Successes

MassBay Community College wins $699,994 for their NSF IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education)! Their project, “Catalyzing Transformative Change in STEM Education through an Institute for Inclusive Pedagogy,” which will offer professional development to STEM professors so as to better serve BIPOC students.

Greenfield Community College wins $80,000 Mass Cultural Council grant to renovate their Sloan Theater.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick wins $20,000 in 2020 from various Maine foundations to support books, activities, operating costs, and much more.

MassBay Community College wins an American Association of Community Colleges “Equity Transfer Initiative” for $20,000. The grant will help pave the way for minority students to transfer to neighboring Framingham State University.

A Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program is awarded $198,000 to the University of Maine at Farmington for disseminating international studies throughout the curriculum and to plan and fund study abroad.

MassBay Community College, Humanities Division, wins $300,000 NEH CARES grant to save the jobs of forty adjunct professors in the humanities, and to equip those individuals with digital learning techniques.

Natasha Goldman and Page Herrlinger win $99,000 NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers for their project, “Teaching the Holocaust through Visual Culture” at Bowdoin College.

The Davenport Trust awards $7,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick, Maine to fund programming to held disadvantaged youth in the Midcoast Maine region.

A foundation awards $15,000 for undocumented students at MassBay Community College to offset COVID-related expenses.

University of Maine at Augusta (PI Amanda Willette, Dental Health Programs), wins a $50,000 Northeast Delta Dental grant for a dental assistantship training clinic.

University of Maine at Augusta (PI Amanda Willette, Dental Health Programs), wins a $25,000 Libra Foundation grant for a dental assistantship training clinic.

University of Maine at Augusta (PI Lisa Botshon) wins a $100,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Discussion Grant, “Maine’s Midcentury Moment: A Bicentennial Celebration.”

WISSEN project managed the commission of two 9′ x 9′ mosaics for The Hartley Block, Lewiston, Maine. Client: The Szanton Company. Mosaics: Miotto Mosaics Studios. Researched artists, presented options, wrote directed call for submissions, and led decision-making process.

Gettysburg Montessori Charter School (PI Faye Pleso) wins successful Hoffman Trust application. Award: $18,000 for books for a new school library. Client:

Wrote National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar application. Award: $90,000. Client: Bowdoin College (PIs Natasha Goldman and Page Herrlinger).

Reviewed NSF S-STEM grant application. Award: $649,000. Funds at-risk minority students in STEM fields. Client: McAllister & Quinn/Franklin Pierce.

Wrote seven successful Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus applications (US Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women). Awards: $300,000 each. Funds new positions to create a coordinated community response to reduce sexual assault on campus. Clients: University of Maine at Augusta, McAllister&Quinn (Juniata College, Gettysburg College, among others).

Wrote two successful National Endowment for the Humanities Connections applications. Awards: $35,000 each. Funds faculty across disciplines to engage in a humanities theme. Clients: various.

Wrote National Endowment for the Humanities Access grant. Award: $30,000. Funds paid internships for undergraduates (NEH no longer offers this opportunity). Client: McAllister & Quinn/Dean College.

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