Alumni

October 15, 2021

Stephen King Visits UMaine English Classes

UMaine’s most famous alumnus, Stephen King ’70, twice returned to campus earlier this month to meet with two groups of English majors. King discussed his memoir, On Writing, with one group, and with the other discussed his adaptation of his book Lisey’s Story as an Apple TV+ miniseries. He was invited back to campus by UMaine English…

October 15, 2021

UMaine PhD Candidate’s Algorithm Links Physical Markers to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, Kendra Batchelder ‘11, ‘13G, a University of Maine Ph.D. candidate in computational biomedicine, discusses her work in the Computational Modeling, Analysis of Imagery and Numerical Experiments (CompuMAINE) lab with lab director and professor of biomedical engineering…

October 14, 2021

Stitham ’82G, Longest Serving ME District Court Judge Retires

Maine’s longest-serving District Court judge is UMaine alumnus Kevin Stitham ‘82G, who retired last month after practicing law and presiding over cases in Piscataquis County for many years. This profile appeared in the Bangor Daily News on September 20, 2021. By Judy Harrison DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The state’s longest-serving District Court judge now on the…

October 14, 2021

Nominate a Classmate or Friend for an Alumni Award!

Each year the UMaine Alumni Association recognizes individuals who have performed distinguished service on behalf of their professions, communities, and alma mater.  Do you know members of your class who have devoted much time and effort to your class since graduation, or who have advocated for and provided service to the University? Give them the…

September 17, 2021

Catch Up on Alumni News in the Latest Magazine

The summer edition of the MAINE Alumni Magazine is now available online.  This expanded, special issue features profiles of Alumni Award honorees Judge George Singal ’67, Dr. Paul Plourde ’73, ’74G, and Ernie Scheyder ’06 as well as other stories and class notes.  It also examines the college experiences of alumni of color and their…

September 17, 2021

Namesake of UMaine’s Buchanan Alumni House Dies at 99

Dr. Robert D. Buchanan, above center, for whom the University of Maine’s Buchanan Alumni House is named, passed away on August 11, 2021, in Pueblo, Colorado, his home for the past 16 years. He was 99 years of age.  Born on May 8, 1922, Buchanan grew up in Caribou, where he graduated from high school…

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September 17, 2021

Third-Generation Black Bear Moves Into Balentine Hall

Aidan Lally ’24, a sophomore majoring in civil engineering, recently moved into Balentine Hall for the fall semester—the same dorm his grandmother and great grandmother lived in. The third-generation Black Bear’s legacy at UMaine started in 1921 when his great-grandmother, Frances Perkins Lincoln, joined the UMaine campus and was one of the first students to…

September 17, 2021

Wildes ’12 Innovates the Beer Scene, Maine, and Beyond

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, Nate Wildes ‘12, executive director of Live + Work in Maine and co-founder of Flight Deck Brewing in Brunswick (three times recognized by Down East magazine as the state’s best taproom/tasting room), reflects on his time…

September 17, 2021

Nominations Sought for Alumni Achievement Awards

Do you know a UMaine graduate whose professional achievements, community service, or volunteer activity on behalf of UMaine deserves recognition?  The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2022 Alumni Achievement Awards. There are eight categories of awards, the purposes, criteria, and the nomination process for which can be found here. Nominations are due on…

August 17, 2021

Singal, Plourde, Scheyder Among 2021 Alumni Awards Honorees

SEVEN INDIVIDUALS and one family have been selected as recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards. The 2021 awards program was sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory. The Hon. George Singal ’67 was selected to receive the Alumni Career Award, the Alumni Association’s highest honor. Singal has had a long, distinguished career in law.…

August 17, 2021

Journalist Scheyder Covers the Complex

THE FIRST NEWS STORY written by UMaine student Ernie Scheyder ’06 was an interview for The Maine Campus with Emily Cain ’02, a 24-year-old UMaine employee who was seeking the first of what would become five terms in the Maine State Legislature. Last fall, he reflected on his career progression with disbelief as he literally…

August 17, 2021

Wait—The Secret Ingredient is What?!

INNOVATORS OF UMAINE SUPPORTED BY THE MAINE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE MARIN SKINCARE CO-FOUNDERS Amber Boutiette and Patrick Breeding (both ’17, ’19G) met at the very start of their undergraduate careers at the University of Maine. Both biomedical engineering majors had schedule details to work out before classes started, and they struck up a conversation on a…