November 16, 2020

Alums Develop Cream for Dry Skin Made from Lobster Fluid

Two UMaine alumni have developed a cream from lobster fluid that treats dry skin. Patrick Breeding ’17, ’19G and Amber Boutiette ’17, ’19G established Marin Skincare, which uses a protein from lobster as the active ingredient in their hydration cream. The two began working on the product when they were graduate students.

November 12, 2020

Churchills Announce $6.5 Million Bequest to UMaine

At a recent University of Maine Foundation virtual Homecoming event, University of Maine benefactors Dan ’63 and Betty Churchill shared their intentions to make estate gifts estimated at up to $6.5 million. Their gifts will endow two $1.5 million School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA) professorships, one Climate Change Institute (CCI) post-doctoral position or…

November 12, 2020

Twenty-Five Alumni Elected and Re-Elected to Maine Legislature

A total of twenty-five UMaine alumni were elected or re-elected to the Maine House of Representatives and Maine Senate on election day. Eight state senators and seventeen state representatives will be part of the next legislative session when it convenes on December 2. We congratulate them and wish them success as they work on behalf…

November 12, 2020

UMaine Graduate Student Competes in Miss USA Pageant

Julia Van Steenberghe ’20, Miss Maine USA, recently traveled to Memphis, TN, to compete in the Miss USA pageant. The graduate student in human development was crowned Miss Maine USA last year, but the Miss USA pageant was postponed until recently due to the coronavirus. Van Steenberghe expressed her gratitude to the University of Maine.…

October 22, 2020

UMaine Foundation Announces Successful Completion of Vision for Tomorrow Campaign

The University of Maine Foundation exceeded its $200 million goal by $8 million, according to UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills. The comprehensive campaign that raised a total of $208,586,510 has four major priority areas — Fostering Student Success, Ensuring Access for All of Maine, Catalyzing Maine’s Economy,…

October 22, 2020

“First Persons: The Wabanaki Peoples of Maine” Available to Watch

More than 400 people joined the UMaine Alumni Association’s webcast “First Persons: The Wabanaki Peoples of Maine” on October 8. Panelists included Penobscot Ambassador Maulian Dana ’06 (top left), indigenous rights attorney Sherri Mitchell ’08 (bottom right), and nurse practitioner Bridgid Neptune (bottom left). Donna Loring ’86, ’17 L.H.D. (top right), senior policy adviser to…

October 22, 2020

Alumni Association’s Virtual Homecoming Was a Success

Alumni from the Class of 1953 to the Class of 2023, including residents of Washington State and California to Maine, participated in this year’s virtual Homecoming. While it wasn’t the traditional celebration, alumni joined an array of activities that campus partners organized. President Joan Ferrini-Mundy kicked off the weekend with a welcome and Q&A session,…

September 14, 2020

Homecoming Set for October 16-18 Online

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That’s what the UMaine Alumni Association is doing as it prepares for Homecoming 2020. In light of safety precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, UMaine will hold its 2020 Homecoming on October 16-18 online as a set of “virtual” activities. Homecoming will feature a…

September 10, 2020

Nominations Sought for 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards

Do you know an alumnus or alumna whose professional achievements, community service, or volunteer activity on behalf of UMaine deserves recognition?  Nominations are being sought for the 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards. There are eight categories of awards, the purposes, criteria, and the nomination process for which can be found here. The deadline for nominations is…