Class of 1989 Summer 2019 Class Note

Heidi Woodward Keyho

Thirty years in the blink of an eye! I can’t believe I am writing 30 years! How can that be? It was just yesterday we were running around the quad, going to the Bear’s Den, and watching epic hockey games in Alfond Arena.

Our class celebrates its 30th Reunion this fall. Why don’t you come home to Orono for the weekend? Enjoy the Alumni Association tours, the “Welcome Home” reception, and the tailgate tent.

You are invited to a Pat’s Pizza Party on Friday night after the “Welcome Home” reception at Buchanan Alumni House. Classmates enjoy free pizza and cash bar.

There will be a business meeting Saturday morning at Buchanan Alumni House. Watch for more details on the weekend’s events.

To honor your wonderful years at UMaine, please consider contributing to the Class of 1989 Scholarship Fund. Visit:

Call, email, instant message, or text your college besties. Tell everyone you know it’s time to come home to Maine!

It’ll be BLUE without you. See you there, Black Bear!

Congratulations to Michael Bourque, president and CEO of MEMIC, who received the Rudy Vallee award from the University of Maine Alumni Chapter of Southern Maine in November. The award was given to honor Bourque’s community involvement and enhancement of the University of Maine image. A portion of the proceeds from the event will support a scholarship in Bourque’s name, and will be awarded to a greater Portland resident enrolling at UMaine. Thanks for representing our class so well!

Scott Atherley ’91G, former UMaine men’s captain and standout soccer player, received a three-year contract extension to continue as University of Maine women’s soccer coach. Scott is in his 20th season as coach.

In other sports news, Jack Capuano was inducted into the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame. Jack was an All- American defenseman at UMaine and later played for three NHL teams. He coached the New York Islanders for seven seasons and is now the associate coach of the Florida Panthers.

Rhonda Morin, APR is executive director in communications and marketing at Clark College Foundation in Vancouver, WA. Rhonda successfully completed the examination for accreditation in public relations in October, qualifying her to use the APR professional designation. The accreditation process aims to improve the practice of public relations by assessing competence in 60 areas of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the profession. The rigorous process includes an oral portfolio presentation to a panel of peer judges and taking a 3.5-hour proctored computer exam.

Bob Corkum served as head coach of the United States women’s national hockey team for the 2018-2019 season.

The 1989 class Facebook group is at: Join the group and start posting!