UMaine Recognizes Pulp and Paper Industry


ORONO - With recent mill layoffs, educational institutions are striving to put their best foot forward with pulp and paper here in Maine. This week hundreds of chemical engineers, professors, and students gathered to discuss what lies ahead for this crucial industry.

UMaine donors, alumni, faculty, and students have been recognizing the vitality of the pulp and paper industry this week.

"Paper Days" is a celebration, honoring those who keep the program thriving year after year.

Dozens of past graduates attend the event, which serves as a networking opportunity for engineers and students receiving scholarships from the foundation.

For the past 64 years the foundation has grown to include a $20 million endowment fund which supports tuition, professors, and research.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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