Marlboro College



MARLBORO, VERMONT – Marlboro College is pleased to announce a number of recent staff hires for the 2003-2004 academic year:

• Heidi Fischer joins the staff as the new Associate Director of World Studies. Fischer earned her bachelor’s degree at Drew University. Hailing from Philadelphia, Fischer earned her Master’s degree in French and English from the School for International Training (SIT). She brings to Marlboro a wealth of international experience in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

• Valerie Abrahamsen was recently brought on as the new college registrar.

Abrahamsen has served as registrar at Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Lasell College, and Roxbury Community College. At all three institutions, she had major roles in student information system conversions.

Her undergraduate degree is in French. She also has a doctorate in theology from Harvard Divinity School, with specialties in New Testament, women's studies, and early church history; she continues to publish books and articles in her field.

• Elsa Anderson has also been brought on as the newest college library assistant.

Born and raised in Colchester, Vermont, Anderson is a recent graduate of Connecticut College with a double major in Russian and East European Studies and English. She studied in St. Petersburg, Russia during the spring of 2002, plays the harp, and worked at the Connecticut College library while a student there.

• Mark Crowther was brought on as the assistant director of admissions in late June.

Most recently Crowther served for two and a half years as an assistant director in the admission office at Landmark College. His eclectic background includes working as an ESL instructor, a Spanish teacher and as a Fishway guide.

Crowther received his undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Vermont and has also been certified in English Language Teaching for Adults.

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