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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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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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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Nick Fried

UMaine’s 2016 Valedictorian is Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Nicholas Fried of Millerstown, Pennsylvania, is the 2016 University of Maine valedictorian. Fried majored in animal and veterinary sciences, with a minor in chemistry. This fall, he will be an MD/Ph.D. student at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Schools of Medicine and Graduate Studies in New Orleans. He plans to become a primary… Read more »

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Joseph Garcia, Class of 2016

In his senior year of high school at Nokomis Regional High School, Joseph Garcia grew to enjoy learning about physics. Now, at the University of Maine, Joseph has continued to learn about and love physics enough to make it his major of study, and join two research groups. This year Joseph was elected president of the… Read more »

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Jaime Roy, Class of 2017

Jaime Roy is a member of the Class of 2017 at the University of Maine. She is a Communication Sciences and Disorders major and Disability Studies minor from Orringon, Me. She has a passion for tenor saxophone, and plays in the pep band and marching band at UMaine. Her favorite memory of college so far… Read more »

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Gavin Higgins, Class of 2016

Gavin Higgins is a native of Lincoln, Me., and is a Business Marketing major and Graphic Design minor at the University of Maine. This is his fourth year at the University, and he hopes to earn his degree this spring. After graduation, Gavin is would like to obtain a job that can continue into a… Read more »

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James Gayton

James Gayton is from Sabattus, Me., and has been studying mechanical engineering at the University of Maine. This year, James received the Daniel Williams Smilgys ’84 Memorial Scholarship and the Robert W. and Brenda M. Daigle Scholarship. James is the fourth in a family of six children, and is attending school with no financial aid,… Read more »

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Sarah Holbrook

Sarah Holbrook, Class of 2017

Sarah Holbrook is a biology major and neuroscience minor at the University of Maine, and is the recipient of the Smith & Charlene McIntire Scholarship for the 2015/16 academic year. Sarah is from Fort Fairfield, Me., and is a first-generation college student. She is slated to graduate in 2017, and is very thankful for all… Read more »

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Julia White

Julia White, Class of 2017

Julia White attended high school in Belmont, Nh., and began her academic career at the University of Maine in fall 2013. She is the fourth generation in her family to attend UMaine, and she is currently in her third year as a journalism major. She has received the Class of 1950 Scholarship for the 2015/16 academic year,… Read more »

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