Rising Star Award

Recognizes an individual who, in the ten years immediately following his or her UMaine graduation, has demonstrated outstanding commitment in ways that increase or enhance the reputation and public appreciation of UMaine in the areas of academics, athletics, the arts, and/or advancing the strength and success of the Alumni Association, his or her alumni class, alumni chapter, and/or Alumni Interest Group.

  • One award may be given annually
  • Only alumni are eligible
  • Not eligible: past recipients of the Block M Award, nor any current UMAA board member, current UMAA or UMaine Foundation employee, or current member of the Alumni Awards Selection Committee

Nomination materials:

    •    Two letters from nominators detailing the nominee’s outstanding work in the areas defined above.

Recipients by year

2024 Kelsey Stoyanova ’14, ’18G, ’23EdS
2023 Kristin Gilmour ’18, ’20G
2022 Dr. Kimberly Dao ’14
2022 Jay Knowlton ’15
Seth Albert ’14
Lt. Kristina McTigue ’12
Jenny Desmond ’14
Jeff Rogers ’16
2019 Paige Eggleston ’13
Nate Wildes ’12
Brian Harris ’11
2018 Hannah Hudson ’12, ’14G
2018 Owen McCarthy ’10