The Deborah Morton Awards
by University of New England
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The Deborah Morton Awards are presented each year by the trustees of the University of New England to outstanding women who have achieved high distinction in their careers and public service or whose leadership in civic, cultural or social causes has been exceptional.
|1||Video2013 Deborah Morton Awards||2013 Deborah Morton Awards||9/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Video2012 Deborah Morton Awards||Four prominent Maine women -Susan A. Carlisle, Donna Lee Litchfield Cheney, Chief Brenda Commander and Wendy J. Wolf, MD, MPH, spoke at UNE during a ceremony in which they were honored as recipients of the 2012 Deborah Morton Awards on Sept. 18, 2012.||9/18/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Video2011 Deborah Morton Awards||Four prominent Maine women - Donna M. Loring, Gail Kelly, Kaye Flanagan, Lynn Kraemer Goldfarb spoke at UNE during a ceremony in which they were honored as recipients of the 2011 Deborah Morton Awards on Sept. 20, 2011.||11/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||Video2009 Deborah Morton Awards||Five prominent Maine women - Kate Cheney Chappell, Meredith Jones, Josephine Detmer, Sandra Featherman, and Laurie Lachance - spoke at UNE during a ceremony in which they were honored as recipients of the 2009 Deborah Morton Awards on Sept. 22, 2009.||4/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Video2008 Deborah Morton Awards||Four prominent Maine women - Martha Tod Dudman, Esther Nettles Rauch, Leigh Ingalls Saufley and Nancy Thibodeau - spoke at UNE during a ceremony in which they were honored as recipients of the 2008 Deborah Morton Awards on Sept. 23, 2008.||10/22/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Video2007 Deborah Morton Awards||Four prominent Maine women - Sandra Armentrout, Meg Baxter, Kris Doody and Carol Wishcamper - spoke at UNE during a ceremony in which they were honored as recipients of the 2007 Deborah Morton Awards on Sept. 25, 2007.||1/18/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Video2014 Deborah Morton Awardee - Brenda C. Garrand||Brenda C. Garrand is CEO of Garrand, an integrated marketing agency representing both regional and national clients. She has been an active member of Maine's philanthropic and business community for over 30 years and serves on the boards of the World Affairs Council of Maine, The Cumberland Club, Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) and Maine & Company. Garrand is Past President of the International Women’s Forum-Maine and previously served on the Boards of the United Way of Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn, The Portland Symphony Orchestra, The Camp Susan Curtis Foundation and The Girl Scouts of Maine. She was a long-time member of the board of visitors of the Muskie School of Public Service and has served as Trustee and Treasurer of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority. She is also a member of the Maine Community College Foundation Leadership Council. In 2011, Garrand was the recipient of three awards: Maine Today Media’s Great Women of Maine Award, Junior Achievement’s Maine Business Hall of Fame, and the Maine Women’s Fund Tribute to Women in Industry Award. She has also received the Woman of Distinction award from The Girl Scouts. Garrand received an MA in advertising from Syracuse University and an AB in art history from Bates College.||9/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Video2014 Deborah Morton Awardee - Kathleen A. Mazzuchelli||Kathleen A. Mazzuchelli was appointed as the City of Caribou’s first Superintendent of Parks and Recreation in 1980. In her nearly 40 years with the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department, Mazzuchelli developed dynamic and creative programs including the Caribou Rec Xtreme and Wild Outdoor Women, and she was instrumental in the creation of the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center. She currently serves as chair of the Healthy Maine Partnership Executive Committee and the Maine State Trails Advisory Committee, as project director for the city’s Snowmobile Advisory Committee and ATV Advisory Committee, as co-chair of the Caribou Alcohol & Drug Education Team, and Director of the Aroostook County Tourism Board. In 2013, Mazzuchelli was the first woman to be inducted into the Caribou Branch of the Maine Sports Legends Hall of Fame. Other awards include the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the International Rotary Club, the Women of the Year Award from the State of Maine American Association of University Women, the Bridge Builder Award from the Aroostook Substance Abuse Prevention Program, and the Woman of the Year Award from the Caribou Business & Professional Association. Mazzuchelli earned a BS in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, NH.||9/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Video2014 Deborah Morton Awardee - Barbara A. Rice McDade||Barbara A. Rice McDade has been Director of the Bangor Public Library since 1991. During her tenure, she has automated library services, expanded service to include public computing, wireless access and online resources, and overseen two major capital campaigns – a $9.5 million addition to the library in 1997, and a second successful $9 million campaign for building renovations currently in progress. McDade is Past Legislative Committee Chair and Past President of the Maine Library Association, and was named Librarian of the Year by the Association in 2002. She is also Commissioner of the Maine State Library and a Co-Founder and Co-chair of the Bangor Book Festival. Additionally, McDade is affiliated with the Maine Justice Action League Collaboration on Innovation, Technology and Equal Access to Justice, and is the President of the League of Women Voters of Maine. She is also Vice President of the Bangor Rotary Club, a member of the Bangor Arts Collective, and the organist for the First Church of Christ in Bangor. McDade received an MLS from the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in political science from Juniata College. She lives with her husband Michael in Bangor.||9/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Video2014 Deborah Morton Awardee - Rachel Talbot Ross||Rachel Talbot Ross is Director of Equity and Multicultural Community Development for the City of Portland, Chair of the Maine Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and a civil rights leader in Maine. As President of the NAACP Portland Branch and State Director for the organization, Ross helps to coordinate the efforts of the Greater Bangor Area and Maine State Prison branches. Her work also encompasses the preservation and teaching of Maine’s African American history. She is Co-Chair of the African American Collection of Maine, and founding president of Maine Freedom Trails, where she directed the creation of both the Portland Freedom Trail and Malaga Island Freedom Trail. Ross serves on several boards including Seven Eagles Media Production and the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine. A ninth-generation Mainer of African American descent, Ross is the proud mother of one son.||9/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||Video2015 Deborah Morton Convocation and Awards Ceremony||September 22, 2015 Guests of Honor M. Michelle Hood Patricia E. Ryan Barbara Trafton||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|