Class of 1982 Winter 2022 Class Notes

As we enter 2022, can you believe it’s been 40 years since we stood in the football field at UMaine on that May day and tossed our caps into the air? Equally unbelievable — to me, at least — is that some of our classmates are moving on to a well-deserved retirement.

One such alum is Kevin Stitham G, who announced his retirement in the fall after serving as Maine’s longest-serving district court judge. He retired on September 28, exactly 44 years after he became a lawyer. A native of Dover-Foxcroft, Judge Stitham attended the University of Maine School of Law and worked as an attorney before his appointment to the bench in 1998. He and his wife, Jane, now look forward to spending more quality time with their young grandson. Congratulations!

We heard from Tim Powers, who shared his fondest memories of attending Black Bear sporting events. “I remember watching a baseball game vs BC during a snow squall. We never thought about leaving,” he recalls, adding that he attended the College World Series twice to watch friends compete. Tim says he still follows UMaine sports and enjoys following athletes’ professional careers. More than just an enthusiastic spectator, Tim reports that he works for the NHL as an off-ice official and has met several Black Bear alumni as players, coaches, and general managers. Very cool!

Alicia Johnson Nichols resumed her consulting business last fall and has been working on a number of projects for nonprofit organizations. She has raised funds for numerous Maine educational, community, cultural, and arts organizations. See her website at

Wishing everyone in the Class of ’82 a happy and healthy 2022. Have any news of your own or just want to share what’s new in your life? If you have anything to share, or just want to give a shout out to your classmates, please drop me a line.