Class of 1998 Summer 2021 Class Note

LTC Robert E. Brewer 
c/o Buchanan Alumni House
1 Alumni Place
Orono, ME 04469-5792

Hearty Maine Hello from northern Virginia! 
Congratulations to Jeremy Rich G on his promotion to associate professor and awarded tenure at the University of Maine. Jeremy is an environmental microbiologist in the School of Marine Sciences based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, where he also studied microbiology as a graduate student. Jeremy returned to the University of Maine as a faculty member in 2015. He was a faculty member at Brown University in Rhode Island prior to his return. He is one of the lead investigators on the Maine-eDNA project, a National Science Foundation-funded project co-led by the university and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Jeremy investigates the role that bottom-dwelling microorganisms play in the nutrient cycles of the Damariscotta River estuary and other marine environments.
We received a great update on Adam “Hoagie” Fisher, director of collections, digital initiatives, and promotion for the Maine State Library. Adam has been overseeing the library’s temporary move as the Cultural Building in Augusta, in which it’s housed, is undergoing significant upgrades to its mechanical systems. As part of the move, he is relocating seven linear miles of their collection! Adam has been with the Maine State Library since 2013. He previously was with the Department of Labor from 2001 to 2013. He’s an active member of the community, serving on the Hall Dale Little League Board and the Hallowell Row House Board of Trustees. Adam lives in Farmingdale with his wife, Nina, and their three children. 
I hope everyone is staying healthy. Hopefully, conditions continue to improve and will allow us to meet each other in person again at alumni events. Please continue to send in updates on yourself and our classmates.