Marrs Scholarship Presentation

New Scholarship Honors Retiring Director of Student Financial Aid

April 28th, 2015

To celebrate her retirement after 29 years of service to the University of Maine, friends and colleagues of University of Maine Office of Student Financial Aid Director Gianna Marrs worked with the Foundation to create a scholarship in her name. Foundation President/CEO Jeff Mills presented the check at her retirement party on April 27. This is a wonderful way… Read more »


Support for UMaine Research & Development

April 2nd, 2015

A Republican and Democrat agree: Strong UMaine strengthens state’s future By Richard A. Bennett and Mary Cathcart This year we celebrate the University of Maine’s 150th birthday. At the end of the Civil War, our state, like many others, received support from the federal government to establish a public university dedicated to the ideal that… Read more »

President Susan J. Hunter Fund

March 17th, 2015

In honor of Dr. Susan J. Hunter’s installation as the 20th president of the University of Maine, the University of Maine Foundation has established the President Susan J. Hunter Fund.   “I am particularly proud to be named as the University’s first woman president and I feel strongly about supporting the ideals that this fund… Read more »

Scholarship Awards

Black Bears of the Future Scholarship Awarded

February 26th, 2015

L-R: Mila Tappan, FAME; Sarah McPartland-Good, University of Maine Foundation; Karlton Creech, University of Maine Athletics and the 2015 Black Bears of the Future Scholarship recipients Three Bananas Cub Club members received $1,000 Black Bears of the Future Scholarships at the February 21 University of Maine hockey game. The scholarship was established in 2012 with… Read more »

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Actor Tim Simons Makes Appeal to Fellow Theatre Alumni

February 26th, 2015

Timothy C. Simons University of Maine Theatre, Class of 2001 ‘Jonah’ on HBO’s VEEP ‘Marx’ in Draft Day ‘Malcolm’ in The Interview ‘Agent Borderline’ in Inherent Vice       Dear Fellow University of Maine Theatre Alum: Yes, this is a fundraising appeal, but please bear with me. Before I was making a living as an… Read more »

Students with Black Bear License Plates

Black Bear License Plates Support Scholarships

February 19th, 2015

Revenue from the sale or renewal of Black Bear license plates has provided nearly $1,000,000 in general scholarship support to UMaine students since it was approved by the state 12 years ago. The initial purchase costs $20 with $10 going to UMaine scholarships; reissue costs $15 with $10 going to scholarships. As a Maine resident, you… Read more »

The sun sets on the last papermaking shift at the Verso paper mill in Bucksport. December 4, 2014. Photo by Ernie Smith

Mill Anthology Project Receives Grant

February 5th, 2015

Bucksport Poet Laureate Pat Ranzoni has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the SpiritWords Fund of the University of Maine Foundation to support her proposal for an anthology titled STILL MILL, Poems, Stories & Songs of Making Paper in Bucksport, Maine, 1930–2014. The grant will help fund the cost of the book’s publication and distribution…. Read more »

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Landis Mentioned in Berkeley Lab Article on Roman Architecture Research

December 16th, 2014

Eric Landis, Ph. D., P.E., who holds the Frank M. Taylor Distinguished Professorship of Civil Engineering at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the Berkeley Lab news release, “Back to the future with Roman architectural concrete.” Read more at UMaine NEWS