Alumni

Youth Camp Featured In Newspaper Story

The Bangor Daily News has a story about recent UMaine graduate Roosevelt Boone, a former Black Bear football player, and the youth wellness and nutrition camp he will run next month on the UMaine campus. The Strong Mind, Strong Body camp is free and open to youth in the greater Bangor area whose families meet […]

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Alumnus’ Mountain Climbing Achievements Featured

UMaine alumnus Silas Rossi, who owns a mountain-climbing guide business called Alpine Logic, was featured in a Bangor Daily News article. Rossi, who last week became the first Maine native to be certified through the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations – the highest professional award for mountaineering and skiing – was introduced to mountain […]

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Engineering Alumni, Business Owner Profiled

The Portland Press Herald profiled Kenneth Priest II, the owner of Augusta-based composites manufacturer Kenway Corp., who graduated from UMaine with a degree in civil engineering. Kenway has worked with UMaine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center on construction projects, including the center’s Bridge-in-a-Backpack technology. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Newspaper Profiles Former UMaine Football Player, Now Dolphins Executive

Brian Gaine, a former UMaine football player who is now the director of player personnel for the Miami Dolphins, was the subject of a profile in the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle. Gaine, a tight end who played under former coach Kirk Ferentz, recalled enjoying pregame scouting and video work he did to prepare for […]

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Alumnus Op-Ed About LURC

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Ernie Hilton, who has an engineering degree from UMaine, about the future of the Land Use Regulation Commission. Hilton has an engineering and legal practice in Madison. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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UMaine Graduate’s Singing Career Featured

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette has a feature about UMaine graduate Josee Vachon, a prominent Franco American folk singer-songwriter. Vachon graduated from UMaine with a degree in Romance Languages and told the newspaper about a concert she attended as a 20-year-old UMaine student during which she found herself singing along with the songs in French. […]

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UMaine Graduate In Story About New Cookbook

Organic vegetable farmer and UMaine alumna Lisa Turner was profiled in a Portland Press Herald story about a new cookbook, for which Turner wrote the introduction, about how to eat local. Turner, a New Jersey native, majored in soil science and civil engineering, and now owns a farm in Freeport. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Press Herald profiles UMaine grad on reality television

The Portland Press Herald reported on Ashely Hebert, the UMaine graduate starring in ABC television’s “The Bachelorette.”  A contestant on the most recent season of “The Bachelor,” Hebert is a Madawaska native who is studying to become a dentist.

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Student Interviewed For Story On Credit Unions

UMaine alumnus Seth Poplaski was interviewed for a story in the Waterville Sentinel about a Maine Credit Union League effort to attract young people by providing financial education. Poplaski, a 2009 graduate with a journalism degree, was one of 26 people who applied for a year-long position with the league as a spokesperson promoting Maine’s […]

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Bachelorette Hebert Featured On Website

The website Hollywood Life has a story about 2006 UMaine alumna Ashley Hebert, the star of the upcoming reality series “The Bachelorette.” According to the story, Hebert had dated UMaine alumnus Joe Olszewski, a sociology major who graduated in 2005, following her graduation. The two broke up and he moved to California, but Olszewski died […]

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