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Maine Governor John Baldacci will be on campus

September 20, 2006

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Maine Governor John Baldacci will be on campus at the University of Maine at Fort Kent on Monday, September 25, 2006 to participate in the donation of 14 acres of property to UMFK by the Bank of America. The program will take place between 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

Speakers at the program will include UMFK President, Dr. Richard W. Cost; Betsey Greenstein, president, Bank of America, Maine; UMFK Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, David Hobbins; and Governor Baldacci.

Bank of America, which acquired MBNA, including its facilities in Fort Kent, last year, is donating the 14 acres of woodlands to UMFK to strengthen the University?s forestry program. The wooded area will be used for research and instructional purposes by the university.

This property is very important to the University. The forest land is used by our Forestry and Environmental Studies students and is a living laboratory serving programs right at the core of our mission, said Dr. Cost.