Hikel Retiree Award Nominations Sought

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — The University of Maine is accepting nominations for the Barbara Hikel Retiree Award.  This honor, named for a former exemplary UMaine employee who remained connected to the university for years after retirement, is given annually to a UMaine retiree who provides extraordinary volunteer service to UMaine.

“Retirees contribute to our community in a great many ways, and the Barbara Hikel Award provides meaningful recognition of those efforts,” wrote UMaine President Robert Kennedy in a December message to the UMaine community inviting nominations.

The recipient of the Barbara Hikel Award must be a university retiree (at least 10 years of service and age 55 or older). Typically, those eligible will have retired at least three years prior to their nomination for the award.

The past recipients represent those characteristics:

2006 — Barbara Hikel (posthumous)
2007 — Harold ‘Brownie’ Brown
2008 — Katherine Musgrave
2009 — Henry ‘Hank’ Metcalf
2010 — Mike Opitz

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call 581-1581.