Husson University to Honor Retirees During Third Annual Tree Planting Ceremony

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This year, Husson University in Bangor, Maine will honor six recent retirees during a tree planting ceremony. In addition to honoring our retirees, this tree will serve as a reminder of the many contributions these hard-working individuals made to Husson’s growth.

Husson University is the lowest, net-priced, private, four-year college in Maine accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Last year, Husson University honored three retirees during their annual tree planting ceremony.

These trees will become part of our retirees’ legacy and will help make Husson’s campus a more beautiful learning environment for future generations of students.

Husson University announced today that it will be honoring recent retirees with a tree planting ceremony on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. on its Bangor campus. The tree will be planted in recognition of six individuals whose service helped make this remarkable institution of higher learning a success.

The individuals to be honored include (in alphabetical order):

  • Amy Averre, Head Librarian
  • Nancy Bubar, Executive Assistant to the President
  • Betty Jean Harris, Pharm.D., Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Coordinator at the Husson University School of Pharmacy
  • Thomas Johnston, Esq., Dean of the New England School of Communications (NESCom)
  • Thomas Martz, Vice President for Advancement
  • William “Bill” Read, Associate Professor, Husson University College of Business

“Planting trees is a great way to honor our retirees and call attention to the many contributions these hard-working individuals made over the years to Husson’s growth,” says Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Lynne Coy-Ogan. “These trees will become part of our retirees’ legacy and will help make Husson’s campus a more beautiful learning environment for future generations of students.”

This is the third time a tree has been planted on the Bangor campus of Husson University in honor of retiring employees.

Celebrants are being asked to gather in Peabody Hall’s Campus Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 9, prior to moving outdoors for the tree planting. The tree to be planted this year is a weeping crabapple. Refreshments will be served in the Campus Center at the conclusion of the ceremony.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit

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