Class of 1994 Fall 2018 Class Note

Beth Watson Calhoun

13 Panacea Lane

Otisfield, ME 04270


Stacey Stump

5408 31st Street N

Arlington, VA 22207


Greetings, classmates!

Mark your calendars now — Homecoming 2019 will be the 25th Reunion for the Class of 1994. It hardly seems possible. Your favorite class correspondents are planning to be there and we hope you will too. In the meantime, Beth won her primary for Oxford County Treasurer back in June. If you’re in Oxford County, be sure to vote for her (again!) on November 6.

Dr. Salvador Mena ’97G has been promoted to vice chancellor for student affairs at Rutgers. He joined Rutgers in August of 2014 as the associate vice chancellor for student affairs; he was elevated to the role of senior associate vice chancellor in 2017. As senior associate vice chancellor, he managed the day-to-day operations of the Division of Student Affairs and helped provide leadership for the 25 offices and departments that make up the division. Those of our era may remember Dr. Mena as “Sal” from when he was an RA at UMaine.

Dan Monroe, P.E., has joined the WBRC Architects Engineers management team as a principal. Dan was elected unanimously to WBRC’s board of directors. He is a senior mechanical engineer and manages the firm’s mechanical engineering department. Dan is also part of the design team for the forthcoming Engineering Education and Design Center at the University of Maine.

Tara M. McCarthy is an associate professor of history at Central Michigan University with research interests in American women, social reform movements, and immigration.  She recently published a book titled Respectability and Reform: Irish American Women’s Activism, 1880 – 1920, in which she explores the contributions of a small group of Irish American women in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era who emerged as leaders, organizers, and activists.

Sam S. McGee was named chair of the board of directors of the Land and Garden Preserve of Mount Desert Island. Sam has been a board member since 2007 and his connections to the preserve are deep and personal. His relative, Charles K. Savage, conceived and created Thuya Garden and Asticou Azalea Garden, which are part of the preserve. In addition to his work with the Land and Garden Preserve, Sam is a senior vice president at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.  He lives in Northeast Harbor with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.

Mike Murphy, a teacher at John Bapst High School, was inducted into the Francis Crowe Society at the University of Maine. The Society recognizes teachers who have been influential in students’ lives and helped them to choose engineering as a major.