LEWISTON — Dr. Patricia Vampatella was recently honored with the 2017 Margaret Ross Award for her 16 years of volunteerism at SeniorsPlus.

The award is given each year to a volunteer who has demonstrated significant contributions to the agency and the larger community. Almost 200 volunteers attended the event at the Ramada Inn in Auburn.

A resident of New Gloucester, Vampatella has served on the board of directors of SeniorsPlus for a total of eight years. At SeniorsPlus, she has also served on the ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee and its Advisory Council.

Vampatella spent half her professional career covering most of the major specialties, including long-term care. The other half was spent in nursing and higher education administration. She retired from Central Maine Community College where her last position was as academic dean. After six months of retirement, Vampatella was asked to work at Quincy College in Massachusetts as vice president for academic affairs, a position she held for three years.

Patricia Vampatella

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