The 53rd Annual Deborah Morton Society Convocation and Awards Ceremony will take place on September 16, 2014 at 11am in the Eleanor DeWolfe Ludcke ’26 Auditorium, UNE Portland Campus.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony; seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 2014 Deborah Morton Society Awardees are Brenda C. Garrand, chief executive officer, Garrand; Kathleen A. Mazzuchelli, former superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the City of Caribou; Barbara A. Rice McDade, director of the Bangor Public Library; and Rachel Talbot Ross, civil rights leader and president of the NAACP, Portland branch.
The 52nd Annual Deborah Morton Award Convocation took place September 17, 2013 at the Eleanor DeWolfe Ludcke ’26 Auditorium on UNE's Portland Campus.
The event paid tribute to four new inductees: Eleanor Baker, CPA, managing principal of Baker Newman Noyes; Anne Lynch, executive director of The Center for Grieving Children; Lois Galgay Reckitt, executive director of Family Crisis Services; and Barbara Vereault, D.O., Penobscot Community Health Center.
The 51st Deborah Morton Award Convocation took place Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 in the Ludcke Auditorium on the Portland Campus.
The event recognized: Susan A. Carlisle, founding board member of Maine Discovery Museum and activist in numerous Bangor nonprofit organizations; Donna Lee Litchfield Cheney, former chair of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences; Tribal Chief Brenda Commander of the Maliseet Tribal Council; and Wendy J. Wolf, M.D., MPH, founding president and CEO of Maine Health Access Foundation.
The 50th Deborah Morton Award Convocation took place September 20, 2011 in the Ludcke Auditorium on the Portland Campus.
The event recognized: Donna M, Loring, author and Tribal Council member of the Penobscot Indian Nation; Gail Kelly, State Director to U.S. senator Olympia Snowe and former mayor of Brewer; Lynn Kraemer Goldfarb, retired president of L.K. Goldfarb Associates; and Kaye Flanagan, former director of Holy Innocents Home Care Service and volunteer board member of numerous organizations, primarily in health care.
The 49th Deborah Morton Award Convocation took place September 21, 2010 in the Ludcke Auditorium on the Portland Campus.
The event recognized: Ruth Foster, former legislator and Mayor of Ellsworth; Deborah Carey Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Eastern Maine Medical Center; Dr. Katherine Pope, anesthesiologist and champion of hospice care; and Jean Wilkinson, a retired finance industry executive, who in 1989 served as the first woman chair of UNE’s Board of Trustees.
The 48th Deborah Morton Award Convocation took place September 22, 2009 in the Ludcke Auditorium on the Portland Campus.
The following women received the award: Kate Cheney Chappell, artist and co-founder of Tom’s of Maine; Josephine “Dodie” Detmer, longtime teacher and community volunteer; Meredith Jones, president of the Maine Community Foundation; Laurie Lachance, president of the Maine Development Foundation; and UNE President Emeritus Sandra Featherman, Ph.D.
The 47th Deborah Morton Award Convocation took place September 23, 2008 in the Ludcke Auditorium on the Portland Campus.
The following women received the award: Martha Tod Dudman, author and community leader; Esther Nettles Rauch, Ph.D., educator and former vice president of Bangor Theological Seminary; Leigh Ingalls Saufley, Maine chief justice; and Nancy Thibodeau, community activist and winter sports promoter.
The 46th Deborah Morton Award Convocation took place September 25, 2007 in the Ludcke Auditorium on the Portland Campus.
The following women received the award: Sandra Siver Armentrout, Meg Baxter, Kris Doody and Carol Wishcamper.
The 45th Deborah Morton Award Convocation took place on September 26, 2006.
The recipients were Bridget D. Healy, program coordinator, The Baxter Society and Maine Women Writers Collection advisory board member; Theodora J. Kalikow, president of the University of Maine at Farmington; Elizabeth Carter Warren 68, former Westbrook College trustee; and Grace A. Valenzuela, assistant to the superintendent for Multicultural Affairs, Portland Public Schools.