Class of 1985 Winter 2022 Class Note

Happy New Year! What’s on your bucket list that you can make happen in 2022?

Steven Hallowell is a vice president, wastewater practice group leader, and newest member of the board of directors for Wright-Pierce. He has been with Wright-Pierce for over 30 years and has served as project manager for several wastewater, water, and civil projects throughout Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, and Maine.

The U.S. Small Business Association named Diane Rosebush Sturgeon as director of its Maine District Office. Diane joined the SBA in 2012 as a lender relations specialist and has more than 10 years of banking experience with community and national lenders. A UMaine graduate with a degree in secondary education, Diane also completed the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders Fundamentals Diploma Program.

Peter Reid, an assistant dean at the University of Maine, was named the volunteer chair of University Credit Union. Peter has been a member of the UCU board since 2016 and serves in the university’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. Peter earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1985 and an MBA from UMaine in 1989.

Rebecca Wyke has been named the chief executive officer of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System after serving four years as president of the University of Maine at Augusta. She joined the University of Maine System as vice chancellor for finance and administration in 2008.

The Airline Community School in Aurora, ME, is missing Andy Bryan, who recently retired after a 32-year career. Andy wore many hats during his tenure at the rural Maine school: teacher, coach, chess club advisor, and even school bus driver. Also retiring from the same school was his wife, Beth Vose Bryan ‘89G. As Andy said, “this school has become our home. I don’t take for granted how lucky we are. Or that Beth and I were able to work together so closely all these years.” Sounds just about right — enjoy your retirement!

Caleb Pusey joined Criterium Engineers’ corporate headquarters team in Freeport, ME, as a software developer. He previously worked as a software developer for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks in Warren, ME. Caleb resides in Bremen, where he volunteers at his local library helping patrons with technology issues and redesigning the library’s website.

Stuart Hodgkins wrote: “I retired in September 2020 from my position as city engineer for the city of Citrus Heights, CA. After 35 years in public works engineering, I am looking to spend more time on other passions such as woodworking, skiing, and travel. Diane, my wife of 33 years, and I hope to start traveling again soon now that COVID seems to be waning, with Africa being tops on our list (we will see).”

May all of your new year wishes come true! Drop me a line and share your news with your ’85 classmates. Yes, we want to know!