Hello, Class of 2017! My name’s Emma and since graduating, I’ve lived in Boston, where I work in pulmonary research at Boston Children’s Hospital. I’m super excited to be the new columnist for the class! You’ve all been up to a lot of cool stuff this year — please don’t hesitate to reach out using the information above with all your great updates for future issues!
Cam Brown signed a contract with the ECHL’s Wheeling, WV Nailers last summer. The Nailers are an affiliate of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins.
John Reddington has signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. John played at UMaine from 2014-2017.
In other sports news, Mariah Fujimagari wrote: “As a 2017 graduate I would like to announce my career achievements of signing and playing my first year of professional women’s ice hockey abroad in Slovakia for the HC SKP Bratislava Police team, which is part of the European Women’s Ice Hockey League (EWHL) for the 2017-2018 season.”
Moriah Cloutier attends law school at Northeastern in Boston.
Shane Howley joined Main-Land Development Consultants in Livermore Falls, ME, where he works as a staff civil engineer and specializes in site design. Shane is also a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army National Guard and enjoys bicycling in his free time.
Brady Davis joined the New England Ocean Cluster in Portland, ME, as an activity coordinator in September 2017, where he works to support collaborative relationships between marine-related businesses and entrepreneurs throughout New England. He’s a native of Freeport, ME, and was a member of the Honors College at UMaine. He is enjoying the fast pace and creative startup environment he works in, and says his days “fly by.”
Jared Grenier undertook training in Portland, OR, to tackle a two-year assignment as the FoodCorps service member at RSU 40 (which includes Miller School and Medomak Middle School). He works tirelessly to connect children to healthy food at an early age, helping them to lead healthier lives. Over the course of a year, Jared interacts with over 350 students, introducing them to different healthy foods, and assisting in the coordination of a community garden that is tended by The Outsiders Club at Medomak Middle School. Jared is looking forward to his second year at RSU 40, and to an upcoming yearly training in Oregon.
Benjamin Treat G became the director of the Bangor Public Library in May. He previously worked as a director at the University of Maine at Augusta libraries in both Bangor and Augusta. Ben says, “Having grown up in Brewer, using the Bangor Public Library is one of my first library memories.” Ben holds an MS in library science from Simmons College in Boston, where he worked as a reference librarian at Boston Public Library right after graduate school. He has an MA in English from the University of Maine. “Having lived out of state for more than a decade,” he says, “I am now deeply aware of how unique and remarkable the Bangor Public Library is.”
After graduation, Nicole Ireland joined the Brewer office of CES, a Maine-based firm of engineers, environmental scientists, and land surveyors, as a full time natural resources scientist. She performs natural resources fieldwork, environmental reporting and permitting, environmental assessments and inspections, and GIS work.
Please send me your news over the next year- especially if you have any high-quality images to accompany it! I can most easily be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.