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Jessica Barnes
Jessica Barnes
Jessica Andresen Barnes teaches art at Orono High School thanks to University of Maine instructor Ed Nadeau who noticed her talent when she was a student in his drawing class.
Charles Stanhope
Charles Stanhope
At the University of Maine, Charles Stanhope learned the value of public education. Since retiring from the Library of Congress, he has dedicated himself to giving back.
Kristen Gwinn
Kristen Gwinn
Historian Kristen Gwinn is drawn to the lives of these women who were ahead of their time. In her own way, Gwinn was too.
Ernest Scheyder
Ernest Scheyder
This past June, journalist and University of Maine alumnus Ernest Scheyder spent 11 days in Louisiana covering the BP oil leak for Reuters — an assignment he describes as taxing, uplifting and provocative. Transocean Inc.’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, killing 11 and releasing millions of gallons of crude oil in to the Gulf of Mexico before being capped in late July.
Chance Nalley
Chance Nalley
Mathematics Mastery
Ryan Genz
Ryan Genz
When stars want to make a splash on the red carpet, they usually call in the heavy hitters: Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Versace.
Lawrence Bender
Lawrence Bender
Lawrence Bender graduated from the University of Maine in 1979 with a degree in civil engineering. His other focus at UMaine? Naturally, dance.
Matt LeClair
Matt LeClair
Thanks to Matt LeClair, 25 cents — or 50 cents, in some cases — will buy an original piece of art. But you won’t find the masterpieces hanging in a museum or perched on a pedestal at some hip, downtown gallery.
Bettina Boxall
Bettina Boxall
The 2009 Pulitzer Prize winners in explanatory reporting are UMaine alumna Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times for their five-part series, “Big Burn,” exploring the growth and cost of wildfires.
Karla Mae Bosse
Karla Mae Bosse
Writing from Cut Bank, Montana, Karla Mae Bosse reports, "I am now a public interest attorney, working for legal services in northwest Montana, advocating primarily on behalf of Native Americans, but also other low-income clients in a three-county service area adjacent to Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation."
Misty Edgecomb
Misty Edgecomb
Misty Edgecomb, who graduated with a degree in journalism in 1999 and a degree in natural resources in 2000, has earned a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to South Korea in creative writing.
Charley Martin-Berry
Charley Martin-Berry
Women's Studies/Anthropology graduate Charley Martin-Berry works in Maine at the Cobscook Community Learning Center (CCLC) as a Passages Teacher/Coordinator, helping out-of-school pregnant and parenting teens to earn their high school diplomas.
David Morrison
David Morrison
David Morrison, '92, has returned to the University of Maine as a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Morrison writes, "I have two UMaine diplomas on my wall, one in Mechanical Engineering and one in Philosophy. I had a great time studying philosophy while a student at UMaine, and now I hope it will help a new generation of students."
Kiel Figgins
Kiel Figgins
A Q&A with alum Kiel Figgins
Sean Collinson and Travis Bourassa
Sean Collinson and Travis Bourassa
The story of Flannel begins in the way these stories always do: in the basement of some dude’s apartment in a college town.