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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…

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UMaine Hires New Vice President for Enrollment Management

Lizzie Wahab has been named UMaine’s new vice president for enrollment management. Her role includes overseeing the university’s recruitment and admissions operations. Wahab also handles those responsibilities for the University of Maine at Machias, which in 2017 became an affiliated campus of UMaine. Wahab has more than 18 years of experience in higher education leadership.…

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Nicole Maines ’19 to Star in TV Series

Nicole Maines ’19 has been chosen to co-star in The CW/Warner Bros.’ television show “Supergirl.” Her character, Nia Nal, a.k.a. Dreamer, is a transgender woman with a strong propensity to protect others. The role in “Supergirl” is a major career leap for Maines, who played Charlotta in the School of Performing Arts’ 2015 production of…

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UMaine Recognized in National Publications

The University of Maine has been highlighted as one of 300 “best and most interesting” colleges by the Fiske Guide to Colleges, and then again in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition.” The Fiske profile notes the university’s safety, reasonable costs, strong academic programs and faculty, and welcoming environment. It cites UMaine’s…

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Seeking 2019 Alumni Award Nominations

Do you know an alumnus or alumna whose professional achievements, community service, or volunteer activity on behalf of UMaine deserves recognition? The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2019 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…

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Reunion Registration is now Open!

Registration is now open for Reunion 2018, which will be held on campus September 13-15. This year’s Reunion will celebrate the Classes of 1950, 1953, 1958, 1963, and 1968, as well as Senior Alumni (that is, all Black Bears who have already celebrated their 50th Reunion). Click here for the schedule or activities and to…

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Baldacci, Collins Family Are Among UMaine’s 2018 Alumni Achievement Award Winners

Two of Maine’s most prominent families, both with deep ties to the University of Maine, are among the recipients selected for the UMaine Alumni Association’s 2018 alumni achievements awards. Former Maine Governor John E. Baldacci has been chosen to receive the Alumni Career Award, the Alumni Association’s highest honor.  Baldacci, a 1986 UMaine graduate, is…

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Alumni Board Welcomes New Members

          Four alumni with diverse backgrounds in business, marketing, and communications have been elected to three-year terms on the UMaine Alumni Association Board of Directors. Robert D. “Bob” Fitta ’83 has spent the last 15 years as director of advertising at Harvard Magazine. In that role he is responsible for revenue…

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Donald Hodler '80

Tony Award-Winning Alumnus

Donald Holder ’80 was nominated this year for his 12th Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for Oslo, which on June 11th won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play. Holder, a world-renowned theatrical and architectural lighting designer, created the dramatic lighting for Oslo. The play recounts the surprising behind-the-scenes events during…

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