Happy summer, Class of 2006! Summer is my favorite season here in New Jersey. Our winters aren’t nearly as harsh as they are in Maine, but we get the cold, gloomy days without all the snow! A quick update on our family: I’m working as a realtor at Weichert Realtors in Haddonfield, NJ. My husband, Jeffrey “Phil” Mason, works at Power Engineers. Our twin boys just turned 11 and spend most of their free time going fishing!
Here are some updates from our classmates:
Ryan Curry ’12G, financial reporting manager at IDEXX in Gorham, was honored in January at the inaugural MaineMBA Alumni Awards event. The event honored alumni of the MaineMBA and those who graduated from the founding programs at UMaine and USM. Ryan’s award was for “Outstanding Accounting MBA Alumni”. Ryan prioritizes lifelong learning, and his achievements include serving on the MECPA board and serving on the IDEXX Analyst Community Steering Committee, and he has several degrees and certifications. Ryan previously served eight years in the Army National Guard and was deployed to Afghanistan.
Gibrian Foltz ’07G was promoted to senior manager at Baker Newman Noyes, specializing in S corporations, closely held businesses, and personal taxation. Gibrian joined Baker Newman Noyes in 2007. He is also a member of the Portland Public Art Committee and serves as treasurer of Creative Portland.
Dennis Dottin-Carter was named the Bulldogs’ assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator, and defensive line coach at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Dennis was previously UConn’s defensive line coach for five seasons. Prior to UConn, he worked at the University of Delaware as defensive line coach and then co-defensive coordinator, as well as interim head coach during the 2016 season. His coaching career began at UMaine in 2008 as tight end coach.
Seth D. Robertson, who was a member of the Honors College and now serves as a member of the Honors College Board of Advocates, wrote that he has “successfully defended his Doctor of Education dissertation at Northeastern University in December. The title of his thesis is ‘Exploring the Lived Experience of Adjunct Faculty Members at a Private Religious Institution.’” Seth thanks the Honors College community for helping set him on this path and shares that he, “would not have had the passion for learning and the deep understanding of research necessary to earn this degree without the Senior Honors Thesis experience I had as an undergraduate.” Seth currently serves as the associate director of Boston-Based Pathway Programs at Northeastern University and stays well-connected to his Black Bear roots as co-chair of the Black Bears of Boston and as a member of the board of directors for the UMaine Senior Skull Society.
Congratulations to Michael DeVito, who will be one of the 12 members inducted to the 2022 class for the Maine Sports Hall of Fame! The ceremony will take place on October 30th at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Mike played nine seasons as a defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets.
Your classmates would love to hear what’s going on in your life! Please reach out any time if you’d like your updates to be included in the next issue.