UMM Announces Alumni Association Executive Board

MACHIAS, ME – The University of Maine at Machias is pleased to announce the members of its newly formed Alumni Association Executive Board:

Mary McFadden ‘65
Mary graduated in 1965, majoring in Junior High Education. She loved her four years at UMM, 1961 to 1965, when it was Washington State Teacher's College. Her education prepared her for a 35-year career of teaching in Maine's public schools, and for her present time of enjoying retirement. Mary and her husband, State Representative Howard McFadden, have one son and a daughter-in-law, Chuck and Gail, and four grandchildren, Howie, Samantha, Mallorie, and Matt.

Jerry White ‘67
Jerry earned his BS in Business Education and graduated in 1967. He and his wife Jean, a graduate of UMFK, live on North Haven Island. Jerry is Superintendent of Schools at MSAD #31. He was Maine's Superintendent of the Year in 1989, the recipient of the AASA/Apple President's Technology Innovator Award in 2003, and is a rural education advocate. Jerry thoroughly enjoyed his time as an undergraduate at UMM.

Laurel Carroll ‘84
Laurel majored in Business Administration at UMM and graduated in 1984. She is an elementary school teacher and this is her 21st year teaching at Milbridge Elementary School. To date, she has taught 4th through 8th grades. Laurel has two sons, Everett Carroll, who graduated from UMM in 2008, and Colby Carroll, who will graduate from high school in spring 2009.

Melissa Tenney ‘96
Melissa earned her BA in History from UMM in 1996 and obtained her M.Ed. from the University of Maine in 2004. She has been teaching a total of 12 years, and currently teaches English at Narraguagus High School in Harrington, Maine. Melissa is married and has two grown children.

Mardi (Marjorie) Byers Gay ‘01
After completing her Associate's Degree in Human Services and working at Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Mardi was one of the first students to enter UMM's Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences External Degree Program (BEX), designed for non-traditional students. She completed her BEX degree in 2001. In 2002 Mardi accepted a position as an administrative coordinator responsible for implementation and oversight of a substance abuse treatment program designed for addicted people involved in the criminal justice program; this position also included implementation and coordination of the state-wide adult drug treatment court program. Mardi served as a consultant in the development of the Hancock County Deferred Sentence Project (now Hancock County Adult Drug Treatment Court), is a member of its steering committee, and was recently appointed to the Maine State Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.

Jessica Libby ‘08
Jessica majored in History and graduated in May of 2008. She is employed as Regional Parent Involvement Coordinator for the Maine Parent Federation's Parent Information and Resource Project (PIRC). In an effort to increase the academic success of students, the Center coordinates with schools to boost parent involvement through the use of workshops, parent resource centers, Title IA policy, compact technical assistance, and information dissemination. Jessica serves an area that covers Aroostook, Washington, Hancock, Waldo, and Knox Counties.

Evan Dodge ’08
History major and 2008 graduate, Evan Dodge, is presently working toward the Master of Divinity degree at Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. His goal is to become ordained in the United Methodist Church. Evan was born and raised in Downeast Maine and looks forward to maintaining close ties with UMM.

To learn more about the Alumni Association Executive Board and to contact the members, click here.

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