Falmouth resident nominated to college board

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FALMOUTH — Merle Nelson was renominated Monday by Gov. John Baldacci to the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.

For more than eight years, Nelson has served as a court mediator for district courts in Cumberland and York counties. A former state representative from Portland, she represented the city from 1976 to 1986. She received her undergraduate degree from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass., and a master’s in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Auburn resident Doris Belisle-Bonneau was also renominated and Devin Beliveau, of Kittery, was nominated to the board by the governor. Nominees will be reviewed by the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee. A Senate confirmation session is scheduled for Aug. 24.