A $1.5 million, three-year award from the Harold Alfond Foundation has established the Alfond Fund in the University of Maine Foundation, focused on creating a centralized fundraising structure for UMaine Athletics and continuing support of the football program. “Through the years, Harold Alfond and the Harold Alfond Foundation have helped the University of Maine achieve… Read more »
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The University of Maine Department of Political Science has announced the first awardees of the John M. Nickerson University of Maine Scholarship. The five selected students will each receive close to one year of in-state tuition for the 2016–17 academic year. Each of the students was awarded scholarship support after being chosen by the faculty… Read more »
An endowed chaired professorship in literature named in honor of best-selling author and University of Maine alumnus Stephen King will be established at his alma mater with the help of a $1 million award from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The Stephen E. King Chair in Literature will support a faculty position in the Department of… Read more »
*Editor’s Note: this story was originally published in the December publication of Bridgton Academy Today, and the University of Maine Foundation has been given special permission to re-publish this story on our website. Memory of Class of ’60 Alumnus Honored Through Creation of New Scholarship at The University of Maine As a student at Bridgton Academy, Lincoln… Read more »
University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove has announced that he will transition from his college coaching role into a senior associate director of athletics position at his alma mater. A national search for a head football coach will begin immediately. Defensive coordinator Joe Harasymiak will assume the role of interim head coach. “I am… Read more »
The annual memorial service held at the University of Maine honoring the life of Laurence A. Jones, Jr. was held on Nov. 20. A 1992 UMaine graduate who held a psychology degree, Jones was killed while he was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Jones’ mother, Yong Jones, established a scholarship in his memory to be… Read more »
Professor of Finance Robert Strong is the longtime adviser of the Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY), launched in the early 1990s by the University of Maine Foundation with $200,000. Today, SPIFFY manages a $2.3 million portfolio and has a dedicated Bloomberg monitor in the new Gerard S. Cassidy ’80 Capital Markets Training Laboratory.