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Hello classmates! I hope you all had an amazing summer, and good news to share will come my way over the fall and winter months to report in the spring issue. Unfortunately, there are only a few tidbits to share this time around.
Lt. David Zieroth was chosen as the next commanding officer of the USS Tornado, a Navy patrol ship stationed in Jacksonville, FL. David has been a commissioned Navy officer since his graduation from UMaine. He has completed tours on the USS Germantown and the USS Port Royal, and has been an instructor at the Surface Warfare School in Newport, RI. Before receiving his new CO post, he was a weapons officer aboard the USS Bainbridge. Congratulations!
Tara Hartson was profiled in the New York Times about her job as a surveyor for Herrick & Salisbury in Ellsworth, a job she acquired after a part-time experience while working on her degree at UMaine. Hartson describes surveying as “going on a treasure hunt, except you don’t get map.” She also cited the challenges of working outside in the Maine summers and winters. If you are interested, you can read the full article “Between Mosquito Bites, Getting the Lay of the Land” in the New York Times online.
Joshua Nadeau was awarded a Maine Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Justin is the head of the Northern Maine Development Commission in Caribou, where he helps people who are trying to start their own business, expand a current business, or sell/buy businesses by guiding them through the process, writing formal business plans, and creating sales projections. Justin also holds nine to ten workshops per year about Maine business. Congratulations, Justin!
Kevin Reed was hired as an assistant basketball coach at UMaine. Before accepting this new position, Kevin was the boys’ basketball coach at Bangor Christian School for eight seasons and also served as athletic director. Kevin had an impressive coaching career at Bangor Christian, where his teams reached the Class D North quarterfinals in both of the last two seasons. Kevin is returning to the UMaine men’s basketball program where he was a two-time captain as a student and is the program’s career leader in games played, second in three-pointers, and third in steals all-time.
That is all for this edition. I hope to hear from you all soon!