Student at commencement

Vision for Tomorrow Matching Gift Program Raised Over $4.8 Million

May 9th, 2018

  A $1 million bequest to the University of Maine Foundation from an anonymous donor has leveraged $3.8 million in additional support for the University of Maine as part of the now-completed Vision for Tomorrow matching gift program. The majority of the support is directed to undergraduate scholarships. Other UMaine programs also have benefited, including… Read more »

SPIFFY wins portfolio competition

April 2nd, 2018

SPIFFY, the Maine Business School’s student investment club, has won first-place in a worldwide portfolio competition. The competition was part of the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (GAME) VIII forum March 22–24 in New York City, in which 1,500 students from more than 160 colleges and universities had the opportunity to interact with industry leaders… Read more »

Vision for Tomorrow Campaign Exceeds $134M

February 12th, 2018

  Recent donations to the Vision for Tomorrow campaign have greatly exceeded projections. In fact, the Foundation’s fourth quarter gift totals were historically large, with over $13M in donations, a 67% increase over the prior year, bringing the campaign total over $134M as of December 31, 2017! The success of the October 13 public campaign… Read more »

Shep Sheppard portrait at Buchanan Alumni House

Vision for Tomorrow Match Helps Future Surveyors

February 12th, 2018

Undergraduate scholarships are an essential component of the University of Maine’s $200 million Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign. An estate gift from an anonymous donor is leveraging additional support for many existing scholarship funds as part of the campaign, including a scholarship that was established in 2005 by Shyka, Sheppard & Garster (SSG) of Bangor,… Read more »

Poultry fund story photo

UMaine Alumnus Creates Fund for Maine 4-H Poultry Projects

January 16th, 2018

L to r: Professor Emeritus of Animal, Veterinary and Aquatic Sciences Robert O. Hawes, Frankie Bozzino from Winterport, holding a Cochin Bantam that Bob had given him as a chick and Alice McKinstry Hawes Dr. Robert O. Hawes and his wife, Alice, recently created an endowed fund at the University of Maine Foundation to support… Read more »

Photo of Clem McGillicuddy

Humanities Center named for generous donors

August 3rd, 2017

The University of Maine Humanities Center has a new name, reflecting the generous support of Clement McGillicuddy ’64 and his wife Linda of Hobe Sound, Florida and Northeast Harbor, Maine. The McGillicuddys support the Humanities Center through a fund they established at the University of Maine Foundation. The two met in New York City while… Read more »

Sarah Holbrook, The Making of a Neuroscientist

May 15th, 2017

Sarah Holbrook moved to Fort Fairfield, Maine as a young girl with her mother and siblings, and immediately began to feel welcomed and supported in their new community. Soon, volunteerism and community connections served to bolster her place as a valuable and influential member of the town. Sarah credits much of her support to the… Read more »

Emera Maine Honors UMaine Professor Dick Hill through Scholarship Fund

May 12th, 2017

As part of the Maine Day of Giving on May 3, 2017, Emera Maine, in collaboration with the University of Maine Foundation, announced its creation of the Emera Maine Professor Richard C. Hill Scholarship Fund. Alan Richardson, President and COO, Emera Maine, spoke fondly of his memories in meeting and working with Dick Hill, and of the… Read more »

BECUM Spring 2017 Recap

April 11th, 2017

In spring 2017, the Boston Executive Club of the University of Maine celebrated 10 years of bringing University of Maine alumni together to network in a professional setting, highlighting UMaine’s signature academic and research programs, and engaging volunteer support for the College of our Hearts Always. Chris Gordon ’85 and Dean Dana Humphrey presented “Future Skylines.”… Read more »

New Scholarship Celebrates the Power of Stories

April 4th, 2017

Professors Emeriti Kristin M. Langellier and Eric E. Peterson share many stories through the unique intersection of their personal and professional lives. Married since 1979, both taught communication courses at the University of Maine from 1980 until their retirement in 2016. Langellier’s scholarship and teaching encompassed performance studies and narrative communication; Peterson focused on media… Read more »