University of Maine Foundation

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 […]

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Media report UMaine engineering center receives $1 million gift

The Portland Press Herald, Mainebiz and the Associated Press reported the University of Maine has received a $1 million gift for a new engineering center that will include space for mechanical engineering technology and manufacturing skills. The gift from aerospace company Pratt & Whitney will help fund construction of a machine tool suite in the […]

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EEDC Machine Tool center

UMaine receives $1 million pledge from Pratt & Whitney for engineering center

A $1 million pledge from Pratt & Whitney for the E. James and Eileen P. Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center (Ferland EEDC) was announced on Friday, Oct. 25, as part of University of Maine Homecoming Weekend by College of Engineering Dean Dana Humphrey and University of Maine Foundation President Jeff Mills. Pratt & Whitney […]

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Donors celebrating 55th UMaine Class Reunion to name engineering building

Skowhegan natives E. James “Jim” Ferland and Eileen P. Ferland are the formerly anonymous donors whose $10 million investment will help construct the Engineering Education and Design Center at the University of Maine. The new facility will be named in honor of the couple. The announcement was made by University of Maine Foundation president and […]

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Engineering Education and Design Center

Pfeiffer Foundation makes $1.5 million gift to new UMaine engineering building

A $1.5 million gift has been received from the Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation to help construct the University of Maine Engineering Education and Design Center (EEDC), according to University of Maine Foundation President/CEO Jeffery Mills. The gift brings the total amount raised in support of the new facility to $66 million. “We appreciate […]

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Ferrini-Mundy, students speak with media about tuition-free education

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, and UMaine students Courtney Hatton and Bentley Simpson, were recent guests on the George Hale and Ric Tyler Show on 103.9 WVOM, The Voice of Maine. Ferrini-Mundy, Hatton and Simpson also were interviewed by WVII (Channel 7), and The Maine Edge also spoke […]

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Media report on inauguration of Ferrini-Mundy, UMaine’s 21st president

The Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported Joan Ferrini-Mundy was inaugurated as the 21st president of the University of Maine in a March 29 ceremony at the Collins Center for the Arts. Ferrini-Mundy also leads the University of Maine at Machias (UMM), a regional campus of UMaine. […]

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