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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Travel to Italy with Fellow Alumni

Registration for our Alumni Travel Program trip to Italy closes on May 24th! From the canals in Venice to the Colosseum in Rome, we’ll take in all that these beautiful Italian vistas have to offer! Join us November 11-23, 2019. Watch the informational webinar to get your questions answered: https://bit.ly/2GSVpye. Or call Collette Travel at 800-581-8942…

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NASA Scientist Ziegelaar ‘96 Tells 2019 UMaine Graduates that Teamwork is the Key to Success

Bridget Ziegelaar ’96, an Old Town native, addressed more than 1,700 students at the University of Maine’s 217th Commencement on May 11 in Orono. Ziegelaar, the operations manager for NASA’s International Space Station Research Integration Office, is responsible for leading process improvements that maximize research and development on the International Space Station. She is in…

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Largest 3D Printer in the World to be Installed at UMaine

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the University of Maine will commence a bio-based 3D printing program that could prove useful in revitalizing Maine’s forest products industry through finding new uses for wood products. One of the first uses of the printer will be to print a…

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Di Giovanni ’83 Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Award-winning journalist and author Janine di Giovanni ’83, Jackson Senior Fellow and Professor of Practice at Yale, was recently named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow. She is one of 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected this year. The award will allow Di Giovanni the opportunity to pursue research on minorities in the Middle East for a…

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Alum Receives Investment on Shark Tank

Eric Roy ’09 recently appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, securing a $400,000 investment from Mark Cuban for his Washington, D.C.-based water filter company Hydroviv. Hydroviv makes custom water filters according to the customer’s water quality. It initially began in 2015 as a charitable effort in response to Flint, Michigan’s, water crisis. Roy designed, developed, and…

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Early College Programming Available for High School Students

Do you have a current high school student preparing for college? Help give your student a leg up with UMaine Early College! Students who qualify can receive dual high school and college credits, cut down on time spent in their degree program, and save money – Early College is tuition-free at the Orono and Belfast…

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Eight Inductees Will Join UMaine Sports Hall of Fame

The University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame will induct an eight-member class this fall on September 13th. Honorees include Corey Conner, 10-time America East champion and two-time track All-American; Gerald (Jerry) Ellis, nine-time letterwinner and two-time Maine State Champion in the mile; Heather Hathorn (Driscoll), women’s soccer record holder for career goals and career…

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Another Successful Alumni Event in Washington, D.C.

Over 150 alumni and friends recently joined the University of Maine Alumni Association for Black Bears on the Hill, the last leg of this year’s Black Bear Road Trip, in Washington, D.C. Guests enjoyed a social hour and short program amongst fellow alumni and friends in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate…

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UMaine Student Wins Free Tuition for a Year

Kendall Willard ’20 is the 2019 winner of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s annual tuition raffle. The winning ticket, drawn by UMAA board member Sarah Dubay ’97, ’00G, was purchased for Kendall by her mother, who stated that the win was “a wonderful surprise.” The winning raffle ticket will cover the cost of in-state…

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Alum Donates one of Maine’s Earliest WWII-Era Civil Air Patrol Uniforms

Richard Bubier ’50, one of the earliest members of the Civil Air Patrol, recently donated his uniform to the Brunswick Naval Museum and Memorial Gardens. Founded days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bubier joined the Auburn-based squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, and later enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps. In June of 1944…

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