Class of 1997 Winter 2024 Class Note

I hope this finds you well! The coffee roastery expansion is complete and should open by the time this magazine is printed. Let us know what you’re up to at or Facebook at Yolanda Sly Kozuha.

Hearty cheers to Monique Gibouleau Bouchard on completing her second season as a professional tour guide with her company, Madame History. Monique’s company features entertaining and educational walking tours, excursions, and experiences in the Bangor region.

Congratulations to John Bapst Athletic Director and Football Coach Dan O’Connell G, who received the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators State Award of Merit. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and meritorious service and achievement in the vocation of interscholastic administration. “I am grateful to work with outstanding student-athletes at John Bapst. Working to provide opportunities for high school kids to learn, grow, and succeed through educational-based athletics is a dream come true, and to be recognized for your efforts is such an honor,” he said.

UMaine’s Sports Hall of Fame inducted Stacey Porrini Clingan for her contributions to the Black Bears women’s basketball team. Stacey, who passed in 2018 of breast cancer, was a key component in UMaine’s four consecutive conference championships from 1993-1997. She scored 1,128 career points, and her 929 rebounds is the fifth-most in school history. Her 185 career blocks is second most. Stacey owns the school record for the most blocked shots in a season (79), in a game (7), and also for the most rebounds ever grabbed in an NCAA Tournament game (13).