Barbara Hikel Retiree Award

Barbara Hikel Retiree Award

Purpose:  This annual award was established in 2006 by the President of the University of Maine in memory and recognition of Barbara Hikel, a long time employee who continued to serve the university in an exemplary manner after her retirement in 2000. The award is given each year by the President to a University of Maine retiree who, after retirement, provides extraordinary voluntary service to the University of Maine.

Selection Criteria:  The recipient of the Barbara Hikel Award must be a University of Maine retiree (at least 10 years of university service and age 55 or older). Typically, those eligible will have retired at least three years prior to their nomination for the award.

The primary criterion is exceptional voluntary service to the University during retirement. The final selection of the award recipient is made by the President of the University of Maine from recommendation(s) received from the President’s Council of Retired Employees.  The award is normally presented at the annual Retiree Homecoming held each June.

Past Award Recipients

2006 – Barbara Hikel (posthumous)

2007 – Harold ‘Brownie’ Brown

2008 – Katherine Musgrave

2009 – Hank Metcalf

2010 – Hans “Mike” Opitz

2011 – Nancy MacKnight

2012 – Charles Kittridge

2013 – George Jacobson

2014 – Charles Scontras

2015 — Glenn Wilde

2016 — Marian Dressler

2017 — Phil Locke

2018 — Jim McCleave

2019 — Judy Round