Alumni profiles

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Sabrina Murray: Working toward diversity, equity and inclusion in higher ed

Sabrina Murray is used to getting questions about her race and adoption. Murray, who is Chinese, was adopted by white parents, making her a transracial adoptee (TRA). “Strangers will often ask me questions about my birth family and why I was adopted,” she says. “Because I am a Chinese adoptee, I also get questions about […]

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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,

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