Alumni

UMaine alumni among 2019 County Teachers of the Year in Maine

University of Maine alumni were among those honored last week as County Teachers of the Year by the Maine Department of Education and Educate Maine. Of the 15 educators recognized, six have degrees from UMaine: Androscoggin County Teacher of the Year: Shawn Rice, B.A. in studio arts/arts education Aroostook County Teacher of the Year: Kimberly […]

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News Center Maine reports NASA manager to give UMaine commencement address

News Center Maine reported Bridget Ziegelaar, operations manager for NASA’s International Space Station Research Integration Office and Old Town native, will give the address at both the morning and afternoon ceremonies for the University of Maine’s 217th commencement May 11 in the Alfond Sports Arena. Ziegelaar received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UMaine […]

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NASA manager and Old Town native Bridget Ziegelaar to give UMaine Commencement address

Bridget Ziegelaar, the operations manager for NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) Research Integration Office, is the University of Maine Commencement speaker for the May 11 ceremonies. The Old Town native and UMaine alumna will address both morning and afternoon ceremonies of the 217th Commencement in Alfond Sports Arena. “Bridget Ziegelaar is a role model and […]

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Alumna Curran to discuss ‘Lawyers’ Roles in Social Change’ April 17

Sally Curran ’02 will discuss “Advocating for Justice: Lawyers’ Roles in Social Change,” at 4 p.m. April 17 in Room 100 of the Donald P. Corbett Business Building. A 3:30 p.m. reception will precede the talk by the 2019 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar In Ethics. Curran, an attorney, is executive director of the Volunteer […]

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Bayer talks about Andy Mays in Story Collider

Skylar Bayer reminisces about her friendship with scallop diver Andy Mays at a Story Collider event with the theme “Bonds.” Bayer, who earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maine, is a marine biologist, producer for The Story Collider, storyteller and science communicator. She and Mays appeared in The Colbert Report’s hysterical 2013 feature titled […]

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Davee family receives Fogler Legacy Award, Penobscot Bay Pilot reports

The Penobscot Bay Pilot reported four generations of the Davee family received the Fogler Legacy Award at the University of Maine Alumni Association’s annual Alumni Achievements Awards dinner April 5. The Davee family has forged paths in engineering and other fields, and become engaged members of the UMaine community well beyond graduation, the article states. […]

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AP advances Chuck Peddle’s UMaine talk

The Associated Press reported Chuck Peddle, a pioneer in the world of personal computers and a University of Maine alumnus, visited campus on April 5 to deliver the keynote address at a moderated panel titled “Disruptive Innovation.” Peddle graduated from UMaine in 1959 with a degree in engineering physics and is recognized for his work […]

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VillageSoup announces annual UMaine tuition raffle

VillageSoup announced the University of Maine Alumni Association has launched its annual tuition raffle, which will pay at least $8,790 (the equivalent of 30 credit hours at the in-state undergraduate tuition rate) to cover the recipient’s tuition at the University of Maine for the 2019–20 academic year. Anyone 18 years of age or older can […]

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Personal computer pioneer Chuck Peddle to speak at ‘Disruptive Innovation’

University of Maine alumnus and “father of the personal computer” Chuck Peddle will deliver the keynote at “Disruptive Innovation,” a moderated panel discussion April 5 on campus. Peddle, a Bangor native who earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from UMaine in 1959, is best known for his creation of the concept of distributed intelligence […]

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