Alumni

UMaine Alum Starts Cross-Country Walk

The story of UMaine alum Spencer Morton, who graduated in 2010 with a journalism degree and has decided to walk across the country, was featured in several media outlets, including the Bangor Daily News and the website MediaBistro. Morton intends to walk from Maine to California, where he will edit a documentary, write a book, […]

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Coverage Of UMaine Alumna Underwood On Survivor

National entertainment media reported on Wednesday night’s episode of CBS’ “Survivor”Redemption Island,” noting that Ashley Underwood, who is a UMaine alumna, has made the final round of the popular reality show, and is one of nine players still vying for a $1 million prize. The season finale will be Sunday night. WABI (Channel 5) noted […]

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Underwood Back In Sentinel Column

UMaine alumna Ashley Underwood survived another week on the CBS reality show “Survivor,” and is now one of five remaining contestants. A Waterville Sentinel column, written by UMaine alumnus and AOL PopEater editor Zach Dionne, said Underwood’s days on the show could be numbered. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Survivor’s Underwood Under The Radar

UMaine alumna Ashley Underwood is one of the final six remaining on the CBS reality show “Survivor,” according to a column in the Waterville Sentinel. Zach Dionne, also a UMaine alum who is now an editor at AOL’s PopEater, writes that Underwood has not factored into many major strategic decisions, decisive challenge victories, or memorable […]

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Newspaper Website Has Obituary For Alumnus, Former Vermont Legislator

An obituary for Elbert George “Al” Moulton Jr., a UMaine graduate and native of Brooks, Maine, appeared in the Village Soup’s website. Moulton served several terms in Vermont state government, and was the first director of development and secretary of commerce and community affairs. He was the state’s chief economic development leader under four governors […]

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Alumnus Who Participated In Bay Of Pigs Mission Featured In Newspaper

The Bangor Daily News marked the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs mission to Cuba with a story about Houlton, Maine, attorney Torrey Sylvester. According to the story, Sylvester graduated from UMaine on June 1, 1959, and joined the U.S. Navy the next day. He was a gunnery officer on board the USS Conway, […]

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Orcutt in NY Times Whoopie Pie Story

Comments from Amos Orcutt, president and CEO of the University of Maine Foundation, are included in a New York Times story about the battle between Maine and Pennsylvania over the origins of the whoopie pie.  Orcutt is one of the leading proponents of a legislative measure to declare the whoopie pie Maine’s official dessert.

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Profile Of Alumna Named Gambia Ambassador

The website allgov.com has a profile of Pamela White, who was recently appointed to the position of U.S. ambassador to Gambia. White is a Lewiston native, according to the profile, who graduated from UMaine in 1971 with a degree in journalism. She began her public service career with the Peace Corps teaching English in Cameroon […]

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