Alumni Recognition Awards

UMaine Alumni Awards 2016

Each year the UMaine Alumni Association recognizes Black Bears who have achieved outstanding career success and/or have contributed significantly and admirably to the betterment of UMaine.

These Alumni Achievement Awards are based on nominations submitted to the Alumni Association, reviewed by a special thirteen-member committee, and ultimately ratified by the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 awards. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2017. Details about each award and the nomination process may be found below.

Questions? Please contact Ashley Nemer ’10, ‘12G at (207) 581-1144 or ashley.nemer@maine.edu.

Alumni Career Award

Recognizes distinguished career performance and achievements in professional, business, civic and/or other public service areas.

Bernard Lown '42 Alumni Humanitarian Award

Recognizes dedication to outstanding service and impact at the regional, national or global level through active engagement in saving lives, relieving suffering, and promoting human dignity.

Pine Tree Emblem Alumni Service Award

Pine Tree Emblem Alumni Service Award

Recognizes exemplary leadership and extensive service, in multiple ways and over a lengthy period of time, to promote the success, reputation, and value of UMAA.

Fogler Legacy Award

Recognizes a family with at least three generations of UMaine graduates; at least 2 family members must have a record of outstanding service to their alma mater, the Alumni Association, their community, and/or their profession.

Hilda Sterling '55 Class Correspondent Award

Hilda Sterling '55 Class Correspondent Award

Recognizes exemplary service to class as class correspondent.

Black Bear Award

Black Bear Award

Recognizes years of continuous, outstanding advocacy for the University of Maine in ways that increase or enhance the reputation and public appreciation of UMaine in the areas of academics, athletics, the arts, and/or alumni success.

Block M Award

Block "M" Award

Recognizes the outstanding work of an individual, conducted over a period of years, to advance the strength and success of his or her alumni class, Chapter, and/or Aiumni Interest Group.

Spirit of Maine Achievement Award

Spirit of Maine Achievement Award

Recognizes an alumnus or alumna who received his or her UMaine undergraduate degree within the past 15 years of nomination and who has achieved outstanding professional, scholarly, public, and/or entrepreneurial success.

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.