On Thursday, October 6, faculty and staff convened in the Joanne Waxman Library to celebrate one another during our annual Roger Gilmore and Educator Service Awards. This special ceremony is our opportunity to gather and reflect on all of the hard work put in behind the scenes to support our College over the past year.

For 2022, we are very pleased to share that colleagues selected Associate Professor and Chair of Textile & Fashion Design Alysha Kupferer and Payroll & HR Coordinator Donna Wermenchuk to receive the 2022 Roger Gilmore Service Awards. Both Kupferer and Wermenchuk were recognized for going above and beyond in their efforts to embody the Maine College of Art & Design culture of excellence, imagination, and generosity.

The evening celebration was also a chance to congratulate our peers for hitting milestone anniversaries—from five to 30 years—of service at the College.

All of the Roger Gilmore and service awards shared throughout the evening were designed and handprinted on the risograph by Graphic Design Kiana Thayer '20. Staff photographer Annabelle Collette '22 made sure to capture this special team moment.

Thank you to everyone who participated and celebrated from afar for their contributions in supporting the Maine College of Art & Design community!