September 14, 2020

Homecoming Set for October 16-18 Online

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That’s what the UMaine Alumni Association is doing as it prepares for Homecoming 2020. In light of safety precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, UMaine will hold its 2020 Homecoming on October 16-18 online as a set of “virtual” activities. Homecoming will feature a…

September 10, 2020

Nominations Sought for 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards

Do you know an alumnus or alumna whose professional achievements, community service, or volunteer activity on behalf of UMaine deserves recognition?  Nominations are being sought for the 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards. There are eight categories of awards, the purposes, criteria, and the nomination process for which can be found here. The deadline for nominations is…

September 10, 2020

Alumni Association Welcomes Three New Officers

Three board members have assumed leadership positions at the UMaine Alumni Association. Robert M. Frank III ’88, Kristen McAlpine ’06, ’08, and Justin Labonte ’10 (pictured left to right above) recently stepped into new roles.   Frank is the new president of the UMaine Alumni Association. He is a senior principal, chief business development officer,…

August 14, 2020

Alumni Association Offers Virtual September Reunion

Please join us from the comfort of your home on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23-24, for Reunion 2020, celebrating the Classes of 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, and Senior Alumni! Because of COVID-19 health and safety precautions, this year’s Reunion will be held online instead of on campus. Reunion will feature a variety of live…

August 12, 2020

Di Giovanni ’83 Sheds Light on Experiences Writing about People in War-Torn Countries

Janine di Giovanni ’83, recipient of the Alumni Association’s Bernard Lown ’42 Humanitarian Award, has spent more than three decades writing about the lives of people in war-torn regions, from the Balkans to the Middle East and African nations.  Watch her interview with Ric Tyler ’87, recorded during isolation caused by the pandemic:  

August 12, 2020

Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine is Online

The latest issue of MAINE Alumni Magazine is now available online. This special expanded edition, sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, includes first-person stories about how the Class of 2020, UMaine alumni, and the university itself responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The edition also includes profiles of 2020 Alumni Achievement Award recipients George Smith ’70, Janine di…

August 11, 2020

Pre-Recorded Reunion Content

Welcome to the optional programming page for the 2020 UMaine Alumni Reunion. Feel free to browse our Reunion selection, as well as the UMaine Youtube Account and the Alumni Association’s Webinar Series! The views expressed by the individuals in these videos do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the University of Maine or…

August 5, 2020

Alumni Association Webinar Series Proves Popular

Prompted by restrictions on in-person events, the Alumni Association has launched a series of online discussions and presentations addressing a wide range of topics related to alumni interests and public affairs. Using Zoom, an internet-based video conferencing system, the first series of 60- to 90-minute webinars have addressed topics such as journalistic ethics, the pandemic’s…

August 5, 2020

First-ever Bilingual Portal to Franco American Heritage Records

Wedding of Marie Philippon and Alfred Tancrel, Lewiston Maine, 1897. Photo courtesy of the Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries   UMaine has received a nearly $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a first-ever bilingual portal to Franco American heritage records from archives in the United States and Canada.…