Mary Fuqua bio

I am an educator. My B.A. is from Swarthmore and the Ph.D from Cornell University. I retired as Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, formerly North Adams State College.

Community service has been important to me. Locally, I have served on the Williamstown Planning Board and the Board of Trustees of her local hospital. I was
honored with election to the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance and, ex officio, on the Association’s New England Regional Policy Board. An active alumna of Swarthmore, I served on the Alumni Council and was Reunion Co-Chair for my 50 th reunion. Currently, in addition to serving the One World Conservation Center, I am active in the Bennington Garden Club and AAUW.

A home gardener, I tend raised bed vegetable gardens, a woodland garden and an ornamental grass garden. My small indoor collection of Begonia species is my special interest and a memento of the time when the OWCC was active in plant exploration.

My husband, Charlie, and I reside in Williamstown, MA. Our three children are scattered from Boston to Nepal. A native of Brattleboro, Vermont, my avocations are hiking and plants.