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Here is what just some of our Alumni are doing:

Class of ’59 visits Nutting Hall
Class of ’59 visits Nutting Hall
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.
A Flash from the Past…
A Flash from the Past…
Dr. Max McCormack (UMaine B.S. 1956) sent in this photo that was taken at a Christmas Tree Association Meeting in 1968.
2010 Distinguished Alumna
2010 Distinguished Alumna
Carol L. Redelsheimer recognized as the School of Forest Resources Distinguished Alumna for 2010.
SAF honors Lee Allen with Biological Science Award
SAF honors Lee Allen with Biological Science Award
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).
Donna Cassese, class of 1976
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.
2011 Distinguished Alumnus
2011 Distinguished Alumnus
We are honored to recognize Richard N. Smith as the 2011 School of Forest Resources Distinguished Alumnus.
2012 Distinguished Alumnus
2012 Distinguished Alumnus
The School of Forest Resources is honored to recognize Albro F. Cowperthwaite Jr. as the 2012 School of Forest Resources Distinguished Alumnus.
Shavonne Sargent
Shavonne Sargent
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
Damian Cirelli and Alejandra Equiza
Damian Cirelli and Alejandra Equiza
“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.
Rory Eckardt
Rory Eckardt
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
Erika Rowland
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.
1949 Forestry Summer Camp
1949 Forestry Summer Camp
University of Maine Forest Summer Camp 1949. Pictured left to right: Art Randall, Henry Plummer, Charlie Chapman, Harold Young
2013 Distinguished Alumnus
2013 Distinguished Alumnus
The School of Forest Resources is honored to recognize George F. Ritz as the 2013 School of Forest Resources Distinguished Alumnus.
Forestry Alumnus, State Senator Thomas B. Saviello ‘78, visits UMaine
Forestry Alumnus, State Senator Thomas B. Saviello ‘78, visits UMaine
State Senator Thomas B. Saviello, class of '78, visited the University of Maine on December 4, 2013.
Al Clements, class of ’44
Al Clements, class of ’44
Al Clements, class of 1944 (right) with Ted Fettinger (left) on a field trip to Olamon, Maine in 1942 to view this magnificent eastern white pine.
Robert Crowley (B.S. 1975)
Robert Crowley (B.S. 1975)
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.
Tim Gallant (B.S. 2002)
Tim Gallant (B.S. 2002)
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.
Brian Milakovsky (B.S. 2007)
Brian Milakovsky (B.S. 2007)
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 (B.S. 2008)
Nicole Mercier (B.S. 2008)
Nicole Mercier came to UMaine because it was convenient, but stayed because she found the educators in the forestry program exciting and encouraging.
 


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Brittany Ross is currently a Junior in the Forestry program at the University of Maine. She enjoys many outdoor activities including running, hiking, biking, skiing, and swimming. Running is her passion in life. She ran a half marathon last year and hopes to run a full marathon (26.2 miles) this year!

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