Nominations sought for 2017 Barbara Hikel Retiree Award

The President’s Council for University of Maine Retirees is soliciting nominations for the 2017 Barbara Hikel Retiree Award.

The annual award is given to a UMaine retiree who provides extraordinary voluntary service to the university. The honor was established in 2006 in memory and recognition of Barbara Hikel, a longtime employee who continued to serve the university in an exemplary manner after her retirement in 2000.

Award criteria and nomination form are online; deadline for submission is Feb. 28. Nominations can be mailed to Barbara Hikel Award Committee, c/o the University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469-5792; or emailed to The award will be presented at the 2017 President’s Council of Retired Employees Homecoming.

More information about the retirees council and the award is online.