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We’re Going to Costa Rica — And You Can Too!

Next year the alumni travel program will visit Costa Rica from November 6-15, 2020. Travelers will get to experience lush forests, exotic plants and animals, stunning waterfalls, rumbling volcanoes, and endless coastlines. You will find a slice of paradise and so much more!  Those interested in learning about the trip can sign up for the…

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Bodwell Motors has Provided Alumni Association Vehicles for 58 Years

Bodwell Motors began providing a vehicle for the Alumni Association’s use in 1961, when the company’s founder, Bill Bodwell ’50, offered this service. Thanks to the generosity of Bill’s son Jim ’81 and grandson Erik ’13, reliable vehicles have continued to help the executive directors of the Alumni Association travel to alumni events from Maine…

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Student Alumni Ambassadors Establish Leadership Positions

As the semester comes to an end, the Student Alumni Ambassadors have much to be proud of.  The full membership met twice this semester to elect officers, write the organization’s constitution and bylaws, and apply to become a university-affiliated student organization. Members elected the following (pictured above): Jeremy Richards ’20, president; Owen Vadala ’21, vice…

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Executive Alum Returns to Visit Maine Business School

Bob Sherlock ’77, chief marketing officer and partner with the international consulting firm Chief Outsiders, returned to campus recently as a visiting executive. A Rhode Island native who now resides in suburban Chicago, Sherlock’s long career includes senior roles with General Electric and Wickes, for which he served as vice president for marketing. While in…

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Vice President for Enrollment Management Meets with Alumni Association’s Board of Directors

R. Lizzie Wahab, UMaine’s vice president for enrollment management, recently met with the Alumni Association’s board of directors to update the board on student recruitment strategies. The Alumni Association is collaborating with Wahab’s office to connect alumni with prospective students and their influencers, primarily parents and high school guidance counselors. One of Wahab’s ongoing initiatives…

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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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