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Alumni Success Stories

Abby Snow
Abby Snow
My education at UMaine has prepared me well for any aspect of electrical engineering. Some classes that I use on a daily basis are the power systems classes offered by the EET program, computer programming, controls and project management.
Lawrence Bender
Lawrence Bender
The Bronx native graduated from UMaine in 1979 with a degree in civil engineering and a passion to pursue a career in dance. He launched his Hollywood career six years later.
Sarah Bigney
Sarah Bigney
It all started with a few cups of coffee. Four years ago, Sarah Adams Bigney was a student worker at the Oakes Room Café in the University of Maine’s Fogler Library, drinking down almost as many lattes as she was serving up, when she started to wonder about all that coffee she was handling.
Ryan Genz
Ryan Genz
London-based fashion company pioneers wearable technology
Chance Nalley
Chance Nalley
UMaine has caring and dedicated professors who make good role models for quality teaching. I was a lost soul that found direction and guidance at UMaine. When I work with student teachers from other schools, including Columbia University’s Teachers College, they do not feel nearly as prepared as I did after being trained at UMaine.
Lisa Liberatore
Lisa Liberatore
Entrepreneurship and philanthropy are Lisa Liberatore’s cup of tea. Literally. As the founder of Baxter Tea Co. in Gardiner, Maine, Liberatore donates 10 percent of her loose tea sales to aid in the preservation and maintenance of Baxter State Park.
Matthew Rodrigue
Matthew Rodrigue
Matthew Rodrigue of Wilton, Maine, is providing advising and consulting services to the company. Rodrigue was the nation's top electrical engineering student in 2004. For the past year, the pair has collaborated to take CERC from the drawing board to the boardroom.
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.
Michael Michaud
Michael Michaud
A red-lettered warning comes with the Dorset Naga, one of the chile pepper varieties East Millinocket native Michael Michaud, a 1975 UMaine plant sciences graduate and agronomist, sells through Peppers by Post mail-order seed company in England: “Please use with the greatest of caution. Under no circumstances should one of these chiles be left where an unwitting person, especially a child, might handle them.”