Alumni

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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Alumnus To Appear On Discovery Channel Show

The Bangor Daily News has a story about Michael Merchant, a UMaine graduate who is part of the cast of the new season of a Discovery Channel reality show. Merchant, who graduated in 2007 with a degree in biology, will appear on “Out of the Wild: Venezuela” starting Thursday night.

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UMaine Friends Plan Benefit Concert

A group of talented musical performers who met as UMaine students will stage a Jan. 23 South Portland benefit concert to benefit the ALS Association of Northern New England.  Emily Cain, the minority leader of the Maine House of Representatives who is also a staff member in UMaine’s Honors College, will be joined by Matthew […]

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Press Herald stories report on UMaine alums and reality television

Tuesday’s Portland Press Herald includes two stories about recent UMaine graduates participating in network reality television programs.  One report notes that Ashley Hebert, a Madawaska native who is now a dental student, was chosen for “the first one on one date of the new season” of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”  The other story reports that Ashley Underwood, a former […]

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