Wesley Dunkle, the winner of this year's Annual UMaine Tuition Raffle

Sophomore Wins Raffle

Wesley Dunkle of Rockland, ME, is the 2021 winner of the Alumni Association’s annual Tuition Raffle. On May 6, UMaine Alumni Association president and CEO John Diamond ’77, ’89G drew the winning ticket, which Daniel ’95 and Christine Thurston Dunkle ’96 submitted for their son, who will be a sophomore in the fall.

The ticket covers the cost of 30 credit hours of in-state tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year. The dollar value of the prize is more than $11,640, which the Alumni Association will pay to the university on Wes’s behalf. “Not having to pay for a whole year of tuition is astound-ing,” remarked Wes.

Sponsored by University Credit Union, this year’s Alumni Association Tuition Raffle received more than 140,000 entries, a record-high number. Besides covering the winner’s tuition, contributions from raffle participants help support the Alumni Association’s programs and services. 


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