Class agents are integral to a strong GSA community. Class agents are alumni volunteers who communicate with their classmates, keep the school informed on updates, and spread the word about alumni events. In partnership with the alumni office, class agents may help in finding classmates to organize reunions. For more information on becoming a class agent, email Karen Brace at firstname.lastname@example.org. In several cases, more than one alum works with a class. We hope you’ll be interested in finding out more about this vital role. It’s a great way to help keep the GSA community strong. Please consider joining our ranks!
GET TO KNOW YOUR CLASS AGENTS
CLASS of 1956
Beverly Wescott Cecchini
Hello! My name is Beverly Wescott Cecchini and I graduated from GSA in 1956. I was born and brought up in Blue Hill, graduated from GSA then went to Bangor and graduated from Husson University (College then). I worked for the investment firm of Pierce, White and Drummond several years then moved on to Bangor Drug Company where I was their IBM Operator and Phone Operator. I got married and we moved to Suffield, Ct. I took about 13 years off until our 2 daughters were in middle and high school, then I worked in Suffield as an Educational Assistant until I retired in 1990. My husband and I and our 2 single daughters live in East Granby, Ct. at three different addresses.
CLASS of 1959
Janice (Jan) Prior-Crofoot
I live on the Pacific Ocean in Mexico in the winter and return to Blue Hill in late March/early April. As a retired public school art teacher, I spend time painting and also playing golf and enjoying the daily life here in Mexico.
CLASS of 1962
Lawrence "Larry" Merrill
I live in Orrington, Maine. I have been married to Rachel for 33+ years. I have practiced law in Bangor since 1969. I am semi-retired at this point.
CLASS of 1967
Upon graduation from GSA, I pursued my education at the University of Maine. I taught in Yarmouth, ME until retirement. I am now an Ed Tech at Falmouth Middle School in Falmouth, ME. I have lived in Gray for over 30 years. I enjoy spending time on the golf course in the warmer months!
CLASS of 1979
I grew up in Brooksville and came back home to raise my family almost 30 years ago. My husband Dave and I have 3 grown children, all GSA grads. I am a 4th generation owner of a small family business called Hiram Blake Camp on Cape Rosier in Brooksville that Dave and I have been running since 1991. I am so pleased to still be an active part of the GSA Community after all these years! I have served as member of George Stevens Academy Board of Trustees since 2003 and have watched the school grow in its mission to educate all high students on peninsula, whether they aspire to work, head to a trade school, or enter a 2 or 4 year college.
CLASS of 1980
I live in Stafford, Virginia. I am married (Joan in 1988) and have two children. Rebecca, a high school English teacher and Eric, a Meteorologist. I have family in Maine, Florida and South Carolina. I work as a Fire Protection Engineer.
Merton Bunker, PE, CFII, DBIA --- Merton Bunker & Associates
CLASS of 1981
I grew up in Penobscot and moved to Blue Hill in the early 80’s. I’m a parent of a GSA grad from ’00. Libby Rosemeier (current Assistant Head of School at GSA) is my sister. Our dad, James Austin, was a former trustee. I am currently on the GSA Development Committee. We have a long history with GSA. I’m also a Husson College grad - (seems funny to see it called Husson University now!) I am VP, Marketing Operations at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. I live in Blue Hill Falls with my husband. Our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter live just down the road from us. Lucky Us!!!
CLASS of 1983
I live in Green Brook, NJ. I am married (wife Christine and son Colton) and I work as a director at a large information technology firm.
CLASS of 1986
Stephanie Haza Vetne
I live in Granger, Indiana, with my husband, Tom and we have three kids - Emily (22), Elizabeth (19), and Andrew (16). I used to be a law professor but left the legal field over 10 years ago and now own a clothing boutique.
CLASS of 1989
I live in Blue Hill with my husband Rick and our son Blake who is currently a freshman at GSA. My older son Dylan was a member of the class of 2000 and is currently living in Old Town. I work at Bar Harbor Savings and Loan in the role of Compliance Officer.
CLASS of 1991
After graduating from GSA, I studied Mechanical Engineering/ American Civilization at Brown University. I also spent a few semesters at the University of North Dakota learning how to fly, ultimately earning my Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating. After college I went west to spend time in the San Francisco Bay area, Las Vegas, and Portland, OR. I’ve lived in Seattle for the last 13 years where I work as a test pilot for Boeing. My husband, Doug, also works in the aviation business. I have two step-daughters, one who graduated from high school this past spring and the other in 8th grade.
CLASS of 1997
I live in York, Maine. I've been married for 11 years. My wife, Shannon, and I have three kids: James is 7, Emma 4 and Finn 7 months old. I work as a Technologist at the Shapleigh School in Kittery.
CLASS of 2012
I graduated from the University of Maine in 2016 with a B.S. Animal and Veterinary Science and a minor in Sustainable Agriculture. After working for animal shelters and veterinary clinics, I have switched gears. For the last two years, I have worked for Geiger in Lewiston as an Assistant Program Manager selling promotional products/managing promotional web stores in our Corporate Programs division. (Geiger is also responsible for the Farmer's Almanac). I still visit my parents quite often in Orland - they own a restaurant in Castine. I just bought a house in Poland, ME across from Tripp Lake this past year where I live with my fiance and our two dogs.
CLASS of 2013
I moved to Boston after GSA to attend Emmanuel College. During my time at Emmanuel I took on a few internships in development and fundraising, including one at GSA's Office of Development! I've since graduated and held jobs in philanthropy at Boston Children's Hospital and now at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. My family is still in Maine, where my parents run a restaurant and inn in Hancock. I met my two best friends in the whole world when they were tour guides in my transfer process to GSA, and keep in frequent touch with a number of my classmates. Go Eagles!
CLASS of 2015
I am a senior at the University of Maine, Orono studying New Media and I’ll be graduating in May. I currently live in Brewer, but I go home (Penobscot) almost every weekend as I have a number of projects or jobs going on in the Blue Hill region as a freelance videographer and photographer. I am also currently working on a capstone project for my major that is all about telling the story of Mr. O through crowdsourcing and documentary filmmaking.
CLASS of 2015
Hi there! My name is Emma Richardson and I am a senior finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Maine. This May I will graduate with a bachelor's in Child Development and Family Relations, but I will be returning to UMO in the fall to pursue my master's in Human Development. Currently I spend my "free" time substituting as a preschool teacher in Ellsworth, teaching swim lessons with the Downeast Family YMCA, and working as a research assistant in Orono. That said, I'm always buzzing back to the peninsula to visit my parents in Blue Hill.