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Greetings, classmates. Happy summer! I am sure you are as happy as I am that the warm weather has returned and we can be outside again. Due to the pandemic, there is minimal news to report this edition. I am hoping that when it comes time to write the winter edition, I’ll have twice as much news to share, as life hopefully (insert fingers crossed emoji) gets back to “normal.”
On August 7, 2020, classmate Andrew Girouard married Kelley Alana Brague (Providence College) at Holy Cross Church in Lewiston. Best man was Andrew’s brother Jeffrey Girouard ’03. Both Andrew and Jeffrey were members of the Senior Skulls while at UMaine. Andrew just finished his 14th year teaching high school math at Saint Dominic Academy in Auburn, and Kelley is a resident director at USM in Gorham. Congratulations, Andrew and Kelley!
Peter Nicholson has been promoted to senior vice president, senior portfolio manager at First National Bank. He is part of the Hancock County team and is based in Bar Harbor. Peter has been with First National Bank since 2015, starting as a portfolio manager. Congratulations on your promotion, Peter!
James Beaupre ’12 Ph.D. and his partners, Larry and Matt Murphy ’15, launched The Devil’s Half Acre Distillery in Hermon, ME. Using berries from the wild juniper trees on the Murphy family’s land, along with coriander, citrus peel, and other herbs and spices, they introduced their first product, Jigger & Jones American Gin, last winter. The gin is available at Maine liquor stores. James is director of industrial cooperation at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus, and has worked as a chemistry consultant to distilleries.
I hope you are all enjoying the summer months and you’ll hear from me again in the winter. If you have news to share, please send me an email so I can share your news in the next edition.