Thursday May 27, 2010 | 10:52 PM

With the spring semester over, the University of New England threw its much-anticipated and well-attended President's Gala this evening. The party celebrates donors who give a grand or more, and tonight it took place in the shiny new College of Pharmacy building, which welcomed its first students last fall.

After dinner a group of donors was inducted into the college's Heritage Society, which recognizes supporters who've included the university in their estate plans. Here's most - but not all - of the inductees. The full group includes: Thomas & Victoria Benenti, Peter & Raquel Boehmer, Merrill & Wilma Bradford, Dr. Brian Brock & Ladema Brock, Myron & Gladys Hager, Marilyn Lalumiere, Richard LaRue & Betsey DeBrakeleer, Richard & Eleanor Manning Morrell, Charles W. Redman, Jr., & Wilma Parker Redman, Dr. Alice M. Savage, Dr. Chester C. Suske and Jean Wilkinson.

UNE's President Danielle N. Ripich - shown here with Dottie Kay, wife of College of Pharmacy Dean Douglas Kay - and her top-notch staff carried on the gala tradition with a fabulous affair filled with food, drinks and great conversation. All of it a fun way to say an extra special thank you.

I'll have more details about the party - and of course a bunch more snapshots - in this weekend's Maine Sunday Telegram. Until then, I hope to see you out and about.


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