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 »

Estate bequest of over $2 million to fund UMaine scholarship

October 19th, 2015

The University of Maine Foundation has received more than $2 million from the Veronica Pendleton estate to fund the Raymond K. and Veronica Pendleton Fund at the University of Maine. Mrs. Pendleton created the fund several years ago with a plan to provide an eventual gift from her estate. The bequest gift to the Raymond… Read more »

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 »