M Club

August 10, 2023

Athletic Training Enhancement Campaign

Building New England’s Premiere Athletic Training Program: Enhancing Well-being. Ensuring Peak Performance. Saving Lives. UMaine’s Athletic Training program is the only program in the state featuring: • Full integration with and routine access to Division 1 athletics. • 100% passage of the national certification examination on the first attempt over the last two years, compared to the…

July 19, 2023

Alumni Association Honors Black Bear, Block M, Class Correspondent Awardees

Block “M” Award Each year the Alumni Association presents the Block “M” Award to deserving individuals who, over a period of years, advance the strength and success of their alumni class, Chapter, and/or Alumni Interest Group. No more than six awards may be given annually, and only alums are eligible. Patricia Fraker ’57 has assumed many leadership roles,…

February 17, 2023

50 Years of Title IX

This February UMaine launched its month long ‘Women in Sports’ celebration to honor female students past and present, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, the amendment which prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs and services, including athletics, that receive federal financial assistance. Commemorate the month and celebrate former female…

January 23, 2023

2023 UMaine Alumni Awards Honorees Include Butterfield, Yardley, and Labonte

An internationally recognized researcher, a selfless advocate for those in need, and a business-savvy financial expert are among the honorees being recognized as part of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2023 Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony. Prof. D. Allan Butterfield ’68, ’02 D.Sc. (Hon.), University of Kentucky Alumni Association Endowed Professor of Biological Chemistry, has…

January 20, 2023

2023 Homecoming Dates Announced

Mark your calendars! Homecoming 2023 will take place October 13-14th and is open to all alumni. Homecoming activities will include campus tours, a “Welcome Home” reception, Alumni Village pre-game tailgate party, the Homecoming football game against Long Island University, and much more. Class Reunion activities will be held for the classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993,…

December 14, 2022

Killy named UMaine director of athletics

Jude Killy, deputy director of athletics and chief of staff at Miami University, has been named University of Maine director of athletics, effective Jan. 30. Killy has been a member of the Miami University community since 2008. He has been deputy director of athletics and chief of staff since 2018, overseeing the operations of the…

December 12, 2022

Molly Engstrom joins U.S.A. Women’s National Team coaching staff

Orono, Maine – The University of Maine women’s head ice hockey coach Molly Engstrom joins Team U.S.A. in a new role as she was added as an assistant coach for the December Rivalry Series games. Engstrom was a two time Olympian as a player. She competed in the Winter Olympics with Team U.S.A. and won…

November 21, 2022

Jeremy Peña caps brilliant rookie season with World Series MVP

Over the course of one amazing rookie season, Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena has moved beyond his spring training status as Carlos Correa‘s successor. At this point, it might be more accurate to say that Correa, Houston’s longtime All-Star shortstop who departed via free agency this spring, is Pena’s predecessor. Read more here.

August 9, 2022

Ralph Named Athletic Director for Southwestern University

University of Maine director of athletics Ken Ralph has been named athletic director at Southwestern University, effective September 15. Ralph will remain at UMaine through August 31. “It has been my honor to represent our students, faculty, staff and alumni in this role for the past four years,” says Ralph. “We have won championships, managed…

July 21, 2022

UMaine Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Announced

Six individuals and two teams will join the 220-member University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame this year as part of the Class of 2022. Honorees include Elizabeth Carone ’81, five-time New England swimming champion; Stephen Cooper ’03, football All-American and two-time conference defensive player of the year; Scott Morse ’87, baseball All-American; Mike Viani…