Alumni

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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Fantasy Baseball Camp Featured in BDN

UMaine’s fantasy baseball camp, which was held last weekend at Mahaney Diamond, was featured in a Bangor Daily News sports story. BDN reporter Pete Warner participated in the camp and wrote about some of his experiences with the attendees, which included former UMaine athletes, UMaine alumni and other members of the media. UMaine baseball head […]

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UMaine to host “Badges for Baseball” activity Saturday

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, in collaboration with the U.S. Marshal for the District of Maine, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Justice and LexisNexis Special Services, Inc. will bring its “Badges for Baseball” program to UMaine on Saturday Sept. 24 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Mahaney Dome.

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Aroostook corn maze highlights UMaine

A cornfield maze at Goughan’s Berry Farm near Caribou draws attention to the value of higher education and challenges visitors to navigate a maze depicting the UMaine Black Bear logo.  UMaine graduate Kelly O’Mara filed a report last week on Presque Isle’s WAGM television.

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Newspaper Report on Alumni Business, Innovation Challenge

The Central Maine Morning Sentinel has a report about a play by three UMaine alumni to fund the first Maine Business Challenge, a competition that awards cash prizes to entrepreneurs who develop winning business plans. The graduates are working in partnership with UMaine’s Maine Business School and the Foster Center for Student Innovation. Winners receive […]

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TV News Magazine Features Guide to College Football

Sandra Caron, UMaine professor of family relations and human sexuality, and J. Michael Hodgson, recently retired college football coach and former UMaine tight end, were interviewed for the television news magazine program “207” on Channel 2 (WLBZ) and Channel 6 (WCSH) about a book they co-wrote, “Tackling Football: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding the College […]

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