Class of 1987 Winter 2021 Class Note

Hi, Class of ’87. How’s your quarantine going?

It’s hard to believe how much the world has changed since I last sat down to
write our class notes.

I’ve been driving my daughter to work in Boston to avoid public transit. In April,
what would normally be a 30-40 minute trip could take as little as 15 minutes!

Then the traffic came back!

We continue to see a decline in news articles being published and thus a decline
in material to write about in these alumni articles.

Please feel free to email your news to me at: Have you
retired? Have all the kids graduated from college? Life is constantly changing
and as our class approaches the empty-nest and retirement years, those
changes seem to accelerate.

Remember, it doesn’t have to be about a big promotion or that you were selected
for Mission Mars!

Congratulations to Dan Tremble, who is currently serving as chair of the Bangor
City Council. Dan is no stranger to the Bangor City Council, having served
previous terms, including a time as council chair. He was treasurer for Penobscot
County for a dozen years. Dan owns and operates Fairmount Market.

Roberta Hersom was named superintendent of MSAD 49 in Fairfield. Roberta
has been in education for 26 years and has been with MSAD 49 for the past 21
years. She has been a teacher, principal, and assistant to the superintendent.
She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this challenging position.
Roberta is a prime example of how valuable UMaine is in providing leaders for
our local and state organizations.

In these challenging times, any educational leader committed to their students
and faculty has been working overtime to make sure a sound plan is in place to
allow students to learn and to keep everyone safe.

If you are an educator, tell me how it’s going for you and I’ll try to include your
experience in our next class notes.

Please be safe so you can read our next article!