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Mike Kuhn and Greg Stremlaw

Mike Kuhn and Greg Stremlaw join the MBS Advisory Board

The Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business welcome two distinguished alums as new members of the MBS Advisory Board: Mike Kuhn and Greg Stremlaw. Mike Kuhn Mike Kuhn graduated from the University of Maine with a BSBA in Management in 2012 and MBA in 2014. “I graduated early as an undergraduate,” Kuhn says. […]

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Jord Thomas (center) at the MBA graduation ceremony in May 2022

MaineMBA at any age: Jord Thomas

Why would a 57-year-old who lives in Escondido, California, decide to earn his MBA from the University of Maine? A sense of community, history, and flexibility. Jord Thomas, ‘G22, had hit a wall promotion-wise at his job. He works as a production operations supervisor at a recovery firm serving major banks and vehicle manufacturers. He earned […]

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Dr. Jason Harkins and Dr. Pank Agrrawal volunteer with Junior Achievement of Maine

Business Faculty Volunteer with Junior Achievement

On May 20, Dr. Pank Agrrawal and Dr. Jason Harkins spent time volunteering at Leonard Middle School in Old Town for their JA (Junior Achievement) in a Day. Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. The organization realizes that mission through the inspiration and guidance of community volunteers who share […]

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Lisa Liberatore

Business Students Connect with the Community Through Philanthropy

Lisa Liberatore and her family strongly believe in philanthropy and community building. An adjunct professor, entrepreneur, author, and investor, Liberatore teaches her son the importance of fundraising and volunteering. Together, she and Dorian have made a difference through their volunteerism throughout the Greater Bangor region. If her elementary school kid could find success and fulfillment […]

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Nick Johnson CUGR

Nick Johnson’s Research on China

How does China’s economy shape our local and national landscape? That’s the question that Nick Johnson, Class of 2022, aimed to answer through a fellowship from UMaine’s Center for Undergraduate Research. In his International Business class with Dr. Stefano Tijerina, class discussions about China-owned ND Paper in Old Town, Maine, piqued his interest in this topic. […]

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Spring 2022 Honors and Awards Recipients

Each year the Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business honors students and faculty for their achievements. Each honoree receives a certificate, blue cords to wear at graduation, and a locally-crafted paddle to commemorate their award. We’re elated to announce the honorees of our Spring 2022 awards: Student Honors and Awards Academic AchievementThis award […]

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MBS alums who work for Cintas

Explore Careers Casually

The Maine Business School began offering a lunch and learn series called Explore Careers Casually during the spring 2022 semester. These small group sessions intend to connect BSBA students with employers to learn about the various career paths available in a variety of industries.  “Students often limit their career opportunities due to a lack of […]

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Nick and Garrett Bernardo

From Undergrads to Entrepreneurs

When Nick and Garrett Bernardo (Class of 2014 and 2015, respectively) rented an apartment in New Jersey to play summer baseball, they had no idea it would start a business venture. The brothers sublet an apartment from Scott Klimchak, a Rutgers University lacrosse player. The trio became best friends and co-owners of NOVUS, a clothing […]

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Excel Certification

Infusing Analytics with Excel Certification

The world of successful business practice has shifted to include analytics in all facets of operations. To remain a leader in this space, the Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business faculty work to infuse relevant experiences with analytics throughout the curriculum. The Excel Certification is one way to accomplish this initiative. In 2020, […]

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Corey Sampson, MaineMBA student

Corey Sampson is earning his MaineMBA at sea

When we say you can earn your MaineMBA from anywhere, we really mean it. Corey Sampson from Durham, Maine, is a perfect example. A 2011 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and a licensed marine engineer, Corey has spent his career traveling the globe working for offshore drilling contractors. Taking classes from an oil rig in […]

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