Presque Isle, ME– Director of Athletics Dan Kane announced Tuesday that the University of Maine at Presque Isle has decided to change the UMPI Owl's Athletic Hall of Fame to a biennial event with the next Hall of Fame Induction Dinner occurring in the fall of 2020.
"In efforts to better enhance our Hall of Fame Induction Dinner the Hall of Fame Committee felt this change would help provide ample time to plan for the event as well as increase attendance," said Kane on the change. "Being inducted into the UMPI Owl's Athletic Hall of Fame is a great honor and we want to make sure we make the event as special as possible for our inductees and their families and friends."
The Hall of Fame Committee seeks persons who have made outstanding contributions to athletics at UMPI, including student-athletes, coaches, staff members and supporters of the University's athletic programs. Student-athletes must have been away from intercollegiate competition for a minimum of five years. The committee is also researching and requests nominations for past UMPI athletic teams as the committee would like to start to recognize past UMPI teams that excelled in their sport. With the new changes to the hall of fame format, the committee will meet multiple times throughout the years leading up to the event to review nominations. Nominations must be received by October 1stof the year prior to the Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.
Those making nominations are asked to forward to the committee any available information in support of the nomination. This might include letters, clippings, photographs, references to appropriate books or magazines, or any other documents which might be helpful to the committee in its research and deliberations. Materials will be returned to the owner upon request.
Nominations for future inductions can be submitted to:
The Hall of Fame Committee, Athletics Department
University of Maine at Presque Isle
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Submitted via e-mail to Sandra.McDougal@maine.edu