Alumni Recognition Awards

UMaine Alumni Awards 2016

Each year the UMaine Alumni Association recognizes several individuals who have performed distinguished service on behalf of their professions, communities, and alma mater.

We are currently seeking nominations for the 2017 awards. To nominate someone, select the specific award category and complete online nomination form.

Here are the categories:

Alumni Career Award

Recognizes a graduate of the University of Maine with distinguished career achievement in professional, business, civic, or other public service areas. Awarded annually.

Bernard Lown '42 Alumni Humanitarian Award

Recognizes outstanding alumni service and impact at the regional, national, or global level. Awarded periodically.

Pine Tree Emblem Alumni Service Award

Pine Tree Emblem Alumni Service Award

Recognizes diverse service and leadership in promoting alumni work over a period of time. Awarded annually.

Fogler Legacy Award

Recognizes at least three generations of UMaine graduates; at least two family members must have a record of outstanding service to their alma mater, the Alumni Association, their community, and/or their profession. Awarded periodically.

Hilda Sterling '55 Class Correspondent Award

Hilda Sterling '55 Class Correspondent Award

Recognizes a class correspondent with exemplary service to his or her class. Awarded annually.

Black Bear Award

Black Bear Award

Recognizes outstanding service to increase or enhance public awareness of the University in the areas of academics, athletics, arts and/or alumni. Up to 4 awarded annually; alumni and non-alumni are eligible.

Block M Award

Block "M" Award

Recognizes outstanding work with alumni events and/or class activities, chapters, and groups. Several may be awarded annually; only alumni are eligible.

Spirit of Maine Achievement Award

Spirit of Maine Achievement Award

Recognizes an alumnus/alumna who graduated within the last 15 years who demonstrates outstanding accomplishment, commitment, and initiative in a professional, business, or public service area. Presented annually.

Golden M Award

Golden "M" Award

Recognizes a member of the 50-year reunion class for outstanding class service and/or leadership since graduation.

Distinguished Maine Professor Award

Distinguished Maine Professor Award

Recognizes a professor who exemplifies the highest qualities of teaching, research, and public service - in that order. Presented annually; sponsored by the Classes of 1942 and 2002.