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Lydia Gilmore: UMaine 2024 Co-Valedictorian

Lydia Gilmore of Bangor, Maine, is a 2024 valedictorian. She is majoring in mechanical engineering and is a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. On the accelerated track for a master’s in mechanical engineering, she is also an undergraduate research assistant at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). Through small […]

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Andie Lovejoy: Go-getter buoyed by lifelong love of business

Andie Lovejoy’s passion for business began with a lobster fishing license. Lobster fishing was a common activity in Lovejoy’s hometown in Down East Maine. Her grandfather owns a bait company and at just 8 years old, he bought Lovejoy and her cousin lobster fishing licenses so they could all fish together.   “That has to be […]

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Federal funding secured by Sens. Collins and King will accelerate UMS-led economic and community development 

The six-bill federal budget package passed by Congress last week and signed by President Biden on Saturday will invest $40.8 million in University of Maine System (UMS) infrastructure and innovation to strengthen student opportunity and the state’s economy and local communities. Much of the one-time Congressionally Directed Spending secured for UMS by Sen. Susan Collins, vice […]

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UMaine Wrestling Team qualifies for national championships

The University of Maine Wrestling team, part of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) since 2013, qualified for the 2024 NCWA National Championships.  The UMaine Foundation is currently fundraising to support the team’s upcoming trip to Louisiana for the championships. In addition to travel expenses, funds can help buy new team equipment for the next […]

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Sports arena, hockey center renovation plans highlighted by media

Mainebiz, WGME, and WABI highlighted the recently announced renovation plans for the Alfond Sports Arena and Walsh Hockey Center as part of UMS TRANSFORMS and by a historic $320 million commitment the Harold Alfond Foundation made to the University of Maine System. Renovations include new locker rooms, updated offices, improved training equipment, upgraded sports medicine […]

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BDN reports on efforts to find remains of former ‘Bear’s Den’

Bangor Daily News reported on efforts by researchers at the University of Maine to find remains of the building where fraternity brothers kept live bears who played UMaine mascot Bananas T. Bear until 1966. Professor of anthropology and climate change Daniel Sandweiss and director of the Hudson Museum Gretchen Faulkner led a ten-person team to […]

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Media report on UMaine Athletics receiving $80M gift

WFVX (Channel 7 in Bangor), WGME (Channel 13 in Portland), the Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine, Odisha Expo, the Sun Journal, the Portland Press Herald, Philanthropy News Digest, eJewish Philanthropy and The New England Council reported that the Harold Alfond Foundation donated $80 million to University of Maine Athletics. The gift increases the Alfond […]

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