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 »

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 »

Wheatland Lab

Wheatland Lab Assists Chestnut Tree Foundation

December 9th, 2014

  In an effort to reach out to the community, the Barbara Wheatland Geospatial and Remote Sensing Analysis Laboratory in the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources has become the hub of the UMaine Mapping and GIS Student Club, has provided trail maps for the Orono Land Trust and Bangor Land Trust, and is involved… Read more »

Hockey Puck

$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 »

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 »

Nickerson Announcement Photo

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 »

Landis Lab Photo

Excellence in Civil Engineering

August 4th, 2014

This past summer, funding from the Frank M. Taylor Distinguished Professorship in Civil Engineering provided students with extra financial support and educational opportunities. Eric Landis, Ph.D. is the Frank M. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Civil Engineering. With support from the professorship he was able to employ several students to assist in his lab over the summer. Under the direction… Read more »