Six alumni honored for leadership, community service with Harris Awards

The University of Maine Foundation presented one alum from each of UMaine’s colleges with the President Abram W. Harris Award. The award was established in 2003 by President Harris’ grandson Abram ”Pete” W. Harris III and his friend Marion Waterman Meyer, both UMaine alumni. Each award recipient demonstrates exemplary and extraordinary leadership, contributions to his or her community and/or service to UMaine — the essence of Harris’ efforts as the president of the University of Maine from 1893 to 1901. The recipients are George Singal, Eric Venturini, Matthew McHatten, Anthony Paine, Bruce Albiston and Betsy MacGregor Webb. A news release about the award recipients is online.