Doris Charrier Vladimiroff H’94

Doris Charrier Vladimiroff H’94 died on August 1, 2003, in South Harpswell, Maine.

Born on November 5, 1927, in South Bristol, she prepared for college at Sanford High School, was graduated from Duke University in 1949, and received a master of arts degree from Middlebury College in 1956. She also studied at Yale University, the University of Nottingham in England, and the New School for Social Research in New York City. She taught at the Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC, in 1949-50 and taught French and English at the Hamden Hall Country Day School in Connecticut from 1950 to 1956. For 26 years, from 1966 to 1992, she worked in the Upward Bound Program at Bowdoin, starting as assistant director of the program and being named project director in 1967. She also taught English and education courses for the University of Maine System and at Bowdoin and taught English at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY, from 1960 to 1966. She served on a number of councils and commissions, including the Maine Council of Language Arts, the National Council of Teachers of English, the New England Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel, the Maine State Governor’s Council on Education, and the Bath-Brunswick Mental Health Association Board of Directors. In 1994, she received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the College, the citation for which said, in part, “…your own youthful discovery of the wonder of literature, the pleasures of writing and the joy of teaching gave you the means to guide students in developing a larger awareness of themselves and their possibilities, you tstimulated many to be the first of their family to complete high school or the first to graduate from a college or university.” She is survived by her husband, Vladimir Vladimiroff, whom she married in 1970, three sons, Frederic Davis of Berkeley, CA, Stephen Davis of Crookston, MN, and Serge Vladimiroff of San Francisco, CA; a daughter, Martha Davis of El Cerrito, CA; a sister, Frances Martin of Twickenham, England; and three grandchildren.