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March 30, 2023

UMaine Memories – Oral History Project

The University of Maine Alumni Association welcomes all alumni to participate in the UMaine Memories – Oral History Project, a publication that will unite alumni across generations. We have collaborated with industry-leader PCI to collect stories from alumni for inclusion in a digital and print publication, to be enjoyed by current and future UMaine community members.…

March 19, 2023

Share Your Fogler Story!

The iconic Fogler Library holds special meaning for so many. Most UMaine students remember fond walks along the mall to the library on their way to study and many carved out their own quiet spaces within its walls. A staffer who has fond memories of visiting Fogler as a grammar school student while his mom…

March 17, 2023

Black Bear Road Trip Visits Fort Myers and The Villages, FL

The annual Black Bear Road Trip made two stops in Florida. Alumni and friends gathered first in The Villages, FL for a tailgate, lunch and polo match. Photos can be viewed here. Shortly after UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Alumni Association President Tom Peaco ’88 traveled to Fort Myers, FL for a Red Sox Spring…

March 9, 2023

UMaine’s Fogler Library receives important addition to its conservation and resource management holdings — the W. Kent Olson Conservation Papers

Orono, Maine — Conservationist and author Ken Olson has donated his professional papers to Fogler Library at the University of Maine, complementing materials the state’s largest library holds relating to the environment, resource conservation and policy in Maine and elsewhere. Olson is a 1968 graduate of the university, where he was a Senior Skull and…

February 17, 2023

50 Years of Title IX

This February UMaine launched its month long ‘Women in Sports’ celebration to honor female students past and present, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, the amendment which prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs and services, including athletics, that receive federal financial assistance. Commemorate the month and celebrate former female…

February 16, 2023

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Your University of Maine classmates and the Alumni Association would love to hear your news—big, small, new or old! Consider calling or emailing your class correspondent to chat about what’s going on in your personal, professional, or postgraduate life, or submit your update through the form below. Submissions will be sent to your respective correspondent…

February 14, 2023

Lopez-Anido named 2023 Distinguished Maine Professor

An internationally recognized University of Maine civil engineering researcher known for his excellence in teaching and innovation in the use of composite materials for infrastructure applications has been named the 2023 Distinguished Maine Professor, the Alumni Association’s most prestigious faculty award. Roberto Lopez-Anido, the Malcolm G. Long ’32 Professor of Civil Engineering, will be honored…

January 31, 2023

University of Maine Alum Among First Peace Corps Volunteers to Return to Service Overseas

ORONO, Maine – University of Maine alum Jackie Malvin ’21 is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. The Peace Corps suspended global operations and evacuated nearly 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I…

January 23, 2023

2023 UMaine Alumni Awards Honorees Include Butterfield, Yardley, and Labonte

An internationally recognized researcher, a selfless advocate for those in need, and a business-savvy financial expert are among the honorees being recognized as part of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2023 Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony. Prof. D. Allan Butterfield ’68, ’02 D.Sc. (Hon.), University of Kentucky Alumni Association Endowed Professor of Biological Chemistry, has…

January 23, 2023

UMaine Alumnus Matt James ’05 takes technology by storm

A software company created by a UMaine alumnus is connecting people with educational resources providing lifelong learning opportunities.  Matt James ’05, co-founder and COO of software company CourseStorm, streamlined educational resources for communities in Maine and nationwide. Whether you’re seeking to take piano lessons, get a handle on the pottery wheel, or even learn a…

January 20, 2023

2023 Homecoming Dates Announced

Mark your calendars! Homecoming 2023 will take place October 13-14th and is open to all alumni. Homecoming activities will include campus tours, a “Welcome Home” reception, Alumni Village pre-game tailgate party, the Homecoming football game against Long Island University, and much more. Class Reunion activities will be held for the classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993,…