January 31, 2023

University of Maine Alum Among First Peace Corps Volunteers to Return to Service Overseas

ORONO, Maine – University of Maine alum Jackie Malvin ’21 is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. The Peace Corps suspended global operations and evacuated nearly 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I…

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 23, 2023

UMaine Alumnus Matt James ’05 takes technology by storm

A software company created by a UMaine alumnus is connecting people with educational resources providing lifelong learning opportunities.  Matt James ’05, co-founder and COO of software company CourseStorm, streamlined educational resources for communities in Maine and nationwide. Whether you’re seeking to take piano lessons, get a handle on the pottery wheel, or even learn a…

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,…

January 18, 2023

Goos Family Studio expands UMaine’s ceramics curriculum

As far as art goes, ceramics are exceptionally bulky. Ceramics classes need space for clay, drying shelves, kilns and a variety of glazes. For university art programs, the equipment-heavy ceramics can often fall by the wayside, even if interest is high. Thanks to a generous donation from Sam and Sarah Goos, whose daughter Ariel studied…

December 14, 2022

Buchanan Alumni House staff continue giving tree holiday tradition

Take a minute and think about all of the holiday traditions enjoyed by families across the globe. You may look forward to gathering with family and friends, baking that delicious pie recipe that’s been passed down for generations or simply having time off from a busy schedule.  While it’s important to embrace all of the…

December 8, 2022

Alumni Travel Program returns for 2023 Iceland excursion

The UMaine Alumni Travel Program, which previously traveled to Ireland and Italy with alumni, is offering a trip to Iceland. The November 4-10, 2023 trip, arranged through Collette, includes a tour of Reykjavik and a northern lights cruise before exploring other coastal and inland locations. Travelers will visit Thingvellir and Skaftafell National Parks, the geothermal…

November 22, 2022

Alumni Profile – Emily Albee

Nov. 22, 2022 Emily Albee: 2022 Penobscot County Teacher of the Year found a passion for education and social justice at UMaine Emily Albee (’06, ‘09G, ‘12G) says her high school students are often surprised to learn that she wasn’t entirely prepared for college when she started attending the University of Maine. The Hampden Academy social studies teacher is…

November 21, 2022

The Art of Giving Back

It’s Thanksgiving week and families are sharing their favorite dishes with relatives and friends. One may hear “Don’t forget the cranberry sauce!” The story behind that holiday food staple started with a few factors including a UMaine Alumnus and an honor society.  Marcus Urann, a Sullivan, ME native and graduate of the University of Maine,…