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May M. Coryell, American language educator. Recipient Returned Peace Corps. Volunteer award, Beyond War Organization, 1987, Merit award, Connecticut Community College, 2008, Member of Year, Congress Connecticut Community College, 2008.


Coryell, May M. was born on June 22, 1951 in Cleveland. Daughter of Franklin Mercer and Giuliana Coryell.


Bachelor, Marietta College, Ohio, 1973. Master of Arts, School International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1980.


Elementary school teacher St. Paul's School, Athens, Ohio, 1973—1974. Trainee, English as Second Language teacher Peace Corps., Bukavu Zaire, 1974, volunteer Palau, 1975—1978. Teacher Airai Elementary School, 1975—1977.

English teacher Palau High School, Koror, 1978—1979. English as Second Language teacher American Language Academy, Lyndon Institute, Vermont, 1980—1984, American Language Academy, Fay School, Southborough, Massachusetts, 1984—1988. Professor, English as Second Language coordinator Middlesex Community College, Middletown, Connecticut, since 1989.


Member of National Association for Foreign Student Advisers, Connecticut Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages (recording secretary, treasurer 1990—2005), International Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, Friends Micronesia, Boston Reurned Peace Corps Volumes, American Coaster Enthusiasts, Coaster Zombies, West New York Coaster Club, Alpha Gamma Delta.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, musicals, rollercoaster riding.


Life partner Margaret Batchelder, February 28, 1987.

Franklin Mercer

Giuliana Coryell