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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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Student Alumni Ambassadors Are Busy This Semester

Student Alumni Ambassadors met with alumni both informally and also as part of a panel discussion during the September Reunion at UMaine. They provided insight about student life today and offered general assistance with Reunion.  The Student Alumni Ambassadors program is a variation of the Student Alumni Association that once existed on campus. Members of…

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Maine Professors Develop Walker for those with Mobility Impairments

UMaine professors Elizabeth DePoy, Stephen Gilson, and Vince Caccese are part of the team that developed Afari, a specially designed wheeled walker that assists people with their mobility. The Afari enables people with mobility impairments, who otherwise would be limited by standard walkers, to move in a variety of outdoor terrain. A recent Bangor Daily…

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Lott ’69 Receives Golden M Award

Andrea Hayes Lott ’69 received the Golden M Award during her class’s 50th Reunion in September. The Golden M is awarded annually to a member of the 50th Reunion class. It recognizes an individual for outstanding class service and/or class leadership since graduation.   Lott, a retired English teacher from southern Maine, has served on her…

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Nominate Someone for a 2020 Alumni Award!

Do you know an alumnus or alumna whose professional achievements, community service, or volunteer activity on behalf of UMaine deserves recognition?  Nominations are being sought for the 2020 Alumni Achievement Awards. There are eight categories of awards, the purposes, criteria, and the nomination process for which can be found here. The deadline for nominations is…

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UMaine Basketball Coach featured in Sports Illustrated

UMaine’s Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Edniesha “Eddie” Curry, was the focus of a recent Sports Illustrated magazine feature on the lack of women coaching men’s basketball programs at the college and pro levels. Curry, a former WNBA player and college basketball star, is currently the only full-time female coach of a Division 1 men’s basketball…

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Popular Maine Bridge has a UMaine Connection

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge, which spans Maine’s Penobscot River and connects Verona Island to Prospect, has a connection to UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center in Orono. That connection, however, is through sensors that monitor the force, temperature, and strain of different components for their performance and longevity.  The cable-stayed bridge is 2,120 feet long…

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Corn Maze by Alumni Wins Second Best in the Country

Visitors can thank alumni Patty Minigell Treworgy ‘79, Matt ‘07 and Robin Treworgy Pellerin ‘06, and Jonathan ’07 and Christine Treworgy Kenerson ‘05, ‘07G, for creating a corn maze that pays homage to the beloved children’s book Blueberries for Sal.  The maze, located at Treworgy Family Orchards just west of Bangor, was recently chosen the second-best…

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Black Bears of Boston Host Successful Fall Event 

The Black Bears of Boston held an evening of networking and socializing in September.  Dodge Tucker ’15, ’17G and Theresa Lee ’87 co-hosted the gathering at the Legacy Club, near TD Garden. Over 65 alumni and friends attended the event. Photos from the event can be found here. The Black Bears of Boston will host…

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