Maryann Hartman Awards
Maine Women's Hall of Fame added to Maryann Hartman Awards selection process
For nearly 40 years, the Maryann Hartman Award has been a way in which to celebrate the accomplishments of women with strong ties to the State of Maine.
For the first time, in 2024, the selection process for this award will be held in tandem with that of the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame. This means that those tasked with selecting the winners of the Maryann Hartman Award will also be choosing the new inductees into the Maine Women’s HoF going forward.
2022 Hartman Awards
The 2022 Maryann Hartman Awards, recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women, were presented in April. The recipients were: community leader and certified nursing assistant ZamZam Mohamud of Lewiston; recently retired Opportunity Housing, Inc., founding president and CEO Bonnie-Jean Brooks of Stockton Springs; and long-time senior executive and UMaine alumna Susan Bell of Hallowell, former director of the Maine Forest Service and the first woman in the United States to serve in such a role. Read more
The 2021-2022 Maryann Hartman Awards Celebration honoring our 2022 award winners took place on April 1, 2022. The recording of the event, which took place via Zoom, is available below.
2020 Maryann Hartman Award Winners
The 2020 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women were presented on March 25, 2021. The recipients were: retired director of the University of Maine’s Women’s Resource Center Sharon Barker of Bangor, Penobscot Nation Ambassador Maulian Dana of Old Town and executive director of Maine Hospice Council Kandyce Powell of Wiscasset. All three recipients are UMaine alumnae.
The 2020-2021 Maryann Hartman Awards Celebration honoring our 2020 award winners took place on March 25, 2021. The recording of the event, which took place via Zoom, is now available.
Information about the Maine Women's Hall of Fame
The Maine Women’s Hall of Fame, established in 1990 by the BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation, is dedicated to women whose achievements have had a significant statewide impact, have significantly improved the lives of women, and whose contributions provided enduring value for women.
The induction ceremony is usually held in March, in observance of Women’s History Month. The University of Maine atAugusta maintains a permanent Maine Women’s Hall of Fame display of photographs and citations for all honorees in the Bennett D. Katz Library.
The list of those inducted into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame is available here.
Sarah Hudson, 74, Passed away, Winner of the Mary Hartman Award
2006 Recipient of the Mary Hartman Award, Sarah Hudson passes away, September 10, 2021.
Sarah grew up in Fox Chapel, PA. In 1965 Sarah graduated from Rosemary Hall, where she was a strong athlete and smart as a whip. Sarah went to Colby and discovered her love of Maine. Sarah lived most of her life in Castine, where she lived with her sister, Caroline. While working at Castine Memorial Hospital, Sarah was instrumental in starting the Bagaduce Ambulance Service in 1977. While training the ambulance volunteers, Sarah also oversaw the service until 2012. After leaving Castine Hospital, she became a faculty member at Maine Maritime Academy where Sarah taught Ship’s Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Sarah also taught Emergency Medical Technician courses around Hancock County. Sarah was well respected and a mentor to many…… read more