Hello, classmates! We hope you’re enjoying the summer, wherever you are! After several crazy Covid years, life seems to be returning to something close to normal. Let us know what you’ve been doing and your future plans. Lots of us, including your favorite class correspondents, are hitting the big 50 this year. Any big celebrations planned? We will report back once the shock has worn off!
Karl Kreutz G was selected as the University of the Arctic (UArctic) chair in arctic ice, climate, and environmental history. UArctic is a network of universities, including the University of Maine, and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. Karl, who is the director and a professor at the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, also received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Maine. The Presidential Award recognizes his outstanding achievements in teaching in Earth and climate sciences, research in the biophysics of flow-related biological and physiological functions in humans and animals, and impactful community engagement in nursing, particularly during the past two years of the pandemic.
Michelle Emmons Clements is the public relations and communications manager for the Portland Water District. In September 2021, she was appointed as editor of the New England Water Works Association’s technical publication, the Journal.
Rebecca Wallis Palmer ’96G moved back to Maine from San Diego, CA, to lead Downeast Community Partners, which serves Hancock and Washington counties.
Finally, we are saddened to learn of the passing, in December 2021, of Peter Bolduc, who had been a physical education teacher and co-coach of Winslow High School’s football team.
As always, we would love to hear from you — all updates, big or small — are welcome!