May 17, 2019

Harkins Specializes in Startups

Professor of Management Jason Harkins has a particular interest in startup companies, including the challenges they face, and what makes them successful. His research and hands-on work with startups takes place both in and out of the classroom. Harkins joined the UMaine faculty in 2008, after receiving his education west of the Mississippi. In layperson’s…

January 7, 2019

Alumna Receives Prominent Service Award in the Bangor Area

Renee Ward Kelly ’14G will receive the Arthur A. Comstock Professional Service Award at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner on January 25 at the Cross Insurance Center. The award recognizes Kelley’s service to the region by generously sharing her expertise with both the Chamber and the greater community. Kelly is assistant…

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…

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…