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January 7, 2019

Reunion and Homecoming Dates for 2019 Announced!

Mark your calendars! Reunion, which this year celebrates the classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, and 1969 as well as Senior Alumni (members of all graduating classes that have celebrated their 50th class reunion) will take place September 12-13th on campus, with post-reunion activities on September 14. Reunion will feature campus tours, All-Alumni Dinner, Senior Alumni…

January 7, 2019

Pro.U Event at Maine Brewery Gathers Young Alumni Professionals

Last month several recent alumni and friends gathered at Mast Landing Brewery, of Westbrook, ME, for a night of networking with other young professionals. In collaboration with the Alumni Association and PROPEL, a community organization that unites Portland’s young professionals, businesses and organizations, the event helped connect local UMaine graduates with a network of young…

January 7, 2019

Alumni Travel Program Offering Informational Webinar on 2019 Trip to Italy

Interested in traveling to Italy with fellow Black Bears and friends in 2019? The Alumni Association is partnering with Collette Travel to organize a tour of Italy from November 11-23. Following up on the Alumni Association’s popular 2018 tour of Ireland, the 2019 alumni travel program to Italy will provide an amazing, first-class experience covering…

January 7, 2019

UMaine Football Ends Historic Season, Gains New Head Coach

In December, the Black Bears ended a phenomenal football season with the first football championship subdivision national semifinal appearance in UMaine’s history. The team lost to Eastern Washington University, 50-19, in the Final Four of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision on December 15th. Given his success during his three years as UMaine’s head coach, Joe…

January 7, 2019

Alumna Receives Prominent Service Award in the Bangor Area

Renee Ward Kelly ’14G will receive the Arthur A. Comstock Professional Service Award at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner on January 25 at the Cross Insurance Center. The award recognizes Kelley’s service to the region by generously sharing her expertise with both the Chamber and the greater community. Kelly is assistant…

January 7, 2019

Alumni Service Awards Announced

The Alumni Association has selected several Black Bears to receive its top alumni service awards. The awards were based on nominations submitted by alumni during 2018 and chosen by the Alumni Association’s awards selection committee.  Mark Bancroft ’93, ’94, Thomas “Skip” Chappelle ’62, and Edward Keefe ’86 have been selected to receive Black Bear awards.…

January 7, 2019

2019 Black Bear Road Trip Kicks Off in February

The UMaine Alumni Association is ready to kick off its 2019 Black Bear Road Trip, the annual series of alumni events that will be held in various locations around the United States. Organized in coordination with local alumni volunteers, this year’s plans include events in at least nine states and the District of Columbia. The…

December 10, 2018

UMaine President hosts legislative delegation

On Monday President Joan Ferrini-Mundy (standing) hosted a group of state legislators from the greater Bangor region on campus. The meeting took place a few days following the convening of Legislature’s new two-year session.  In all, five senators and 18 state representatives are Black Bear alumni. They are: State Senators: Michael E. Carpenter ’71, Houlton;…

December 10, 2018

Black Bears are one win away from the National Championship game!

The amazing journey continues, as the UMaine football team approaches Saturday’s semifinal game against Eastern Washington University (EWU). The game will be played at the EWU campus in Cheney, Washington, near Spokane. Saturday’s game will kick off at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and will be carried live on ESPN2. A victory there will propel the…

December 10, 2018

UMaine Alumni Achievement Awards Announced

The recognized “father of the personal computer,” a noted heart surgeon, a widely respected higher education leader, and a fast-rising young attorney are among the Black Bear alumni to be honored as part of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards. Chuck Peddle has been chosen for the Alumni Career Award, the…

December 7, 2018

Phoenix Mitchell ’19 is proud to be a Black Bear

For senior Phoenix Mitchell ’19, the possibility of attending a college that did not have a marching band was unthinkable. That’s why Phoenix, December’s Dirigo Award recipient, chose UMaine. What town or city do you live in when the university is not in session? The last two summers I’ve stayed in Orono and worked but…