Two distinguished U.S.M. alumni were recognized for their achievements in their fields this past fall during the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) annual recognition and awards ceremony. Held September 30th the ceremony recognized the two alumni who were awarded plaques along with individual plaques placed on the Wall of Achievement located in Bailey Hall on the Gorham campus. The School of Education and Human Development created the Bailey Hall Wall of Achievement to recognize alumni whose achievements and service have been honored by the various professional associations for their respective fields. Installed in room 301C, one of the school’s most utilized class and meeting rooms, the Wall serves as inspiration to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Since its inauguration in 2006 the school has inducted over 50 education and human development alumni on the wall.
This year there were two new installations. Roger “Ron” Robert, Jr. ’96 was recognized for being chosen as the 2016 Maine NAESP National Distinguished Principal of the Year. Robert, Jr. received his Master of Science in Special Education from U.S.M. in 1996. In addition he is a part-time instructor for the SEHD.
The second installation included Dorothy Moore ’66. Dr. Moore received her B.S. in Education from the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham in 1966, her M.Ed. in 1968 and her Ed.D. in 1978 from the University of Maine. She served as Dean of the College of Education and Human Development from 1987-1995. After a distinguished 27 year career in education, Dr. Moore retired from the University of Southern Maine with the honor of Professor Emerita of Education in 1995.
In addition to the alumni being celebrated during the ceremony the school awarded over $80,000 in student scholarships to more than 50 students through 35 scholarship funds.