Ambrose P. Kelsey

April 9th, 2010 by Bridget

1876—1879

kelseyAmbrose P. Kelsey served both as principal for Plymouth Normal School and professor of natural history.   was educated at Hamilton College and Bowdon College and served as the first principal of Cincinnatus (N.Y.) Academy in 1857 and professor at the New York state normal school in Albany in 1859.  He went on to Farmington (Maine) Academy and was influential in establishing Farmington Normal School, the first public institution of higher education in the State of Maine, where he was the first president. He served as principal of Plymouth Normal School from 1876-1879, then moved on to Hamilton College (New York) where he was professor of natural history.

from One Hundred Years of Service: Plymouth State College 1871-1971. Norton R. Bagley; and advancement publications

In Plymouth Magazine

Example Image

Generous Nature

To honor her mother’s memory, Shaughn Bolton established a scholarship to support environmental science and policy students—tomorrow’s environmental leaders.

Example Image

Samuel Read Hall’s Second Act

The beloved residence hall is enjoying a new life as the campus hub for STEM programming. It’s a transformation that the building’s namesake would have certainly approved …

Example Image

PSU Collaboration Leads to Emmy

When Trish Lindberg was a 17-year-old musician, artist, and actor, her mother—a teacher herself—told her she would make a great teacher. Lindberg looked her mother right in the eye and said, “I will never be a teacher!” Mother Knows Best Decades later, Lindberg, now a Carnegie Foundation NH Professor of the Year, a recipient of […]