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Accounting Forensics

Kristin Orr ’11 is using her MBS accounting degree to detect, deter and fight financial crimes as a Corporate Security Investigator at TD Bank in Glastonbury, Conn. “I am passionate about helping those who have been victimized and about bringing fraudsters to justice,” says Orr who earned a master’s degree in forensic accounting after graduating […]

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Financial Fitness

Ten years after earning a marketing degree from MBS, Jess Foss Elsner ’06 is running her own business in Portland, Maine. She is co-owner of Foss Fitness ME where she is fulfilling a long-held dream to make a positive impact on the world by helping people become healthy and fit. “Health and fitness is fundamental […]

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Collaborative CoVort

Collaborative CoVort: Entrepreneurship professor opens co-working space in Bangor MBS Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Jason Harkins has established Bangor’s newest co-working space: CoVort. CoVort (covort.org) is an open, 2,000-square-foot office environment at 49 Main Street in Bangor that provides all the amenities of an office to members by the day, week or month. Members can access […]

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Returning for More

As director of marketing and development at the Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln, Maine, MBS alumna Kristie Libby is working to help meet the growing challenges in healthcare. “In healthcare today, there has been a shift from treating the patient following an illness to preventing the illness altogether,” she says. “Facilities are seeing fewer patients […]

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Savouring Success

MBS alumna Kim Dagher ’86 (MBA) realized a long-held dream in May 2011 when she opened Savour Chocolatier. Five years later, Dagher has made a name for herself as the only handcrafted artisan chocolate maker in central Maine. Using the finest quality Belgian chocolate as well as naturally and locally sourced ingredients, she sells her […]

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Wheel Life Wisdom

MBS alumnus, business consultant, author and Maine native Tim Bishop ’79 and his wife Debbie have published a book about the life lessons they learned during 10,000 miles of bicycle touring across America. In “Wheels of Wisdom: Life Lessons for the Restless Spirit,” the Bishops chronicle the inspirational encounters they experienced during three tours across […]

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Cassidy: ‘Work harder than everybody else’

Last semester, the successful MBS alumnus who provided the gift that allowed the creation of the Gerard S. Cassidy ’80 Capital Markets Training Laboratory in the D.P. Corbett Business Building, met with SPIFFY, the school’s student investment club. “Equity research is a great career with many opportunities, but you have to be passionate, work harder […]

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Going with the Flowfold

University of Maine alumnus James Morin ’10 has been named COO and president of sales of Flowfold, a startup retail company founded by UMaine classmates, Charley Friedman ’10 and Devin McNeill ’10. Based out of Portland, Maine, Flowfold builds minimalist gear for everyday adventurers using some of the world’s strongest and lightest fabrics. “We are […]

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Career Matchmaker: Internship Coordinator Amanda Plourde

Internship coordinator helps students get a leg up on competition MBS students are getting a head start on their careers thanks to the business school’s internship coordinator Amanda Plourde. Plourde, who joined MBS in fall 2015, collaborates with businesses to establish internship programs and helps students find and prepare for the valuable experiential learning opportunities […]

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Student Jet-setter: Kristin Hall MBA ’17

MBA student Kristin Hall ’17 is a world traveler and certified tour director who looks forward to using her graduate business degree to capitalize on her international experiences. “An MBA will help me understand how to do business abroad and gain exposure to career options involving tourism and travel,” says the Longwood, Florida, native who […]

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