Introduced in 2013/2014, the Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award honors outstanding faculty mentors committed to supporting the professional development of their colleagues through mentoring, and creating a positive and supportive environment at UMaine. 

Meet UMaine’s Outstanding Faculty Mentors 2014 – 2018

Click on the names below to view a brief video, where available, featuring the outstanding mentor and their nominator. 
Photo of Dr. Sandra Sigmon
Sandra Sigmon2014
Photo of Dr. Rebecca Van Beneden
Becky Van Beneden2015

Recipients of the Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award consistently demonstrate one or more of the following attributes: 

  • Offers sound counsel and valuable information to their faculty mentees in order to advance and develop the mentee’s own path to professional success;
  • Generously shares his or her valuable time and expertise in providing feedback on the faculty mentee’s work;
  • Helps to create a vital and engaged academic community in their unit and at the University of Maine; 
  • Involves faculty mentees in publications, grants, and conferences, as well as readily sharing knowledge of such opportunities; 
  • Makes others aware of the contributions and the value of their faculty mentees; 
  • Serves as a role model for faculty colleagues by maintaining high standards for excellence within his or her own discipline and at the broader campus level.