Class of 1962 Class Project
Many of us chose to attend the University of Maine because it offered an affordable education…either through low cost tuition or the availability of a scholarship. Few of us realized the effect that our education would have on our lives. For many, it was a life-changing effect.
Today, UMaine still offers affordable education but it is able to do that only through private support from generous alumni and friends. Public support of UMaine has diminished significantly compared to the levels at the time we were students.
Scholarships are a key part of keeping UMaine affordable and the Class of ’62 Sterritt Scholarship is a good example of the type of scholarship that makes it possible. The scholarship has been funded with donations of approximately $22,000 and currently has a market value of $44,000.
Perhaps you don’t remember Valerie Beck Sterritt. She was a speech major, Sophomore Eagle, All Maine Woman and Tri Delta. She had a wonderful smile, friendly nature and embodied the UMaine spirit. The scholarship was established in her memory in 1963 and continues to support students to this day.
As you think of the effect UMaine had on your life, you may see the value of leaving a legacy that will allow future students to enjoy a similar experience. A contribution to the Class of ’62 Sterritt Scholarship is one good way to do that. Please consider joining your classmates by making a contribution to the scholarship fund.
Click here to view a photo album of the Class of 1962.