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Here is what just some of our Alumni are doing:
Members of the 1959 Forestry and Wildlife class met last May to reminisce about the early days that launched their careers. They caught up on old times, and fondly remembered Summer Camp and the tremendous bonding with classmates that has lasted a lifetime.
Dr. Max McCormack (UMaine B.S. 1956) sent in this photo that was taken at a Christmas Tree Association Meeting in 1968.
Carol L. Redelsheimer recognized as the School of Forest Resources Distinguished Alumna for 2010.
Professor Emeritus H. Lee Allen is the 2010 recipient of the Barrington Moore Memorial Award in Biological Science from the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
In 1994, Sappi Westbrook shifted to the manufacture of release paper only. “If we’d stayed with printing and publishing, we never would have made it,” says mill manager Donna Cassese. Not making it is anathema to Cassese, who herself represents change. The first woman to manage the Westbrook mill, Cassese grew up in the Bronx and, as a forestry major at the University of Maine, was the first in her family to attend college.
We are honored to recognize Richard N. Smith as the 2011 School of Forest Resources Distinguished Alumnus.
The School of Forest Resources is honored to recognize Albro F. Cowperthwaite Jr. as the 2012 School of Forest Resources Distinguished Alumnus.
After practicing as a private forestry consultant in New England for two years, Shavonne Sargent (M.F. ’08) began working in November 2010 at Weyerhaeuser Company’s corporate headquarters in Federal Way, Washington
“We came to the University of Maine from Argentina in 2002 to pursue a post-doc (Ale) and M.S. degree (Damian) in Forest Ecosystem Science. Our experiences at UMaine largely exceeded our expectations, taking us on a learning journey and forging long-lasting friendships.
After completing a B.S. in Forest Operations Science in 2005, Rory Eckardt started a forest operations consulting company (RE Consulting LLC) while simultaneously studying to earn a Finance M.B.A. at UMaine.
Erika Rowland (Ph.D. ’06) recently took a position as an Assistant Conservation Scientist with the North America Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society working on climate change issues.
University of Maine Forest Summer Camp 1949. Pictured left to right: Art Randall, Henry Plummer, Charlie Chapman, Harold Young
The School of Forest Resources is honored to recognize George F. Ritz as the 2013 School of Forest Resources Distinguished Alumnus.
UMaine School of Forestry alum Robert Crowley was recently named the winner of the 17th episode of CBS Survivor: Gabon–Earth’s Last Eden. Bob, 57, is the oldest contestant to ever win the show, and took home a $1 million prize. Crowley lives in Portland, Maine, and teaches high school physics in Gorham.
UMaine School of Forestry alum Tim Gallant is mapping a new course for himself and a local land development company as its first Geographic Information Systems coordinator. Gallant recently was hired by Livermore Falls-based Main-Land Development Consultants where he creates, analyzes, organizes and manages GIS data.
UMaine graduate Brian Milakovsky is Ukraine bound to put his forestry research to the test. “I believe that the durable solutions to the loss of biodiversity will come from within the profession of forestry,” says Milakovsky. “UMaine gave me the skills and perspective to work confidently as a forester.”
Nicole Mercier came to UMaine because it was convenient, but stayed because she found the educators in the forestry program exciting and encouraging.