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August 10, 2018

Seeking 2019 Alumni Award Nominations

Do you know an alumnus or alumna whose professional achievements, community service, or volunteer activity on behalf of UMaine deserves recognition? The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards. There are eight categories of awards, the purposes, criteria, and the nomination process for which can be found here. The deadline for…

August 10, 2018

Reunion Registration is now Open!

Registration is now open for Reunion 2018, which will be held on campus September 13-15. This year’s Reunion will celebrate the Classes of 1950, 1953, 1958, 1963, and 1968, as well as Senior Alumni (that is, all Black Bears who have already celebrated their 50th Reunion). Click here for the schedule or activities and to…

May 14, 2018

Souza Cunha ’19 Has A Lot to Give

  “Every activity I do is my favorite, because everything I do is with the intent that it will grow into something more,” says Ana Eliza Souza Cunha ‘19. “Give a flowerbed half a can of water and you will get one flower, give the flowerbed the whole can, and you will get a garden.”…

April 9, 2018

Professor DePoy Exemplifies UMaine’s Three-Part Mission

A review of Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” DePoy’s academic profile might give some the impression that she never sleeps. DePoy, the April recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award, has accumulated a remarkable list of accomplishments relevant to UMaine’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. As a result, she is well regarded by students and colleagues…

April 9, 2018

Senior Roney Takes Advantage of Opportunities

Ethan Roney ’18 chose UMaine because of all of the options the school offered. “When I was first looking at colleges, I had no idea what I wanted to do. By choosing UMaine, I knew I would be able to try different things and take a broad range of courses,” he says. This ability to…

March 12, 2018

Van Goffrier loves a good problem

Graham Van Goffrier ’18 routinely solves Rubik’s Cubes – and with 42 quintillion possibilities but only one solution, it is no easy feat. He has competed regionally for the last four years and started a club devoted to solving the cubes on campus. In fact, finding solutions and thinking through puzzling problems is central to…

March 12, 2018

Professor Richard Brucher does not shy away from drama

Brucher, this month’s Faculty Excellence Award recipient, specializes in Shakespeare and other dramatic works of the English Renaissance as well as modern European and American drama. He is particularly interested in early modern revenge plays, but he also studies and teaches the forms that retribution takes in modern literature and drama. His comparisons span centuries…

February 12, 2018

Floreani Knows the University of Maine

Mary Celeste “MC” Floreani ’18, this month’s Dirigo Award recipient, takes advantage of every opportunity on campus. From Greek life to the founding of clubs, unions, and teams, to her leadership in the University of Maine Student Government – she stays involved. The history major, minoring in both labor studies and economics, started as a…

February 12, 2018

Prof. Mary Ellin Logue Helps Students Young and Old

Prof. Mary Ellin Logue ’74, February recipient of the Alumni Association’s Faculty Excellence Award, is concerned with not only the UMaine students in her classroom but also very young students in their learning environments. Her particular interest and area of research is how different social and physical environmental characteristics impact young learners and their role…

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February 12, 2018

Baldacci, Collins Family Are Among UMaine’s 2018 Alumni Achievement Award Winners

Two of Maine’s most prominent families, both with deep ties to the University of Maine, are among the recipients selected for the UMaine Alumni Association’s 2018 alumni achievements awards. Former Maine Governor John E. Baldacci has been chosen to receive the Alumni Career Award, the Alumni Association’s highest honor.  Baldacci, a 1986 UMaine graduate, is…

January 11, 2018

Prof. Senthil Vel sets the standard in and out of the classroom

Prof. Senthil Vel states that time in the classroom is usually the highlight of his day. Vel, who is the Arthur O. Willey Professor of Mechanical Engineering, enjoys his day-to-day interaction with students, and his students consistently rank him as an outstanding professor. Vel is the January recipient of the Alumni Association’s monthly Faculty Excellence…