UMaine Foundation, Emera Maine honor Dick Hill through scholarship fund

The University of Maine Foundation and Emera Maine have established an endowment fund to honor Dick Hill, one of UMaine’s most recognized and respected faculty members.

The Emera Maine Professor Richard C. Hill Scholarship Fund will formally be announced on the Maine Day of Giving, Wednesday, May 3.

Those who knew, worked with, or were inspired by Hill are invited to join at the Foster Center for Student Innovation for a 5 p.m. reception, remarks and presentation to the first student recipients of the scholarship, according to an Emera Maine news release.

Hill was a member of the engineering community at UMaine from 1946 until his retirement in 1992. During his distinguished career, Hill served as a professor of mechanical engineering, dean of the College of Technology, and director of the Department of Industrial Cooperation.

Emera Maine has pledged $110,000 to provide two scholarships annually and endow them in perpetuity. The awards will be made to engineering students who exhibit the innovative spirit and natural leadership qualities embodied by Hill.

More information about the announcement event is online. In the spirit of the Maine Day of Giving, additional gifts in Hill’s honor may be made online.

The full news release is on the Emera Maine website.