Class of 2008 Winter 2024 Class Note


Hi, everyone! 

I hope you all had a great Homecoming and a fun Class of 2008 15th Reunion! I have a few updates to share with you this time around.

Congratulations to Ryan Green for his promotion at The Coastal Enterprises! Ryan is now their director of lending, after joining CEI in 2018 as a credit analyst, then a loan officer, and finally their senior loan & investment officer. Ryan graduated from UMaine with a B.A. in international business and marketing.

In other career news, Kelly Burrows Dorsey is now Mascoma Bank’s senior vice president and treasury and business services manager! Kelly, with over 15 years of experience in the treasury field, also serves as an advisor at the Maine Business School’s Women in Business, and sits on the investment committee of the Greater Portland Council of Governments and the finance committee of the Cathance River Education Alliance.

I loved hearing about Jeremy Milton ’12G and other UMaine alums, who collaborated with their choirs to present “Making Music for a Lifetime: A Choral Collaboration Tour,” which included concerts in Connecticut and New York! The choirs, whose members range in age from 8-87, sang their own selections in the program and then combined to perform four pieces together in the finale. Jeremy is a former student of professor emeritus Dr. Dennis Cox, who was honored in March and recognized in the program of the concert tour.

Congratulations to Joe Kellner ’12G, who is now LifeFlight of Maine’s new CEO, as of October! Joe will now be responsible for all operations of LifeFlight of Maine and LifeFlight Aviation Services.

Lastly, on a very sorrowful note, our hearts go out to Brenda Townsend Hathaway, whose husband, Maxx Hathaway, was killed in the tragic shooting in Lewiston last October. Brenda was eight months pregnant at the time, expecting the couple’s third daughter. The class sends our deepest condolences to Brenda and her family.

I hope you all have a great and safe winter. Please keep the updates coming, and I’ll see you in the next column