September 22, 2008
The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Athletic Hall of Fame selection committee has chosen four individuals for induction into the Hall of Fame next spring. The four represent the University from the 1960s, through the early 2000 time period.
The announcement was made by University President, Dr. Richard W. Cost, at the annual Alumni and Friends banquet during the University’s Homecoming Weekend, this past weekend.
The members of the 2009 induction class are: Terry Francis Drown; Robert Marquis; Jeffrey Pillsbury and Shaun Tomblin.
Terry Drown – attended UMFK from 1964 to 1968. Drown was a star basketball player and was very active in the campus community. He had a significant influence on UMFK Athletics and the University as a whole. He was drafted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and died in the line of duty to his country in June 1969. The Award for Top Scholastic Athlete, which is presented each year, is named in honor of Terry Drown.
Robert Marquis – Class of 1977 - had a significant impact in athletic endeavors during his four years at UMFK, but he is best known for his accomplishments following his graduation from UMFK. Bob retired from Schenck High School in East Millinocket in 2007 following a 30-year run as a coach, basketball and soccer official, teacher, athletic director and administrator.
Jeffrey Pillsbury – Class of 1987 - currently is ranked third on the UMFK Men’s all-time scoring list. Pillsbury was named an Academic All-American his last two years at UMFK. Pillsbury went on to become a successful coach, guidance councilor, athletic director and administrator at the high school level. He currently works as the assistant principal and athletic director Mt. Abram High School in Strong, Maine.
Shaun Tomblin – Class of 2001 – had a standout career as a member of the UMFK Men’s basketball team. Tomblin is the Bengal’s all-time career scoring leader. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was named to the 2000-2001 Who’s Who in American Colleges list. Tomblin served as a member of the UMFK Board of Visitors in 2002. Following his graduation, he took a path away from athletics and has proven himself in the financial field in New York City, where he resides.
The members of the 2009 class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during ceremonies to be held at UMFK in mid April 2009.