Alumni Association President receives national higher ed award

John Diamond ’77, ’89G, president and executive director of the UMaine Alumni Association, was selected as the 2018 recipient of the nation’s top award for higher education advocacy and government relations.

Diamond received the Marvin D. “Swede” Johnson Achievement Award on December 6th during ceremonies held in Atlanta as part of the annual Higher Education Government Relations Conference. The award is administered by four Washington D.C.-based higher education organizations: the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).