Class of 1988 Fall 2018 Class Note

Deborah Carll Curtis

56 Green Ridge Drive

Buxton, ME 04093


REUNION October 26-28 at Homecoming


Hello, Class of 1988! There is little news to report this time, but I would love to share your news with the class in an upcoming MAINE Alumni Magazine — so send your news my way!

Since I always ask for your news, I, Deborah Carll Curtis, decided to share a bit of my own in this column. Thirty years ago last May we, the Class of 1988, sat on the football field as we graduated from the University of Maine, and that was the day my husband of 30 years proposed. Larry Curtis ’87 and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in November. Larry and I also found ourselves childless this fall as our youngest son headed to college. With two sons in college, jobs, a home, extended family, and each other, we are busy, but I do wonder where the 20 years spent raising our sons and where the 30 years since our time at UMaine has gone. Through good times and bad, our memories of UMaine have always been a shining light in our minds. We certainly enjoyed those years.

While my news was personal to share, the press has reported news on two of our classmates. After being nominated by Gov. Paul LePage ’75G, Daniel Brennan was confirmed in April as director of the Maine State Housing Authority. According to the Kennebec Journal, Dan “had served since 2016 as senior director of programs for the authority.” The Maine State Housing Authority was created in 1969 by the state legislature to oversee a variety of financial and housing services in the state — from fixed-rate mortgages for low-income families to assisting developers of affordable housing to energy-saving weatherization programs. Congratulations, Dan, on your appointment!

Our other classmate to make the news is Robert “Bobby” Wilder, who was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in January 2018. Bobby played basketball and football in high school in Madison, ME, before serving as quarterback during his tenure at the University of Maine where he “graduated as the program’s all-time leading passer” (Bangor Daily News). He was an assistant coach at the University of Maine for 17 years before becoming head coach in 2007 at Old Dominion in Virginia when the football program at Old Dominion resumed after a 69-year hiatus. Thank you, Bobby, for representing Maine so well.

And that is all there is to share this time around, Class of ’88. As always, I’d love to hear from you.