Alumni Spotlight: Maryanne Swegles


This EduGator is Literally Going Everywhere – Maryanne Swegles

Maryanne Swegles (BAE ’77) is leaving New England after a 20+ year career in art education to see the United States in her new Airstream Flying Cloud. Maryanne is preparing to take on this new stage in life with her husband, retired Lt. Commander USCG Michael Swegles. Happy travels, Maryanne & Michael! Follow their blog:

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Ann Marie O’Roark

Oroark Congratulations to EduGator, Dr. Ann Marie O’Roark Ann Marie O’Roark (PhD ’74, foundations of education, MEd ‘72) received the 2015 Frances Mullen Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Psychology from the International Council of Psychologists. The award, presented on Aug. 3 at the council’s annual conference in Toronto, recognizes O’Roark for 37 years of leadership to the international association, including serving as president, secretary and director. Go EduGators!

Alumni Spotlight: Deborah Dugan

EduGators Who Are Making a Difference — Deborah Dugan

Deb DuganDeborah Dugan (BAE ‘80) is the current CEO of (RED), a non-profit organization that is working to end the world transmission of AIDS from mothers to their babies. Co-founded by music star Bono, (RED) took on Deborah Dugan as their CEO in 2011. Since then (RED) has partnered up with global corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America and several others in efforts to make the prevention of AIDs easy and accessible on a mass scale. Prior to (RED), Deborah has served as President of Disney Publishing Worldwide, overseeing 275 magazines and publishing for more than 4,000 new book titles. Deborah has written for the Huffington Post and McKinsey’s Social Innovation publication and was also named one of the “100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes Magazine. Deborah is making us proud – Go EduGators!

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Christopher Rampacek


We are proud of our alum Dr. Christopher Rampacek (BSPE ’77 MEd ’78) for reminding us that the EduGator Nation really is everywhere. For the past two years he has been working on contracted teaching assignments in China, Thailand and Malaysia involving physical education and sport coaching for the U.S. Sports Academy. Christopher says, “It is a great opportunity to represent my country, share my educational passion and influence my students to become better teachers and coaches.”
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