Dr. Susan J. Hunter

Scholarships Celebrated at Homecoming Reception

October 27th, 2014

Both scholarship recipients and donors were celebrated at a reception in Buchanan Alumni House hosted by University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President/CEO Jeffery N. Mills on October 17 as part of Homecoming Weekend. Scholarship recipient, Jason Seymour from the UMaine class of 2017 delivered a grateful message about… Read more »

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$1 Million Savage Challenge Fund Announced

October 14th, 2014

A $1 million donation to the University of Maine by alumnus Tom Savage and his wife, Sally, of Key Largo, Florida, will launch the Savage Challenge, a five-year endowment drive for the men’s ice hockey program. The donation will be used to match up to $1 million in gifts from UMaine hockey alumni and former… Read more »

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Golf Tournament Supports Scholarship

October 10th, 2014

The second annual David M. Cheney Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Oct. 4, 2014 in Boxford, MA. Organizers for the event report that it was a sell-out. Proceeds from the event will benefit the David M. Cheney Scholarship Fund held at the University of Maine Foundation. Cheney was a senior at the University of Maine… Read more »

John Simpson & Jeff Mills

John I. Simpson Appointed as Honorary Member

October 9th, 2014

At the University of Maine Foundation 2014 Annual Meeting, President/CEO Jeffery Mills appointed longtime Foundation officer and volunteer John I. Simpson as an Honorary Member of the Foundation. Simpson began his employment with H.E. Sargent in 1965 while still a student at the University of Maine. From 1971-1988 he served as CFO and from 1989-2005 he… Read more »

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80th Anniversary Matching Gift Program Results

October 9th, 2014

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the University of Maine Foundation offered a 25% matching gift program to encourage gifts to existing endowment funds and the creation of new endowments. As a result of the program, $3 million was raised, 152 donors participated, and 40 new endowments were established. Thank you to everyone who participated,… Read more »

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13th Annual Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Featured William B. Krohn, Ph.D.

October 8th, 2014

The 13th Annual Geddes W. Simpson Lecture featuring distinguished wildlife biologist William B. Krohn, Ph.D. was entitled “Using Historical Information in Wildlife Science: A Personal Journey.”  Dr. Krohn explored his use of historical documents to understand ever-changing wildlife distributions, and the ways that contemporary wildlife scientists may be under-utilizing the historical record. William B. Krohn… Read more »

Kim Dao

From UMaine to Tufts Medical School

October 7th, 2014

Remarks by Kimberly Dao ’14 at the University of Maine Foundation Scholarship Recognition Reception on August 20, 2014. Kimberly was President, All Maine Women Class of 2014; President, Class Council 2014; UMaine Mitchell Scholar; and is currently a medical student at Tufts University. “Good evening and a hearty Maine hello to all of you here… Read more »

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Former Professor Gifts Over $2M for Scholarships, Professorship

September 23rd, 2014

An endowed scholarship fund and political science professorship have been established at the University of Maine Foundation with more than $2 million in gifts from John Nickerson, a University of Maine alumnus and professor emeritus at the University of Maine at Augusta who died in May 2013. University of Maine Foundation President/CEO Jeffery Mills made… Read more »

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UMaine Foundation Hosts Scholarship Reception in Southern Maine

September 12th, 2014

University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter and UMaine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills hosted the University of Maine Foundation Scholarship Recognition Reception on August 20, 2014 at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth. The reception was held to thank scholarship donors and honor recipients from Southern Maine. Kimberly Dao, who graduated from UMaine in… Read more »