Class of ’87 Fall 2017 Class Notes

Andrew P. Nagelin

56 Gibson Street

Medford, MA 02155


The 3-0 Reunion is coming up this year. If you plan on going you should start making plans. There may be a few more hotels in the greater Orono area than when we were students, but Orono is still a small town in Maine.

You also may want to consider making a donation to the Class of ’87 Scholarship fund. The last time I checked we had less than $3,000 in our account. If a bunch of us wrote even a modest check, it would make a huge difference. If you log on to our class page on the Alumni Association’s website, you can give to the class scholarship or another fund.

Diane Phillips Brooke sent me an email in July. She recently celebrated 21 years of working for the Walt Disney Company! Pretty amazing. She writes: “My current role is senior manager, human resources at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. During the past 21 years, I have been working in HR roles supporting many different businesses at Walt Disney World, including resort hotels, transportation (including monorail, buses, and boats), Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Sports, Disney Springs, finance, risk management, and immigration compliance.

“I moved to Orlando in 1995, following a five-year career in human resources at UNUM in Portland. My husband, Chris Brooke, (not a UMaine graduate) and I have been married for nine years. I recently had lunch with two fellow UMaine graduates while I was in Maine visiting over the 4th of July weekend—Elizabeth Swenson Shields ‘88 and Deborah Nelson Robinson ‘86.

Jim Boylen, who is assistant head coach of the Chicago Bulls, was an integral part of the team’s success in 2017. The Bulls made it to Eastern Conference quarterfinals but lost to the Boston Celtics. Jim has spent about 20 years with the NBA after a highly successful career at UMaine.

Paul Cavanaugh submitted his name to become district attorney for Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo Counties to replace Geoffrey Rushlau, who was up for a Maine District Court judgeship.

Michael Thompson G has been named senior project scientist at CES. CES is a Maine-based firm of engineers, environmental scientists, and land surveyors. Michael brings 30 years of experience in identification, assessment, and permitting projects involving natural resource and wildlife habitat impacts.