Class of 1997 Winter 2022 Class Note

Hello, Class of ’97!
I hope this finds you well! News? Email me at or via Facebook Yolanda Sly Kozuha.

Danielle Mayhew Louder was named to the board of directors of the Maine Connectivity Authority, a new state entity charged with achieving universal availability of high-speed broadband in Maine, reported the PenBay Pilot. Congratulations to Danielle who is co-director of Medical Care Development’s Domestic Public Health Division and director of the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center. She also serves on various boards advocating for telehealth services that depend on broadband.
Marie Hansen, dean of Husson University’s College of Business and New England School of Communications, spearheaded plans for a $17.5 million college of business building that features a new iEX (interactive experience) center that will create a space that will facilitate synergy between students, faculty, business, and technology, reported MaineBiz. When discussing collaboration with the magazine, Marie said, “I have the opportunity to reach out to businesses and look at how to make Maine a strong economic environment and how to help businesses grow.”
Congratulations to Maine Forest Service ranger specialist Kent Nelson for receiving the Silver Smokey Bear Award, reported the Portland Press Herald. The award is the highest national honor recognizing outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire prevention. Kent has worked for the Maine Forest Service for two decades and was one of two people to receive this award in 2021.
Congratulations to Angela Cole Westhoff ’99G on being named president and chief executive of the Maine Health Care Association, reported the Portland Press Herald. Angela was previously executive director of the Maine Dental Association and held a similar position with the Maine Osteopathic Association.