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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…

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Register for Winter Session!

Registration for University of Maine’s Winter Session, that runs December 27, 2019 through January 16, 2020, is now open. The more than 40 online courses include several general education requirements, as well as some upper-level courses. Winter Session courses are intensive in nature, with students earning three credits in three weeks. For more information, including…

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UMaine Alumni Travel Program Offers Costa Rica Trip

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls…rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines…Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend time in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or…

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Alumnus Heads Iceland’s Forest Service

UMaine alumnus Thröstur Eysteinsson ’90G, ’92 Ph.D. grew up exploring Iceland’s scenic landscape. As he learned about the history of forestry in Iceland he decided to quit his job as a teacher and come to the University of Maine to study forestry. In an interview with the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture Eysteinsson…

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UMaine Receives $1 Million Pledge from Pratt & Whitney for Engineering Center

The E. James and Eileen P. Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center received a significant boost recently, when Pratt & Whitney pledged $1 million toward the center’s machine tool suite. Read more here. Individuals photographed from left to right: Jeffery N. Mills ’82, UMaine Foundation president/CEO; Dana Humphrey, UMaine dean of engineering; Kevin McDonnell, director of engineering, Pratt…

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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.…

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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.   

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Study Will Examine the Economic and Community Impact of UMaine Alumni

This month UMaine alumni throughout the U.S. will be asked to participate in an in-depth study designed to examine their economic and societal impact on their communities, state, and nation.  Commissioned by the UMaine Alumni Association, the study will document the educational, economic, cultural, civic, and community roles and influences of its 109,000 members. The…

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Bowerman ’85 Matches Luxury Brands with Executive Talent

Rob Bowerman ’85 is always on the lookout for talent. He’s president of The Bowerman Group, a Massachusetts-based executive search firm with a niche focus on helping luxury retail brands find senior personnel—from managers to C-suite executives. Bowerman, a Livermore Falls, Maine, native, now lives in West Falmouth, Massachusetts, with his wife, Robin (Hull) Bowerman…

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It’s Official: UMaine Has the World’s Largest 3D Printer  

The world’s largest 3D printer was unveiled at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) last week. More than 250 people attended the dedication ceremony, including a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records, who presented an official proclamation of the massive machine’s record-holding status.  Using nanocellulose, a wood-based type of biodegradable plastic developed…

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