Class of 2007 Winter 2022 Class Note

Greetings, classmates! I hope this winter is finding you well after the hot, dry summer we experienced in Massachusetts.
It’s hard to believe that we have passed our 15th anniversary of graduating from UMaine. Pretty soon we’ll be planning a 20th Reunion — where did the time go? Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, it’s time to celebrate the achievements of our classmates in the present.
Congratulations to Amy Bernard G for being hired as the county administrator for Franklin County. Amy has plenty of experience in local government to bring to her new job. Previously she was the town manager for Wayne, Paris, and most recently, Newry. Best wishes in your new job, Amy!
After teaching health and physical education for the last 14 years, classmate Katie Lutts has joined OUT Maine as its new school engagement coordinator. In this new position, Katie will work with Maine schools to support inclusivity and support for LGBTQ+ students and all marginalized youth. Katie’s position is part of a larger goal to expand OUT Maine’s impact on shaping school climate in Maine schools. Katie is also recently married! Details were not available when I wrote this. Katie, send me a pic and some information to include next time, and congratulations!
Kellie Doolen has obtained her license to sell property and casualty insurance in Maine as a team member at Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden. Kellie started at Allen in 2019 as a member of the support staff and has moved her way up through the ranks. Congratulations, Kellie!
Classmate Scott Horey returned to the University of Maine in April 2022 as part of an international cultural exchange trip. Scott is a professor at the University of Science and Arts in Chiapas, Mexico, and brought his graduate percussion ensemble to perform and teach a masterclass on campus. The performance at Minsky Recital Hall featured contemporary and pop, traditional Mexican, and classical music genres. The masterclass included conversation about arts and international cultural exchange and music camaraderie. It is so exciting to see our classmates bringing their experiences back to campus to share with the next generation of alumni.
That’s all the news for this edition. Please email me if you have exciting news to share in the next edition. See you in the summer!