Alumni Profiles

Accounting Firm Night at the Buchanan Alumni House

MBS alumni and students connect at Accounting Firm Night

More than 20 representatives from eight accounting firms across the state joined the Maine Business School’s 2022 Accounting Firm Night in September. Seven of those representatives are graduates of the Maine Business School: Spencer Hathaway, ’13; Connor Smart, ’16; and Ian Lichtenberg, ’18 from Baker Newman Noyes; Ryan King, ’14 and Katherine Orne, ’20 from […]

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3 students turn internships into jobs

3 MBS Students Turn Internships Into Employment

An internship is a wonderful way for students to explore possible career paths. It’s always exciting when students turn their summer internships into full-time employment. Three students from the class of 2022 did just that! Keep reading to learn more about Allison, Cameron, and Gabby’s internship experience and why they decided to continue to work […]

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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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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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Amy Falkin, MBS alumni, Senior Systems Analyst at Chick-fil-A

Alumni Profile: Amy Falkin

Amy Falkin, Class of 2018, grew up visiting Maine every summer with her family. This Georgia native focused on Business Information Systems during her career at the Maine Business School and is now working as a Senior Systems Analyst for Chick-fil-A, Inc. back in her home state. Why did you decide to attend the University […]

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Ryan Moore, MBS alum, Millinocket native

Alumni Profile: Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore graduated from the Maine Business School in 2005 with a major in Marketing. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Marketing with the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. A native of Millinocket, Maine, Ryan is clearly the king of multitasking! Why did you decide to attend UMaine for your undergraduate degree? […]

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David Patrick, Co-Founder of Racial Justice and Equity in Bangor

Alumni Profile: David Patrick

David Patrick, MBS Class of 2016, is working toward a more equitable community in Maine. He is the co-founder of Racial Equity & Justice (REJ), a nonprofit and firm that provides consulting services and educational support based in Bangor. Racial Equity & Justice began as a nonprofit organization in 2019. Their primary goal is to […]

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Nicole Gogan, MaineMBA Alumna

MaineMBA Alum Becomes a Business Owner

Nicole Gogan, ’11G, always knew two things:  she wanted to have an advanced degree and her own business. She graduated from the Maine Business School’s Graduate School of Business with her MBA, became an adjunct faculty member, and now runs her own business. Why did you choose to earn your MBA? Going back to grad […]

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Christine Le

Alumni Profile: Christine Le

Hoang Anh “Christine” Le graduated from the Maine Business School with a degree in Accounting in 2017. Le, an Honors College student, was named the Outstanding International Student in the Maine Business School and received the Academic Achievement in Accounting Award the year of her graduation. At UMaine she held a position in Student Government, […]

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