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Thirty years! Can you believe we graduated that long ago! While it would be great to start planning how to mark that milestone at a big reunion weekend this fall, the Alumni Association is keeping the plans nimble. Be assured that there will be a way to celebrate, whether in person or virtually. For those of us living away, the chance to participate virtually is an exciting opportunity to join in the fun, see some familiar faces, and share some memories. Can’t wait to fill the steins to dear old Maine with you!
Until then, here is what’s new with some of our classmates. Charles Nadeau has been elected president of the James W. Sewall Company. Charles formerly served as the chief financial officer and chief operating officer for the 140-year-old Old Town company.
As we mentioned in the last column, Heather Davison Webster was selected as the 2020 Lincoln County Teacher of the Year. Heather teaches English at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. She was then selected among the pool of county winners as one of three state finalists for Maine Teacher of the Year. Congrats, Heather!
Mary Beth Nivison Bourgoin ’18G was honored as national Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Mary Beth is the field hockey coach at Winslow, where she graduated high school in 1987. She has been Winslow’s varsity coach since 2006, compiling a 173-59-5 career record, which includes the 2014 Class C state title and 2015 Class B North crown. Mary Beth also teaches U.S. history to eighth graders at Winslow Junior High.
We love to get updates from our classmates. Jim Nute let us know about a running/walking challenge he completed the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. He completed all 11 races in the Dover (New Hampshire) Race Series in one day. He offered a big thanks to his wife, fellow Black Bear Kim Fulhan Nute ‘93 for her support and for running one of the courses with him. Another big thanks went to his great friends Dianne and Dave Bird ’87, who teamed up for the last half of the challenge. Great job, Jim!
In the category of ‘how we learned to use technology differently during COVID,’ the Collins Center for the Arts, where Danny Williams ’94G is the executive director, utilized its ticketing system to streamline the process for weekly COVID-19 testing on campus, and they were recognized with the Innovation of the Year Award from ticketing firm Paciolan.
That’s UMaine initiative at work!
Continued wishes for a safe and healthy year to you and your families.
M-A-I-N-E, Gooo Blue!