Recognizing The Contributions of Outstanding Alumni

The Bangor Region Leadership Institute was created by local community leaders to provide a program that nurtures future leaders who will impact the economic, social, and cultural environment of the region. Many alumni of the Institute have given selflessly of themselves and demonstrated exceptional leadership to shape the Bangor region and the vitality of the BRLI program.

To recognize the contributions of outstanding alumni, the Gary J. Creaser Volunteer of the Year Award is announced and presented each year at the BRLI Alumni Breakfast.

Gary Creaser, a 1999 graduate, held a long time affiliation with BRLI and continued that relationship for more than a decade. He was an exemplary volunteer, giving hundreds of hours to the enhancement of the programs of BRLI. Involved with several activities that impacted the program, Gary’s contribution showed the truest meaning of what the perfect volunteer should be and do. From his leadership role as Board Chair to behind-the-scenes contributions when planning events, his affiliation with BRLI was longstanding.

Submit Your Creaser Volunteer of the Year Nomination

Nominations are due by Friday, September 22.

The winner will be formally announced at the BRLI Alumni Breakfast on Thursday, October 12.


Past Recipients

  • 2012 – Ed Troscianiec, MetLife
  • 2013 – Diane Nelson, CHCS
  • 2014 – Kirsten Ismail, UBS Financial
  • 2015 – Kristen Card, Husson University
  • 2016 – Christina Caron, Husson University


BRLI Chairman Edward Troscianiec, class of 2010 (right) and Emma Creaser, Class of 2001 (left) presents the Creaser Volunteer of the Year Award to Kirsten Ismail, class of 2013 (middle).


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