Gratitude in Giving

These featured stories are reflections of gratitude–examples of the thousands of stories created each year by matching heartfelt donors with sincere recipients. From our perspective at the Foundation, we see the strength of both giving and receiving. We witness the amazing foresight of the donors whose generous gifts we steward. We also see firsthand the… Read more »

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Category: Gratitude
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Marissa Rublee – Master’s Candidate 2017

After starting her graduate degree as soon as she completed her undergraduate, Marissa, a graduate student in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Master’s Program, was faced with financial hardship. Receiving scholarship support has lifted that burden off her shoulders and she was able to dedicate herself to her studies even more. After completing her… Read more »

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Over forty years of support for the University of Maine

As Associate Director of Planned Giving, Dan Willett has helped hundreds of UMaine alumni and friends set up planned gifts through the University of Maine Foundation. He is highly visible as a leader in the southern Maine business community as a result of his service on the board of Gorham Savings Bank, attendance at Eggs… Read more »

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New Scholarship Celebrates the Power of Stories

Professors Emeriti Kristin M. Langellier and Eric E. Peterson share many stories through the unique intersection of their personal and professional lives. Married since 1979, both taught communication courses at the University of Maine from 1980 until their retirement in 2016. Langellier’s scholarship and teaching encompassed performance studies and narrative communication; Peterson focused on media… Read more »

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Category: Employee Giving
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Nick Maynard – Class of 2017

Nick is a senior double majoring in Accounting and Finance. The scholarship which is in memory of David M. Cheney the former president of Lambda Chi Alpha chapter here at UMaine, has helped him to cover any additional school expenses. Nick is very actively involved around campus, participating in his fraternity’s intramural teams and being… Read more »

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Kayla Greenawalt – Class of 2018

Due to her double majoring in Ecology and Environmental Science as well as in Business Management, Kayla Greenawalt has spent many hours doing hands-on research in a lab on campus. When she is not spending her time in a lab, Kayla is actively involved on campus as a part of UMaine Track and Field, and by… Read more »

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Jade Darragh – Class of 2018

Coming from a small town in rural Maine, Jade’s dream of going to college was made possible through the generosity of donors who helped lessen the financial burden of attending college. Now Jade is able to focus completely on her studies, which brings her one step closer to becoming a nurse. After working in the… Read more »

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Benjamin Bucklin – Master’s Candidate 2018

Currently finishing up his first year of graduate school where he is pursuing a Masters in Higher Education and Student Development, Ben is a very active member of the Black Bear community. He is involved in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Residence Assistant Selection Committee. Additionally, he… Read more »

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Professor Dick Hill remembered UMaine

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering Richard C. Hill, who passed away in July, left an indelible mark on the University of Maine. His work as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dean of the College of Technology and Director of the Department of Industrial Cooperation spanned from 1946 until his retirement in 1992. Even after his… Read more »

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Foundation Member Meets Scholarship Recipients

Pictured: (left-right), Laura Horowitz ’17, Edie McVay King ’67, Alexis Bowman ’16, Mason Crocker ’16 University of Maine Foundation Member Edie McVay King ’67 had the chance to meet current recipients of her Edie McVay King Scholarship at a recent scholarship reception hosted by the University of Maine Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at… Read more »

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