Vintage photo of Dennis Bailey '76
February 16, 2021

Close to the Precipice

Editor’s note: Dennis Bailey, a former reporter and senior advisor to then-Gov. Angus King, Jr., is a public relations consultant who lives in Washington, D.C. In late September he was infected with the coronavirus, leading to a life-threatening bout with the illness and nearly a month in the hospital. This journal is adapted from the…

Student working on a laptop
February 16, 2021

Students and Faculty Tackle Lab Coursework Remotely

The pandemic posed countless challenges, including the logistics and safety of teaching and performing chemistry in lab classes. When classes shifted last March from in-person to remote instruction, faculty and staff had to figure out how to provide students with a supervised, safe, hands-on learning experience. The department of chemistry responded by assembling more than…

February 16, 2021

Magazine Receives Prestigious Award

MAINE Alumni Magazine has won a 2021 Gold Excellence Award from District 1 of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in recognition of the magazine’s summer 2020 edition. The honor pertains to the Alumni Association’s special expanded edition, which it produced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The magazine featured its usual…

August 5, 2020

Class of 2020

Although the student-planned “Coronamencement” (above) was memorable, the Class of 2020 missed out on a traditional May Commencement. However, that doesn’t lessen their accomplishments. The UMaine Alumni Association is proud to recognize each 2020 graduate. < Back to Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine Photo by Linda Coan O’Kresik, Courtesy of the Bangor Daily News. CLASS…

August 5, 2020

Shifting Gears

Hear from University leadership on how they have shifted gears due to the pandemic. The photo above was taken from the Dean of Students Welcome Back to Campus Video. Click here to watch. Robert Dana Student Life VP Most important has been our responsibility to assure the safety of students. That has been job number…

August 5, 2020

UMaine’s Matchmaker

Ward forges partnerships to address health, safety, and economic needs < Back to Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine JAKE WARD, UMAINE’S vice president for innovation and economic development, is no stranger to coalition building. As head of the Office of Innovation and Economic Development, he is involved in connecting individuals and groups statewide and beyond…

August 5, 2020

First Person

President Ferrini-Mundy faced unprecedented challenges < Back to Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine   As the threat of COVID-19 loomed, University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and her cabinet had to quickly re-engineer UMaine’s ability to teach, conduct research, and serve the public. She assembled an ad hoc team of administrators, faculty, and staff advisors…

August 5, 2020

UMaine Responds to the Pandemic

Research assistant Nayereh Dadoo ’18 Ph.D. and PDC research manager Donna Johnson ’79, ’90 Ph.D. mix hand sanitizer at the Process Development Center. COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the University of Maine’s unique statewide role as Maine’s land-grant university. < Back to Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS have been mobilized…

August 5, 2020

Life Disrupted, Lives at Risk

Alumni share their experiences < Back to Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine (Photo Val Mitchell ’09)   Tara Kierstead ‘08 As a school counselor with 450 students on my caseload, the first two weeks of the pandemic, in which we were not in school, were incredibly stressful. I was worried about my students and had…

August 5, 2020

Class Dismissed

Students share their experiences < Back to Summer 2020 MAINE Alumni Magazine   Hailey Bryant ’20 This isn’t how our senior year was meant to end. But we took our time to cry, and then in true UMaine fashion, we organized. One classmate, Sophia Palangas, started a small Facebook event to gather her friends together…