History of the Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award was established as a memorial to Samuel Huntington, who was President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Electric System (now National Grid) until his untimely accidental death in July 1988.
An early architect of energy conservation and environmental programs, Samuel Huntington was devoted to praiseworthy ideals.
Samuel Huntington spent two years after graduation teaching Science in Nigeria, which he saw as life-changing. The Award perpetuates his commitment to public service and enables students to engage in meaningful public service opportunities of their own design.