Marlboro College

NewsPress Release -Marlboro College Announces New and Retiring Trustees

MARLBORO, VT - Marlboro College welcomes two members to board of trustees. Elected in May 2001 were alumni Tonia Pecci Blake and Sterling M. Blake, of West Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Both graduated from the college in 1992 with bachelor’s degrees, high honors. Tonia Blake is a part-time veterinary relief worker who also pursues creative writing, while Sterling Blake is the founder and president of Moondog Software, Inc., based in Bangor and
Boothbay Harbor.

Also in May, two longtime trustees retired. The College will miss the expertise and guidance of Gerald Tell of New York City and Holbrook R. Davis, of Osterville, Massachusetts. Tell had served on the board for 14 years, working on such committees as development and academic affairs. Tell, who enjoys a second home in Marlboro, is also the father of Marlboro graduate Matthew Tell '81. Davis served on the board for 23 years, with a tenure as chairman from 1988 to 1992. Throughout his membership, Davis was also active in development and academic affairs.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 300 undergraduate students enjoy a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community, and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro’s nearby Brattleboro-based Persons School features three master’s degree programs – Internet Strategy Management, Teaching with Internet Technologies, and Internet Engineering. The Brattleboro campus is located in the Marlboro College Technology Center, which brings together education and entrepreneurship, while offering technology resources to the community.

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