Stories for Alumni and Friends

Crowdfunding efforts underway for new sugar house, international nursing trip

The University of Maine Foundation’s crowdfunding platform is designed to empower students, faculty and staff to raise funds for specific projects, events and activities. Through the power of small contributions from a large number of people, Fill the Steins connects the UMaine community to student and campus needs. The most recent campaigns seek funds to […]

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Student spotlight: Grace Smith

Meet Grace Smith of Holden, Maine, who was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina and moved to Maine at age 8. This summer, the junior molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry double major with a minor in computer science, who also is in the Honors College, interned at the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research in […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jaime (Boyington) Rogers

Jaime (Boyington) Rogers graduated from UMaine with a BA in sociology in 1997, and returned for a Master’s of Social Work which she completed in 2006. What difference has UMaine made in your life? I have a fantastic career! Not only do I love my work, but it affords me a comfortable lifestyle. My UMaine […]

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UMaine’s Homecoming 2018 to be celebrated Oct. 26–28

The University of Maine will celebrate Homecoming 2018 with several events on campus Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26–28. Homecoming weekend kicks off Friday afternoon with campus and building tours, and a field hockey game against University of Vermont at 3 p.m. Also on Friday is the Maine Heritage Lecture, given by Kathryn Olmstead at 4:15 […]

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Student Spotlight: Emily Lavertu

Hometown: Frenchville, Maine Food science and human nutrition student Emily Lavertu is on a mission to help others with Type 1 diabetes like herself. She is the junior camp coordinator at Cary Medical Center’s Camp Adventure, a camp for Type 1 diabetics ages 13–17. Emily plans to graduate in 2020, and her goal is to […]

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Student spotlight: Sarah Boomer

Hometown: Hampden, Maine Sarah Boomer, a senior nursing major who will graduate in December plans to work in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or as a labor and delivery nurse. She hopes to find a job in the Portland or Bangor area. “Nursing is in my blood. My mom is a neonatal nurse practitioner, […]

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UMaine Geology Club explores glacial deposits, volcanic rocks in Iceland

In May, 19 University of Maine Geology Club members and two faculty took a 10-day field trip to Iceland. The focus of the student-planned trip was on glacial deposits and volcanic rocks in the south of Iceland. The group toured Thingvellir National Park, site of Iceland’s first government and the center of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge […]

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Piscataquis Observer publishes opinion piece on UMaine wildlife scholars

The Piscataquis Observer published the article, “UMaine wildlife scholars prove our future is in good hands,” by V. Paul Reynolds, editor of the Northwoods Sporting Journal. Every year, the New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) awards scholarships to a wildlife major from all six of New England’s land grant universities, according to Reynolds, who wrote […]

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College names Leslie winner of 2018 Outstanding Public Service Award

Dr. Heather Leslie, a Libra associate professor in the School of Marine Sciences and director of the Darling Marine Center, was awarded the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine’s 2018 Outstanding Public Service Award. The award was presented at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 18. The […]

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