Class of 1961

Class of 1961, 60th Reunion Information

Class members are invited to attend Reunion on campus September 17th. Rooms are being held at the Black Bear Inn in Orono starting at $122 per night (207- 866-7120) until August 13.

Friday, September 17 

8am – 4pm – Reunion Registration/Check-in – Visit Buchanan Alumni House at your convenience to pick up your nametag and other reunion materials. 

9 am – 11am:  “Morning Mingle” hosted by Senior Alumni at Buchanan Alumni House – Join members of the Senior Alumni Committee along with current and former non-traditional student scholarship recipients and student alumni ambassadors for a morning of conversation and student stories! Morning refreshments will be available.

10am – Class of ’61 Memorial Service at Black Bear Inn – Join us as we celebrate the lives of classmates who have passed on.  We will especially note those who have passed since our last reunion with a reading of their names.  Always a special time for us as we gather together.

Noon: Luncheon hosted by Senior Alumni at Wells Conference Center with a guest panel of UMaine students and remarks from UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy

2:00 – 3pm – Guest Speaker directly following lunch at Wells Conference Center – Dana Humphrey Ph.D, P.E. – Dean of College of Engineering will be speaking about the new Engineering Education and Design Center

3:00 – 4:30pm – Wander around campus, visit the bookstore, or just take time to relax

4:30 – 6pm – Reception at Buchanan Alumni House – Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar 

6:30 –  9pm – Casual, light supper buffet (soup, salad, sandwiches, dessert) at the Black Bear Inn, followed by Class Business Meeting and social time. Cost of the meal is covered by the 1961 Reunion Fund – cash bar available. 

Saturday, September 18

Noon: UMaine Football vs Merrimack College at Alfond Stadium (Tailgating beginning at 9am) $10 group rate tickets available on the reunion registration form. 

PLEASE NOTE: Currently UMaine’s health and safety protocol for on-campus visits requires individuals to wear a face covering only when indoors except when eating or drinking. We do not know if that same protocol will remain in place when Reunion is held on September 17th.  The current protocol for Buchanan Alumni House, which is privately owned by the Alumni Association and Foundation and is not considered a UMaine facility, does not require face covering for individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Those who are not fully vaccinated are expected to wear a face covering when inside Buchanan Alumni House, both as health and safety measures and out of respect for others.









Welcome to the Class of 1961. We’d love to hear from you. Please take a few moments and share your news with classmates.

For questions or to get involved in class activities, please contact Ashley Twombly ’10, ’12G at (207) 581-1144.

Class Officers 2016-2021

President/Sr. Alumni Rep Andrew "Andy" T. McGarry
Vice President/Class of 2020 Liaison Margaret "Meg" Thompson Villarreal
Secretary/Class Correspondent/Co-Class Agent Judith E. Ohr
Treasurer Jean McNeary Woodard
Senior Alumni Representative Etta Libby Davenport
Executive Committee June Toulouse Heintz, Ian MacKinnon, Shirlene Gosline , Kay Allen- Co-Class Agent, Donald T. Sturgeon, Lawrence Schiner - President Emeritus