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Professor Dick Hill remembered UMaine

November 17th, 2016

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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David Sklar’s $1M planned gift to the University of Maine Foundation

June 27th, 2016

David Sklar, a product of this time, grew into a survivor after life handed him a trying hand of cards. “The two biggest things I’ve tried for in life are fighting anti-Semitism and, now, supporting students –- giving them a chance to go on to UMaine, whether it’s for forestry or mechanical engineering — I’ve made… Read more »

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Foundation Announces Death of Board Treasurer, Former Board Chair

June 21st, 2016

Sadly we announce the passing of our Board Treasurer, the Honorable Darryl N. Brown ’66, ’69G. “Darryl was an outstanding leader who understood the importance of philanthropy to the University of Maine’s future,” said Foundation President Jeffery Mills. “He was a vocal advocate for UMaine and its value to our state and residents. Darryl was… Read more »

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Skoufis Nephews Deliver Additional Gift

June 16th, 2016

On the road again. Recently cousins George Predaris of Rye, NH, and John Rozos of Poland Spring, ME made a special delivery of a check for $271,671.80 to the University of Maine Foundation. Foundation President Jeff Mills and Collins Center for the Arts Director Danny Williams were on hand at Buchanan Alumni House to graciously accept… Read more »

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The University of Maine Foundation Celebrates 82 Years!

June 9th, 2016

Eighty-two years ago some very forward thinking people created the University of Maine Foundation with a check for $1,000 from the Class of 1909. In this short 82 years, the Foundation endowment now exceeds $186M with the total UMaine endowment at $287M. Those totals do not include the millions of dollars provided annually as a… Read more »

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Maine Day of Giving student contest winners

May 6th, 2016

As a result of their use of the #mainedayofgiving hashtag during Maine Day, the University Singers have won $500 from the University of Maine Annual Fund. Christina Caron, Director of the University of Maine Annual Fund presented the $500 check to Molly Abrams, Singers President, and Director Fran Vogt on Friday, May 6, 2016. The… Read more »

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Foundation Member Meets Scholarship Recipients

April 20th, 2016

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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UMaine’s 2016 Valedictorian is Foundation Scholarship Recipient

April 7th, 2016

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

March 23rd, 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 »