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Marcus Gray named assistant director of Admissions at Unity College

Posted Nov. 26, 2013, at 1:23 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 26, 2013, at 6:02 p.m.

UNITY, Maine — A Unity College graduate with broad wildlife conservation experience will return to Unity College as a member of the Admissions team.

Marcus Gray ’06 has been named Assistant Director of Admissions and began duties in October. He will counsel prospective students while focusing on the recruitment of first year students, and assist the College to sustain a strong recruitment pool of prospective students.

Most recently Gray served as Coordinator of Science-Based Programs and Research for the Safari Club International Foundation (SCI). Located in Washington, D.C., SCI Foundation funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. In this role, Gray worked on large mammal conservation around the globe. He has overseen a diverse range of projects for species in North America, Africa, and Asia; facilitated educational outreach efforts including symposiums concerning wildlife conservation; administered grant programs; and participated in internal and external communications efforts.

Gray has also served as a Wildlife Biologist and Safety Officer with the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; and in related wildlife positions including as a Biological Technician (Wildlife) at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia; and as a Graduate Research Assistant with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at South Dakota State University.

He holds a Master of Science in Wildlife Science from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota; and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Wildlife Conservation, from Unity College.

In recent years Unity College has gained national attention for a variety of achievements including: its focus on sustainability science, the leading-edge of 21st century ecological problem solving and the vanguard in the fight for the mitigation of global climate change; its ground-breaking “green” innovations such as the award-winning TerraHaus, the first student residence on a college or university campus built to the Passive House standard, the most energy efficient building standard in the world; and for being the first college in the United States to divest from investments in fossil fuels, igniting a growing national movement in higher education.

Unity College is a private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.

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