In this post we recognize Brad Nadeau, Director of Athletic Communications, for his 25 years of Service to Middlebury. Brad reveals his fondest Midd memory, shares his future goals, and tells us about a trusted mentor. Read on to learn more about Midd from Brad’s point of view.
What did you do prior to work at Middlebury College and where were you located?
Attended college at the University of Maine.
What job titles have you held while working at Middlebury?
Director of Athletic Communications
Take us back to your first year as an employee at the College. What were the most significant things happening in your life outside of work then?
I moved here a few months after graduating college in August of 1994 with my fiancé, at the time, Sara. After a year living and working here, we got married back in Maine in the summer of 1995.
What are the most significant things happening in your life outside of work now (that you’d like to share)?
Twenty-five years later, we have a son who is a junior at MUHS and my wife continues to teach at MUMS.
What is your fondest memory or experience that you’ve had while working at Middlebury?
Right out of the gate in my first year here, we hosted and won the 1995 NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship – that was a whirlwind year. Watching so many of our athletes put in great efforts and win championships has always a thrill for me. I have also really enjoyed getting to know so many of them on a personal level and especially my student workers over the years.
Many people change jobs/careers multiple times in their working life. Something must have kept you here for 25 years. Is it anything that you can put into words?
Middlebury is a special place, and to me, the Athletic Department is one of its bright lights. I have never met or seen people more dedicated to their crafts and professions then the group I work with in the Peterson Athletics Complex.
What are your plans for the next 25 years?
I hope to continue to help promote the accomplishments of our student athletes here at Middlebury until retirement, whenever that may be!
Do you have a favorite place on campus?
Sitting at a baseball or softball game on a warm/sunny spring day. Another favorite place is watching/working a football game in the press box on a picturesque fall Saturday afternoon.
Is there any person on campus (or retiree, former employer) that mentored you, or you feel helped you grow into your job, grow to enjoy your work and your time at the College?
I worked side by side with Carolyn LaRose in athletics for 20 years and miss her every day in the office. I came in as a 22-year old, fresh out of college, and she was so great at mentoring me. Whether it was how the old AS400 system worked or talking about the history of athletics here, she was a great asset to have.