University of Maine Foundation

Tallest American chestnut tree in North America discovered in Lovell, Maine

Foresters with the Maine Forest Service and the University of Maine have measured what is believed to be the tallest American chestnut, Castanea dentata, tree in North America, exceeding the height of the next-tallest known tree by a full 20 feet. The 115-foot-tall tree is growing in a reserved forest in Lovell, Maine on land […]

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Estate bequest of more than $2M to fund scholarship, Maine Edge reports

The Maine Edge published a University of Maine news release announcing the University of Maine Foundation has received more than $2 million from the Veronica Pendleton estate to fund the Raymond K. and Veronica Pendleton Fund at UMaine. Veronica Pendleton created the fund several years ago with a plan to provide an eventual gift from […]

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Estate bequest of over $2 million to fund new UMaine scholarship

The University of Maine Foundation has received more than $2 million from the Veronica Pendleton estate to fund the Raymond K. and Veronica Pendleton Fund at the University of Maine. Mrs. Pendleton created the fund several years ago with a plan to provide an eventual gift from her estate. The bequest gift to the Raymond […]

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UMaine Black Bear license plates program raises more than $1 million for scholarships

The University of Maine Black Bear license plate program has raised more than $1 million for scholarships to support UMaine students, according to University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery Mills. Mills made the announcement at the University of Maine Foundation’s annual meeting and luncheon Oct. 16 on campus. Mills presented commemorative plaques to the Hon. […]

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Black Bear license plate program reaches $1M benchmark, media report

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network, WABI (Channel 5) and the Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine Black Bear license plate program has reached a $1 million benchmark. Since 2003, Mainers have been able to register their cars for a UMaine Black Bear license plate for an extra fee, which goes toward student scholarships, […]

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New Scholarship Honors Retiring Director of Student Financial Aid

Friends and colleagues of Gianna Marrs, retiring director of the University of Maine’s Office of Student Financial Aid, have created a scholarship in her name. The scholarship was created to celebrate Marrs’ retirement after 29 years of service to UMaine. Jeffery Mills, president and CEO of the University of Maine Foundation, announced the scholarship at […]

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Nominations Sought for 2015 Geddes W. Simpson Lecture

The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series Selection Committee is calling for nominations for the 14th annual Geddes W. Simpson Lecture, which will be held in fall 2015. The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture invites speakers of prominence that have provided significant insight into the area where science and history intersect. The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series […]

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WABI Covers Annual Laurence Jones Memorial

WABI (Channel 5) reported on an annual memorial service held at the University of Maine honoring the life of Laurence A. Jones, Jr., a 1992 UMaine graduate who held a psychology degree. Jones was killed while he was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Jones’ mother, Yong Jones, established a scholarship in memory him […]

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WABI Covers Emera Astronomy Center Dedication

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the dedication of the University of Maine’s Emera Astronomy Center. The center is the new home of the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium and Observatory. “Although the weather is not perfect every day, we still have opportunities, and when the weather is clear, to see things a little differently than telescopes […]

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Reception Announcing Sandy and Bobby Ives Fund Oct. 19

A new fund has been established at the University of Maine Foundation in honor of the late founder of the Maine Folklife Center Edward “Sandy” Ives and his wife Bobby. The Sandy and Bobby Ives Fund will be used to provide financial assistance to full-time UMaine students engaging in ethnography, folklore or oral history fieldwork […]

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