On November 12, 2015, faculty and staff of Unity College gathered to honor employees for their years of dedicated service, and to recognize the retirements of two in the Unity College family, including President Stephen Mulkey.

Held at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, more than 150 staff and their families and friends attended the event, full of smiles, anecdotes, toasts, friends, and the culinary artistry of campus catering. Photographs of the event are on Flickr.

The tree was chosen to recognize years of service, in alignment with our mission, our practice of sustainability, and our logo. Years of service are defined by trees indigenous to Maine in addition to their yearly growth rings: 5 Rings – Fire Cherry; 10 Rings – White Birch; 15 Rings – Balsam Fir; 20 Rings – Sugar Maple; 25 Rings – Red Oak.

Photographs of the event are on Flickr.

Here are the employees who were honored, along with their years of service:


President Dr. Stephen Mulkey

Dr. Diana Murphy, Professor of Humanities/ Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities

25 Rings

Jeri Roberts, Business Office

15 Rings

Dr. Amy Arnett, Center for Biodiversity

Lorey Duprey, Dining Services

Gret Madore, Facilities

Tom Mullin, Center for Natural Resource Management & Protection

10 Rings

Deb Braley, Facilities

Denise Dawson, Dining Services

Aimee Dorval, Facilities

Kate Gilbert, Marketing & Communications

Greg Perkins, Learning Resource Center

5 Rings

Dr. Sarah Cunningham, Center for Experiential & Environmental Education

Kathleen Dunckel, Center for Natural Resource Management & Protection

Wilma Lombardi, Center for Sustainability & Global Change

Darlene Vaughan, Dining Services