Alumni

Jesse Orach

Jesse Orach: Outstanding at optimizing performance

When Jesse Orach starts his job as a process engineer at Verso’s Androscoggin Mill in Jay later this spring, he’ll strive to optimize the paper machines’ performance. Maximize output and minimize energy use and waste. Orach excels at achieving results. During his five years at the University of Maine, the Gorham native has demonstrated productivity […]

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Vachon named women’s basketball interim head coach

Amy Vachon will be the interim head coach of the women’s basketball team for the 2017–18 season. Vachon guided the Black Bears to their second-straight America East Championship game in March. She took over head coaching duties during the 2016–17 campaign when coach Richard Barron took an extended medical leave. More information in available online.

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Media report on UMaine Sports Hall of Fame inductees

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame will induct an eight-member class this fall, including the first team inductee to the 187-member hall. Honorees include the 1993 Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship team, National Football League (NFL) veteran Mike DeVito, multi-record setting swimmer Charles “Chuck” Martin, state champion runner […]

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Times Record advances Mayewski talk

The Times Record reported Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, will be the featured speaker at the UMaine Mid Coast Alumni Chapter’s annual Maine Spirit Spring Dinner. Mayewski has led more than 55 expeditions and has been the recipient of numerous scientific and academic awards from institutions throughout the world, […]

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73-year-old who earned UMaine degree featured in Ellsworth American

The Ellsworth American published a feature article on Walter Grenier II, who at 73 years old completed his bachelor’s degree in university studies from the University of Maine earlier this year. The degree comes nearly 56 years after Grenier first enrolled in college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1961, according to the […]

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Media report on Pro Day with NFL scouts

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine’s football Pro Day. Professional football scouts from the NFL and CFL (Canadian Football League) put nine former Black Bear players through a variety of drills to see if they are potential candidates to be drafted […]

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Maine Startups Insider reports on UMaine Business Challenge finalists

Maine Startups Insider reported on the finalists for the UMaine Business Challenge, the state’s largest student entrepreneurship competition. The college entrepreneurs will be paired with mentors and have seven weeks to build a business plan before presenting it before a panel of judges on April 29 at UMaine, according to the article. Up for grabs […]

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Top Gun, Scratchpad Accelerator cited in Mainebiz article on Bangor startup

Two innovation accelerator programs with University of Maine ties helped Bangor startup L&K Manufacturing get off the ground, Mainebiz reported. L&K Manufacturing, doing business as Cobbler Technologies, is developing multimaterial, 3-D printers for the footwear industry. The company was started by Andrew Katon and Vincent Lewis who met as students at UMaine, according to the […]

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Former Darling Marine Center researcher leads phytoplankton expedition in Pacific

Ivona Cetinić, a former researcher at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, set off Jan. 26 from Hawaii on a 27-day expedition to study the health of phytoplankton populations in the Pacific Ocean. Cetinić, an oceanographer with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), is working on board the […]

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