Recent News

April 15, 2022

Hashey ’16 Named Director of Alumni Communications

Nicolette D. Hashey `16 has rejoined the Alumni Association as its new Director of AlumniCommunications. In that role she is responsible for the Association’s strategic communications, online events and engagement, and marketing. Hashey previously worked for the Association in several roles. She was first hired as a communications assistant in 2015 during her senior year…

April 15, 2022

‘The Essence of Aroostook’ is the Subject of May 5th Webinar

Aroostook County, a place dear to the hearts and minds of so many Black Bears and friends, will be the subject of the Alumni Association’s May 5th noontime webinar. “True North: Finding the Essence of Aroostook,” is based on journalist Kathryn Olmstead’s book of the same name. Published in 2020, the book features a selection…

April 14, 2022

Alumna Honored as 2022 Maryann Hartman Award Winner

Susan Bell ’70, ’71G was recognized with a Maryann Hartman Award on April 1 at Buchanan Alumni House on the UMaine campus. Bell has had a long and distinguished career in public administration, public policy, management, and education.  A former member of the UMaine Alumni Association Board of Directors and three-term state legislator, she was…

April 14, 2022

Take Part in the Tradition of the Maine Day of Giving

April 27, 2022 is Maine Day, which is also the Maine Day of Giving. Consider making a gift to the University of Maine, and take part in the tradition of Maine Day, wherever you are. Maine Day of Giving is an annual event that keeps the spirit of Maine Day alive whether you are on…

April 14, 2022

Recent Webinar Features Prominent Alumni Discussing “American Diplomacy in Turbulent Times”

On Thursday, April 14, three UMaine alumni with expertise in world affairs participated in a panel discussion and answered questions about the role and practice of diplomacy in maintaining U.S. relations and world peace. Former Ambassador Anne Hall ’81, Admiral Gregory Johnson ’68, and former Ambassador Pamela Murphy White ’71 addressed the topic during the…

April 14, 2022

Annual Tuition Raffle Underway

The UMaine Alumni Association’s annual tuition raffle is underway, and it offers a prize worth more than $11,000 for UMaine’s 2022-23 academic year.  The raffle, sponsored by University Credit Union, provides the opportunity to win the prize, which is the dollar equivalent of 30 credit hours at the university’s in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Anyone 18…

April 14, 2022

2022 Alumni Achievement Awards to be Live Streamed

Plan to watch the online 2022 Alumni Achievement Awards celebration on May 12. The program is sponsored by Bangor International Airport and will feature stories and interviews that showcase each honoree, including Dr. Daniel Sandweiss, this year’s Distinguished Maine Professor, and The Honorable Leigh Saufley ’76, the 2022 Alumni Career Award recipient. Bill Green ’76…

April 14, 2022

Black Bear Alumnus Markwood ’05 Returns to UMaine

Chris Markwood ’05 has been named the UMaine men’s basketball team’s new head coach.  Coach Markwood was captain of the Black Bears during his student days, and coached at UMaine from 2006-2011. For the past 16 seasons, he was an assistant coach at schools in the Northeast. Most recently he was assistant coach at Boston…

March 18, 2022

Tuning Up

  By Ashley Forbes THE FIRST TIME Brian Harris ’11 met his future business partner, Owen McCarthy ’10, Harris was not dressed to impress. It was the summer before Harris’ first year at the University of Maine and he was at home in West Enfield, Maine, waiting for a few brothers from Sigma Phi Epsilon…

March 15, 2022

Walker Leads UMaine’s Cutting-Edge Research Facility

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, we hear from Colleen Walker, director of UMaine’s Process Development Center (PDC), which has collaborated closely with the pulp and paper industry for decades. The facility was established to support industry needs, and is funded almost…