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Hansen to be honored at Seventh Annual Pearls of Wisdom


Bangor, MAINE – Girl Scouts of Maine is pleased to announce that it will honor Marie Hansen with the 2016 Juliette Award at the Seventh Annual Pearls of Wisdom breakfast on September 15, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor. 

Girl Scouts of Maine established the Juliette Award to honor a woman who embodies the essence of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Juliette Gordon Low was a woman who exhibited a heightened sense of service to community and the courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. 

“Marie Hansen has a very impressive and accomplished career path that encourages young women to reach for leadership positions,” said Joanne Crepeau, CEO, Girl Scouts of Maine. “Marie is a consummate example of the Girl Scout purpose: inspiring young girls to become strong women and to take the lead in their own lives.”

Hansen is the Dean of the College of Business and Interim Dean of the New England School of Communications at Husson University where she has been employed since 2003 in various leadership and teaching roles.  During her time at Husson University, she has taught over 34 different courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.  She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maine (summa cum laude, Honors Program graduate and minor in Public Administration), a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.  Additionally, she completed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education at Harvard University and achieved Mastery level of Prior Learning Assessment through DePaul University.  Dr. Hansen has presented locally and nationally on a variety of topics in business, career planning, human resource management, law, social capital, work-life balance and prior learning assessment.  

Hansen holds State of Maine gubernatorial appointments to the Board of Trustees at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and as a Dedimus Justice.  As part of her role with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, she guides students in the multi-tiered application process for attending the Academy and helps them find jobs within the law enforcement and corrections fields.  Additionally, she serves on the Board of Trustees for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, where she is the Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Academic Affairs committee.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Education and Programming committees.  Further, she participates in various Criminal Justice and Business program Advisory Boards throughout the state of Maine.  She is an active member in Bangor Rotary, serving on the Scholarships, Speaker and Christmas parade committees and volunteering for a variety of events.  She provides pro bono consultations at the Penobscot Legal Aid Clinic and mentors law students for Maine Law School.  She previously served as a member of the Penobscot County Bar Association Board of Directors (and was a former President) for 15 years.  

The Pearls of Wisdom Breakfast is sponsored by many local businesses, including Ambassador sponsors Bangor Savings, Deighan Wealth Advisors, Husson University, and Quirk Auto.

For information about the Pearls of Wisdom breakfast, call 888-922-4763.