UMaine Community Members Share Campus Memories with WABI Ahead of Commencement

Members of the University of Maine community spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about their time at the University of Maine and the university’s 150-year legacy ahead of Commencement. Katherine Musgrave, who taught nutrition at UMaine from 1969 until last year, spoke about what campus looked like when she first arrived. “When we walked across the campus at the University of Maine for the first time and I saw those stately brick buildings, well arranged but very sedate, there was nothing glitzy at all,” she said. “I immediately fell in love with it.” Senior Peter Violette spoke about the community’s friendliness. “The campus is really accepting and inviting, and you can really go and talk to anybody you wanted to and strike up a conversation,” he said. University of Maine College of Engineering Dean Dana Humphrey spoke about the univeristy in relation to its 150th anniversary. “To be able to look up and see Fogler Library on one end and Memorial Gymnasium on the other; that’s an image of the University of Maine I think will remain for the next 150 years, and that’s exactly as it should be,” he said.