December 7, 2018

Alumna honored as “Emerging Maine Icon”

Alison Bromley Siviski ’11 was recently named an “Emerging Maine Icon,” as part of Anania Media’s series highlighting young entrepreneurial leaders in the state. As the feature story explains, Siviski overcame a series of life challenges growing up, including her mother’s severe health issues and a fire that decimated the family’s home. As a result,…

November 9, 2018

Bourque ’89 Receives Portland Area Alumni’s Rudy Vallee Award

Michael Bourque ’89, president and CEO of MEMIC, received the Rudy Vallee award from the University of Maine Alumni Chapter of Southern Maine on Nov. 8th. The award was given to honor Bourque’s community involvement and enhancement of the University of Maine image.  A portion of the proceeds from the event will support a scholarship…

October 4, 2018

Hutchinson Center Offers Professional Development Program on Public Speaking

“Public Speaking for Business and More,” a professional development program offered by the UMaine Hutchinson Center, will take place Nov. 2nd 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the center in Belfast. Presenter Tom Dowd received a degree in communications from the University of Delaware and is a prize-winning speaker, award-winning and Amazon best-selling author, trainer,…

September 17, 2018

Bowen ’20 Advises Students to Pursue Options

Christopher “CJ” Bowen may herald from Plaistow, New Hampshire, but ever since starting at UMaine he has made the state of Maine his home. The summer following his first year he stayed in Orono to work with the UMaine Foundation, and this past summer instead of returning to his hometown he again elected to stay…

August 10, 2018

Several UMaine Professional Development Programs Available

UMaine’s Hutchinson Center is offering several professional development programs beginning this fall. The center, located in Belfast, will feature five development programs from September until November. Topics include implementing project management, grant writing, mindful leadership, group work, and public speaking in business. A limited number of need-based scholarships will be available. For more information or…

November 16, 2017

UMaine’s Amy Patania Lyons is a Natural Leader

Amy Patania Lyons, this month’s Dirigo award recipient, is in search of a new hike each weekend. The fourth-year UMaine student’s love for hiking and backpacking took her all the way to Santiago, Chile, where she took part in the study abroad program. While studying in South America, she was able to backpack through Patagonia –…

Dr. John Mahon
March 1, 2017

Dr. John Mahon Always Feels at Home

Born and raised in Philadelphia, UMaine’s John Mahon always had a burning desire to explore the world. “Whatever country I’m in, I find it fascinating,” said Mahon, professor of management in UMaine’s Maine Business School and its John M. Murphy Chair of International Business Policy and Strategy. “I love the smells, the sounds, the noises,…

February 26, 2016

Black Bear Leadership Summit

The inaugural Black Bear Leadership Summit was held Friday, February 26, at Wells Conference Center. The program, “Leading with Passion,” featured five speakers; each presented his or her unique perspective on leadership roles and skills. The event also offered workshops in which attendees could work with business professionals. The summit, organized by the Golden Key…