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UMaine alumni Phillip and Susan Morse donate $10M for new athletics arena

University of Maine alumni donors Phillip and Susan Morse have committed $10 million for naming rights to the multipurpose arena that is part of the UMaine Athletics Master Facilities Plan. The contribution is part of the private fundraising campaign underway to meet the $90 million challenge grant for UMaine athletics as part of UMS TRANSFORMS, […]

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Makaila Bailey: Continuing the legacy of the Campana elm with cutting propagation

Makaila Bailey of Pittsfield, Maine, a student in the University of Maine Environmental Horticulture Program, is working alongside Bradly Libby, superintendent of the Roger Clapp Greenhouses, Littlefield Garden and the Fay Hyland Botanical Garden, to grow rooted stem cuttings from the historical Campana elm. The elm, which was over 150 years old and sited next […]

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BDN, News Center reports on loss of UMaine’s Campana elm

The Bangor Daily News and News Center Maine reported that a more than 150-year-old American elm tree at the University of Maine that was saved by pioneering research on Dutch elm disease and inspired the establishment of a campus natural heritage fund has succumbed to rot in its trunk and will be removed from the […]

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Media boosts Maine Outing Club fundraiser for cabin renovation by Maine Cabin Masters

The Bangor Daily News, Daily Bulldog, Sun Journal and CentralMaine.com reported that the Maine Outing Club’s cabin in Carrabassett Valley near Sugarloaf Mountain has been selected for renovation by the Magnolia Network’s “Maine Cabin Masters.” The University of Maine club is fundraising for the $20,000 needed to complete the renovation before Sept. 1. To donate, […]

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Three of UMaine’s best advocates honored at Stillwater Society Dinner

Three of UMaine’s best advocates honored at Stillwater Society Dinner

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine celebrated three of its top advocates at the Stillwater Society Dinner May 21. The annual event in Orono honors UMaine’s most generous philanthropists. Currently, there are 1,541 members in the society, including 270 new members inducted and 197 members who advanced in their membership level at the event.  […]

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Centralmaine.com reports on $800,000 donation to Fogler Library

Centralmaine.com reported that the University of Maine Fogler Library has received an $800,000 gift from the estate of Lee Gagnon, a Waterville native and a member of the class of 1959, to support an endowed memorial fund in honor of his parents. The Lionel J. Gagnon and Germaine Fortin Gagnon Memorial Fund will provide resources […]

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Fogler Library

Fogler Library receives legacy gift from alumnus Lee Gagnon ’59

University of Maine Fogler Library has received an $800,000 gift from the estate of Lee Gagnon, a member of the Class of 1959, to support an endowed memorial fund in honor of his parents, according to University of Maine Foundation President/CEO Jeffery Mills. The Lionel J. Gagnon and Germaine Fortin Gagnon Memorial Fund will provide […]

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