Class of 1989 Winter 2020 Class Note

Heidi Woodward Keyho

Happy winter!

It’s ski, skate, and snowmobile season! Get out there and make the best of what the beautiful state of Maine has to offer.

I hope many of you reconnected during the Class of 1989’s 30th Reunion at Homecoming. If you have pictures, please post them to the Class of 1989’s Facebook page so we can live vicariously through you!

Many of you on Facebook are sending your own kids off to college and it’s hard to believe we were freshmen like they are now. Naturally it makes me happy, because my four years at UMaine count as some of the best and most memorable of my life. Knowing what great friendships I made and what fun experiences I had, I wish the same for them. And I know many of my classmates in the College of Education are coming up on 30 years of teaching. Hats off to you!

Here’s some alumni news:

Scott Albert ’99G is superintendent of RSU 73-Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls.

Ben Spike, who established six men’s soccer school records, including 26 career goals and captaining UMaine’s only North Atlantic Conference Championship team in 1988, was inducted into the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame.

Bob Corkum, former UMaIne hockey assistant, is head coach of the US women’s national hockey team.

Matthew Grant, retiring after 28 years with the Maine State Police, is the new sergeant of the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department. This appointment has brought his career full circle, as he worked part-time for the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department during college in the late 1980s.

Jack Capuano, a Cranston, RI, native who played hockey for the University of Maine, was included in the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. Jack was an All-American defenseman at Maine, and then turned to coaching after playing for three NHL teams. He coached the New York Islanders for seven seasons, became the associate coach of the Florida Panthers, and is now associate head coach of the Ottawa Senators.

Fill the steins!