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Thomas Colfer – Class of 2020

October 12th, 2017

Thomas Colfer is a sophomore Engineering Physics major from West Gardiner, Maine and is a recipient of the Mary Mincher Talbot Scholarship. Thomas, like many students today, is balancing a full-time course load while also having a family. Like all students who are awarded scholarships, he is immensely grateful for the generous philanthropy of others…. Read more »

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Brandon Richards – Class of 2019

September 6th, 2017

Brandon Richards is a recipient of the Class of 1944 Music Scholarship. Music has long been an integral part of Brandon Richards’ life. Growing up in Belfast, Maine, Brandon first picked up a trumpet in the 5th grade, but also has enjoyed playing other musical instruments such as guitar and piano. So, it is no… Read more »


Maine Hello 2017

August 18th, 2017

The University of Maine campus is preparing to welcome its’ largest incoming freshman class in university history. On Maine Hello day this year, over 2,500 students are expected to be moving into their homes for the academic year. As a UMaine tradition, many alumni from the area participate in the festivities of the day, along… Read more »

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Humanities Center named for generous donors

August 3rd, 2017

The University of Maine Humanities Center has a new name, reflecting the generous support of Clement McGillicuddy ’64 and his wife Linda of Hobe Sound, Florida and Northeast Harbor, Maine. The McGillicuddys support the Humanities Center through a fund they established at the University of Maine Foundation. The two met in New York City while… Read more »

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Trust gift to help Orono Bog Boardwalk campaign

July 6th, 2017

  In life, Katharine Kirkpatrick was an avid community member, an adventurer, and a dedicated volunteer. Her commitment to adventure continues after her 2016 death with a gift of $141,826 from the Katharine M. Kirkpatrick 2002 Trust to the Orono Boardwalk Campaign Fund held at the University of Maine Foundation. Kit’s generous donation will provide 97… Read more »

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Tal Kleinhause-Gedalyahou – Class of 2019

May 30th, 2017

Growing up in Israel, 5 miles from the Gaza strip, Tal, who is a Wildlife Ecology Major, already faced many challenges in her life. Coming to the United States, and particularly to the University of Maine to follow her passion for nature and science has been a dream come true for her. While at the… Read more »

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Sarah Holbrook, The Making of a Neuroscientist

May 15th, 2017

Sarah Holbrook moved to Fort Fairfield, Maine as a young girl with her mother and siblings, and immediately began to feel welcomed and supported in their new community. Soon, volunteerism and community connections served to bolster her place as a valuable and influential member of the town. Sarah credits much of her support to the… Read more »

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Emera Maine Honors UMaine Professor Dick Hill through Scholarship Fund

May 12th, 2017

As part of the Maine Day of Giving on May 3, 2017, Emera Maine, in collaboration with the University of Maine Foundation, announced its creation of the Emera Maine Professor Richard C. Hill Scholarship Fund. Alan Richardson, President and COO, Emera Maine, spoke fondly of his memories in meeting and working with Dick Hill, and of the… Read more »

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Olga Crystal Remesha – Class of 2018

May 9th, 2017

Olga, who is a native of Burundi, has been studying at the University of Maine for the past three years, studying marketing with a concentration in international business, and dreaming of studying abroad in Germany. Due to financial hardship, she almost would not have been able to make her dream come true; the scholarship Olga received allowed… Read more »


Faith Rideout – Class of 2019

May 9th, 2017

Majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in International Security, Faith always had the lifelong dream of studying abroad in Japan. With the support of the grant she received, Faith started her semester abroad in Japan this semester, spring 2017. After finishing up her degree she is planning on working in a field centered on United… Read more »