K. v. R. Dey Jr. ’48

K. v. R. Dey Jr. ’48The first Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy was presented to K. v. R. Dey Jr. ’48, September, 2001.

An English major and intercollegiate athlete, Dey said the lessons learned in the classroom and on the football field and basketball court at UNH stood him in good stead during a 40-year career as a business leader. “My years at UNH contributed so much to my success in life,” he said. “I feel a responsibility to give something back to the university.”

Dey was instrumental in the success of the Campaign for Distinction from 1980 to 1983. He was asked to chair the National Development Committee in 1984. Five years later, he helped to establish the UNH Foundation, and he served as its chair from 1989 until 1998. Dey also led the campaign to raise $4 million to help construct the Whittemore Center.

He was a recipient of the UNH Alumni Association Profile of Service Award and the Meritorious Service Award.

In 1998, Dey, wife Patricia, son Frederick “Ted” Dey ’84 and daughter Pamela Dey Vossler ’81 established an endowment to support writing across the curriculum. “The ability to write well is necessary for success in any career,” Dey said. “We wanted to support a program that would help a broad range of students.”