At the Mitchell Institute’s annual Fall Gala on Friday, November 7, Greg Powell, Chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation, announced a $2 million capstone challenge gift to the Mitchell Institute. This generous gift will pave the way for the Institute to increase the Mitchell Scholarship from $7,000 to $10,000 and expand key support programs offered… Read more »
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We are thrilled that this year’s Mitchell Institute Gala has sold out! We look forward to welcoming guests who have already registered to the Marriott Sable Oaks on November 7 at 6pm. For more information, please call the office at (207) 773-7700.
The annual Mitchell Institute Gala will take place on Friday, November 7 at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks in South Portland. This event brings together over 400 of today’s business and community leaders with over 70 of tomorrow’s leaders: Mitchell Scholars, who share the Institute’s impact on their academic and career paths. Individual tickets… Read more »
The Mitchell Institute has completed a new report on college-going, persistence, and completion among Maine high school graduates from 2006 to 2013. College-going has remained stable at just above 60% in recent years, coinciding with an increase in high school graduation rates from 80% in 2009 to 86% in 2013. Fewer than one-half (48%) of… Read more »
The Mitchell Institute’s Research Director, Lisa Plimpton, was appointed today by Mark Eves, Speaker of the State of Maine House of Representatives, to the Commission to Study College Affordability and College Completion. The Commission was created by legislation passed on April 29. “College affordability is a critical issue facing our state, and it is an… Read more »