Community message about the passing of Eldon Morrison and Paul Koziell

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities,

The University of Maine and the College of Engineering community are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of alumnus Eldon Morrison ’64 of Yarmouth. Morrison, founder and CEO of CPM Construction, and his son-in-law Paul Koziell of Scarborough, president of the Freeport-based company, died in a plane crash on October 5.

Our hearts are with Eldon’s wife, Dianne, Paul’s wife, Denise, and both their families.

College of Engineering faculty, staff, students and alumni knew Eldon for his leadership in the industry, and commitment to his profession and to education. He often dedicated time to meeting with students and classes, and was focused on mentoring opportunities to advance student success and workforce development. Similarly, Paul was tapped by UMaine faculty to share his expertise in construction law with engineering students.

For more than a decade, Eldon also served on the University of Maine Foundation Board of Directors. I personally appreciated Eldon’s deep commitment to the university guided by his insight and experience.

The first floor classroom of UMaine’s Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center is named the Eldon Morrison Classroom, and was made possible by a gift from Eldon and Dianne.

We extend our most heartfelt condolences at this time.


Joan Ferrini-Mundy