Julie Demers named to Pinkerton's Board

Julie Demers is named to Pinkerton Academy’s Board of Trustees.

Demers named to Pinkerton’s Board of Trustees

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy Board of Trustees President Dr. William A. Nevious has announced that Julie Demers has been named to the Pinkerton Academy Board of Trustees, representing Auburn.

“Ms. Julie Demers has exemplified a commitment to community building, both as a working professional and a dedicated volunteer,” Nevious said. “Her expertise in technology and community relations are assets that will immediately impact the Board. It is an honor to welcome Ms. Demers to the Pinkerton Academy community as a member of the Board of Trustees.”

Currently the executive director of the New Hampshire Tech Alliance, Demers has had a varied career, establishing her as a respected professional with diverse experience. Demers has held various positions in public relations and technology; however, her experience at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce helped her discover her passion for community building. She believes her experience will help guide her work on the board.

“I’ve always been passionate about building and creating community,” she said. “Being the conduit between people who should be in the same room and working together has always been a strength of mine, and the opportunity to do that with and for Pinkerton is really exciting. I hope to help amplify the story of Pinkerton by sharing the good news and giving people a better idea of what the school offers. We can all celebrate the great things our graduates go on to accomplish and what Pinkerton adds to the community.”

Demers serves as a member of several boards including the University of New Hampshire IT Advisory Board, the New Hampshire State Workforce and Innovation Board, the University of New Hampshire Paul College BIP Advisory Board, and the Currier Museum of Art Advisory Board. She was recognized in 2015 as a member of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty Class. Demers lives in Auburn with her husband and two children.

Garden club offers scholarship

WINDHAM — Applications and information are now available for the Windham Garden Club’s Nancy Surette Memorial Scholarships for 2022.

The club will award two, $2,000 scholarships.

Applicants must be Windham residents or Windham Garden Club members’ direct family (spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild) residing in a neighboring town.

Applicants must also be a Class of 2022 graduate or older. Already matriculated college students and second career applicants are encouraged to apply.

Competitors must be pursuing courses in the life sciences including biochemistry, biology, botany, horticulture, conservation, landscaping, environmental sciences and related areas.

Applications are available online windhamgardenclubplantsale.org/windham-garden-club-scholarship/.

Completed applications must be sent by mail and postmarked no later than April 30.

The scholarship honors the late Nancy Surette, who left a successful career at Digital Equipment and, in pursuit of her dreams, earned an honors degree in horticulture technology at the University of New Hampshire. She was a founding member and second president of the Windham Garden Club and town conservation chairman.

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