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September 13, 2016

Hundreds of Alumni Returning for UMaine Reunion

Nearly 300 University of Maine alumni and guests from the graduating classes of 1951, 1956, 1966, and 1971 will return to Orono September 14-17 for class reunions. The event will be extra-special for the Class of 1966, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its graduation commencement. Many members of that class have vivid memories…

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July 7, 2016

UMaine Alumni Association Elects New Board Leaders

Matthew J. Ciampa and Justin P. Labonte have been elected chair and treasurer, respectively, of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s board of directors. Ciampa, who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in financial economics from UMaine in 2010 and 2012, is a business analyst at Pingup, a Boston-based startup. He previously worked as a senior…

June 10, 2016

Historical Atlas of Maine receives three new awards

The Historical Atlas of Maine has received three new awards, bringing to four the number of honors presented to the folio, its editors, cartographer and publisher this spring. The atlas won the best Book/Atlas category and was named Best of Show by the international Cartography and Geographical Information Society, and received the Excellence in Publishing…

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March 6, 2016

Alumni Profile – David Lamb ’62

Award-winning journalist David Lamb ’62 died on June 5, 2016, at his home in Alexandria, VA. The University of Maine Alumni Association published an Alumni Profile about Lamb in the Summer 2012 edition of MAINE Alumni Magazine [read profile]

March 3, 2016

Maine Matters Award

Starting in Fall 2016, the University of Maine is pleased to announce our new financial aid program for in-state students called the Maine Matters Program. The program is made up of the Maine Matters Award, Merit Scholarships and the Maine Match. See below for requirements. Maine Matters Award Every in-state student admitted to the University…

March 1, 2016

University of Maine to host Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The University of Maine has been selected as one of 37 institutions nationwide as partners with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, UMaine will host 25 emerging public management leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa for a six-week academic and leadership institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Mandela Washington…

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February 28, 2016

Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

The University of Maine Alumni Association presented the second annual Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday, June 5. The cool morning offered optimal conditions for the runners. All three races began on the track at UMaine’s Harold Alfond Stadium. The 26.2-mile course, a double loop of a 13.1-mile course, began on the…

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February 26, 2016

Black Bear Leadership Summit

The inaugural Black Bear Leadership Summit was held Friday, February 26, at Wells Conference Center. The program, “Leading with Passion,” featured five speakers; each presented his or her unique perspective on leadership roles and skills. The event also offered workshops in which attendees could work with business professionals. The summit, organized by the Golden Key…