I hope you are out and about enjoying the summer weather, and perhaps planning a vacation. Unfortunately, my packet of news-clippings got lost in the mail (I temporarily moved for the winter) so there’s only one official bit of news besides my happenings.
Scott Horey returned to campus to perform a solo concert and conduct a percussion clinic in late January at Minsky Recital Hall. Scott performs nationally and internationally as a solo percussionist and drummer. He completed a recent tour in Poland, Denmark, and Greece. He is the principal percussionist of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra in Mankato, MN. Scott is also an assistant professor of percussion at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
“The four years I spent at UMaine studying with Stuart Marrs were a big turning point in my life and key to my early development as an artist and teacher,” he says.
Scott’s performances include an eclectic mix of styles, composers, and original compositions. See his website: scottyhorey.com.
If you have updates you’d like me to share in the next column, please email them to me at email@example.com. It feels weird to talk about myself, but here goes —
I (Jennifer Coleman ’09G) have been a social studies teacher at Manchester Essex Regional High School in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, since August 2010. I primarily teach United States History and AP US Government and Politics. In the summer I enjoy going to the beach and traveling as much as possible. This past summer I dragged my non-history-loving boyfriend on a 2,500-mile cross-country road trip following the Oregon Trail. It was the nerdiest and greatest thing I have ever done!
In January, I hung out with classmate Monica Squires Wilson for a weekend in Orono to catch some Maine hockey at the Alfond. We had so much fun eating at our old favorite haunts, Pat’s Pizza and Harvest Moon, and checking out all the new breweries. If you haven’t been to Orono in a while, you definitely need to visit the new Orono Brewing Company location on Margin Street in Orono. The beers are great, the tater tot nachos are awesome, and it’s owned by Abe Furth and his wife, Heather Cressey Furth ’03. I can’t wait to go back. They have a great variety of brews, my favorite being their anniversary Ghost Stout.
Monica married her husband, Matt, back in October 2017 at Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, NH, the same place they got engaged. Monica and Matt honeymooned in Hawaii in the summer of 2018. They currently live in Milford, NH, with their two dogs and two cats.
In March, I went to Houston, TX, to visit classmate Ashley Lamoreau Geyer. Ashley moved to Houston in 2012 and I am still waiting for her to get sick of the sunshine and warmth and move back to Maine so she is closer to me. Ashley is a senior buyer for S&B Engineers and Construction. She was also the president of their Young Professionals Organization. Ashley married her husband, Josh, in October 2016. In March 2018, they welcomed their son Benjamin. I had so much fun in Houston visiting with Ashley and Josh, attending the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show, and celebrating Ben’s first birthday. Don’t worry; I brought Ben lots of Maine gear from my Orono trip in January! He is a future Black Bear in themaking.
Well, that’s about as much as I have to report now. As you can tell, I am having a great 2019 so far and I hope you are as well. I am hoping that my news clippings will magically appear one day and that I’ll have twice as much to report next time, especially with all the email news you are going to send me!