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April 16, 2019

Consider Summer University!

Do you still have that last general education requirement to round out your degree? Want to get ahead on your classes? Considering taking a course or returning  to school? Summer University offers a number of courses throughout the summer, organized in convenient time blocks, beginning with a three-week May Session. Take part in this special…

April 16, 2019

Celebrate Maine Day from Anywhere This Year

It’s almost Maine Day and if you are no longer on campus, you can still celebrate your alma mater with Black Bears in a Box. Gather with fellow Black Bears at home, at the office, or anywhere and celebrate May Day with party cups, napkins, an alumni pennant, and more. Get yours here! And why…

April 16, 2019

UMaine President Ferrini-Mundy Inaugurated

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy was inaugurated on March 29th at the Collins Center for the Arts on the UMaine campus. Maine Gov. Janet Mills and National Science Foundation Director France Córdova were the keynote speakers, with Congressman Jared Golden and representatives of Senators Collins and King in attendance. The inauguration was emceed by Danny Williams ‘91, ‘94G,…

April 16, 2019

Career Award Winner Participates in Campus Engineering Panel

Chuck Peddle, who was on campus to receive the Alumni Career Award, delivered a keynote speech on Friday, April 5th at “Disruptive Innovation,” a moderated panel presented by the College of Engineering. Peddle’s involvement in the development of the 6502 microprocessor, the first affordable mass-produced chip, led to the first personal computers. He graduated from…

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April 16, 2019

There’s Still Time to Win!

The University of Maine Alumni Association’s annual tuition raffle is still open and the lucky winner will receive free tuition for the 2019-20 academic year! Whoever wins can use the prize to benefit a favorite UMaine undergraduate – a family member, friend, stranger in need, or even him or herself. The prize, based on current…

April 16, 2019

A Night of Celebrating Alumni Achievement

The Alumni Achievement Awards Celebration, which took place on Friday, April 5th at Wells Conference Center, recognized outstanding alumni for their career achievements, legacies, and impact on the university, local communities, and beyond. Dr. Sandra Caron ‘79, ‘82G was awarded the Distinguished Maine Professor Award, the university’s highest teaching award. A professor of family relations…

March 19, 2019

Class of ’63 Sets ‘Advocacy Challenge’

The Class of 1963 has issued a challenge to other alumni classes to help support the Alumni Association’s advocacy work on behalf of UMaine. Class of ’63 officers recently voted to contribute $10,000 to the Association’s advocacy fund, which directly supports the Association’s independent efforts to promote public investment in UMaine through allocations and policies.…

March 17, 2019

Inauguration of UMaine’s 21st President

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will be sworn in as the University of Maine’s president on March 29, as the culmination of a weeklong celebration of the inauguration. The event will honor President Ferrini-Mundy as the 21st president of Maine’s flagship university and celebrate UMaine’s research and its role as the state’s land and sea grant university. The…

March 17, 2019

UMaine System Searches for New Chancellor

The University of Maine System began its search for its next chancellor in February upon the announcement of retirement by James Page, the system’s current chancellor, who will complete his term on June 30th. Appointed by the board of trustees, the chancellor governs administration of the entire University of Maine System. The boards of trustees…

March 17, 2019

Have You Always Wanted to Go to Italy?

Travel with other UMaine alumni to Rome, Florence, Venice, and other parts of this beautiful country November 11-23, 2019. See the leaning tower of Pisa and Renaissance art, visit the Isle of Capri, and visit a Tuscan winery.  For more information about the Italian Vistas trip, click here.