Class of 1987 Summer 2022 Class Note

Class of ’87 35th Class Reunion!

Can you believe that it’s been 35 years since you last took an exam as an undergrad? What a long, strange trip it’s been! Think how much has changed in that period of time.

The class officers have been discussing plans for our Reunion. One thing that we would like to do is increase our Class of ’87 Scholarship Fund to $35,000. We have a ways to go, but we can get there from here with a little help from everyone. Our Reunion is scheduled for the weekend of October 15, 2022. Keep an eye out for Reunion updates and information on how you can help grow our scholarship fund to where we can help a deserving UMaine student.

In professional news:

Monica Cease is the new finance director for Hancock County. Monica had been the treasurer for the town of Swan’s Island for 20 years and worked with the Ellsworth School Department on financial matters. These positions have given her substantial experience working with financial management software. Monica took on the day-to-day accounting responsibilities for the former county treasurer, Michael Boucher.

Scott Worcester opened Sawyer’s Specialties in Northeast Harbor. The store features cheeses from around the world, wine, gourmet foods, and more.

You may recall that Matthew Dunlap ’94G successfully ran for Maine state auditor after being Maine Secretary of State for eight years. Unfortunately, Matt had to step down when he failed to pass the required exams to obtain the necessary certification to hold the position of state auditor.

Daniel Higgins resigned as superintendent of the Ellsworth School District. Dan had been superintendent since 2014 and helped recreate the Ellsworth School Department after the split from RSU 24. No future plans were mentioned.

Keep your cards and letters coming and I hope to see you in Orono this October!