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Transformational change for athletic fundraising

December 28th, 2016

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 »

Dick Hill with bike

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 »

Edie McVay and Student

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 »

Nick Fried

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 »

Stephen King

The Stephen E. King Chair in Literature Endowment Fund is Established at the University of Maine Foundation by the Alfond Foundation

February 17th, 2016

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 »

Sarah Holbrook

Sarah Holbrook, Class of 2017

February 1st, 2016

Sarah Holbrook is a biology major and neuroscience minor at the University of Maine, and is the recipient of the Smith & Charlene McIntire Scholarship for the 2015/16 academic year. Sarah is from Fort Fairfield, Me., and is a first-generation college student. She is slated to graduate in 2017, and is very thankful for all… Read more »

Julia White

Julia White, Class of 2017

January 28th, 2016

Julia White attended high school in Belmont, Nh., and began her academic career at the University of Maine in fall 2013. She is the fourth generation in her family to attend UMaine, and she is currently in her third year as a journalism major. She has received the Class of 1950 Scholarship for the 2015/16 academic year,… Read more »

Coach Cosgrove

Jack Cosgrove to Transfer into Senior Associate Director of Athletics Role

November 25th, 2015

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 »

Frances Mitchell

Black Bear Veteran Gives Back

November 10th, 2015

In October 2015, University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery Mills and Director of Planned Giving Sarah McPartland-Good recognized Frances Robinson Mitchell for her recent donation of a Royal Sarouk rug, (pictured above) which now resides in the Treat Room at the Buchanan Alumni House. In 1944, Mrs. Mitchell left the University of Maine and her… Read more »