Tom Sandford Retires from UMaine after 35 Years of Service

05.23.16 The University of Maine Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering honored Professor Tom Sandford with a retirement party on May 20, 2016 to thank him for his thirty-five years of dedicated service to the University, engineering education, and the field of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The community knows Tom as a tireless advocate of chess in Maine. He has served as a tournament director and organizer for many years and is a fierce over-the-board competitor. We wish Tom all the best in his retirement!

Congratulations, thank you, and happy retirement Tom!

Thanks to Laddy DeLuca Lowell for contributing to this report.

Professor Sandford began his teaching career at the University of Maine in 1981!


Best wishes to Tom in retirement, and we hope to see you at Maine chess tournaments in the future!

The Fishbein Family

congratulations Tom.I've always tried to make your well run tournaments and I hope to attend many more.


Good Post---a Surprise!

After George Cunningham, when I think of Maine Chess, I think of Tom Sandford--a tireless advocate.

Best wishes to Tom in retirement.

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