Alumni Award

Success of an academic institution is best exemplified by the positive impact of its graduates. This award seeks to identify recipients who, through their dedication and perseverance, have made significant contributions to their communities, professions, or society as a whole. We hope the recipient will motivate graduates to seek excellence in school-related pursuits and in the future in their careers, families and communities.
The school’s mission and vision is rooted in academic excellence, creative and collaborative problem solving, a commitment to community, passion and perseverance, a willingness to take constructive risks, and a life guided by principles of personal integrity, empathy, responsibility, and respect for self and others. We recognize alumni who have lived up to these guiding principles.

The 2017 Alumni Award recipient is Donald Perkins

Don is a wonderful example how one can impact both locally and globally and still live in Maine.  

Don Perkins is President/CEO of Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Don is active in the marine policy arena on multiple levels. He currently serves on the board of the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation and recently co-chaired the Governors Ocean Energy Task Force. He was co-founder of Friends of Casco Bay and the Maine Marine Research Coalition. 
Prior to joining GMRI, Don instructed at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, directed the Marine Conservation Corps in California, served as a financial advisor to Native American tribes, advised The Health Foundation on its Latin American initiatives, and managed the operations of Binax, Inc., which provided diagnostic tests and tools for infectious diseases.
Don is a humble person who leads with strategic vision and is passionate about his work and community.

Previous Recipients

2016- David Weatherbie
2015 – Henry Kramer
2014 – Luke Holden
2013 – Joan Benoit Samuelson

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