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When Mary Cady officially became Interim Library Director Joyce Rumery's Administrative Assistant, she was already a familiar face and voice to many people on campus and around the state.
For those who have attended track meets at the University her skills as an announcer are well known. Track is one of Cady's favorite sports and she is involved with many related events. She is a certified track & field official, directs the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League, Outdoor Championship, as well as Orono High School, and state track meets. These responsibilities bring her to high schools around the state. In addition to her work with track events, Cady was also the announcer for many of Orono High School's sporting events. She is best known to locals as "The Voice of Orono Sports", a position from which she only recently retired. However, she is still involved with Orono High sports as coach of the school's golf team.
Though she has spent much of her life in Maine, Cady was born and raised in Kansas. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. During her four years of active duty in the Army, she worked as a public affairs officer. After active duty, Cady remained in the Army Reserves for another 16 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Cady moved to Maine with her husband when he began doing graduate work at the University of Maine in Orono. She has lived in Orono for 20 years, raised three children here, and been closely involved with the community during this time. Cady was a popular substitute teacher for 10 years in the Orono and Veazie school systems, and Orono High School athletes will always remember her announcing abilities at their home games. Currently she is on the Orono Public Library's board of trustees where she performs duties as treasurer. Having had a fondness for libraries her entire life, Cady enjoys this responsibility as well as her new position here at Fogler Library.
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