Class of 1986 Spring 2018 Class Note

Julie-Ann Baumer

P.O. Box 82

Lisbon Falls, ME 04252


Have you ever thought you’d like to be more involved at “the college of our hearts always”?  Something different, more than just writing a check or attending a sporting event?

Two members of the Class of 1986, both graduates of the Maine Business School (MBS), did just that.

Shelly Elliott Bartlett, a Rumford, ME, native with a dual degree in finance and accounting, started working in public accounting immediately after graduation. She worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, earned her CPA, worked for Unum, and has been working at L.L. Bean for a number of years now, most recently as vice president of internal audits. She also serves on the MBS Advisory Board and has given talks to UMaine students currently enrolled in the college. She’s been a resource to business professor Ivan Manev on a range of issues that impact students today.

Another MBS graduate, Sara Morris, gave the Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture titled “Accounting for Happiness” in September 2017. With her degree in accounting, Sara began her career at Deloitte & Touche. She had a number of other positions until 2008, when she became the managing director at Stone Coast Fund Services, a Portland, ME-based hedge fund administration company. In her talk, presented to an audience of nearly 150 people, Sara spoke about how the Honors College program enhanced her University of Maine experience.

There are so many ways to contribute to the university. It’s exciting to see the engagement of just two of our classmates. If you’ve had an opportunity to serve the university in this type of capacity, we’d love to read more about it here. Dear friends and classmates, I love whatever news you have. Take care and we’ll meet again here in the fall!