Alumni

UMaine Alumnus Going Into Sports Hall Of Fame

The Kennebec Journal has a story about Harold “Tank” Violette, a UMaine alumnus and former football player who will be inducted Sunday into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. Violette, who was inducted in 2003 into the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame, was a longtime football coach at Belfast and Winslow high schools, and also […]

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Underwood Discusses Post-Survivor Life In Column

UMaine alumna Ashley Underwood, who finished fourth in the recently completed season of the CBS reality show “Survivor: Redemption Island,” discussed her future plans in a Kennebec Journal column. Underwood told Zach Dionne, also a UMaine graduate who is an entertainment editor for AOL’s PopEater, she plans to gain a fitness certification and will soon […]

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Coverage Of Underwood On ‘Survivor’

Several news outlets had reports Monday morning about the outcome of “Survivor,” the CBS reality show of which UMaine alumna Ashley Underwood was a cast member this season. Underwood finished in fourth place. Zach Dionne, a UMaine alumnus and editor at AOL’s PopEater who wrote a column for the Kennebec Journal during the “Survivor” season, […]

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Column Features UMaine Graduate, Black Bear Star

A Bangor Daily News column featured Emily Ellis, a UMaine graduate and former Black Bear women’s basketball star who was on the search committee for the recently filled basketball coaching vacancy. Ellis, now a Bangor real estate agent, was the first UMaine women’s basketball player to have her number retired. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Senate confirms Johnson board nomination

The Maine Senate has confirmed retired U.S. Navy Admiral Gregory “Grog” Johnson for a spot on the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.  An Associated Press story reports on the 34-0 vote in favor of Gov. Paul LePage’s nomination of Johnson, an Aroostook County native who graduated from UMaine in 1968.  A resident of […]

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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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