Multiple news organizations, including the Bangor Daily News, Channel 2 (WLBZ) and Mainebiz carried reports of the $7.9 million donation to the University of Maine Foundation by the estate of 1958 UMaine engineering graduate and philanthropist Thomas Hosmer of Massachusetts. The money is will support maintenance projects on campus, an endowed scholarship and an endowed lab, all in his name, for the UMaine Department of Mechanical Engineering. New England Cable News, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network and the Portland Press Herald were among the organizations carrying an Associated Press article about the gift. A UMaine news release has more information.
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