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November 2, 2022

Fourth Grade Teacher Sarah Collins ’08, ’14G Honored With Prestigious Milken Educator Award

A Hermon elementary school teacher was surprised recently as one of America’s top teachers. In front of a vibrant schoolwide assembly of cheering students, appreciative colleagues, local dignitaries and media, Sarah Collins, a fourth grade science teacher at Patricia A. Duran School, received the $25,000 Milken Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation. Collins is the first…

March 14, 2022

“The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for the US and the World” Webinar Recording Available

Watch the webinar “The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for the US and the World,” which took place on March 3 and is available online. Presented by the UMaine Alumni Association, the William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service, the School of Policy and International Affairs, and the Department of Political Science, the…

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December 9, 2021

Nominate a Service-Focused Alum for an Alumni Achievement Award Today

Do you know an alum who has a history of involvement with the UMaine Alumni Association? There’s still time to nominate an alumnus or alumna for the Suzanne K. Hart ’68 Alumni Service Award. The award recognizes exemplary leadership and extensive service, in multiple ways and over a lengthy period of time, to promote the…

December 9, 2021

Recent Graduate Works to Help Educators Teach Native History

Nolan Altvater ’21 is working to create resources and fill gaps that will help Maine educators teach Native history and culture. The Passamaquoddy student, who is enrolled at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is coordinating with Portland public school educators and tribal leaders to develop resources and materials that will assist K-12 educators in…

October 14, 2021

UMaine Art Museum Expands

The Zillman Museum of Art opened its five new galleries in early September, expanding its exhibition space by more than 40 percent. The museum, which moved to downtown Bangor two decades ago, collects and presents contemporary art. Admission is free. Museum director George Kinghorn told the Portland Press Herald that the expansion “will enable us…

October 14, 2021

Upcoming Inaugural Civil Rights Presentation Available to Stream

The UMaine Alumni Association and the Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP are pleased to present the inaugural Robert Talbot Civil Rights Speaker Series with Amy Banks and Isaac Knapper, co-authors of “Fighting Time,” on the UMaine campus at Wells Conference Center. Banks and Knapper will present on their book about Knapper’s wrongful conviction for the…

Beryl Warner Williams '35, '40G, '72 Hon | Williams Hall (previously Little Hall)
August 17, 2021

Little Hall Becomes Williams Hall

In May, the University of Maine System trustees voted to change the name of C.C. Little Hall to Beryl Warner Williams Hall. Beryl Warner Williams ’35, ’40G, ’72 Hon. was the first Black graduate to earn a degree in mathematics at UMaine. “She serves as a model and exemplifies the kinds of accomplishments that we…

August 17, 2021

Running with Purpose

By Nina Mahaleris ’20 Author’s note: This article references Jordan Marie Daniel using they/them pronouns, as the subject prefers. JORDAN MARIE DANIEL ‘11 (full name: Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel) hadn’t exactly intended for a life in the limelight. Daniel, who belongs to the Kul Wicasa Oyate, also known as the Lower Brule…

August 17, 2021

A new study confirms it:

A FIRST-EVER STUDY of Black Bear alumni makes clear that a UMaine education pays dividends for both the students who enrolled and the taxpayers who help fund the university. The study, commissioned by the UMaine Alumni Association and conducted in 2020 by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, explored a wide range of ways that…

August 17, 2021

An Untold Horror

As UMaine grapples with increasing its commitment to DEI, it cannot forget its past. The following story is disturbing but provides a tragic glimpse into the type of racism and violence that took place on UMaine’s campus. It should serve as an example of how unknown and suppressed stories affect our ability to understand perspectives…

March 11, 2021

Three distinguished alumnae to be honored this month

You are invited to an online event on March 25 at 5:00 pm, when the UMaine Alumni Association will co-host the Maryann Hartman Awards with the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.  The three awardees to be honored are UMaine alumnae Sharon Barker ’71, ’87G, retired director of UMaine’s Women’s Resource Center; Maulian Dana ’06,…