Class of 1951 Summer 2021 Class Note

Frances Pratt Caswell
25 Thornton Way #106
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-6084

Greetings, classmates. I hope you have survived the pandemic and the disruption of usual activities. Thornton Oaks in Brunswick is congregate independent living so we have had rules and regulations to keep us safe.

Now we have had our second vaccination shots and are looking forward to family gatherings. Zooms have been great, but by the time you read this column we should be able to hug our loved ones again.
If you aren’t able to travel to Orono, check out the Zoom opportunities scheduled for Reunion in 2021.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of our graduation. I’ve been writing this column ever since we started making plans for our 50th reunion. If you would like it to continue a while longer, please write to say the Maine Hello to your surviving classmates. Tell them what you are doing to stay active or share a favorite memory of your days at the University of Maine.

One news item from a classmate came from Malcolm Chadbourne. He announced: “I have written two more novels published via Amazon, Harold and Rich’s Ride.”

For the 2020 – 2021 academic year, the Class of 1951 awarded $1,407 in scholarship funds to two

Elliot Gagnon-Victor is a first-year student studying secondary education. He is the grandchild of the
late Milton Victor.

Connor Robinson, a junior studying finance, is the grandchild of the late Lawrence Robinson, who earned his bachelor’s degree in ’51 and master’s in 1955.