Social Impact

March 5, 2024

Ukeme is Breaking Stereotypes since Arriving in the U.S. in 2000

“Have you ever considered modeling?” Ukeme Awakessien Jeter ’04 was riding the train into New York City in the spring of 2001 when a complete stranger approached the then 20-year-old with that question. Jeter was visiting the Big Apple while on Alternative Spring Break during her sophomore year at the University of Maine. At first,…

January 22, 2024

Announcing the 2024 DMP and UMaine Alumni Award Honorees

A brilliant UMaine entomologist and community servant, and a highly accomplished educator, mentor and advocate in the field of social work in Maine lead an impressive class of honorees that will be recognized by the University of Maine Alumni Association at our Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner in April. Alumni Career Award From his twenty years of…

January 18, 2024

Ticks & Beer; how UMaine Alumni are teaming up for a cause

Tired of ticks? Raise a glass at Orono Brewing Company to support tick research featuring Alumni Jim Dill ’72, ’74G and Abe Furth ’07 News release Jan. 18, 2024 Written by: Ashley Yates, News Writer Contact: Shelby Hartin, 207.581.3745; Orono Brewing Company is serving one of Maine’s pest experts Jim Dill twice by brewing his…

December 20, 2023

Black Bears Inside the Beltway

UMaine’s Congressional Internship Program marks 65 years By Allen Adams ’14 [To view story in the MAINE Alumni Magazine, click here]  The University of Maine’s Congressional Internship Program recently marked its 65th year of providing UMaine students with the opportunity to work in the offices of a Congressional delegation.   That longevity speaks for itself, yet…

November 29, 2023

“Global Mega-Trends and The Maine Economy” Webinar

Hear from Dr. Norm O’Reilly, Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Professor of Sport Management & Marketing. Dr. Norm O’Reilly has expertise in a range of business topics, including analytics, marketing, sponsorship, social media, sport finance, social marketing, physical activity and management education. He has authored or co-authored 16 books, 14 case studies…

August 18, 2023

Remembering the Maine Gay Symposium

A UMaine club’s planned event led to the most contentious public controversy in the university’s history [To view story in the MAINE Alumni Magazine, click here] In 1973, a week or so into his freshman year at the University of Maine, Dan MacNaughton spotted a flyer in the Hilltop Commons dining hall.  U of Maine Gay…

June 15, 2023

Increased State Funding for UMaine Education, Research Depends on Black Bear Advocacy NOW

The Maine Legislature is finalizing a two-year State budget and with Black Bear support, it will make historic investments in the University of Maine to expand student enrollment, accelerate cutting-edge research and modernize mission-critical infrastructure. Amidst unprecedented inflation, Governor Mills and the Legislature’s Education Committee have endorsed a 4.5% increase to the University of Maine…

May 31, 2023

“The Maine College of Engineering and Computing: A Collaboration for Success”

Join us for an informative webinar with, Giovanna Guidoboni, inaugural Dean of Maine College of Engineering and Computing, which bridges engineering and computing programs for the benefit of all students across the University of Maine System. The University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved an initial engineering framework for the Maine College of Engineering…

January 31, 2023

University of Maine Alum Among First Peace Corps Volunteers to Return to Service Overseas

ORONO, Maine – University of Maine alum Jackie Malvin ’21 is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. The Peace Corps suspended global operations and evacuated nearly 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I…

January 27, 2023

“BioHome3D: A Sustainable Approach to Affordable Housing” with Dr. Habib Dagher

“BioHome3D: A Sustainable Approach to Affordable Housing” with Dr. Habib Dagher\ The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) unveiled BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials. BioHome3D was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hub and Spoke program between the UMaine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.…