Class of 1966 Winter 2020 Class Note

Dan Hillard

When will spring arrive? It’s been a rough winter already, but we bundle up with a good book and enjoy life! Last fall I received a call from Robert Harrison, who’s still practicing law in Kentucky. As a reminder Bob was our campus mayor, Snuffy Smith. He was commissioned through ROTC and served over 30 years of active and reserve duty.

Jack Schrader of Manchester, ME, has given more than 14 gallons of blood since 1965, when he was motivated to give blood by his brother, who was serving in the Army in Vietnam. He figured donating blood was the least he could do to give back to the community and repay people like his brother, who was fighting for him. Jack was recently recognized as a “Real Hero” by the American Red Cross.

Seems like yesterday that Joe Ferris was named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player after pitching the University of Maine to a third-place finish. Joe’s number 29 is displayed on Maine’s Wall of Legends. He is only the sixth Black Bear to have his number honored in this way. A wonderful honor for a classy guy. Congratulations, Joe.