Define Tomorrow at UMaine


Pank Agrrawal: I think the purpose of life is to keep learning, teaching, and everything to do that.

Susan Gardner: We are not too big, and we’re not too small. There really is a sense here that you have a lot of possibilities, but also it feels like a small campus. You get to know people. It’s a big family here.

Sandra De Urioste‑Stone:  We’re training students. We’re training them in being more connected to their communities.

Anne Lichtenwalner: The students engage with the faculty. They can get a lot of one‑on‑one discussion.

Bill Davids: You know that, you played a role in that person’s development, in their learning, their education. They take a little bit of you away with them. They take a little bit of the University of Maine away with them and then, bang.

Habib Dagher: This facility will allow us to help industry in Maine, across the country, and the world, develop new technologies.

Bill Davids: This technology is one of, I would say, the two most promising ones for actually being able to decelerate manned spacecraft going to Mars, and the University of Maine will play a small role in that someday by virtue of the work that we’re doing here.

Brian Olsen: If we want to have a certain type of tomorrow, we need to understand how the system works. We get out here, and we train the people in how to approach those questions and to answer those questions, so that we can make informed decisions about what tomorrow will actually look like.

Isaac Johnson: The atmosphere here on campus is awesome. Half the reason I chose UMaine was because of its atmosphere.

Austin Steward: It’s definitely, a huge family atmosphere and there’s a collective drive for success.

Phoenix Mitchell: If you like rock climbing or hiking, there’s a club for that. If you like Frisbee, there’s a club for that. Even if you like eating cheese, there’s a club for that.

Katie Dube: I came here because I thought that I could do everything I wanted, and I can do even more than I was expecting.

Don Holder: Every choice you make and every decision you make, especially at this very, very important part of your life, is going to be influential in what tomorrow will bring for you.

Bettina Boxall: You try to find work that has purpose and meaning, and that you can be proud of at the end of your career.

Lawrence Bender: It’s about not what you learn, but how you learn. Taking two things that you know nothing about, and creating something different. This is what the world of tomorrow is going to be. That’s why school is so important. It’s not what the details are, but what do you do with them.

Bridget Ziegelaar‑Johnson: One of the benefits of going to the University of Maine are the core values of the university that I try to take with me today. Those are compassion, integrity, and just an enriching environment that helps develop and support students.