University of Maine System and USM Receive $2 million Gifts

"The University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center on Tuesday announced a $2 million boost in the form of a $1 million gift to the center, and a $1 million federal grant to the University of Maine System to support distance learning and telemedicine in rural areas. The $1 million donation, from University of Southern Maine alumni Bobby Monks and Bonnie Porta, supports the grad center's mission to prepare future leaders through interdisciplinary, experiential and market-driven education. The center does that through programs in law, business, policy and public health. The $1 million gift pushes fundraising into the final phase to match a $7.5 million Harold Alfond Foundation challenge grant announced in 2017". Read more here.

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