LSC Dedicates Veterans Center to Gary W. Moore
Ceremony to Take Place during March 14 Veterans Summit
March 4, 2015
The Lyndon State College Student Veterans Center will be renamed in honor of Lyndon graduate Gary W. Moore ’71 during the 2015 NEK Veterans Summit on Saturday afternoon, March 14. The Veterans Center is in LAC 342, across the hall from the Samuel Read Hall Library; the ceremony will run from 1 to 1:20 p.m. The dedication reflects Moore’s service to the Vermont State Colleges and his ongoing support for student veterans. Moore, a veteran of the Vietnam War, was the recipient of Lyndon’s 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award and the Presidential Medal of Distinction in 2014.
Associate Academic Dean and LSC Veterans Club advisor Thom Anderson said, “What sets Lyndon State apart is a strong commitment to veterans in general and student veterans specifically. Gary Moore personifies that commitment. It’s a fitting acknowledgement of his support for our students, our Veterans Club and its purpose, and our College.”
Moore was first appointed to the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees by Gov. Richard Snelling in 1991. He was reappointed by Gov. Howard Dean in 1997 and Gov. James Douglas in 2003 and 2009. By his second year on the board, he was a board officer. In each year, beginning in 2006, the board elected him as its chair. He has supported the work of three VSC chancellors and 16 presidents at the VSC’s five colleges. His current and final term as trustee ended in February 2015.
Moore is president of the consulting firm Gary W. Moore Associates assisting municipalities, state agencies and industry in community and government relations and emergency planning and training. He teaches Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident Management around the U.S. for TEEX, a division of the Texas A&M University System. Moore also instructs for the Vermont Fire and Police Academies and he currently serves on the Vermont Hazardous Materials Response Team.
Moore is a well-respected outdoor columnist and freelance writer. He has been the recipient of numerous awards from the New England Outdoor Writers Association, Outdoor Writers of Association of America, and Outdoor Writers of Canada.
Moore spent 22 years at St. Johnsbury Academy—the last 16 as assistant headmaster. He is a former commissioner of the Vermont Fish & Game Department and he chaired the Vermont Water Resources Board, the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and served on the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission. He represents Vermont on the bi-state Connecticut River Joint Commissions and on the four-state Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission.
He has also served on the Vermont Mental Health Board, the Vermont Fish & Game Board, and on the boards of the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, and the Green Mountain Council of Boy Scouts of America.
Moore holds a bachelor’s degree from Lyndon State College, a master’s from Dartmouth College and a CAGS in administration and planning from the University of Vermont.
In his hometown of Bradford, Moore is the Chairman of the Police Commission, Emergency Management Director, Town Grand Juror, and Town Agent. He retired from the Bradford Fire Department after 33 years, much of which he served as Chief or Assistant Chief.