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Colby-Sawyer College Elects Five to Board of Trustees

Colby-Sawyer College's Board of Trustees has elected Pamela Stanley Bright '61, Deborah L. Coffin '76, Gretchen Richter Massey '82 and Margaret V. Mulley as members of the Board to serve three-year terms. The Board also elected Jonathan J. Pappalardo '10, who will serve a one-year term as a Winton-Black Trustee, a distinction given to alumni who have graduated between three and nine years prior to election.

Pamela Stanley Bright '61
Bright previously served on the Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2013. During her tenure, Bright was a member of the Buildings and Campus Planning, Board Organization (chair 2009–2012), Enrollment Management, Executive and Student Development (chair 2005–2008 and co-chair 2008–2009) Committees. She earned an Associate of Arts from Colby Junior College in 1961 and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology from St. Ambrose University.

The Stanley family has long been involved with the institution. Bright's grandfather, Horace Clough Stanley, graduated from Colby Academy in 1901 and served as trustee to the Academy and Colby Junior College from 1915 to 1954. He was a contractor in New London and built McKean, Austin and Colby Halls. He also relocated Colby Hall from the Old Campus on Main Street to the former Colbytown Camp site on Little Lake Sunapee. Beams from that structure are now featured in Lethbridge Lodge on campus. In 2003, Bright and her husband, Stan, established the Horace Clough Stanley Scholarship at Colby-Sawyer in his honor. They reside in New London at the Stanley Farm House.

Deborah L. Coffin '76
Coffin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colby-Sawyer College in 1976. After continuing her education at St. Anselm College and New Hampshire College, she served as a therapist in private practice from 1985 to 2010. Coffin counseled individuals, adolescents and families in the New London area on addiction and relationships. She taught at Colby-Sawyer and Granite State College and worked as the education coordinator for the Enfield Shaker Museum. In addition, she served as the secretary of the Colby-Sawyer Alumni Association Board from 1990 to 1993. Currently, she is co-founder and owner of Moose Country Gourmet, LLC, which makes and sells mustards, chocolate sauces, barbecue sauces, syrups and chutneys.

Coffin has been actively involved in a number of area civic and non-profit organizations. She serves on the board of the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of N.H., the League of N.H. Craftsmen, the N.H. Locked Moose Antler Project and the Society for Advancement of Sexual Health. She resides in Springfield, N.H.

Coffin's late father, David L. Coffin, Sr., served as chair of the Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees from 1969 to 1973. He was a trustee from 1963 to 1978 and served as national chairman of the college's 50th Anniversary Fund. David was a generous benefactor for whom the David L. Coffin Field House is named. Other Coffin family connections to Colby-Sawyer include Coffin's aunt, Elizabeth V. Minkler, who graduated in 1944 and Coffin's late brother, David Jr. who attended Colby Junior College in 1973.

Gretchen Richter Massey '82
Massey graduated from Colby-Sawyer College with an Associate of Liberal Arts in 1982. After continuing her education at Saint Michael's College, Massey devoted herself to family and service in her local community. She is also an active volunteer. She is a member of Colby-Sawyer College's President's Alumni Advisory Council and has, with her husband, Paul J. Massey Jr., hosted several Colby-Sawyer gatherings in New York for alumni, parents and friends of the college. Her mother, Cynthia Halliday Holler, graduated from Colby Junior College in 1957. The Massey family lives in Larchmont, New York.

Margaret V. Mulley
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Wellesley College, a Master of Science in library science from Simmons College and a Master of Science in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology–Sloan School of Management, Mulley began a 34-year career with Deloitte & Touche LLP. She held many leadership roles there before retiring as a partner in 2012. At the time of her retirement, Mulley was Chief Learning Officer–Audit and Enterprise Risk Services and had led an organizational transformation that involved recruiting and leading a team of professionals responsible for developing the technical, professional and leadership learning for more than 12,000 auditors and risk consultants in the U.S. for the successful launch of Deloitte University. Mulley's service at Deloitte & Touche LLP also included being a member of the board of directors and serving as board secretary. In addition, she was a member of the board of directors and chair of the Investment Committee, and a member of the Elected Leaders Succession Committee for Deloitte LLP.

Mulley is a certified public accountant in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She serves as a director and secretary of MedU, as a trustee at Crossroads Academy, and as the treasurer of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (Hanover). She is also a lecturer at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. She and her husband, Albert Mulley, Jr., MD, MPP, director of the Center for Health Care Delivery Science at Dartmouth College, reside in Hanover, N.H.

Jonathan J. Pappalardo '10
Pappalardo graduated from Colby-Sawyer College with a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies and a minor in writing in 2010. He was one of two seniors selected by faculty for the Senior Achievement Award, and also received the Communications Studies Baccalaureate Award. He was a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, and a Dean's List student. He was active with the college's radio station, WSCS-FM, and the student newspaper, The Courier, and was also treasurer of the Faith Club.

Pappalardo is a staff writer for the blog My Kind of Country and is also an assistant for The South Shore's Morning News. In addition, Pappalardo produces video and visual content at live remote broadcasts that appear on the South Shore's Morning News social media outlets. He is the son of Trustee Emeritus John Pappalardo and Karen Pappalardo, and he a resident of Duxbury, Mass.

- Anurup Upadhyay '15

Anurup Upadhyay is a business major at Colby-Sawyer College and a student writer for College Communications.


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