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Notable Alumni

  • UMaine has more than 100,000 living alumni, including (in alphabetical order):
    • Doris Twitchell Allen, founder of Children’s International Summer Villages.
    • Manette Ansay, novelist.
    • John Baldacci, former governor of Maine.
    • Lawrence Bender, Academy Award-winning producer (“An Inconvenient Truth,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Good Will Hunting”).
    • Bettina Boxall, Pulitzer Prize-winner.
    • Peter Brooks, renowned cancer researcher.
    • Francis Crowe, chief engineer of the Hoover Dam.
    • Raymond H. Fogler, benefactor.
    • Doug Hall, renowned inventor and marketing expert.
    • Donald Holder, Tony Award-winning lighting designer (“The Lion King,” “South Pacific”).
    • Gregory “Grog” Johnson, Four Star Navy Admiral (Ret), former Chief of Naval Operations, 6th Fleet.
    • Paul Kariya, NHL player.
    • Matthew Kenney, celebrity chef.
    • Stephen King, bestselling author.
    • Paul LePage, current governor of Maine.
    • Bernard Lown, Nobel Peace Prize-winner.
    • Cynthia Nelson, internationally renowned professor and anthropologist.
    • Gary Thorne, ESPN broadcaster.
    • Olympia Snowe, United States senator.
    • Charles Stanhope, former fundraising and public affairs director, Library of Congress.
    • Pamela White, U.S. ambassador (currently in Haiti).
    • Zach Zamboni, Emmy Award-winning cinematographer (“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”).