If you’re familiar with UMPPF, you know how vital donor support is—to our programs, to students, and to the future of the pulp and paper industry. So with that…

UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the Chip Moody Consider Engineering Program.

Established in 2023 through a planned gift, the Chip Moody Consider Engineering Program serves as a lasting tribute to the legacy of Winship B. “Chip” Moody, Sr. Chip was a dedicated leader, an advocate for our industry, and a UMPPF scholarship recipient (’55 CHE, ’56 Pulp & Paper Management). The funds donated will be used to support our ever popular Consider Engineering Program, as well as activities to recruit the next generation of pulp and paper leaders. For many years, Consider Engineering has been the source of learning and lifelong memories, igniting students’ curiosity and passion for this evolving industry.

This donation builds upon a multi-generational legacy of the Moody family. UMPPF holds scholarships in Chip’s name as well as his father’s, Mr. James Moody. We extend our deepest gratitude to Chip’s family, who wished to have Chip’s memory live on in this way.

L to R: David Colter, Thad Moody, Shawn Moody, and Carrie Enos stand beside the Winship B. “Chip” Moody, Sr. Scholarship Fund plaque, established in 2012.

Honoring Chip Moody (March 14, 1933 – October 16, 2019)

The pulp and paper industry has deep roots in the Moody family. James, Chip’s father, was an employee of C.H. Robinson Company for more than 40 years. During his career, he sold papers made by the S.D. Warren division of Scott Paper Company, Hammermill Corporation, Eastern Fine Paper, and Mead Corporation (among others). One of his best customers was the University of Maine press.

Chip said his father was dedicated to the industry and encouraged him to become part of it. While at UMaine, Chip worked summers at S.D. Warren (now Sappi) in Westbrook, ME. He went on to say that the Pulp and Paper Foundation is largely responsible for the joys and successes he subsequently achieved while working in the paper industry. Chip’s career was spent with Rice Barton in Worcester, MA where he worked through the ranks.  At the time of his retirement, he was Chairman, President, and CEO.

Chip passed away in 2019, and his family wish to have his memory live on through the naming of the Consider Engineering Program.