Alumni

McCormack receives forest stewardship award, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a Blaine House ceremony to present Maxwell McCormack Jr., a professor emeritus in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, with the prestigious 2016 Austin H. Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award. The award recognizes excellence in furthering forestry, forests or forestland conservation in Maine. Started by the Maine […]

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McCormack to receive forest stewardship award

Alumnus Maxwell McCormack Jr., emeritus, School of Forest Resources, will be presented with the prestigious 2016 Austin H. Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award in a Blaine House ceremony Sept. 8. The award recognizes people or organizations for their excellence in furthering forestry, forests or forestland conservation in Maine. Started by the Maine TREE Foundation in 2004, […]

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Alexandra Barzin

Alexandra Barzin: Kinesiology grad to teach English in Thailand

After graduating from the University of Maine this summer with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science, Alexandra Barzin is already off to her next adventure. The Jamestown, Rhode Island native has accepted a teaching position in Thailand. Barzin, who will teach English, says she’s a little nervous, but mostly excited. “I have always […]

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Jill Pelto

Grad student’s art featured on cover of annual climate report compiled by NOAA

Art created by University of Maine graduate student Jill Pelto is featured on the cover of an international climate report compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Pelto’s environmental artwork appears on the front and back of the State of the Climate in 2015, an international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer as a supplement […]

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National Geographic publishes feature on grad student, artist

University of Maine graduate student Jill Peto was included in the National Geographic series, “20 Under 30: The Next Generation of National Park Leaders.” The feature on Pelto, titled “This artist turns dull data into art — and a call to action,” focuses on her environmental artwork that convey climate change in North Cascades National […]

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WLBZ interviews Swift about 1984 Olympics

Former University of Maine and Major League pitcher Bill Swift talked with WLBZ (Channel 2) about winning a silver medal as a member of the U.S. baseball team in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In addition to the experience with the team, in which he hurled six shutout innings against Nicaragua, Swift enjoyed […]

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Orach featured in PPH after Beach to Beacon

University of Maine graduate student Jesse Orach was highlighted in the Portland Press Herald after he won the Maine men’s division in his first-ever Beach to Beacon race in Cape Elizabeth. Orach, who missed the sign-up for the race and got to take part after one of his friend’s mothers couldn’t participate and he paid […]

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Republican Journal reports on new assistant director at Hutchinson Center

The Republican Journal reported Amy Smith of Lincolnville, Maine has been appointed the new assistant director for student and academic services at the Hutchinson Center, the University of Maine’s outreach center in Belfast. Smith graduated from Camden-Rockport High School and, in 2010, was UMaine’s valedictorian. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from UMaine, […]

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Hutchinson Center welcomes new assistant director of student services

Amy Smith of Lincolnville, Maine has been appointed the new assistant director for student and academic services at the Hutchinson Center, the University of Maine’s outreach center in Belfast. Smith graduated from Camden-Rockport High School and, in 2010, was UMaine’s valedictorian. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from UMaine, and is now a […]

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