Class of 1997 Summer 2021 Class Note

Yolanda Sly Kozuha
1117 State Route 17A
Greenwood Lake, NY 10925
(202) 253-3083

Hello, Class of ’97!
Summer is here and where I am in Greenwood Lake, NY, it means summer on the lake. While not nearly as big as some of Maine’s lakes, there are still lots of boats, fishing, and tourists. Remember to be nice wherever you go. I hope you’re all enjoying summer fun. News? Email me at or via Facebook at Yolanda Sly Kozuha.
It was nice to hear from Scott Rotondo, who wrote, “Currently living in Pawtucket, RI, with my wife and two daughters. Controller for Hanna Instruments, and consulting part time as well. Also have signed on as the treasurer for a candidate in the 2022 Rhode Island governor election. Hope that all is well and Go Black Bears!” 
Congratulations to Jeffrey N. Schweitzer, of Northeast Financial Strategies, for being named Wrentham’s 2021 Alignable Local Business Person of the Year! The online referral network for small businesses recognized local business leaders who’ve gone above and beyond to help peers during the COVID crisis. ”The Wrentham community means a great deal to me and, like many of my peers, I have gladly helped my fellow small business owners overcome a number of obstacles during this tough time,” Jeffrey said. 
The LEAD1 Association (“LEAD1”), which represents athletic directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), released a white paper titled “Actionable Recommendations to Create More Diverse Senior Leadership in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) College Sports.” Sean Frazier G, the associate vice president and director of athletics at Northern Illinois University, co-chairs LEAD1’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group that created the white paper endorsed by the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association. “As we continue to observe the current diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges that our colleges and universities are experiencing, these LEAD1 actionable recommendations, developed by FBS practitioners, researchers, and scholars, provide a much-needed road map for measurable change,” said Sean. “I am humbled to have contributed to this effort, but more importantly, I am appreciative of all those who will take accountability for this extremely important leadership.” 
Congratulations to Monique Gibouleau Bouchard for her promotion to marketing executive at CourseStorm. The Orono-based software company specializes in online registration and class marketing platforms.  
Welcome back to Maine, Tabatha McKay! Her new position as U.S. Cellular’s area vice president and general manager of retail sales and operations for New England will have her relocating from Des Moines, IA, to the Ellsworth, ME, area, reported the Portland Press Herald. Tabatha will lead sales and operations of both corporate-owned and agent retail locations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 

Congratulations to Sue Sorg G, ’05 C.A.S., who was reelected to the Bangor School Committee. 
Also serving Bangor is Sarah Dubay ’00G, as a member of the Bangor City Council. Sarah works as business development officer for First National Bank, and has been active in business and the health care field. She serves as chair of the Penquis CAP board, is on the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is a board member of the UMaine Alumni Association. More recently she also became a board member of the Maine Municipal Association.