Alumni profiles

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Andrew Schanck: Alumnus continues his UMaine work in cutting-edge bridge technology 

Andrew Schanck from Pittsfield, Maine received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and his Ph.D in civil engineering from the University of Maine. He says he chose UMaine because of its renowned engineering program and stayed to pursue research as a graduate student in bridge engineering and advanced numerical modeling. He started working at UMaine’s world-class […]

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Jord Thomas: MaineMBA at any age

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 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 […]

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Ryan Moore: A career in banking

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. “My undergraduate education gave me two things: my curiosity about marketing […]

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David Patrick: Working toward a more equitable community in Maine

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. Read Patrick’s story online. Contact: Melanie Brooks, melanie.brooks@maine.edu

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Peg Ayer, Carole Goldberg and Yvette Hule

Carole Goldberg: A career in education, response services

Carole Goldberg (‘66) grew up in Windham, Maine, and was most interested in playing softball, basketball and other sports. Fortunately, she had a coach, Marguerite L. “Peg” Ayer (B.S., ‘54; M.Ed. ‘61), who had graduated from the University of Maine and encouraged Goldberg to enroll. After graduating from UMaine, Goldberg traveled the world, first as […]

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Hoang Anh Le

Hoang Anh Le: Senior tax associate and travel blogger

Hoang Anh “Christine” Le graduated from the University of Maine 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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Colby Johns

Colby Johns: Alumna and UMaine science diving assistant earns instructor certification

Colby Johns, a University of Maine alumna who has been working as a UMaine scientific diving assistant since 2017, has successfully completed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor certification.  UMaine’s Scientific Diving program provides support and training to scientists and students in using diving as a research tool. It is based in Walpole […]

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