, grew and successfully sold three companies and is an active angel investor in 55 tech startups, including eight companies now valued at $1 billion or more.
  • John Morison III ’76, chair and CEO of Hitchiner Mfg. Co., Inc., in Milford, which produces steel and super alloy castings using enhanced versions of the millennia old “lost wax” or investment casting process.
  • Matthew Robinson ’09, co-founder and vice president of engineering at MMS Analytics Inc. which markets its product and services under the brand Talon. He co-founded MyMedicalShopper (now Talon) in 2014, which began with a mission to provide price transparency in healthcare.
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