Spirit of Maine Achievement Award

The Alumni Association’s Spirit of Maine Achievement Award is given to an alumnus/alumna who has graduated in the last fifteen years and who has achieved outstanding professional, scholarly, public, and/or entrepreneurial success.

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Recipients by year

2016 Ewa Kleczyk ’01, ’03G
Pharmaceutical market researcher & analyst

2015 Sherri Mitchell ’08
Executive Director of the Land Peace Foundation, a Native-owned, nonprofit legal services organization

2014 Kyle Parker ’99
Policy Advisor for Eurasia at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

2013 Pearce Paul Creasman ’03
Archaeologist

2012 Rob Brewer ’98
Major, US Army

2011
Merritt D. Janes ’04
Actor

2010
Emily Cain ’02
Coordinator of Advancement, Honors College, University of Maine
Representative for District 19, Maine State House of Representatives

2007
William Corbin ’92
Interactive Internet Pioneer/VP, interactive production for
A & E Television Networks

2006
Melissa Reynolds O’Dea ’92
Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maine

2005
Denis Cranson ’90, ’95G
Humanitarian & former Director, Eastern Maine AIDS Network

2004
Dr. Linden McClure ’89, ’90
Principal Design Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Company
Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado

2003
Matthew Kenney ’88
NYC Restaurateur and Businessman

2002
Bridget Ziegelaar ’96
NASA Project Manager for Extravehicular Activities

2001
Dr. Peter Brooks ’88
Cancer Researcher

*denotes deceased