BDN reports partnership between Ferrini-Mundy, Malloy helped secure Alfond support

The Bangor Daily News reported that the largest ever gift to the University of Maine System was awarded in part to recognize efforts to unify campuses in the system through institutional accreditation, and to increase intercampus collaboration. George Jacobson, professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change at the University of Maine, praised UMS Chancellor Dannel Malloy and UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy for pursuing critical mutual goals, such as building research infrastructure. “I know they work closely together, and I know that their focus is to have us be a stronger research university for the state of Maine, and that’s all I ever cared about,” said Jacobson. The Piscataquis Observer shared the BDN story. Newscenter Maine also reported on the gift to the University of Maine System and UMaine.