Class of 1955 Summer 2021 Class Note

Janet Bishop Butler
39 Blueberry Lane, Unit C35
Falmouth, ME 04105
(207) 781-2504

A sincere “Maine Hello” to our classmates and friends as we continue in our lives with the pandemic, but I am sure that by the time you receive this MAINE Alumni Magazine that you have received your COVID-19 shots. It certainly is a positive situation now, and we hope we can get back to normal living in the months to come. I remember my four years at the university and what fun we had, what great friends we made, and the great education we got. I only wish that the students now enrolled at the university could experience a college education like the one we were able to witness, and have live classes, football, basketball, baseball, and all sports teams, dances, etc.

Speaking about students, the following students received the Class of 1955 Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year at the University of Maine:

Kelsey Brooks, a junior majoring in management, is the grandchild of Sally Mabelle Gillchrest Brooks.

Hannah Card, a first-year student majoring in studio art, is the grandchild of the late David Eugene Smith.

Connor Robinson is a sophomore majoring in finance. He is the grandchild of the late Lawrence Robinson.

Lisa Thorpe, senior, majoring in computer science and grandchild of the late Robert L. Thorpe.

Benjamin White, a first-year student majoring in engineering, is the grandchild of Paul and Janet Bishop Butler.

Congratulations to Mert Robinson, who has volunteered to be a 1955 representative on the Senior Alumni Committee. The Senior Alumni group is made up of members of each Senior Alumni class, with representation from the Classes of 1950 – 1970. This is a five-year term, and your classmates wish you well in this endeavor.

Paul Butler spent eight days in the hospital after surgery for a bulging disc. He could hardly walk before the surgery but is doing better every day with his walking, and hopes that his fingers will have feeling soon. That’s all the news for this time. Please do let me know the news that you might have and would like to share with classmates. Stay healthy, everyone.