Beth Sturtevant ’82 was presented the Alumni Association’s Black Bear Award at Buchanan Alumni House on June 8th. This award is presented annually in appreciation of outstanding service to the University through multiple endeavors.
Sturtevant, an engineering graduate, has actively used her career and leadership skills to encourage initiatives for the university as well as to be a mentor and role model for current students. She serves on the College of Engineering advisory board, was one of the first to pledge support for the planned Engineering Education and Design Center, encouraged others to contribute, and successfully lobbied state legislators, who approved $50 million in debt service towards its construction. Beth also serves as an Alumni Ambassador and serves on the Board of Visitors.
Sturtevant currently serves as president and principal owner of CCB, Inc., a construction firm in Westbrook. She regularly employs UMaine engineering graduates at the firm.