Aroostook County – Northern Maine Community College has named its Director of the new Smith Wellness Center. Tom Richard, formerly the Director of Housing and Residential Life and the Human Resource Manager for NMCC, will assume his new position in February.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Tom’s ability and commitment to establish and facilitate programs and activities at our new wellness center,” said Timothy Crowley, President of Northern Maine Community College. “As a long-time employee and avid wellness proponent, Tom will be an important asset for our students, staff and the community who take advantage of our fitness facility.”
Richard earned his Masters of Education from Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene New Hampshire and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. While attending Northern Maine Community College, where he earned his Associates Degree in Business Administration, Richard was the recipient of the President’s Award.
The Smith Wellness Center was officially opened in July of 2014. It features cutting- edge equipment complete with LCD screens for TV, internet and personalized digital training; strength-training machines, cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes, upright bikes, free weights, a yoga and exercise room, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. It’s designed for both the amateur and avid wellness buff with bright, natural lighting, an open floor plan and affordable pricing.
“I’m really looking forward to this new challenge and fully utilizing this exciting new facility which offers another way to welcome the surrounding community,” explained Richard. “I’m particularly eager to help members reach their personal fitness goals. I’m hopeful that my enthusiasm for supporting people in their wellness journey will be inspiring for everyone who commits to better health.”
Richard will establishe a professional staff with an emphasis on customer service and will assist you on the safe and effective use of the equipment.