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May 5, 2003
Southampton College Honors Jean Remmel Little as ?Distinguished Citizen?

Volunteer Chair of Development and Second Vice President of Southampton Hospital's Board of Directors To Be Honored With Distinguished Citizen Award June 27th

Darren Johnson
(631) 287 8313
Fax: (631) 283 4081

Southampton College of Long Island University will present its 2003 Distinguished Citizen Award to Jean Remmel Little for her volunteer administrative and fundraising accomplishments for Southampton Hospital. A cocktail party and reception in her honor will take place on Friday, June 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Meadow Club of Southampton. For tickets and more information about the event, please call the Development Office at Southampton College, (631) 287-8347. In the 18 years Jean Little has been with the hospital, she has had phenomenal success in virtually every project she has undertaken. As the board of director's chair of development, she has participated in everything from the renovation of the hospital's historical Parrish Memorial Hall to the development of the Committee of 1000. She and her husband, William Fitzsimmons, are residents of Southampton Village.

Little's guidance in coordinating the "Summer Party", an annual fund-raiser held on the hospital grounds, has made it one of the can't-miss events of the season. Since 1985, she has chaired or enlisted capable chairs and committee members to ensure this benefit's continued success. Proceeds from Southampton Hospital's "Summer Party? have grown significantly over the years, and the event now raises over $1 million per year for the Department of Emergency Medicine.

"Jean Little is a brilliant leader with a soft touch. She has excellent success working with many different groups and individuals without losing sight of the ultimate goals of the Hospital or the current task," said Annette B. Leahy, President and CEO of Southampton Hospital. "She is capable of instilling confidence in those she works with and knows when to defer to the expertise of her colleagues."

As a notable member of local social circles, Jean Little never hesitates to express her support for the Hospital. Hospital administrators say that she personally addresses every concern that is brought to her attention. She is firmly and publicly committed to Southampton Hospital's mission to provide high quality health care services for the Eastern Long Island community. Mrs. Leahy gave additional praise for Little, stating, "She is a precious asset to Southampton Hospital and the community we serve."


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