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May 7, 2024

2024 Black Bear Road Trip: Four States, Seven Stops and Counting!

The University of Maine Alumni Association has made seven stops on the Black Bear Road Trip of 2024 so far. Beginning in Arizona in February, the UMaine Alumni Association coordinated two stops; one in Scottsdale and one in Tucson, gathering with 40+ alumni and friends. In March, the team traveled to Florida for three stops…

March 5, 2024

Ukeme is Breaking Stereotypes since Arriving in the U.S. in 2000

“Have you ever considered modeling?” Ukeme Awakessien Jeter ’04 was riding the train into New York City in the spring of 2001 when a complete stranger approached the then 20-year-old with that question. Jeter was visiting the Big Apple while on Alternative Spring Break during her sophomore year at the University of Maine. At first,…

March 5, 2024

Don Carrigan Shares Love of His Profession and Love of Maine

DON CARRIGAN ’74 is quick to admit he was a “lazy student” at the University of Maine, but his time on the Orono campus in the early 1970s launched a career for which he is deeply grateful. In the fall of his freshman year, he learned that the campus radio station, WMEB-FM, was looking for…

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January 22, 2024

Announcing the 2024 DMP and UMaine Alumni Award Honorees

A brilliant UMaine entomologist and community servant, and a highly accomplished educator, mentor and advocate in the field of social work in Maine lead an impressive class of honorees that will be recognized by the University of Maine Alumni Association at our Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner in April. Alumni Career Award From his twenty years of…

January 18, 2024

Ticks & Beer; how UMaine Alumni are teaming up for a cause

Tired of ticks? Raise a glass at Orono Brewing Company to support tick research featuring Alumni Jim Dill ’72, ’74G and Abe Furth ’07 News release Jan. 18, 2024 Written by: Ashley Yates, News Writer Contact: Shelby Hartin, 207.581.3745; shelby.hartin@maine.edu Orono Brewing Company is serving one of Maine’s pest experts Jim Dill twice by brewing his…

January 10, 2024

John Diamond ’77, ‘89G named President Emeritus

ORONO – Former University of Maine Alumni Association President John Diamond ‘77, ‘89G has been awarded the title of President Emeritus from the University of Maine Alumni Association Board of Directors. The term “Emeritus” is a title awarded to only a few select individuals in recognition of distinguished and extraordinary service.  Diamond, who earned a…

December 20, 2023

Black Bears Inside the Beltway

UMaine’s Congressional Internship Program marks 65 years By Allen Adams ’14 [To view story in the MAINE Alumni Magazine, click here]  The University of Maine’s Congressional Internship Program recently marked its 65th year of providing UMaine students with the opportunity to work in the offices of a Congressional delegation.   That longevity speaks for itself, yet…

November 29, 2023

“Global Mega-Trends and The Maine Economy” Webinar

Hear from Dr. Norm O’Reilly, Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Professor of Sport Management & Marketing. Dr. Norm O’Reilly has expertise in a range of business topics, including analytics, marketing, sponsorship, social media, sport finance, social marketing, physical activity and management education. He has authored or co-authored 16 books, 14 case studies…