Class of 2005 Summer 2022 Class Note

Although it felt like it might never happen, summer has arrived. I hope the season is treating you well and you continue to stay safe and healthy. Life is busy here in the National Capital Region and we’d love to see you if you are passing through or visiting.

Speaking of the National Capital Region, congratulations to Jon Kotredes on his promotion to the athletic training staff for the Washington Nationals! Jon is the medical and rehabilitation coordinator for the team, following a long stint in the same role for the Nationals’ minor league team. He has been with the organization since 2009 and was with the San Francisco Giants prior to that. We have yet to get to a Nats game, but it’s on the bucket list during our tour here.

Ryan Moore was featured on the Maine Business School website at the end of 2021. A marketing major during undergrad, Ryan is currently finishing his Ph.D. in marketing at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. Ryan also works full time for Bank of America and teaches part time. At the time of the website feature, Ryan was working on his dissertation. He is a Millinocket native, and his research addresses the spirit of small towns hosting unique events (such as the Millinocket Marathon & Half) without much organized support, that could be transferred to other towns or events. Best of luck with your research and congratulations!

Ryan Tewhey is a genetic researcher at The Jackson Laboratory and has been at the forefront of identifying new variants of COVID-19 in Maine. The article shared was written in September of 2021, and at the time Ryan had been leading a research team of eight in this task for the better part of a year. It was during a semester abroad (University of British Columbia in Vancouver) that Ryan found his home in studying genetics and it led him to being a researcher at the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard, as well as to his Ph.D. work at the University of California in San Diego. Ryan, thank you for playing your part!

There’s exciting news about Chris Markwood — Chris and I had sociology classes together in undergrad. In March, Chris was named the head men’s basketball coach at UMaine. While introducing him, Athletic Director Ken Ralph said that Chris “is everything we could hope for in a men’s basketball coach. He is a Maine native, a UMaine alum, a former Black Bear captain, and a long-tenured, successful assistant coach with significant experiences in the Northeast. His outstanding work and documented accomplishments at Maine, Vermont, Northeastern, and Boston College has fully prepared him to be a head coach. . . We are thrilled to be able to welcome Chris and his family back to Orono.”

Until we meet again, Class of 2005! Please shoot me a note if you have news to share.