Helping Students to Afford to Attend UMaine

Helping Students to Afford to Attend UMaine

Why would a couple from Berkley, California who did not attend the University of Maine create a $3.4 million scholarship for Maine's neediest students?Durant Sheffield and his eight sisters all attended school in Thomaston, Maine. Their mother, Wilma T. Sheffield, was...

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The College of Her Heart Always

The College of Her Heart Always

On August 6, 2020 Agnes Ann Walsh ’41 will celebrate her 100th birthday.  The University of Maine has been in existence for 154 years, and Agnes A. Walsh ’41 has been a proud Black Bear for more than half that time. Since her graduation in 1941, at least one thing has...

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Cort family creates legacy for University of Maine students

Cort family creates legacy for University of Maine students

Cort family creates legacy for University of Maine studentsR-L: Rob Cort, Valerie Peer-Cort, Carol Cort, Brad CortThe Cort family’s contribution to the University of Maine starts with a deep connection to the university itself. While a member of the Class of 1980, Rob...

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Class of 1959 reunion gifts matched by classmate

Class of 1959 reunion gifts matched by classmate

Class of 1959 reunion gifts matched by classmateDon Cookson '59, Blaine Moores '59 Blaine Moores of the University of Maine class of 1959 wanted to do something special to honor the class’s landmark 60th class reunion. He decided that the best way to do this would be...

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A lifetime of investing leads to a significant legacy

A lifetime of investing leads to a significant legacy

A lifetime of investing leads to a significant legacyMarguerite Picard lived a very simple life and was a very astute investor. When she passed in 2016 at the age of 100, her estate plans included significant gifts to several organizations which were meaningful to...

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One hundred year legacy at UMaine

One hundred year legacy at UMaine

One hundred year legacy at UMaine   Dana Smith’s family ties to the University of Maine began 100 years ago when his maternal grandfather, Dr. John Hoge Ashworth, came to the university to teach economics and sociology. John Ashworth earned his Ph.D from Johns...

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