Board members of the Middlebury Alumni Association at a 2021 fall planning retreat; 4 are present via Zoom

Middlebury is a lifetime experience. The mission of the Middlebury Alumni Association (MAA) is to connect all alumni to each other and to Middlebury in mutually beneficial ways—fostering a community that is not limited to time or place.

2022 New Members

Please welcome our new MAA leaders! They begin their terms on July 1, 2022. 

Board of Directors

MAA is led by a board of directors, which focuses on the many ways alumni can stay engaged with Middlebury, including the alumni admissions program, alumni career services, regional programming, young alumni programs, academic programming, annual giving, diversity initiatives, alumni nominations, and communications.

Board Members

David Ellis ’09
President
Los Angeles, California

Hannah Burnett ’10
Vice President
Winooski, Vermont

Janine Hetherington ’95, P’24
Past President
Williamstown, Massachusetts

Heidi Howard Allen ’99
Chapter Representative
Cumberland Center, Maine

Steve Bouchard ’76
Admissions Liaison
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Cooper Couch ’14.5
LGBTQ/DEI liaison
Canon City, Colorado

Jasmin Johnson ’05
Secretary, Class Correspondent Liaison
Zurich, Switzerland

Diane Lowman ’81, P’15
Admissions Liaison
Westport, Connecticut

Casey Mahoney ’11, MANPTS ’12
Graduate Schools Liaison
Washington, DC

Mohan Renganathan ’96
Nominating Chair
Montclair, New Jersey

Julisa Salas ’10
Chapter Representative
Boston, Massachusetts

Sebastian Sanchez ’18
Midd2Midd Liaison
Brooklyn, New York

Beth Prasse Seeley ’70
Class Correspondent Liaison
Silverthorne, Colorado

Laura Woodward Tufts ’03
Admissions Liaison
Marblehead, Massachusetts

Beth Dorion Wyer ’85
Campus Community Representative
Cornwall, Vermont

Danny Zhang ’15
Communications Liaison
Stanford, California 

Ex-Officio Members

Meg Storey Groves ’85, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
Beth Connor, Director, Alumni and Parent Programs

Ex-Officio Alumni Trustees

Koby Altman ’04
Zachary Bourque ’01
Denver G. Edwards ’88
Anne Davis Peterson ’85
Shawn Ryan ’88
Danielle “Dani” Virtue ’82
 

Current Board Priorities

  • Diversify and expand the nominating pipeline for alumni leadership roles.
  • Engage and support alumni of color and other alumni identity networks.
  • Promote and support alumni/student connections through platforms like Midd2Midd. 
  • Connect all alumni under the “Big M” to engage meaningfully with the College
  • Partner with Alumni and Parent Programs to create a system to measure our progress on stated goals and priorities.

The MAA Board of Directors meets regularly via Zoom and in person twice a year. Its work is guided by the MAA Constitution, which was most recently revised in 2016. 

Alumni Leaders

The Nominating Committee of the Middlebury Alumni Association selects a slate of candidates for alumni trustee open positions and for the MAA Board of Directors. Alumni trustees are Middlebury College alumni nominated by the Middlebury Alumni Association Board of Directors and presented to the Board of Trustees. Candidates are presented to the alumni association on an annual slate and serve five-year terms. Candidates for the MAA Board are also presented on an annual slate and serve two-year terms.

Alumni Awards

The board reviews nominations for and votes on the annual Alumni Achievement Awards and Alumni Plaque Award.

History

The Middlebury Alumni Association was founded in 1824, in order “to revive the collections of academic life—to cherish a laudable zeal for the advancement of literature and science and particularly for the prosperity of our Alma Mater.”

Today, MAA represents alumni from Middlebury College, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Language Schools, and Bread Loaf School of English.

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