The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Foundation has received a generous gift of $25,000 to establish a new award, the Amodeo Staff Award. Emerita Professor Nancy Amodeo provided the $25,000 endowment to create a permanent annual award to recognize an UMPI staff member for his or her outstanding service to the University.
"Nan was full of admiration for faculty, professional staff, and administrators," noted University President Don Zillman. "However, she felt that the quiet and continued devotion of hourly employees to the campus community often did not get the recognition it deserved. Nan's generosity will allow us to honor one of our staff members annually for that kind of dedication."