PSU Places Five in Union Leader’s 40 Under 40

January 29th, 2007 by Adam

Congratulations to PSU’s Casey Bisson, Brad Simpkins, Shelia Colson, Rachelle Moore and Jessica Dutille for their inclusion in the Manchester Union Leader’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2007. This award honors “up and comers” in the Granite State, people under 40 years of age who are making a positive difference.

Bisson, an information architect at Lamson Library, developed “Scriblio,” a software that makes it easier for Internet users to access online library databases. Bisson recently received a prestigious Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration for his role in developing this groundbreaking application.

Simpkins, an MBA student at PSU, is chief of New Hampshire’s Forest Protection Bureau, which is responsible for fighting forest fires, forestry law enforcement and monitoring the health of New Hampshire’s trees.

Colson, a graduate student at PSU, is a first-and- second grade teacher in Rochester at the William Allen School. Her colleagues portray her as a dedicated teacher who is committed to helping students. Colson also teaches Sunday school, coaches high school softball and volunteers on the town recreation committee.

Moore, a graduate student at PSU, is an assistant principal at Green Acres Elementary School in Manchester. Moore prides herself on her mentoring skills,
encouraging students to set ambitious goals and achieve them. Moore’s longtime goal is to open a drug and alcohol treatment center for adolescents.

Dutille is currently a PSU graduate student and adjunct faculty member who is the executive director of the Pemi Youth Center in Plymouth, which offers young people a safe and supportive after-school environment. She also co-founded a non-profit organization to assist poor and homeless children in New Hampshire.

For more information, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603-535-2775