Class of 2005 Winter 2020 Class Note

Mary (Gatchell-Fenderson) Gauvin

Hello from Virginia, Class of 2005! Team Gauvin successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean and we are settled in the northern Virginia area (near DC). We look forward to seeing Black Bears in this area. Please feel free to reach out!

Congratulations to Tim Throckmorton on his retirement after 39 years with WABI in Bangor. Tim is the longest-serving sportscaster in Maine and a pillar in many households around Maine. Two years ago, Tim was honored as the Maine Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association! He considers covering the 1993 and 1999 NCAA Hockey National Championships career highlights.

Dan Burgess was selected by Maine Governor Janet Mills to become her top advisor on energy policy. Dan spent the past eight years working in the Massachusetts governor’s office and also worked on the 2012 reelection campaign for President Obama.

Michelle Gayne ’03, ’05G has been at UMaine’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences since at least spring 2018, as mentioned in the sociology department newsletter. Michelle is an academic advisor and records specialist.

Shane Gower G was one of 50 teachers selected nationwide to attend a World War II conference in DC during summer 2019. Shane is a history teacher at Maranacook Community High School in Readfield, ME. He is the first teacher from Maine to participate in the Friends of the National World War II Memorial Teachers Network and Conference, which had a theme of innovation and industry. Shane is hoping to tie in the local shipping industry and canneries from the Maine coast to his curriculum.

While we definitely miss Germany, being back on the East Coast has great benefits. Reconnecting with UMaine classmates has for sure been one of them. Looking forward to hearing what you’ve been up to, and perhaps seeing you, too.