Greetings, Class of 2013!
This year marks our 10-year class Reunion! We are looking forward to seeing many of you at Homecoming in the fall. Until then, here are some updates on the impressive things our classmates have been doing:
Alison Lane, who works at Coastal Enterprise Inc. (CEI), a nonprofit, community development financial institution in Brunswick, Maine, was promoted to associate center director of the Maine Small Business Development Center.
Kristy Hapworth became a partner at Rudman Winchell, a law firm in Bangor, ME.
Bill Tracy G was appointed as director of Hancock County Technical Center (HCTC) with unanimous support from the Ellsworth School Board. Bill holds both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Maine, and he is also currently pursuing a doctorate.
Tawney Jacobs was hired as the director of supportive services at Downeast Community Partners in Ellsworth. Tawney holds a bachelor’s degree in food science and nutrition, with a minor in child development from the University of Maine, and a Master of Public Health from the University of New England.
Erica Hidu, MD, joined Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine: Pediatric Clinic at Maine Medical Center. Erica is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in pediatrics. She was an internal medicine-pediatrics intern and resident at Maine Medical Center, where she completed a chief resident year in pediatrics.
Bridie McGreavy, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental communication in the University of Maine’s Department of Communication and Journalism, was the 2022 recipient of the J. Robert Cox Award in Environmental Communication & Civic Engagement from the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Bridie focuses on how communication shapes sustainability and justice in coastal shellfishing communities, river restoration and freshwater conservation initiatives, and diverse collaborations to address complex problems.
Former University of Maine quarterback, Warren Smith, Jr., recently won the National Arena League championship as the backup quarterback for the Albany Empire in the team’s 47-20 win over the Carolina Cobras. Warren completed 17 of 21 passes for 146 yards and six touchdowns without an interception in the championship game. This is Warren’s second professional football championship victory since he led UMaine to a 9-4 record and a berth in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals in 2011. That year he threw for 3,133 yards, second most in a single season in school history, and was named a second team all-conference selection. Warren is also currently an assistant football coach at his alma mater, Lacey Township High School in Lanoka Harbor, NJ, where he teaches and coaches golf.
Tyler Walsh, a Colby College assistant coach, faced off against his brother Sean Walsh, a Bowdoin College assistant coach. Colby’s Mules chalked up a 4-2 victory over the Polar Bears in the 210th installment of the nation’s oldest small college hockey rivalry. Tyler and Sean, along with their brother Travis, carry on the rich hockey legacy of their late father, Shawn Walsh, who built the University of Maine men’s hockey program from the ground up and led it to a pair of NCAA championships in 1993 and 1999.