Alumni

Abbott Remembered in BDN Story

The Bangor Daily News has a story about alumna Carol Abbott, the mother of current UMaine athletic director Steve Abbott and the wife of former UMaine football coach and professor Walter Abbott, who died Friday. Carol Abbott earned an English degree in 1959 from UMaine, according to the story, where she met Walter Abbott, who […]

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Report on Girls Hockey Day at Alfond Arena

The Bangor Daily News reported on Sunday’s Girls Hockey Day, which was held at UMaine’s Alfond Arena. About 35 girls from around the state met for an on-ice skills competition, a tour of the Alfond facilities, and listened to former UMaine women’s players Kim Meagher, Rachel Gettings and Jennie Gallo talk about how hockey had […]

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UMaine-Affiliated Alumni in Report on Hall of Fame Class

Several legendary UMaine athletes and coaches have been named to the Maine Sports Hall of Fame, according to a report in the Bangor Daily News. UMaine education faculty member Walter Abbott, a former Black Bears football coach, will be inducted this year, as will alumni Phillip Coulombe (football), Emily Ellis (women’s basketball) and Dennis Libbey […]

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TV Report on Benefit Basketball Tournament

Bangor TV station WABI reported on Sunday’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament that was a fundraiser for the Strong Minds, Strong Bodies organization headed by UMaine alumnus and former Black Bear football player Roosevelt Boone. Boone said the free program offers kids the opportunity to participate in physical activity and able to learn during the summer months […]

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Coverage of Cosgrove Honor

Several state and national news outlets, including the website Boxscore News, noted that UMaine football coach Jack Cosgrove, a 1978 UMaine graduate, was named Tuesday the New England Football Writers Division I FCS Coach of the Year. Cosgrove, in his 19th season as head coach, has led the Black Bears to an 8-3 record and […]

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Coverage of Softball Coach Hiring

Several news outlets reported that former UMaine softball player Lynn Coutts has been named the Black Bears’ new coach. Coutts is a member of the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame and is married to former UMaine baseball baseball player Mike Coutts. In a Bangor Daily News story, Coutts said she is eager to move forward […]

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Stephen King in Halloween Editorial

Horror writer and UMaine alumnus Stephen King and his wife Tabitha King, also a writer and a UMaine graduate, were mentioned in a BDN editorial about Halloween. The editorial noted that the Kings give generously to libraries around the state, recreation groups and education efforts, notably to UMaine. The editorial made the link between the […]

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Savage Donation In Newspaper

The Bangor Daily News had a story about the news that Tom and Sally Savage of Key Largo, Fla., have donated $500,000 for athletic facilities upgrades. Tom Savage, who graduated from UMaine in 1968, is a retired attorney. The Savages are recipients of UMaine’s Stillwater Society Presidential Award, given to university supporters who are notable […]

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Corro radio interview previews Homecoming

Chris Corro from the UMaine Alumni Association was a live Wednesday morning guest on WVOM’s George Hale/Ric Tyler Show, providing a detailed preview of UMaine’s Homecoming Weekend, scheduled for Friday-Sunday.

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Foundation leader Orcutt to retire

Ellen Stinson, chair of the University of Maine Foundation Board, has announced that Foundation President/CEO Amos E. Orcutt plans to retire in 2012 after 22 years of service in that role. During Orcutt’s tenure at the Foundation many new programs and initiatives have been undertaken.  He was instrumental in the planning, design and completion of […]

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