Alumni profiles

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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Elisabeth Maxwell

Elisabeth Maxwell: Alumna earns instructor certification while working with Scientific Diving Program

Elisabeth Maxwell, a University of Maine alumna, a research associate at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center and an assistant in the Scientific Diving program, 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 […]

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Walker Thomas

Walker Thomas: Recent KPE grad is ‘outstanding future professional’

SHAPE America, the Society for Health and Physical Educators, has recognized recent University of Maine graduate Walker Thomas of Sidney, Maine as an outstanding future professional.  Thomas, a first-generation college student, earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education with a concentration in teaching and coaching, and health education, in December 2020. He will […]

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Emily Carbonetti

Emily Carbonetti: Four-decade career in the classroom started at UMaine

As a third generation Black Bear, Emily Carbonetti’s connections to the University of Maine run deep. Her mom’s family was from Augusta, and her grandfather and both of her parents graduated from UMaine. “My mother had no choice. She was going to the University of Maine — that was it,” says Carbonetti, half joking.  Her […]

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Maura Philippone

Maura Philippone: Recent grad wants to help people find their true voices

Maura Philippone has been awarded a 2020 National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Scholarship.  The competitive merit-based scholarship is awarded to up to three undergraduate senior students nationwide who are active in NSSLHA and will begin their graduate studies in fall following graduation.  Philippone graduated summa cum laude in May 2020 from the University […]

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Mason Crocker

Mason Crocker: Dedicated alum, enthusiastic medical student

Mason Crocker graduated from Gorham High School in 2012. While he had an affinity for academics, particularly science and especially biology, his sights were not set on college while in high school. It was only with strong encouragement from his English teacher and guidance counselor that his application to the University of Maine was completed. […]

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