Alumni

September 16, 2022

Senior Alumni Reunion Brings 250 Alumni and Friends Back to Campus

Members of the classes of 1951, 1953, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1970, 1971, and 1972 returned to campus to celebrate reunions with classmates and friends September 8-10. Reunion-goers enjoyed several open houses, opportunities to meet with and hear from current students, tours of buildings and facilities including the new Ferland Engineering Education and Design…

August 9, 2022

Recent MBS Graduates Join Bangor Savings Management Trainee Program

Four Maine Business School alumni joined Bangor Savings Bank as management trainees. The management program will take each alum through six months where they will rotate through all of the bank’s departments, implementing bank projects, working on their professional brands, leadership, and leadership skills. The trainees include Emily Colter ’22, Sierra Dorney ’20, ’22G, Braden…

August 9, 2022

Registration for Homecoming 2022 Now Open!

Save the date and register now for Homecoming 2022 at UMaine October 14-16, 2022. We hope that you will plan to return to Orono for football, friends, food, and festivities! Come cheer on the Black Bears when they take on the Monmouth Hawks at 1:00 on Saturday, and participate in other campus activities. Registration is…

July 21, 2022

Board of Directors Welcomes New Members

Eight UMaine alumni have joined the UMaine Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. Pictured top left to right are: Christopher C. Farmer ’93, of Rangeley, ME, Vice President and Regional Community Banker, Skowhegan Savings Bank; Kathryn Knight-Wise ’80, of Yarmouth, ME, Regional Vice President (New England) at Mattress Firm; Ivi Nwosu ’05, of Norwood, MA, Vice…

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…

July 21, 2022

Wade Merritt: Building Maine’s International Reputation

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, we hear from Wade Merritt ‘96, president of Maine International Trade Center. Merritt, a student of international affairs, history, and Canadian studies at UMaine, became fascinated by international dealings at an early age and has spent…

July 21, 2022

Senior Alumni Reunion to Take Place September 8-10

Reunions will once again take place on the beautiful Orono campus! The classes of 1951, 1953, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, and Senior Alumni (those that have celebrated 50 years since graduation) will be gathering for class events, lunches, socializing, campus tours, and more. Some classes are holding off-campus reunions or have other…

July 21, 2022

Jim Montgomery ’93 Named Head Coach of Boston Bruins

UMaine Sports Hall of Famer Jim Montgomery ’93, of the 1992-93 NCAA National Championship Men’s Ice Hockey team, has just been named head coach of the Boston Bruins, making him the 29th coach in the team’s history. Montgomery will leave his role as assistant coach of the St. Louis Blues. He played four seasons at…

June 21, 2022

There’s Still Time to Join Us for Cocktails on the Coast

Don’t miss the sell-out alumni event of the summer! There is still time to join us for Cocktails on the Coast on Friday, July 1st. The night will begin at the Thirsty Pig in Portland with an Orono Brewing Company tap takeover before heading out to Jones Landing on Peaks Island. Reconnect with friends and…

June 21, 2022

Stillwater Awards Honor Three Outstanding Black Bears

Alumni Matthew Rodrigue ’04 and Trish Riley ’73, ’78G, along with Dean Dana Humphrey were recognized with Stillwater Awards at the UMaine Foundation’s  annual Stillwater Society dinner in May. “The Stillwater Awards honor those who have consistently demonstrated philanthropic leadership and dedicated service on behalf of the University of Maine,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy.…

June 21, 2022

Alumni Association Welcomes New President/CEO Next Month

Thomas G. Peaco ’88 will join the UMaine Alumni Association as president and CEO in early July. He will succeed John N. Diamond ’77, ’89G, who is retiring at the end of  June after leading the 110,000-member association for the past seven years.  A longtime Rockland resident and community leader, Peaco previously served as president…