Class of 2009 Winter 2024 Class Note

 Hello, oh-niners! I write to you from Bangor, ME, where I am enjoying what are to me the best parts of winter: candles, cozy blankets, time with family, baking, reading, and creating clean, crisp lines with my snowblower. Like a Zen garden, but in my driveway. My husband, Kevin Foss ’96, and I were also fortunate enough to take a wonderful trip to England and Scotland in December, just in time for the Christmas markets.

On this side of the pond, Peter Hallen CAS has become the superintendent of Waterville public schools after holding the assistant superintendent position for about a year. Prior to these positions, Peter served 22 years at the Mid-Maine Technical Center, also in Waterville, ME. A former superintendent of Lewiston Public Schools, Bill Webster CAS has been named assistant district director for Score Maine. Score is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that provides small business mentoring and education. Over in South Portland, ME, Brandon Blake has been promoted to project delivery engineering and design manager at Sebago Technics, an engineering firm. In the world of banking, Seth Poplaski has been hired as one of University Credit Union’s community engagement managers. The position is based out of Orono. Prior to UCU, Seth worked for Northern Light Health.

It’s excellent seeing the Class of 2009 making such great impacts around the state of Maine. Let’s keep it going! Whether you live in Maine, Michigan, or Morocco, we want to hear from you! Like/follow the UMaine Class of 2009 page on Facebook, where I do my best to regularly post news articles, items of interest, and event announcements about the college of our hearts always. You can email me directly with any news at the address provided above. Check it out, stay in touch!

Have a great winter season, friends.