Alumni

Maine Edge reports on 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards

The Maine Edge reported on the recipients of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards. Charles “Chuck” Peddle, the recognized “father of the personal computer;” Dr. Bruce J. Leavitt, a noted heart surgeon; Donna Keirstead, a widely respected higher education leader; and Abtin Mehdizadegan, a fast-rising young attorney, are among the Black […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jaime (Boyington) Rogers

Jaime (Boyington) Rogers graduated from UMaine with a BA in sociology in 1997, and returned for a Master’s of Social Work which she completed in 2006. What difference has UMaine made in your life? I have a fantastic career! Not only do I love my work, but it affords me a comfortable lifestyle. My UMaine […]

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NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 joint fellowship recipients

The National Marine Fisheries Service and Sea Grant have awarded one of seven fellowships to University of Maine doctoral student Mackenzie Mazur. The fellowship will support Mazur’s research, conducted under advisers Yong Chen and Teresa Johnson, to develop a management strategy evaluation framework for the Maine lobster fishery in a changing Gulf of Maine. Born […]

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Alumnus joins staff of EMMC University Medicine — Cutler Health Center

Family nurse practitioner and alumnus Sean Sibley has joined the staff of EMMC University Medicine — Cutler Health Center at the University of Maine. Sibley received a master of science degree in nursing from UMaine while working as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit of Eastern Maine Medical Center. His advanced practice clinical […]

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UMaine graduates explore marine policy in Washington, D.C.

The National Sea Grant College Program has awarded prestigious Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships to three University of Maine graduates. Skylar Bayer, Kevin Staples and Mattie Rodrigue join 54 fellow graduates nationwide who will spend a year working on marine policy in Washington, D.C. The fellowships provide the opportunity for recent graduates to […]

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UMaine-led team discover new hemlock species

A new species of hemlock has been identified on Ulleungdo, an island east of the Korean peninsula, which may lead to the temperate conifer being considered for conservation. The Ulleungdo hemlock (Tsuga ulleungensis) was identified by an international team led by Garth Holman, a research associate in the School of Biology and Ecology at the […]

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UMaine mentioned in Press Herald report on year’s top sustainability stories

The University of Maine was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article that listed some of the positive actions and events related to sustainability that took place in Maine during 2017. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration allocated a grant of $908,015 for research into sustainable processing of aquacultured seaweed and development of new value-added […]

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Student discovers new wasp species, AP reports

The Associated Press reported University of Maine student Hillary Morin Peterson discovered a new species of wasp. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said Peterson discovered the species, which doesn’t sting, while conducting work for her thesis. The Brunswick resident named the wasp Ormocerus dirigoius, in tribute to Maine’s motto, “Dirigo,” which means “I […]

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