President Hunter

Cathcart to receive honorary degree at UMaine’s 216th Commencement

The University of Maine will award an honorary degree to women’s rights advocate and former Maine lawmaker Mary Cathcart of Orono. Cathcart will receive the degree during the morning ceremony of UMaine’s 216th Commencement May 12. “Mary has a legacy of engaged leadership in Maine and beyond,” says UMaine President Susan J. Hunter. “She has […]

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President Hunter to receive honorary doctorate from Husson, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported Husson University announced it will grant honorary doctorates to Susan J. Hunter, the University of Maine’s first woman president, and Peter G. Vigue, chairman of the board of Cianbro Cos. The honorary degrees will be conferred at Husson’s 119th annual commencement May 5 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, according to the […]

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Sen. Susan Collins

Sen. Susan Collins to give UMaine Commencement address

Sen. Susan Collins will be the Commencement speaker at the University of Maine May 12. Maine’s senior United States senator will address both ceremonies of the 216th Commencement that begin at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Alfond Sports Arena. “It is our tremendous pleasure to have Sen. Collins as our Commencement speaker,” says UMaine […]

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Fogler Library

UMaine names 2018 valedictorian, salutatorian

The University of Maine’s 2018 valedictorian is Graham Van Goffrier of Norwell, Massachusetts and the salutatorian is Brianna DeGone of Turner, Maine. They will be honored at UMaine’s 216th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 12. Van Goffrier will receive a bachelor’s degree in physics, with minors in electrical engineering, mathematics and nanotechnology, and […]

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EEDC location

Site selected for new Engineering Education and Design Center

The new Engineering Education and Design Center (EEDC) will be sited on the current location of the Machine Tool Lab on campus. The site selection was approved by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter, based on the recommendation of an 11-member university building committee, working with the (EEDC) design team of WBRC Architects Engineers, based in […]

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Winslow Hall

Twenty-one UMaine faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Twenty-one University of Maine faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “UMaine’s world-class faculty are at the heart of […]

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University of Maine Foundation announces largest capital gift in UMaine history

An anonymous gift of $10 million from the family of a University of Maine engineering graduate has been committed to help construct UMaine’s Engineering Education and Design Center, according to UMaine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills. This is the single largest capital gift in UMaine history, bringing […]

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Vachon signs four-year head coaching contract with UMaine

Amy Vachon, whose squad recently captured the America East regular season title, has signed a four-year contract with the University of Maine to be head coach of the women’s basketball team, effective March 1. Vachon has led the team since Jan. 6, 2017, when she took over head coaching duties after it was announced that […]

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Maine coast

Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy invests over $14 million in infrastructure projects to increase jobs

The Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy, a consortium of Maine-based marine businesses, research institutions and educational organizations, is investing in infrastructure and technologies with $7 million in voter-approved bond funds, matched by more than $7 million from Alliance members. Led by the University of Maine, the Alliance is dedicated to ensuring that Maine seafood, fishing […]

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Settele named UMaine interim athletics director

Capt. James Settele, chief of staff to the president at the University of Maine, has been named UMaine’s interim director of athletics, effective March 12. Settele, a member of the UMaine community since 2006, replaces Karlton Creech, who has been named vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center Operations at the University of Denver, […]

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