UMF https://www.umf.maine.edu University of Maine System Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:59:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.umf.maine.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1/2019/09/cropped-umf-favicon-32x32.png UMF https://www.umf.maine.edu 32 32 UMF Emery Community Arts Center invites Maine artists to submit work for new Couch Jam Online Summer Concert Series https://www.umf.maine.edu/2020/06/umf-emery-community-arts-center-invites-maine-artists-to-submit-work-for-new-couch-jam-online-summer-concert-series/ Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:55:27 +0000 https://www.umf.maine.edu/?p=7097 FARMINGTON, ME  (June 17, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center invites Maine-based solo-artists and small ensembles to submit a demo video of their work for consideration in its new Couch Jam Online Summer Concert Series. Emery’s … Read More

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FARMINGTON, ME  (June 17, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center invites Maine-based solo-artists and small ensembles to submit a demo video of their work for consideration in its new Couch Jam Online Summer Concert Series.

Logo for UMF Couch Jam Online Summer Concert SeriesEmery’s premier online concert series will feature a diverse range of musical acts and genres, sharing the spirit of Maine’s local music scene through its website and social media. https://wpsites.maine.edu/emerycommunityartscenter/

Concerts will go live online weekly beginning on Friday, July 10th, and continue throughout the month of July. Artists selected to participate in the Couch Jam Series will receive an honorarium of $75 (or up to $225 for an ensemble of three people) for a performance video of 3-5 songs (or approximate 20-minute set).

While the UMF campus arts venue remains closed, Emery Community Arts Center strives to continue its role as a space to honor, exhibit, and support the artistic and creative force in the local community and beyond. Emery looks forward to launching new exhibitions and arts programming online through its website and social media.

Eligibility & Terms:

-The Couch Jam Concert Series is open to Maine-based solo artists and small ensembles.
-All submissions must be received by June 24, 2020, through our online submission form: https://wpsites.maine.edu/emerycommunityartscenter/2020/06/11/couch-jam-series-1-submissions/
-There is no fee to apply to this call.
-Must be 18 or older to apply.

How to Apply:
-Please use this Submission Form to apply: https://wpsites.maine.edu/emerycommunityartscenter/2020/06/11/couch-jam-series-1-submissions/
-Complete the online form and include a link to your demo video.
-DEMO VIDEO REQUIREMENTS: Please submit a 2-5 minute demo video that presents one or two songs and demonstrates your ability to record your performance with quality audio and video. Please submit a link where we can view your Demo Video online via YouTube, Vimeo, or other host site.

If you have questions about this call, please contact Samantha Taylor: samantha.j.taylor@maine.edu

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UMF faculty members honored as winners of this year’s Maine Literary Awards by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance https://www.umf.maine.edu/2020/06/umf-faculty-members-honored-as-winners-of-this-years-maine-literary-awards-by-the-maine-writers-publishers-alliance/ Wed, 10 Jun 2020 14:00:46 +0000 https://www.umf.maine.edu/?p=7020 FARMINGTON, ME  (June 10, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to congratulate Kristen Case, associate professor of English, and Linda Britt, professor of Spanish, who were recently honored as winners of this year’s Maine Literary Awards by the … Read More

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FARMINGTON, ME  (June 10, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to congratulate Kristen Case, associate professor of English, and Linda Britt, professor of Spanish, who were recently honored as winners of this year’s Maine Literary Awards by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Kristen and Linda and all of our faculty for their exceptional accomplishments,” said Edward Serna, UMF president. “In addition to the positive difference they make in the lives of their students, they also contribute a wealth of creative vision to the fabric of Maine.”

Kristen Case, UMF associate professor of English, won the Maine Literary Book Award for Poetry for, “Principles of Economics.”Kristen Case, UMF associate professor of English, won the Maine Literary Book Award for Poetry for, “Principles of Economics.”


Case won the Book Award for Poetry for, “Principles of Economics,” a collection of poems that explores grief in the wake of the deaths of her father and her former partner. The book is a series of interconnected elegies which engage other texts, including “The Iliad,” Chopin’s “Ballades,” Shakespeare’s sonnet 15, Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” and her father’s textbook, also titled “Principles of Economics.” 

“This book is very close to my heart, and I am touched and honored with this award,” said Case.

Case teaches American literature, environmental writing, and the intersection of 20th- and 21st-century American literature and philosophy at UMF. She has published widely on American poetry. Her first poetry collection, “Little Arias” won the Maine Literary Award for Poetry in 2015. In addition to her many writings, she directsThoreau’s Kalendar: A Digital Archive of the Phenological Manuscripts of Henry David Thoreau,” and UMF’s New Commons Project, a public humanities initiative in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Britt, professor of Spanish and longtime UMF faculty member, won the Drama Award for, “I Smile, Of Course, And Go On Drinking Tea.” The drama is a full-length, six-character play that focuses on the marriage of the poet T.S. Eliot to Vivienne Haigh-Wood, and counts Virginia Woolf and Bertrand Russell among its characters. Lines from Eliot’s poems and Woolf’s fiction are interwoven into character dialogue throughout the play.

Linda Britt, UMF professor of Spanish, won the Maine Literary Drama Award for, “I Smile, Of Course, And Go On Drinking Tea.”Linda Britt, UMF professor of Spanish, won the Maine Literary Drama Award for, “I Smile, Of Course, And Go On Drinking Tea.”


“The awards announcement was made at a virtual ceremony, and I was stunned, not only to hear my name called, but also to be recognized on the same roster as Kristen’s amazing work,” said Britt.

Britt teaches Spanish language, literature and culture at UMF where she has been a faculty member for over 30 years. She is also a playwright, with five full-length plays, most recently “American Dreams: Immigration Stories,” which has been performed in multiple venues, and, “I Smile, Of Course, And Go On Drinking Tea.”  Her plays have been produced in California, New York, and Washington, and in several venues around Maine. She is also a two-time Moss Hart award-winning director with Out of the Box Theater Company.

The Maine Literary Awards is an annual competition open to all seasonal and full-time Maine residents. The statewide competition is for published books, drama, short works (published or unpublished) and student writing. Authors may self-nominate or can be nominated by others.

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A nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its commitment to student success, UMF provides a challenging yet supportive environment to prepare students for both careers and further study. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and pre-professional studies. Located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region, UMF is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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UMF Actuarial Science student interns get hands-on experience as businesses seek to understand financial impact of COVID-19 https://www.umf.maine.edu/2020/06/umf-actuarial-science-student-interns-get-hands-on-experience-as-businesses-seek-to-understand-financial-impact-of-covid-19/ Tue, 09 Jun 2020 18:19:59 +0000 https://www.umf.maine.edu/?p=6985 FARMINGTON, ME  (June 9, 2020)—Lori Koban, UMF professor of Mathematics, always made it a priority to bring business professionals from state and national companies to the University of Maine at Farmington campus to speak with her students about careers as … Read More

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FARMINGTON, ME  (June 9, 2020)—Lori Koban, UMF professor of Mathematics, always made it a priority to bring business professionals from state and national companies to the University of Maine at Farmington campus to speak with her students about careers as an actuary.

Early this spring, Daniel Mickiewicz, (second from right) UMF Actuarial Science student intern, learned more about EPIC Retirement Plan Services and its internship opportunities from Matt Pine, (center) director of retirement plan consulting, and other EPIC employees.(from left) Justin Toporcer, Kelsey Alley and Ingrid Libby.Early this spring, Daniel Mickiewicz, (second from right) UMF Actuarial Science student intern, learned more about EPIC Retirement Plan Services and its internship opportunities from Matt Pine, (center) director of retirement plan consulting, and other EPIC employees.(from left) Justin Toporcer, Kelsey Alley and Ingrid Libby.


Now, as the world is being shaped by the current Covid-19 pandemic, the role of actuaries may be even more important as they develop models to understand the financial impact of the virus and the fallout it may have around the globe.

Actuaries are professional risk managers and problem solvers as conditions affect insurance, investments and other financial activities. Professional internships for students are a key component of the program and continue in various online formats in spite of the current socially distancing impact.

The UMF Actuarial Science program has been growing since its early days as an interdisciplinary program, and is now the only Bachelor of Arts in Actuarial Science program at a public or private institution in Maine or New Hampshire. It has an advisory board of actuaries throughout Maine who help guide the program’s progress.

“Our program is very challenging, and national companies recognize that,” said Koban. “At present, we have students interning at Hormel, Unum, Anthem, the Maine Bureau of Insurance and EPIC Retirement Plan Services in Portland. The desire of these companies to keep the summer internship programs going demonstrates continued investment into young people entering the profession, and hence the need for our students.”

The UMF program offers the math-minded student a well-rounded blend of math, business, economics, finance, computer science and statistics. These courses prepare students for a number of highly in-demand professions, including as a credentialed actuary, underwriter, data specialist or statistician.

Daniel Mickiewicz, a UMF junior from South Portland, wanted to stay in Maine and was looking for an actuary program at a small, affordable college. He also wanted a campus where he could have a strong relationship with his professors.

“Professor Koban is a wonderful advocate for students. She’s our number one resource,” said Mickiewicz. “She knows that in order to master this complicated material it’s crucial that we develop a strong understanding first. She even takes the exam right along with the students to make sure she knows how best to help us.”

Daniel Mickiewicz, (left) UMF Actuarial Science student says, “Professor Koban (right) is a wonderful advocate for students. She’s our number one resource.”Daniel Mickiewicz, (left) UMF Actuarial Science student says, “Professor Koban (right) is a wonderful advocate for students. She’s our number one resource.”


This summer, Mickiewicz is interning with EPIC Retirement Plan Services in Portland, plus taking his first actuarial exam.

About half of the students in the UMF Actuarial Science program pursue the credentialed actuary path, which requires passing a number of difficult, nationally-standardized exams. Small classes, close student interaction and significant faculty support not only successfully prepare students in the UMF program, but also produce exam pass rates higher than the national average, according to Koban.

“To be successful in this field, students have to be confident in their mathematical abilities and professional skills,” said Koban.  “This program helps students mature in their knowledge and skills so they are well-prepared for the professional world.”

The program had its origins in previous math student Sandra Darby’s interest in pursuing the credential process, a series of demanding exams that demonstrate a student’s aptitude and interest to be an actuary. Koban helped her on the path to be an actuary. In the process, Koban became proficient at the skills students would need and committed to creating a program that would best prepare them.

Sandra Darby Darby, UMF 2009 graduate, is pursuing her master’s degree, and is currently a Property & Casualty Actuary with the Maine Bureau of Insurance. She has returned to Farmington a number of times to promote the actuarial career path and to share with students the role of regulators in the business world.Sandra Darby, 2009 UMF graduate, is currently a Property & Casualty Actuary with the Maine Bureau of Insurance and was instrumental in creating interest in an Actuarial Science program at Farmington.


Darby graduated in 2009, is pursuing her master’s degree, and is currently a Property & Casualty Actuary with the Maine Bureau of Insurance. She has returned to Farmington a number of times to promote the actuarial career path and to share with students the role of regulators in the business world.

“Helping today’s students understand the professional career paths that are available to them is a wonderful feeling of giving back,” said Darby. “We have even had high school students interested in the UMF program contact our office to see if the profession is the right direction for them.”

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UMF Emery Community Arts Center announces a call to artists for premiere online exhibition: “Detour” https://www.umf.maine.edu/2020/06/umf-emery-community-arts-center-announces-a-call-to-artists-for-premiere-online-exhibition-detour/ Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:21:11 +0000 https://www.umf.maine.edu/?p=6913 FARMINGTON, ME  (June 1, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center invites artists to submit their work for consideration in the upcoming premiere online exhibition: “Detour.” This unique online exhibition will be on display June 25-July 23, … Read More

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FARMINGTON, ME  (June 1, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center invites artists to submit their work for consideration in the upcoming premiere online exhibition: “Detour.” This unique online exhibition will be on display June 25-July 23, 2020.

All submissions are due by midnight on June 17, 2020. Artists may submit up to five works. There is no fee to apply to this call.

Logo for Emery Community Arts Center online exhibit "Detour"


In the wake of the present global pandemic, we live in a communal moment of deviation. This exhibition seeks artworks of all media that explore themes of diversion, deviation, disruption, transformation and / or regeneration.

All selected works will be exhibited online on the Emery website, and promoted through its social media. In addition to its life online, a printed catalogue of the exhibit will be available at a future date.

While the UMF campus arts venue remains closed, Emery Community Arts Center strives to continue its role as a space to honor, exhibit and support the artistic and creative force in our local community and beyond. Emery looks forward to launching new exhibitions and arts programming online through its website and social media.

How to Apply

Please visit the “Detour” open call submission form at this link: https://wpsites.maine.edu/emerycommunityartscenter/2020/05/25/detour-call-for-submissions/

Upload your Artist Statement, CV or Resume, and up to 5 images of your artwork.

Image file formatting requirements: Image files must be approximately 1200 pixels in the largest dimension and formatted as JPG, PNG, or PDF.

For video and time-based works, please submit a link to your work on YouTube, Vimeo or other host site.

If you have questions about this call, please contact Ann Bartges: ann.bartges@maine.edu.

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UMF affiliate ArtsFarmington hopeful for fall programs https://www.umf.maine.edu/2020/05/umf-affiliate-artsfarmington-hopeful-for-fall-programs/ Fri, 29 May 2020 13:58:26 +0000 https://www.umf.maine.edu/?p=6896 UMF affilate ArtsFarmington regrets their spring programs, State Street Jazz and Maine Mountain Chamber Music (MMCM) were cancelled due to COVID restrictions. They hope to be able to bring their planned fall programs. For more information see article at: http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/arts/artsfarmington-discusses-upcoming-schedule/

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UMF affilate ArtsFarmington regrets their spring programs, State Street Jazz and Maine Mountain Chamber Music (MMCM) were cancelled due to COVID restrictions. They hope to be able to bring their planned fall programs. For more information see article at: http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/arts/artsfarmington-discusses-upcoming-schedule/

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UMF offers Maine high school students tuition-free Early College courses this summer https://www.umf.maine.edu/2020/05/umf-offers-maine-high-school-students-tuition-free-early-college-courses-this-summer/ Thu, 21 May 2020 19:16:25 +0000 https://www.umf.maine.edu/?p=6867 FARMINGTON, ME  (May 21, 2020)—Looking for a head start at college? This summer the University of Maine at Farmington is offering tuition-free Early College courses to eligible high school students in Maine. Early College is a program through a partnership … Read More

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FARMINGTON, ME  (May 21, 2020)—Looking for a head start at college? This summer the University of Maine at Farmington is offering tuition-free Early College courses to eligible high school students in Maine.

Early College is a program through a partnership with the Maine Department of Education that allows high school and home schooled students to earn college credits and initiate a college transcript while still in high school.

This summer the University of Maine at Farmington is offering tuition-free Early College courses to eligible high school students in Maine.
This summer the University of Maine at Farmington is offering tuition-free Early College courses to eligible high school students in Maine.


With all Farmington summer classes currently online, this Early College opportunity helps students make the most of their summer while getting access to quality courses that will help prepare them for the next steps in their education.

Emma Charles, Mt. Blue High School sophomore, is currently taking the Dig-It-All! Community Gardening topics in English course and values the important life skill of being held accountable for class work and deadlines.

“I became interested in the Early College classes because I wanted to experience a higher level of learning with the support of my family,” said Charles. “Taking one course allows me to see what college is like without the added stress of taking multiple classes at a time. The class dynamic is collaborative and I feel challenged to think at a higher level than with high school classes.”

The program at Farmington waives the tuition for May, Summer and August courses totaling up to 8 credits. Most UMF online courses are 2-4 credits.

Summer Session classes generally begin June 22; August Session Classes begin August 3. For course descriptions and additional details about these courses, visit: https://www.umf.maine.edu/admissions-aid/early-college-courses/.

While tuition is free, there is a Unified Fee for instruction-related technologies, including online access to resources in the University’s Mantor Library. The fee structure is $90 for 1-6 credits, $179.50 for 7-11 credits.

For More information contact Clarissa Thompson, associate professor and UMF Early College campus coordinator at clarissa.thompson@maine.edu.

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A nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its commitment to student success, UMF provides a challenging yet supportive environment to prepare students for both careers and further study. Rooted in a rich tradition of teacher preparation, the University has built a reputation as one of the finest public liberal arts colleges in New England.  It offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and pre-professional studies. Located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region, UMF is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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UMF announces special edition online Longfellow Young Writers Workshop on nature and resilience https://www.umf.maine.edu/2020/05/umf-announces-special-edition-online-longfellow-young-writers-workshop-on-nature-and-resilience/ Thu, 21 May 2020 15:16:49 +0000 https://www.umf.maine.edu/?p=6844 FARMINGTON, ME  (May 21, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington and the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing are pleased to announce a special online edition of the Longfellow Young Writers Workshop this summer,  July 27-31. UMF Longfellow … Read More

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FARMINGTON, ME  (May 21, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington and the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing are pleased to announce a special online edition of the Longfellow Young Writers Workshop this summer,  July 27-31.

Young writer inspired by nature during previous UMF Longfellow Writers WorkshopUMF Longfellow Young Writers Workshop provides the opportunity for gifted high school writers to hone their craft.


For ten years, the Longfellow Young Writers workshop has nurtured young writers from Maine and around the country. Students work with supportive faculty from the BFA program in Creative Writing to hone their craft, challenge their assumptions and broaden their literary landscape. This year the tradition continues online with a series of writing courses around the special theme of nature and resilience.

Faculty include: Éireann Lorsung, NEA fellow and multigenre writer; Gretchen Legler, two-time Pushcart Prize winner and essayist; Amy Neswald,  screenwriter and New American Fiction Prize winner; and Shana Youngdahl, poet and young adult author whose debut novel was noted as a Best Book of 2019 for Teens by the New York Public Library.

In addition, to live zoom conferencing and daily classes with faculty, students will have access to a variety of online instructor-created and curated resources to foster creative community, support literary development, and give them a taste of Farmington’s exceptional BFA program in Creative Writing.

This program is designed for high school students entering their sophomore through senior years and is limited to 16 participants who are ready to connect with a staff of experienced authors and virtually meet peers serious about writing.

Registration is first-come, first serve. More information, application and link to a payment page are available at www2.umf.maine.edu/creativewriting/longfellow/

The cost of the program is $250, and UMF is pleased to offer two scholarships to female Maine residents in collaboration with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance at the Ilgenfritz Scholarship Fund. To be considered for a scholarship, a double-spaced creative writing sample no more than five pages and 500-word statement of need should be emailed to shana.youngdahl@maine.edu. Word documents and PDF attachments only.

The scholarship deadline is June 15, 2020.

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A nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its commitment to student success, UMF provides a challenging yet supportive environment to prepare students for both careers and further study. Located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region, UMF is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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Media Contact: Shana Youngdahl, Director of Longfellow Mountains Young Writers Workshop, shana.youngdahl@maine.edu.

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UMF honors Education graduates recently named 2020 Maine County Teachers of the Year https://www.umf.maine.edu/2020/05/umf-honors-education-graduates-recently-named-maine-county-teachers-of-the-year/ Tue, 19 May 2020 14:28:05 +0000 https://www.umf.maine.edu/?p=6813 FARMINGTON, ME  (May 19, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington is excited to announce that six of the 16 recently named Maine County Teachers of the Year for 2020 are Farmington Education graduates. UMF Education graduates named as 2020 Maine … Read More

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FARMINGTON, ME  (May 19, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington is excited to announce that six of the 16 recently named Maine County Teachers of the Year for 2020 are Farmington Education graduates.

UMF Education graduates named as 2020 Maine County Teachers of the Year, (left to right) 1st row: Nicole Sautter, Melissa Hoisington, Kathryn Meyer. 2nd row: Lindsay Mahoney, Heather Webster, Jenny France.
UMF Education graduates named as 2020 Maine County Teachers of the Year, (left to right) 1st row: Nicole Sautter, Melissa Hoisington, Kathryn Meyer. 2nd row: Lindsay Mahoney, Heather Webster, Jenny France.


The Maine County Teachers of the Year are selected from nominations for Maine Teacher of the Year from each county. According to the Maine Department of Education website, teachers are initially nominated by a student, parent, co-worker, school, administrator or friend. After review, the County Teachers of the Year are announced, one of which will make it all the way to be named Maine Teacher of the Year the following year.

Since 2006, seven UMF Education graduates have been named Maine “Teacher of the Year.”

“Farmington is thrilled with our graduates’ success and proud of the excellence they bring to Maine classrooms as they prepare and inspire students to be their best,” said Edward Serna, UMF president. “Now more than ever, this annual recognition is a testament to educators in every Maine County for their invaluable service in education and dedication to their students.”

This year’s County Teachers of the Year who are Farmington Education graduates include:

Androscoggin:
Nicole Sautter, Class of 1995
Philip W. Sugg Middle School, Lisbon

Franklin:
Melissa Hoisington, Class of 1995
Kingfield Elementary School

Hancock:
Kathryn Meyer, Class of 2000
Mount Desert Island High School,
Bar Harbor

Kennebec:
Lindsay Mahoney, Class OF 2009
Messalonskee Middle School, Oakland

Lincoln
Heather Webster, Class of 1994
Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro

Somerset
Jenny France, Class of 1998, Masters 2012
Somerset Career and Technical Center, Skowhegan

The entire list of Maine County Teachers of the Year can be seen on the Maine Teacher of the Year Facebook page.

The Maine Teacher of the Year is a program of the Maine Department of Education. It is affiliated with the National Teacher of the Year program whose representative will be chosen from among the State Teachers of the Year.

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UMF offers one of the premier teacher education programs in New England. One of just three nationally-accredited teacher education programs in Maine, it combines the highest level of coursework with hands-on field experience beginning in the first and second years at UMF followed by an immersive, 16-week Student Teaching experience. UMF prepares teachers in early childhood education, early childhood special education, elementary education, secondary/middle education, special education and multiple graduate studies and certificate programs. For more information visit https://www.umf.maine.edu/academics/

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Recent UMF grad explores making teacher certification process more inclusive for aspiring educators https://www.umf.maine.edu/2020/05/recent-umf-grad-explores-making-teacher-certification-process-more-inclusive-for-aspiring-educators/ Thu, 14 May 2020 13:46:05 +0000 https://www.umf.maine.edu/?p=6775 FARMINGTON, ME  (May 14, 2020)—McKayla Marois, recent University of Maine at Farmington graduate from Oxford, knew she was destined to teach, she just didn’t know her challenges on the way would be a pathway to a position of leadership on … Read More

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FARMINGTON, ME  (May 14, 2020)—McKayla Marois, recent University of Maine at Farmington graduate from Oxford, knew she was destined to teach, she just didn’t know her challenges on the way would be a pathway to a position of leadership on campus, in the State of Maine and beyond.

UMF student McKayla MaroisMcKayla Marois, recent Farmington graduate, interned with Educate Maine to explore making the teacher certification process more inclusive.


Resourceful, talented and with a passion for teaching, Marois struggled to pass the Praxis, a standardized test required for teacher certification. Rather than let that defeat her, it fueled her interest in understanding how the certification process could benefit from a more inclusive model.

“I couldn’t let this test become a roadblock to my career goals,” said Marois. “When I learned that at Farmington I could design my own major, I was determined to explore the opportunity.”

The Self-Designed major at UMF allows a student to create a conceptual framework, design the curriculum and choose specific courses that will help fulfill their academic goals.

With the help of her advisors, Marois created an interdisciplinary major in Inclusive Education and Policy with concentrations in Leadership and the Creative Arts.

“When students can pursue what they care about most, it makes all the difference,” said Marois.”Farmington’s Self-Designed major allowed me to tailor my education to my personal goals.”

Inspired to make a difference on campus, she served as a UMF Financial Literacy peer educator, an Admissions Ambassador and a residence hall community assistant. She spoke on UMF’s Interdisciplinary major to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees and at Open House events.

Marois was also recognized by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) with an Honorable Mention for their annual award for her essay on a liberal arts education.

Her interest in educational policy led to an internship with Educate Maine, a non-profit organization that, according to its website, advances education policies and practices that prepare Maine students to be the next generation of productive, engaged citizens.

Marois began her internship as a senior this year. Her interest in educational policy was soon recognized by Pender Makin, commissioner of the Maine Department of Education.

Marois was selected to pursue research on standardized testing and teacher certification and how to make the process more inclusive and accommodating for aspiring educators.

She also delivered testimony to the Maine Legislature on several bills on early childhood education and higher education. As a final project for her internship she provided Educate Maine with an analysis of teacher certification testing and how Maine can expand and diversify the requirements.

“As a first generation college student, my education at Farmington taught me to believe in myself, and I take that with me wherever I go,” said Marois.

Starting in the fall, she will be pursuing a Master’s of Education in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information on UMF’s Self-Designed major visit https://www.umf.maine.edu/academics/programs/self-designed/

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A nationally-recognized public liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that help prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and business and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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UMF proudly honors graduation Class of 2020 with virtual recognition event, May 9 https://www.umf.maine.edu/2020/05/umf-proudly-honors-graduation-class-of-2020-with-virtual-recognition-event-may-9/ Sat, 09 May 2020 14:56:52 +0000 https://www.umf.maine.edu/?p=6653 FARMINGTON, ME  (May 9, 2020)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce the graduating Class of 2020 and a special virtual recognition event in their honor. University of Maine at Farmington historic Merrill Hall “We are so proud … Read More

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FARMINGTON, ME  (May 9, 2020)—
The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce the graduating Class of 2020 and a special virtual recognition event in their honor.

UMF Merrill Hall

University of Maine at Farmington historic Merrill Hall


“We are so proud of our graduates and all they have achieved this year,” said Edward Serna, UMF president. “They have inspired their families, fellow students and communities with an exceptional level of determination and innovation during these unprecedented times. It is an honor to take this moment to celebrate their personal commitment and singular success in accomplishing their educational goals.”

The social media event to celebrate this year’s 374 outstanding graduates will take place on multiple web-based platforms on May 9, the University’s original Commencement date for 2020. It can be viewed at https://www.umf.maine.edu/virtual-recognition/

The virtual recognition event will begin with a personal message from UMF President Serna.

A series of short speeches from faculty, staff, community members and fellow students will be posted on Instagram. Maine musical talent will be performing a virtual set for graduates, Class of 2020 photo slide show will be posted, and there will be a virtual toast for the class hosted by the UMF Alumni Council.

A traditional Commencement ceremony will be held on the Farmington campus this summer on August 22.

To connect with UMF on social media visit: Instagram @umainefarmington or Facebook @umainefarmington.

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A nationally-recognized liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a more than 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that helps prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

The list of 2020 University of Maine at Farmington graduates includes:

MAINE

Acton: Amanda Whitten, B.A., Interdisicplinary Studies: Self-Designed, Environmental Anthropology;

Athens: Ben Toribio, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics;

Auburn: Morgan Laferriere, B.S., Rehabilitation Services; Moninda Marube, B.S., Community Health Education; Noah Nicholas, B.A., Business Economics; Hope Williams, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Augusta: Connor Farrington, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Alison Laplante, B.S., Community Health Education; Lexi Lettre, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Alexis Libby, B.S., Elementary Education; Justin Rodrigue, B.A., Mathematics and Business Economics;

Bar Harbor: Griffin Graves, B.S., Secondary Education – Physical Sciences; Keely McConomy, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics;

Bath: Genevieve Arhin, B.A., Actuarial Science and Mathematics; Pearl Wilson, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Belfast: Stuart Cole, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Policy and Planning; Alicia Gaiero, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Policy and Planning; Olivia Sanborn, B.A., Psychology; Ryan Turner, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Self-Designed, Love, Desire and the Human Condition;

Belgrade: Daniel Ferguson, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies; Garrett Main, B.S., Secondary Education – Science;

Belmont: Ali Walker, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Benton: Amber Chesley, B.A., Psychology;

Berwick: Jack Neary, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Bethel: Cortney Lavorgna, B.S., Community Health Education; Mariah Millett, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology;

Biddeford: Sarah Kaiser, B.S., Special Education; Trey Williams III, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Bowdoin: Joslynn Couture, B.S., Secondary Education – English;

Bowdoinham: Libby Ouellette, B.A., Psychology;

Bremen: Killian Miller, B.S., Community Health Education;

Brewer: Abby McCarthy, B.A., Psychology;

Brooks: Joanne Dupuy, M.S., Educational Leadership;

Brownfield: Kelsey Dunn, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Brunswick: Adam Bourgeois, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies; Zach Garvey, B.A., History; Eli Michaud, B.A., Biology;

Buckfield: Emily Berry, M.S., Early Childhood Education; Maren Lowell, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Philosophy/Religion; Anna Warren, B.S., Community Health Education;

Camden: Katia Kordek, B.A., Psychology;

Canton: Anna Morrow, B.S., Elementary Education;

Cape Elizabeth: Tim DiNinno, B.A., Political Science;

Chelsea: Kendra Burgess, B.S., Community Health Education; Tara Morse, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Ross Young, B.A., Business Economics;

Chesterville: Heather McDonald, B.S., Special Education and Psychology; Heidi Richards, B.A., Biology;

Clinton: Suther Bickford, B.S., Elementary Education; Alyssa Higbie, B.A., Psychology; McKenna Rogers, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Corinth: Luke Boyd, B.A., Computer Science;

Cumberland Foreside: Rachel Simonds, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Damariscotta: Audrey Harper, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Dayton: Eden LeBlanc, B.A., Business Economics;

Dixfield: Gavin Arsenault, B.S., Community Health Education; Frances MacLeod, B.S., Rehabilitation Services; Lakota Monzo, B.S., Special Education; Riley Robinson, B.A., Business Economics;

Dresden: Jacob Pilgrim, B.A., English;

Durham: Kasey Erlebach, B.S., Secondary Education – English and English;

East Waterboro: Julie Nugent, M.S., Educational Leadership;

Eliot: Emilee Bogh, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Maddie Owens, B.S., Secondary Education – English;

Ellsworth: Katie Walton, B.A., Mathematics;

Etna: Brock Bubar, B.A., Actuarial Science and Mathematics and Business Economics;

Fairfield: Tabby Bickford, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies; Calista Hodges, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies; Elianna Maniatakos, B.A., Psychology;

Farmingdale: Megan Russell, B.S., Elementary Education

Farmington: Rowan Bagley, B.F.A., Creative Writing; Jacob Barker, B.A., Political Science and History; Brittany Birmingham, B.S., Community Health Education; Sarah Blomerth, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics; Adrienne Chandler, B.A., Psychology; Kim Clark, B.F.A., Creative Writing; Sarah Cookson-Gillis, B.A., Anthropology; Ceilya Cooley, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology; Jimmy Creznic, B.A., Actuarial Science; Milo Fitzgerald, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Anthropology; Chelsey Frank, B.A., Biology; Alaina Hanning, B.A., Psychology; Leah Hardy, B.S., Community Health Education; Dawn Harris, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Anthropology and Performing Arts; Zion Hodgkin, B.A., Visual Arts; Micah Howatt, B.S., Secondary Education – Science; Paige Ireland, B.S., Rehabilitation Services; Bill Jennings, B.F.A., Creative Writing; Angelica Jones, B.A., Psychology; David Kimmel, Jr., B.A., Political Science; Damian Ladd, B.A., Psychology; Tim Maciel, B.A., History; Brianna McGrath, B.S., Earth and Environmental Sciences; Emily Murphy, B.S., Rehabilitation Services; Karanda Newbert, B.G.S., Bachelor of General Studies; Mary O’Rourke, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Anthony Owens, B.A., Business Economics; Morgan Purington, B.S., Rehabilitation Services; Johnathan Russell, B.A., Political Science; Michael Siddall, B.A., Actuarial Science and Mathematics; Kayla St Pierre, B.S., Community Health Education; Shanee Stepakoff, B.A., English; Zoe Stonetree, B.F.A., Creative Writing; Mack Telfer, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies; Jake Waggoner, B.A., Political Science; Leah Waggoner, B.A., Mathematics; Spencer Wodatch, B.S., Elementary Education; Lucas Worrell, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Fayette: Danielle Lambert, M.S., Early Childhood Education;

Fort Fairfield: Jacqueline Gleason-Boure, B.S., World Languages K-12;

Fort Kent: Alexa Pelletier, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Freeman Twp: Makayla Martin, B.S., Special Education;

Freeport: Alejandro Zarco, B.A., Psychology;

Gardiner: Devon Hall, B.S., Elementary Education; Sam Melgar, B.A., Psychology; Kayla Millett, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Policy and Planning;

Garland: Zach Cline, B.A., Psychology;

Gorham: Madeleine DeWitt, B.S., Community Health Education; Billy Ruby, B.A., Business Economics;

Greene: Michelle Dunham, M.S., Educational Leadership; Emma Martineau, B.S., Elementary Education; Therese Turmel, B.S., Secondary Education – English;

Hampden: Danielle Bowler, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies; Sara Pinette, B.S., Elementary Education; Liana Roy, B.S., Elementary Education;

Harmony: Callie Bates, B.S., Elementary Education; Jacob Wentworth, B.A., Computer Science; Joshua Winters, B.A., Actuarial Science and Mathematics;

Harrison: Tegan Bradley, B.F.A., Creative Writing; Sam Levasseur, B.A., Geology;

Hartland: Rylee Godsoe, B.S., Elementary Education;

Hebron: Ian Lejonhud, B.S., Elementary Education; Jake Michaud, B.A., English; Andrea Swiedom, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English;

Hermon: Emi Higgins, B.S., Elementary Education;

Houlton: Olivia White, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education;

Jay: Kelsey Brann, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Taylia Brewer, B.A., International & Global Studies; Shae Fortier, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Katelyn Gervais, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Baylee Gilboe, B.S., Community Health Education; Bradley Howes, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies; Justin Parlin, B.A., Computer Science; Caryn True, B.A., Business Economics; Thomas Young, B.A., Political Science;

Jefferson: Jaynee Goddard, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Kennebunk: Stephanie Macisso, B.S., Elementary Education; Nick Ouellette, B.A., Psychology;

Kingfield: Mike Miller, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Libby Shanahan, B.A., Psychology;

Leeds: Hannah Karcher, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Lewiston: Michael Carter, B.A., History and Political Science; Brittany Dorsey, B.A., Psychology; Asha Hussein, B.A., Mathematics; Brook James, B.A., Psychology and Anthropology; Alexis Paradis, B.A., Anthropology; Nicole Pilote, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education; Sylvia Schulze, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Lisbon: Cody Campbell, B.S., Secondary Education – English; Natalie Thomsen, B.A., Business Economics;

Litchfield: Nicole Ouellette, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Livermore Falls: Alice Engelhardt, B.S., Community Health Education; Samantha Slovak, B.A., Psychology;

Lyman: Keilly Lynch, B.S., Elementary Education; Miranda Mitton, B.S., Elementary Education;

Madison: Nicole Hinkel, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Chase Malloy, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Self-Designed, Pre-Physical Therapy; Tristen Rich, B.A., History; Vanessa Schaeffer, B.A., Performing Arts; Charley Thibodeau, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Medway: Taia Federico, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Mexico: Lexi Edwards, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Shannon Newcomb, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Emily Rowley, M.S., Educational Leadership;

Minot: Laura Hemond, M.S., Educational Leadership; Cody Kostro, B.S., Earth and Environmental Sciences; Norma Williams, B.S., Community Health Education;

Monmouth: Mikayla Cameron, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Shayna Frost, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Mount Vernon: Lexi Dubé, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Philosophy/Religion;

New Gloucester: Dana Fadel, M.S., Educational Leadership;

New Portland: Avianna Rafferty, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

New Sharon: Justin Evans, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Ginger Fails, B.A., Actuarial Science and Mathematics; Carrie Luce, M.S., Educational Leadership; Ryan Pratt, B.A., Business Economics; Thomas Wing, B.S., Earth and Environmental Sciences;

New Vineyard: Gregory Baxter, B.A., Performing Arts;

Newcastle: Liam Brinkler, B.A., Political Science;

Nobleboro: Tessa Walsh, B.S., Elementary Education;

Norridgewock: Tamera True, B.A., Biology and Psychology;

North Anson: Jerzee Rugh, B.A., Biology;

North Waterboro: AnnMarie Hann, M.S., Educational Leadership;

North Yarmouth: Meghan Snow, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Self-Designed, Child Life;

Norway: Caleb Grover, B.A., Business Economics; Erika Whitman, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Oakland: Damien DeCoteau, B.A., Mathematics; Jennifer Hart, B.A., Psychology and Mathematics; Breanna Scoville, B.S., Elementary Education;

Old Orchard Beach: Grace Letze, B.A., Anthropology and Psychology; Jenny Pydych, B.S., Elementary Education;

Orono: Isaiah Wilson-McFarlane, B.S., Environmental Science;

Owls Head: Gavin Elliott, B.A., Business Economics; Michaela Wright, B.S., Elementary Education;

Oxford: McKayla Marois, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Self-Designed, Leadership and Creative Arts;

Palmyra: Beth Downing, M.S., Educational Leadership;

Parkman: Paige Northup, B.A., Liberal Studies;

Peru: Ashley Savage, B.S., Elementary Education;

Phippsburg: Casey Watson, B.S., Community Health Education;

Pittsfield: Ashley McDonald, M.S., Early Childhood Education;

Poland: Will Bernier, B.S., Earth and Environmental Sciences; Joe Principe, B.S., Environmental Science;

Portland: Hannah Lakin, M.S., Educational Leadership; Dora Mancia, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Charlie Stahle, B.A., Business Economics;

Presque Isle: Justin Davis, B.S., Community Health Education;

Rangeley: Teena Gusler, M.S., Educational Leadership;

Readfield: Molly MacGregor, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology; Justice Merrill, B.S., Community Health Education;

Richmond: Lily Hood, B.S., Elementary Education;

Rockland: Sydney Gustafson, B.S., Rehabilitation Services; Autumn Young, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Rome: Julia Dudley, B.A., Biology;

Rumford: Thomas Danylik, M.S., Educational Leadership; Maria Drew, B.S., Rehabilitation Services; Karen Flaherty, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Julianne Petrie, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Lindsey White, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Kaitlyn York, B.S., Elementary Education;

Sabattus: Katlyn Herbert, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Zack Williams, B.A., Business Economics;

Saco: Allie Cox, B.S., Elementary Education; Sam Kouba, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Katie LeBlanc, B.A., Business Economics; Dan Picard, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics;

Saint Albans: Kirstin Taylor, B.S., Elementary Education;

Saint George: Michael Wayland, B.A., Business Economics;

Salsbury Cove: Paige LeDuc, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Sangerville: Cahrey Harris, B.A., Business Economics;

Scarborogh: Erin Guilmet, B.S., Community Health Education; Rachel Bartlett, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Emma Crovo, B.S., Elementary Education; Jamie Dillon, B.S., Community Health Education; Sam Elliott, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Joe Haggerty, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies; Brandon Morrill, B.S., Community Health Education; Bailey Shevenell, B.A., Biology;

Sidney: Neil Luce, B.A., Political Science; Maggie Pomerleau, B.S., Secondary Education – English and English;

Skowhegan: Bonnie-Jane Aiken, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Alanna Atkinson, B.S., Community Health Education; Tristen Hinkle, M.S., Educational Leadership; Connor Jarvais, B.S., Community Health Education; Robbie Knowles II, B.A., Geology;

Smithfield: Emma Kamm, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Kristen Salley, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies; Isaac Witham, B.A., Business Economics;

Solon: Rachel Layman, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

South Berwick: Lauren Brown, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Emily Bruno-Moulton, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Haley Chase, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education; Jared Davis, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology; Travis Davis, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Policy and Planning;

South Gardiner: Morgan Mansir, B.S., Elementary Education;

South Paris: Miranda Gould, B.A., English;

South Portland: Ally Hobbs, B.S., Elementary Education; Amber McKenzie, B.S., Special Education; Matt Pelletier, B.S., Elementary Education;

Springvale: Grace Hansen, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Anthropology and International & Global Studies;

Starks: Heidi Jean Smith, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Policy and Planning;

Strong: Devin Donahue, B.S., Community Health Education;  Quinn Sharkey, B.A., Psychology; Sarah Stanley, B.A., Biology;

Temple: Cassidy Mosher, B.A., Mathematics;

Thorndike: Brittany Dugal, B.S., Community Health Education;

Topsfield: Mia Emery, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Topsham: Abby Kellett, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Sara Lamb, B.S., Elementary Education;

Trenton: Hailey Craig, B.A., Performing Arts;

Troy: Cam Morin, B.A., Mathematics;

Turner: Molly McCormick, B.S., Elementary Education; Emily Thibodeau, B.S., Elementary Education;  Audrey Varney, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Liberal Studies;

Union: Caitlin Raye, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education;

Vassalboro: Amy Nutting, M.S., Early Childhood Education; Morgan Wellman, B.S., Elementary Education;

Verona Island: Amanda Roy, M.S., Educational Leadership;

Vienna: Josiah Chapman, B.A., Psychology;

Warren: Miranda Belcher, B.S., Community Health Education;

Waterville: Sarah Burbine, B.S., Secondary Education – English; Joshua Carey, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics; Anastasia Drew, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Self-Designed, Human Services; Jamie Maroon, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Morgann Tortorella, B.A., Mathematics;

Wayne: Wendy Castonguay, B.S., Community Health Education;

West Bath: Molly Maurer, B.S., Elementary Education;

West Gardiner: Allison Myers, M.S., Educational Leadership;

West Paris: Kimberly Smith, B.A., International & Global Studies;

Westbrook: Abdul Kalayaf Manahe, B.A., Biology; Sean Wilson, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Whitefield: Jordan Bailey, B.A., Computer Science;

Whiting: Colleen Brown, M.S., Educational Leadership;

Wilton: Jacob Allen, B.S., Community Health Education; Brandon Cardona, B.A., Performing Arts; Emilee Eustis, B.S., Community Health Education; Hailey Grace, B.A., Psychology; Laurie Hatch, M.S., Educational Leadership; Rich LeBlanc Jr, B.S., Earth and Environmental Sciences; Janis Stinson-Pryor, B.A., Psychology;

Windham: Kyle Joseph, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Julia Preston, B.S., Early Childhood Education; Miranda Richards, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Winslow: Machaela Howatt, B.S., Secondary Education – Science; Kamryn Michaud, B.A., Psychology;

Winterport: Derek Ginn, B.S., Special Education;

Winthrop: Derek Mclaughlin, B.S., Community Health Education;

Wiscasset: Kimberly Andersson, M.S., Educational Leadership;

Woolwich: Amelia Barrett, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

York: Ian Morrison, B.A., Interactive Media.

CONNECTICUT

Bethel: Jessica Howe, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education;

Brooklyn: Caitlyn Noll, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

East Berlin: Jake Heimlich, B.A., Business Economics;

Monroe: Cailin O’Malley, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education.

MASSACHUSETTS

Acton: William Hill II, B.A., Psychology; Meaghan Wildes, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Auburn: Jacob McPherson, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Bridgewater: Mekaela Brown, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education;

Brighton: Branden Robinson, B.A., Psychology;

Brockton: Jess Freeborn, B.S., Elementary Education;

Brookline: Jordan Fried, B.S., Earth and Environmental Sciences;

East Bridgewater: Kali Hopkins, B.S., Secondary Education – English;

East Falmouth: Jasmine Athamni, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

East Wareham: Robert Drinkwater, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English;

Gloucester: Chloe Kenyon, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Policy and Planning; Kenny Whitehead III, B.A., Actuarial Science and Business Economics;

Marlborough: Allex Read, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Natick: Braden Brothers, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology;

Newburyport: Nate Campbell, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Pocasset: Alyssa Dillan, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Somerville: Tiarrah Charles-Laurent, B.A., Business Economics;

Sutton: Carson Hope, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education;

Tyngsboro: Cody Denning, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology;

Westborough: Thandiwe Andrade-Foster, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English;

Wrentham: Connor Marland, B.A., Biology.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Claremont: Hayley Valdivia, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Farmington: Jake Richardson, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Fitzwilliam: Gianna Cialdea, B.S., Special Education;

Francestown: Caleb Marshall, B.S., Liberal Studies;

Hampton: Jonathan LaTour, B.A., Psychology;

Holderness: Dan McLaughlin, B.A., Actuarial Science and Mathematics;

Hudson: Mikayla Sintiris, B.S., Special Education and Rehabilitation Services;

Litchfield: Christian Wallenmaier, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Merrimack: Brian Weiner, B.A., Psychology;

Nashua: Evan Kennedy, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Rollinsford: Katie Hickey, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Somersworth: Hunter Michaud, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Weare: Tyler Caswell, B.A., Outdoor Recreation Business Administration.

RHODE ISLAND

Chepachet: Hope Norton, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Johnston: Madi Follett, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education;

Portsmouth: John Hamilton VI, B.S., Special Education; Nick Marshall, B.A., Computer Science.

VERMONT

Brattleboro: Vanessa Brown, B.A., English;

Moretown: Sophy Furlong, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education;

North Springfield: Breanna Vittum, B.S., Elementary Education;

Saint Johnsbury: Jessica Brink, B.S., Early Childhood Education.

CALIFORNIA

Anaheim: Makenna Berry, B.A., Psychology.

DELAWARE

Middletown: Andrew Longhurst, B.A., Business Economics.

NEW JERSEY

Jackson: Darby Murnane, B.F.A., Creative Writing.

NEW YORK

New York: Juan Agramonte, B.A., Psychology.

PENNSYLVANIA

Bethlehem: Sara Raynor, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology.

TENNESSEE

Crossville: Marissa Smith, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology.

WASHINGTON

Lacey: Faith Diaz, B.F.A., Creative Writing.

ALBANIA

Lezhe: Armando Jaku, B.A., Business Economics.

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Photo Credit: UMF Image

April Mulherin
UMF Associate Director for Media Relations
office: 207-778-7081
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