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For Immediate Release

November 20, 2009

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Former Department of Corrections Counselor Recognized Posthumously

(Keene, N.H.) Former New Hampshire Department of Corrections Substance Abuse Counselor Stephen F. Kenney received a Lifetime Achievement award from the New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association at a ceremony in Manchester. Counselor Kenney, who passed away on July 3, 2009, was recognized for his significant contributions to the drug and alcohol field.

From 1989 until his retirement in 2001, Counselor Kenney was employed with the Department of Corrections primarily as the Administrator of the former and highly regarded Summit House Program for substance abuse treatment where he was responsible for the recovery of hundreds of inmates. After his retirement and until his death he continued to work part-time as a substance abuse counselor for offenders supervised in the Cheshire County District Probation/Parole Office in Keene.

He served on the Board of Directors of the organization for the aid he gave to so many seeking help in their recovery throughout his life. The award was accepted by his widow Janet Kenney at the organization’s breakfast meeting held at the Manchester Country Club.

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