January 23, 2020

An Enduring Fight

  PENOBSCOT AMBASSADOR Maulian Dana ’06 learned early on to speak her truth. Dana feels the voices of her ancestors running through her blood and bones. Appointed in 2017 as ambassador to the Penobscot Nation, she endeavors to honor the past and address present-day tribal issues — all while keeping her eyes focused on the…

December 13, 2019

Alumni Travel Program Tours Italy

More than a dozen Black Bears toured Italy in early November as part of the Alumni Association’s annual travel program. Pictured at the ancient Pompeii Forum site with Mount Vesuvius in the background are Judy Files Stevens ’71; Mark Crasnick ’71; Pat Brilling Rathbun ’69; John Diamond ’77, ’89G; Alden Rathbun ’67; Linda Ellis Bennett…

November 18, 2019

Alumnus Chosen to Lead Vet Advocacy Organization

Retired Army Col. William “Bill” Smullen ’62 has a new position as CEO of advancement and strategy at Clear Path for Veterans, a nonprofit organization near Syracuse, NY, that serves veterans and their families. Clear Path for Veterans addresses the occupational, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of area veterans through a variety of programs and…

November 18, 2019

Six Alumni Receive Harris Award

The UMaine Foundation recently recognized six alumni with the President Abram W. Harris Award. The recipients, one from each of UMaine’s academic colleges, received the award for exemplary and extraordinary leadership, contributions to their communities, and/or service to the university. The Harris Award is named for UMaine’s third president, who led the university from 1893-1901.…

November 18, 2019

TV’s Green ’76 Announces Retirement

One of Maine’s most recognizable TV personalities, Bill Green ’76, started his broadcasting career as a cameraman while a student at UMaine. After 47 years, the host of the popular TV shows “Bill Green’s Maine” and “The Green Outdoors” is retiring on November 22. Here’s why.   

August 15, 2019

Remembering Bumstock: Woodstock’s Legacy at UMaine

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the rock and folk music festival that became a symbol and reference point of the 1960s. That gathering inspired what became, for many UMaine students, another cultural touchstone: Bumstock, a free, outdoor, annual music festival on campus that from 1973 to 2006 attempted to mimic, on a…

July 17, 2019

Cultivating Cultural Knowledge

WHEN CLEMENT MCGILLICUDDY ’64 attended the University of Maine, one of his professors required him to read The New York Times daily. The course was introductory and not related to his major. But McGillicuddy dutifully followed through with the assignment. He passed the class and more importantly, gained a valuable lesson to view life through…

July 17, 2019

From Activist to Authority

ASK ANY COLLEGE or university administrator to list priorities, and you’ll likely hear some combination of these answers: Academic excellence. Access. Innovation. Ask Shontay Delalue ’00, ’03G? She has something important to add. “You can’t do any of that without equity and diversity,” says Delalue, who has served as Brown University’s vice president for institutional…

June 17, 2019

A ‘Jack of All Trades’ Turns to Writing

Jack Cashman ’73 has worn many hats in his adult life. A long career in the insurance and commercial real estate businesses. Magazine publisher. Old Town City Councilor and Maine State Legislator. Major policymaking roles as Special Advisor to Maine Governor John Baldacci ’86, State Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, and Maine Public Utilities…