UMF announces Dean’s List for Spring 2017 semester

FARMINGTON, ME (July 17, 2017)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce its Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester. Located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region, UMF is nationally recognized for its academic excellence, affordability and graduates’ positive career outcomes.

UMF maintains a Dean’s List each semester for those students completing a minimum of 12 credits in courses producing quality points. Students whose grade point average for the semester is equal to or greater than 3.8 are listed with high academic achievement. Students whose grade point average for the semester is less than 3.8 but equal to or greater than 3.5 are listed with academic achievement. Any incompletes must be satisfactorily completed before the student is honored with Dean’s List status.

MAINE

Acton: Ryan Camire,

Albany Twp: Zachary Wheeler,

Albion: Aubrey Kressler,

Alfred: Trevor Burns,

Andover: Aislinn Forbes, Katherine Merrill,

Anson: Morgan Steward,

Arundel: Kylie Reynolds, Hannah Smith,

Ashland: Julianne McLaughlin,

Athens: Mona Bussell,

Auburn: Lily Bissonette, Anthony Blasi, Rachel Flannery, Darci Goslin, Nikki Hodgkins, Noah Nicholas, Nathan Pushard, Anita Vallier, Hope Williams,

Augusta: Bethany Haynes, Alison Laplante, Alexis Libby, Carlene Mosca, Elicia Nickerson, Lauren Wheelock, Chloe Woodward,

Bangor: Joseph Brichetto, Timothy Bullard, Kylie Cunningham, Elizabeth Harrington, Jacob Harris, Molly Jack, Jacob Legere, Rose Miller, Torrie Nightingale,

Bar Harbor: Conor Crandall,

Bath: Brianna Fowles, Emily Franklin, Kaitlynn Morse,

Belfast: Kally Bowen, Alicia Gaiero, Kaylee Pickering, Olivia Sanborn,

Belgrade Lakes: Jesse Enos,

Belmont: Alison Walker,

Benton: Elianna Maniatakos, Mitchell Walston,

Berwick: Nickolas Bray, Gabrielle Ganiere, Kristen Hill, Alisa Tibbetts,

Bethel: Liam LeConey,

Biddeford: Keely Gendron, Danica Lamontagne, Layne Nason, Phoebe Robinson,

Bingham: Mikaela Frigon,

Blue Hill: Zyanya Holman,

Boothbay Harbor: Chloe Hoecker,

Bowdoinham: Hannah Zimmerman,

Bremen: Alexis Poland,

Brewer: Linsay Brochu, Rachael Chavarie, Zachary Cline, Abigail McCarthy,

Bridgton: Laura Pulito,

Brooks: Amber Larochelle, Audrey Williams,

Brunswick: Molly Blaisdell, Alicia Davis, Alessio Mencarelli, Eli Michaud,

Bryant Pond: Annalise Deschenes,

Buckfield: Maren Lowell, Wheeler Lowell,

Bucksport: Courtney Fish,

Buxton: Hannah Schlehuber Johnson,

Calais: Scott Carpenter, Stephanie Pasciuti,

Camden: William Garske,

Canaan: Nicolas Stringos,

Canton: Ciara Keene,

Cape Elizabeth: Christina Kouros,

Caribou: Cheyenne Judkins,

Carmel: Leah Boucher,

Carrabassett Valley: Matthew Yellis,

Chelsea: Kendra Burgess, Kassidy Frost,

Chesterville: William Doray,

Clifton: Ashley Hinkley,

Concord Twp: Jeremy Young,

Coopers Mills: Samuel Birch,

Coplin Plt: Jedediah Stevens,

Corinth: Nicole Brewer,

Cornish: Michael Pingree,

Cornville: Hailey Atkinson,

Cumberland Center: Haley Felkel, Constantine Pollak,

Cushing: Kalyn Grover, Kennadi Grover, Caitlin Raye,

Dayton: Kristin Cobleigh,Eden LeBlanc,

Dedham: Zoe Stonetree,

Detroit: Hannah Emery,

Dexter: Gabrielle Adam,Konner Wilson,

Dixfield: Charles Estabrook, Nolan Miler, Megan Morrison, Alexis Noyes, Riley Robinson,

Dover Foxcroft: Anna Hansen, Hailey Wellington,

Durham: Kasey Erlebach, Sasha Hampton, Shauna Holland,

East Boothbay: Eben Goodwin,

East Waterboro: Kaylond Mauzerolle,

Eliot: Emilee Bogh, Madison Owens, Matthew Scremin,

Ellsworth: Chelsea Wallace,

Embden: Bailey Atwood,

Etna: Brock Bubar,

Fairfield: Isabelle Bailey, Chelsea Ballard, Tabitha Bickford, Stark Duphiney, Calista Hodges, Katie LeBlanc, Hannah Tompkins,

Falmouth: Julie Guerra, Owen Prescott, Kayla Walsh,

Farmingdale: Jessica McKenna, Sarah McQuoid, Morgan Rush, Autumn St Pierre,

Farmington: Courtney Austin, Courtney Bailey, Jacob Barker, Alexandra Baxter, Samuel Bennett, Brittany Birmingham, Taylor Bishop, Danielle Blair, Drew Blanchet, Rileigh Blanchet, Thia Bridges, Krysta Brown, Lorrin Burnham, Heidi Chutter, Dominick Cognata, Megan Cookson, Sarita Crandall, Gage Currie, Nichole Decker, Randelle Dyke, Elliott Eno, Devin Gilman, McKinley Goozey, Jessica Griswold, Mariah Haggan, Allyson Hammond, Mariah Hebert, Brittany Hemphill, Adam Hewins, Allicia Hilton, Brett Hofland, Micah Howatt, Rhiannan Jackson, Emily Jaye, Katlynn Johnson, Olivia Jones, John Kaminski, Nathaniel Kidson, Kaleigh Kinney, Monica Klein, Katrina Ladd, Stephanie LaFreniere, Marissa LaGassey, Josephine Lewis, Sydney Longley, Heather McDonald, Hailey Mealey, Adam Morrison, Maurice Murray, Faith Norton, Michael Paradis, Zackary Peercy, Jonathan Petrey, Astra Pierson, Faith Purdy, Sable Sands, Alyssa Tironati, Sara Turner, Jeremy Webster, Trevor Whitney,
Kristyn Wiles,

Fayette: Liesel Krout, Kasey Richards,

Franklin: Sarah Young,

Freedom: Christina Hall,

Freeman Twp: Makayla Martin, Michaela Zelie,

Freeport: Melissa Coro, Wyatt McCurdy,

Fryeburg: Makayla Frost,

Gardiner: Andrianna Ammarell, Lee-Anne Greenleaf, Devon Hall, Elizabeth Nelson,

Garland: Adam Malinauskas,

Georgetown: Benjamin Cook,

Glenburn: Alexandra Cookson,

Gorham: Ashley Brown, Celeste Carpenter, Haley Jaramillo, Elizabeth Kane, Patricia Smith, Andrea Stemm, Melissa Walls,

Gray: Cynthia Bugenske, Bryce Neal, Richard Southard,

Greene: Samuel Godfrey, Emma Martineau, Cassandra Morgan, Krystin Perreault, Haley Teacutter,

Hampden: Danielle Bowler, Samuel Good, Drew Kelso, Liana Roy,

Hancock: Juliana Burch,

Harpswell: Katelyn Beedy, Sierra Gilley,

Hartland: Rylee Godsoe,

Hermon: Kaylee Sanderson,

Houlton: Connor Bulley,

Industry: Chloe Reichenbach,

Islesboro: Krystal Randlett,

Jay: Mickenzy Breton, Jordan Brotherton, Matthew Cornelio, Hayley Fortier, Katelyn Gervais, Bradley Howes, Brandon Johnson, Victoria LaCasse, Destiny White, Dorine Wright,

Kennebunk: Emily Carman, Krystal Livermore, Stephanie Macisso, Nick Ouellette,

Kents Hill: Taylar Frailey,

Lamoine: Blair Bailey,

Lebanon: Alaina Shorey,

Leeds: Danica Jackman, Brooke Wardwell,

Levant: Nicholas Pinkham,

Lewiston: Mana Abdi, Casey Griffin, Hannah Hutchings, Courtney Jacques, Alexis Laliberte, Corey Martin, Erin Morris, Loretta Rice,

Liberty: David Mallow,

Limerick: Bailey Ohman,

Lincoln: Abigail Brown,

Lincolnville: Katia Kordek,

Linneus: Deanna Foster,

Lisbon Falls: Jeffrey Willey,

Litchfield: Jordan McMullen,

Livermore: Taylor Boynton, Bradley Hodges, Deliliah Jordan, Kenda Newman, Lydia Violette-Lee,

Livermore Falls: Brianna Beaupre, Jacob Chabot, Brooke Cushing, Rachel Goding, James Herlihy, Beth Labbe, Destinie Maxham, Joshua Wilcox, Rheanna Woodford,

Madison: Charie Cole, Scott Franzose, Alexis Lanctot, Chase Malloy, Tori McLaughlin, Nicole Trueblood,

Manchester: Nicole Smith,

Mapleton: Mariah Ellis, Isaac Michaud,

Mars Hill: Sean Brock,

Mechanic Falls: Mariah Dufour, Dylan Porter, Jamie Robinson, Shane Waters,

Medway: Aaron Beaumont, Allie Currie, Taia Federico,

Mexico: Cody Smith,

Milford: Shawna Rustin,

Milo: Aimee LaFlamme, Kara Pariseau,

Minot: Myia Linck, Jessica Morgan, MacKenzie Thomas,

Monmouth: Ashley Coulombe, Stephanie Dwinal, Emmaline Waldron, Haley West,

Monticello: Kierra Carmichael,

Mount Desert: Katharine Walker,

Mount Vernon: Alexandra Dube,

Naples: Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg,

New Sharon: Jake Roberts, Thomas Wing,

New Vineyard: Brianna Ellis,

Newcastle: Liam Brinkler,

Nobleboro: Tessa Walsh, Caitlin Waltz,

Norridgewock: Trevor Benson, Devin Lachapelle, Cheyenne Malloy, Brooke Michonski, Michael Miller, Tamera True, Amy Washburn,

North Bridgton: Leanne Kugelman,

Norway: Abby Dalzell, Caleb Grover, Kyleigh Roberts, Kate Starkie, Ian Vail,

Oakfield: Kristen Tarr,

Oakland: Harley Davis, Derek Guerrette, Jennifer Hart, Lily Hood, Steven Nutting,

Ogunquit: Sandy Mait,

Old Orchard Beach: Kelsey Custeau, Sarah Jenkins, Mecedaidh Phalen,

Oquossoc: Lilyan Ray,

Orrington: Marshall Maxsimic,

Orr’s Island: Connor Lynch,

Owls Head: Gavin Elliott, Michaela Wright,

Oxford: Samantha Bickford, McKayla Marois,

Parkman: Caitlin Hession,

Parsonsfield: Gabriella Winslow,

Phillips: Angelica Levy,

Pittsfield: Courtney Fowler, Gabrielle LaGross, Jessica Leibowitz, Amelia McCannell,

Poland: Cameron Morrell, Jacob Vining, Corey Wallace,

Portland: Anthony Lewis, Jonas Maines, Sarah Ringer,

Presque Isle: Keith Clark,

Prospect: Madison Porter,

Randolph: Bethany Abram, Joshua Mathews,

Readfield: Maddalena Chiappetta, Katelyn MacGregor, Benjamin Rodriguez, Katherine Wicks,

Richmond: Sarah Surace,

Rockland: Sydney Gustafson,

Rome: Christopher DeLisle, Marisa Getchell, Kaitlyn Knight,

Rumford: Maria Drew, Karen Flaherty, Ashley Kimball, Rylee L’Italien, Summer McCollough, Rowan Shores,

Sabattus: Meagan Ring, Megan Rodrigue,

Saco: Allison Cox, Rebecca Crist, Kyra Doles,

Saint Albans: Lindsay Mower,

Salsbury Cove: Paige LeDuc,

Sanford: Joshua Allen, Bryan Eldridge, Tyler Flayhan, Ethan Gouin, Sarah Gould,

Sangerville: Courtney Richardson,

Scarborough: Rebecca Beatty, Eliza Halbig, Kathleen Little, Bailey Shevenell,

Searsport: Laura Dickey, Sylvia Schulze,

Sebago: Abigail Lucy,

Sidney: Spencer DeWitt, Margaret Pomerleau,

Skowhegan: Henry Ametti, Genevieve Benoit, Kyle Davis, Trevor Hisler, Aspen Leblanc, Alana Mayhew, Logan Wiseman,

Smithfield: Kristen Salley,

South Berwick: Annie Moloney, Emily Osborne, Erin Silver,

South China: Marissa Chamberlain, Mia Taylor,

South Paris: Jordan Croteau, Susan Gary,

South Portland: Hannah Calkin, Paige Carter, Megan Clifton, Nicole Foote, Allyson Hobbs, Stephanie Jillings,

Springvale: Jamie Austin, Megan Daudelin, Grace Hansen,

Standish: Joshua Conley,

Starks: Isaac LaCasse,

Strong: Nicholas Cole, James Mahar, Sarah Stanley,

Sumner: Samantha Zak,

Surry: Kaitlyn Kinney,

Temple: Kayla St Pierre,

Thomaston: Amber Webber,

Topsham: Emma Brown, Carly Raymond, Kimberly Richards,

Trenton: Hailey Craig,

Turner: Tad Caldwell, Abigail Chase, Abbie Hartford, Emily Hartford, Alisha Labbe, Dana Monbleau, Kelly Pomerleau, Michael Richard, Carter Veilleux,

Union: Janelle Noonan,

Upton: Jessica Casey,

Vassalboro: Benjamin Cloutier, Alicia Stafford, Abby Waceken,

Waldoboro: Hope Lash,

Warren: McKenzie Belcher, Haley Mank,

Washburn: Rayah Saucier,

Waterboro: Emily Marquis,

Waterford: Lindsay Toothaker,

Waterville: Hannah Aurich, Molly Brown, Anastasia Drew, Autumn Hopkins, Jacob Montgomery, Lydia Roy, Morgann Tortorella,

Wells: Kayla Meissner, Elizabeth Thompson,

West Baldwin: Olivia Ridley,

West Bath: Hannah Bonine, Molly Maurer,

West Gardiner: Eleanor Luken, Olivia Merrill, Haley Tomberlin,

West Paris: Kimberly Smith,

Westbrook: Gunnar Heckler, Shannon Mahoney, Sophia Manning, Nicholas Minor, Ethan Nash, Sage Van Eekhout,

Whitefield: Jordan Bailey, Amber Grady,

Wilton: Jacob Allen, Matthew Breer, Sierra Foshay, Moesha Harrington, Joshua Heath, Sarah Jacques, Amanda Moody, Nathaniel Moore,  Jessica Morgan, Janis Stinson-Pryor,

Windham: Samuel Burnell, Sarah Eastman, Hannah Forbush,  Jacqueline Gleason-Boure, Meagan Jones, Allie Pandora,

Winslow: Megan Denis, Christina Taylor,

Winthrop: Curtis Cole, Rayanna Howard, Emily Leonard, Zachary Nadeau, Anthony Owens, Emmah Spahr, Gabrielle Stewart,

Woodville: Samantha Cote, Ashley Jandreau,

Woolwich: Amelia Barrett,

Yarmouth: Haley Estabrook, Jordan Glassock, Lydia MacDonald, Eric Salvesen,

York: Brooke Sevigny.

CONNECTICUT

Bristol: Olivia Cyr,

Brookfield: Cory McCullough,

Brooklyn: Kimberly Day,

East Berlin: William Heimlich,

Jewett City: Heather Boland,

Meriden: Emily Murphy,

Middletown: Rebecca Mierzejewski,

Monroe: Cailin O’Malley,

Naugatuck: Olivia Ford,

North Franklin: Amanda Ciufecu,

Sandy Hook: Amy McGurk.

MASSACHUSETTS

Acton: Meaghan Wildes,

Amherst: Isaac Wright,

Billerica: Zachary Roberge,

Brockton: Jessica Freeborn,

Cambridge: Liya Mindaye,

Concord: Elina Shapiro,

East Bridgewater: Kali Hopkins,

Fitchburg: Benjamin Amburgey,

Gloucester: Jacquelyn Rose,

Lakeville: Leah Berbine, Danielle Conway,

Lancaster: Emma Duggan,

Leominster: Danielle Lefebvre,

Melrose: Zoe Willis,

Milton: Jillian Cummings,

Norton: Samuel Carignan,

Norwood: Belanna Morales,

Plymouth: Brittany Jerome,

Quincy: Elizabeth Foley,

Raynham: Gabrielle Crisafulli,

Rehoboth: David Tschirch,

Roxbury: Steffon Gales,

Scituate: Audrey Kahrs,

Shirley: David-Tristan Cynewski,

Shrewsbury: Megan Broderick,

Somerset: Cassie Scott,

South Hamilton: Lillian Russell,

Southborough: Bridget Levandowski,

Sutton: Carson Hope,

Taunton: Nicholas Pruyn,

Wayland: Renee Poirier,

West Newton: Mollie Herman,

Whitinsville: Erin Taylor,

Wrentham: Connor Marland.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bow: Jaclyn Langevin,

Brookline: Mitchell Golas,

Claremont: Hayley Valdivia,

Derry: Matthew Hernandez,

Farmington: Jordan Newhall,

Fitzwilliam: Gianna Cialdea,

Hampstead: Brittney Sieg,

Hillsborough: Zachary Mayo, Josline Watkins,

Holderness: Gavin Brickley, Daniel McLaughlin,

Hooksett: Jenna Arcand,

Jaffrey: Natalie McLaughlin,

Manchester: Jessica Baron,

Merrimack: Melissa Eelman, Brian Weiner,

Milford: Sarah Haas,

Moultonborough: Tristan Price,

Nashua: Julia Fletcher,

Newmarket: Linsey Palmer,

Plaistow: Kristine Sarasin,

Plymouth: Nicholas D’Aleo,

Rochester: Charity LaFrance, Mark Leahy,

Rollinsford: Catherine Hickey,

Tamworth: Melissa Gerard.

RHODE ISLAND

Barrington: Sidney Stanhope,

Charlestown: Michael Bottai,

Johnston: Madison Follett,

Portsmouth: Alison Hamilton, John Hamilton, Nicholas Marshall,

Warwick: Mariah Morey,

West Kingston: Daniel Mason.

VERMONT

Bloomfield: Lydia Donovan,

Brattleboro: Vanessa Brown, Ross Momaney,

Danville: Brett Elliott,

Northfield: Joseph Needle,

Orleans: Clark Hayden,

Saint Johnsbury: Jessica Brink, Desiree Persons,

Warren: William Robinson,

Waterbury Center: Loren Marshall,

Williamstown: Mariah Lamell, Garret Poulin,

Williston: Kyla Antonioli.

DELAWARE

Bear: Eryn Finnegan,

Newark: Lucas Dwornik.

KENTUCKY

London: Samantha Melton.

MARYLAND

Chesapeake City: Austin Chase.

NEW JERSEY

Jackson: Darby Murnane,

Ramsey: Sarah Fredrick,

South River: Austin French.

NEW YORK

La Fayette: Ashley Skinner,

Newburgh: Rebecca Johnson,

Rye: Katherine Haigney.

TEXAS

Amarillo: Namuhoza Namajana,

Boerne: Matthew Dotson,

El Paso: Michael Atkins Jr.

VIRGINIA

Dale City: Whitney LeMay,

Sterling: Michael Donnelly.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

Christiansted: Shana Tilley.

ALBANIA

Lezhe: Armando Jaku.

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UMF awarded prestigious Mellon Foundation grant

FARMINGTON, ME  (July 10, 2017)—University of Maine at Farmington President Kathryn A. Foster is proud to announce that the University has received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This prestigious award will be used to support the creation of a New Commons Project in Public Humanities and Arts for UMF and the Maine community.

UMF Merrill Hall

UMF Merrill Hall

“Over the course of our history from the 1860s to the present, UMF has championed humanities and arts as a cornerstone of a quality education to help individuals broaden their horizons and contribute to their community,” said Foster. “We are honored by this significant Mellon Foundation award and the opportunity to spotlight a collection of wide-ranging works selected by and for our Maine community.”

Through the next five years, the New Commons Project will help give voice to the role of UMF as a public liberal arts university and as a cultivator and steward of artistic and creative works and the communal ideas they bring to life. Starting in fall 2017, UMF will work with the Maine Humanities Council, schools, libraries and other groups to solicit video entries about works of literature, philosophy, history, music, art, film, theatre and other arts and humanities disciplines that merit a place in a New Commons today.

“The creation of a statewide digital ‘commons’ of artistic, cinematic, historical, literary, and musical work has the potential to become a national model for public liberal arts colleges and state humanities councils who create, share, and disseminate knowledge in behalf of the common good,” said Eugene Tobin, a senior program officer for Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities at the Mellon Foundation.  “We are very pleased to support this thoughtful and innovative contribution to the public humanities and the people of Maine.”

From the wide array of works nominated and posted to the on-line Commons, a project advisory group will select 24 works—classic or contemporary, diverse and compelling—for special use and value to the Maine community in the 21st Century. People on campus and throughout the state will come together on-line and in-person to study, discuss and draw insight and inspiration from these varied and meaningful works.

“As a public institution, UMF celebrates a legacy of providing the community access to the rich experience and exchange of ideas that are found in the arts and humanities,” said Eric Brown, UMF provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The Commons Project invites creation and consideration of our cultural commons found in novels, paintings, films, symphonies, essays, poems, graphic novels, sculptures, treatises, songs or any other artistic and humanistic medium.”

For each work, UMF will host a number of open-to-the-public events, including a faculty-led seminar, public lecture by a prominent scholar, and workshop. In collaboration with local school districts and the Maine Humanities Council, the New Commons Project will coordinate community engagement projects around each work. A digital portal will be established to provide the community with access to extensive online resources. A Digital Commons course will be available to students in which they will work with a Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow to create portal content that will be accessible statewide.

“A commons is something that belongs to all of us. It represents a public good, like clean air or knowledge, from which we all benefit. We want the New Commons Project to embody that idea,” said Kristen Case, UMF Associate Professor of English and Director of the New Commons Project. “We can’t wait to see what works of art, literature, and ideas our diverse community believes we need to consider together here and now.”

For more about the New Commons Project, including how to submit nominations, visit the website at http://newcommons.umf.maine.edu/.

More on University of Maine at Farmington

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. Maine’s first institution of public higher education, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and business and pre-professional studies.

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UMF Emery Community Arts Center features concert on the lawn with GoldenOak and Max Garcia Conover, July 14

Emery concert on the lawn posterFARMINGTON, ME (July 7, 2017)—UMF Emery Community Arts Center brings the melodious sounds of GoldenOak and Max Garcia Conover to the summer stage for an Emery concert on the lawn at 6 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2017. Admission is $8. There will be a cash bar.

From the foothills of Western Maine comes GoldenOak, a folk group whose genre-blending sound has them steadily emerging as a musical force in New England. Conceived in the winter of 2013, their woodsy, modern folk sound weaves together rich four-part harmonies and piercing melodic lines over a unique blend of cello, guitar, trumpet and cajón.

Max García Conover is a songwriter and one-man band based in Maine. He grew up in Western New York and started writing songs while making his living as a busker in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2007. He’s since put out new music at a furious pace while touring the U.S., Canada, Ireland and Spain, playing 170 shows in 2015.

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UMF offers annual Summer Daze Camp, June 26-Aug 11

FARMINGTON, ME  (June 16, 2017)—The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center is offering its annual Summer Daze Camp for children in grades 1-6. The camp runs for seven, 5-day sessions from Monday through Friday, from June 26 to August 11.

Campers will enjoy a wide variety of indoor, outdoor and travel activities, including swimming, water games, sports, arts and crafts, hiking and field games. Field trips to Aquaboggan and Popham Beach State Park are also planned.

UMF Summer Daze campers and staff memebers at Monkey C Monkey Do aerial adventure park in Wiscassett.

UMF Summer Daze campers and staff memebers at Monkey C Monkey Do aerial adventure park in Wiscassett.

The Summer Daze Camp is staffed by enthusiastic and well-trained, college-aged individuals, and includes two trained lifeguards. All staff members are Red Cross CPR and First Aid certified. There will be a minimum of five staff members with campers at all times with no more than 10 campers per staff member.

In conjunction with the Summer Daze Camp, the FRC is also offering a Leader in Training (LIT) Program for young adults in grades 7-10.  This program also runs for seven, 5-day sessions from Monday through Friday, from June 26 to August 11.

This challenging and rewarding program offers team building, communication training, CPR/First Aid certification, field trips and the opportunity to make new friends and have fun.

The Summer Daze Camp cost is $140 per weekly session for FRC members, $165 per weekly session for non-members. In addition, campers are required to purchase a $10 camp t-shirt to help identify partipants. The LIT program cost is $115 per weekly session.

Registration is now open at the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center. For more information please contact Leah Brackett at 778-7138 or visit the website http://frc.umf.maine.edu to obtain registration forms and more information.

More on the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center

The UMF Fitness & Recreation Center offers a wide variety of high quality programs, events, and opportunities in a safe environment to improve the health, fitness and well-being of members of the University and local community while providing a hands-on, positive learning environment for student employees. The FRC offers a wide range of group fitness classes for all levels and abilities including step-aerobics, Zumba, spinning, yoga, pilates, water workout, kick boxing, to name a few. Professional fitness trainers, swim lessons, children’s programs and American Red Cross programs and scheduled throughout the year.

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UMF invites public to STEM education presentation by Deborah Schein, June 23

FARMINGTON, ME  (June 13, 2017)—The University of Maine at Farmington is pleased to invite members of the public to a presentation by Deborah Schein, Ph.D., notable early childhood educator, on including art and spirtual development in STEM education. “The Transformation of STEAM to STREAMS” will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, in the Emery Community Arts Center. This evening presentation is free and open to the public.

Deborah Schein

Deborah Schein

Schein currently works as an educational consultant and teaches early childhood graduate courses at Champlain College. She offers workshops across the country for national movements and participates in webinars about the connection between spiritual development, nature and peace education for young children.

This lecture is sponsored by the Biosophical Institute, a Maine foundation that provides grants and scholarships furthering character and peace education.

Schein’s talk helps kickoff UMF’s second annual Nature-Based Summer Institute. This innovative conference includes worshop sessions on both Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, that will help educators inspire learning in their classrooms and educational settings based on a child’s sense of wonder about nature.

Held at venues around the UMF campus and at local outdoor areas, the conference sessions include curriculum for students from birth through high school. Sessions will include exploring nature through agriculture, journaling with adolescents, demonstrating proficiency through nature based education and more.

Saturday’s featured keynote is Michelle Rupiper, Ph.D., distinguished educator, author and international speaker. Her presentation will explore how nature-based learning supports the ability to pay attention, plan, remember, use self-control and solve problems.

For more information and cost for Friday and Saturday workshop sessions please visit: http://www2.umf.maine.edu/gradstudies/nbe/  or contact Johanna Prince, director of UMF graduate programs in education, at johanna.prince@maine.edu.

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UMF Emery Community Arts Center launches summer season with exhibit by Phil Poirier and Milton Christianson

FARMINGTON, ME  (May 31, 2017)—The UMF Emery Community Arts Center is pleased to launch its 2017 summer season with an exhibit entitled, “Places: Two Views – Paintings and Photography by Phil Poirier and Milton Christianson.”

The show opens Thursday, June 15, with a gala reception from 5-7 p.m. and runs through Friday, August 18. It is free and open to the public.

Born in Rumford, Poirier considers himself an observational naturalist where photography, the visual transcription, has now supplanted painting. “Working with digital imagery, I push the images, pulling out work that feels more painterly than anything I ever did with a brush,” said Poirier.

Poster for upcoming Emery Community Arts Center exhibitHe attended Rumford High School and  graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Maine in 1976. He has since been awarded the Carina House Monhegan Artists Residency. As a recipient of this award, he spent five weeks on Monhegan Island, painting and hiking the island’s natural wonders. He is also a singer/songwriter in the pop/folk tradition.

“Nature, art and song, have encoded my life,” said Poirier. “While I’ve focused my life around creative work, the battery powering this bus has been my connection to nature. Nature is a mystic thread that spans the whole catalog of my creative work.”

Milton grew up in Minneapolis, Minn. While attending Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., he made many friends from Maine and moved to Maine in 1970.

He owned Fiddlehead Graphics, a silkscreen printing business, for 20 years where he designed and printed posters and t-shirts. He has been painting professionally since 1985. Currently, he exhibits his work at Art North Light in Millinocket and Jane Hamilton Fine Art in Tuscon, Ariz. He also exhibits at outdoor shows around Maine in the summer, predominantly around Greenville and Moosehead Lake.

More on the UMF Emery Community Arts Center

The Emery Community Arts Center is an innovative, experimental venue for the arts in Western Maine. It features an exciting 2,500-square-foot, 160-seat multipurpose performance space with dynamic vertical foldaway doors that open onto an outdoor performance area and a 1,600-square-foot Flex-Space gallery for traditional exhibits, new media and performance art. A dramatic interior corridor offers additional exhibition space and connects the center with the UMF Alumni Theater. Designed by designLAB architects of Boston to complement the historic performance venues of Nordica Auditorium and Alumni Theater, the 15,000-square-foot center is the keystone for the arts complex on the UMF campus.

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Media Contact: Jane Decker, director of Emery Community Arts Center, at jdecker@maine.edu

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UMF law internships woven into the fabric of the community

FARMINGTON, ME  (May 17, 2017)—Not all college campuses are woven into the fabric of the community like the University of Maine at Farmington, and this proximity has provided a recent grad from Scarborough and a junior from Lewiston with valuable career opportunities.

Courtney Alofs, graduating UMF senior from Scarborough, completed her second year as an intern in Farmington lawyer Paul Mills’office this spring and has since been offered a position in the office of Andrew Robinson, Maine district attorney for Franklin, Androscoggin and Oxford Counties.

She has always had an interest in the inner workings of the legal system and loves the research and investigative background work that legal cases rely on. At Mills’ office she worked as an abstractor researching public records and attending probate and district courts to provide legal support for issues relating to real estate and probate issues.

UMF law interns Courtney Alofs and Mana Abdi outside the Franklin County Courthouse

UMF law interns Courtney Alofs and Mana Abdi outside the Franklin County Courthouse

Alofs is aware of how valuable her time at UMF has been. “I came to UMF for an education and gained a community of professionals committed to my success,” she said. A political science major with a minor in international and global studies, she had advisors in both programs who take a sincere interest in all their students.

Jim Melcher, professor of political science, not only advised Alofs academically but also came to her basketball games and cheered her on. Linda Beck, UMF professor of political science, had the seniors meet at her house where she would cook for them and they could feel at home while working on their senior projects.

Mana Abdi, a UMF junior from Lewiston is also majoring in political science with a minor in international and global studies and shares Beck as an advisor. She worked as an intern with the University of Maine School of Law last summer and went on to serve an internship with Maine D.A. Robinson in the Farmington Franklin County District Attorney’s Office this semester.

“It is so rewarding to work with students who I have had in class and then go on to do an internship in a field they are interested in pursuing as a career,” said Beck. “The opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to professional contexts reinforces their academic experience and gives them a leg up in a competitive economy. Courtney and Mana are excellent examples of UMF students who have benefited from UMF’s extensive and growing internship programs.”

A pre-law student, Abdi divides her time between Robinson’s office and the Franklin County Courthouse where she can get an inside look at the relationship between lawyer and client and how the system works in real life. She values the experience as a great starting point for her career.

“I have so appreciated working and learning in the District Attorney’s office,” said Abdi. “I have had the opportunity to see the law in action. It has opened my mind to the system and how it really works in daily life.”

Abdi will be continuing her internship with Robinson’s office in Lewiston this summer and plans to attend law school after she graduates next year.

Both of these internships were made possible by the UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement. At the forefront of student internships at UMF, the Partnership helps connect students with career opportunities in the Western Maine community and around the state.

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Media Contacts:

Linda Beck, UMF professor of political science and director of international and global studies, linda.beck@maine.edu

Jim Melcher, UMF professor of political science, jim.melcher@maine.edu

Andrew Robinson, Maine district attorney for Franklin, Androscoggin and Oxford Counties  – 778-5890, andrew.robinson@maineprosecutors.com

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UMF celebrates 2017 Commencement ceremony

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UMF celebrates 2017 Commencement ceremony

FARMINGTON, ME  (May 13, 2017)—The campus was alive with excitement today, Saturday, May 13, as the University of Maine at Farmington held its 2017 Commencement ceremony. UMF President Kathryn A. Foster, faculty, administrators and dignataries led a festive procession of approximately 360 bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates to start off the event.

“This is a day to celebrate the success of our remarkable students and their hard work, perseverance and vision for their future,” said Foster. “We couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments at UMF and are confident in their coming success as they go on to contribute, create and lead in Maine and beyond.”

Louis Sell

Louis Sell

Louis D. Sell, a retired Foreign Service officer with many years of experience in the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, delivered today’s Commencement address to an overflowing assembly of UMF graduates and their families, honored guests and campus and community members. Both Sell and Chris Coyne, a Maine entrepreneur and tech innovator, were awarded honorary degrees of Doctor of Humane Letters for their significant contributions and achievements.

Passionate about public service, Sell served under six U.S. presidents from 1971 to 1998, beginning with Richard Nixon, a journey that took him to volatile parts of the world that look very different today.

He was present in Moscow at the time of the fall of the Soviet Union and served in Yugoslavia during the political crisis that split the country apart. From 1995-1996, he was political adviser to former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, the first high representative for Bosnian Peace Implementation, and participated in the Dayton Conference that brought peace to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sell served as U.S. representative to the Joint Consultative Group in Vienna, as director of the Office of Russian and Eurasian Analysis, director of the Office of U.S.-Soviet Bilateral Relations, and as special assistant and executive secretary of the U.S. delegation to the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks.

He was a principal founder of the American University in Kosovo that opened its doors in 2003 and served as executive director of the American University in Kosovo Foundation from 2003 to 2007.

He has been a part-time member of the UMF faculty since 2001.

Christopher Coyne

Christopher Coyne

A South Portland native, Coyne and his business partners created TheSpark.com, a website acclaimed by Yahoo as “Best of the Web,” and SparkNotes, an online study guide, while attending Harvard University. The study guide and discussion forum proved to be an extremely popular online platform and was purchased by Barnes & Noble in 2001.

Following the success of SparkNotes, Coyne and his partners created OkCupid, an online dating, friendship and social networking website that focused on using mathematical algorithms to match people. Listed in Time magazine’s 2007 Top Dating Websites, the platform was acquired by Match.com in 2011.

Coyne is currently working on Keybase, an open source encryption application that offers online users tools to manage their identity, create secure chats and share files privately. In 2012, he and his partners received the Harvard Humanist of the Year award.

Graduating senior Zack Peercy gave today’s student address. A gifted writer, Peercy is graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a B.A. in Theatre: Writing and Performance. After graduation, he will be moving to Chicago to continue his pursuit of playwriting and comedy.

Foster and Eric Brown, provost and vice president for academic affairs, conferred degrees to this year’s graduates.  Mark R. Gardner, member of the UMS Board of Trustees, offered greetings to the graduates from the University of Maine System.

More on University of Maine at Farmington

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.

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The list of 2017 University of Maine at Farmington graduates includes:
MAINE

Acton: Ryan Camire, B.A. Mathematics;

Albion: Matthew Rolfson, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Alfred: Carla Kelly, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Andover: Sumaya Hamdi, B.S. Environmental Science and Geology;

Anson: Courtney Frost, B.A. Psychology;

Arrowsic: Melissa Boulette, B.S. Community Health Education;

Arundel: Tori Lands, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies; Krysta Norris, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Athens: Michalya Dorval, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies;

Auburn: Joshua Daigle, B.S. Bachelor of Education Studies; Nikki Hodgkins, B.A. English; Taylor Sawyer, B.S. Elementary Education; Tim Stokes, B.A. Art and English;

Augusta: Parker Chapin, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Taliesin Greaton, B.A. Computer Science; Dewey Hernandez, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Elicia Nickerson, B.S. Special Education; Laura Rivers, B.S. Special Education; Dylane Saylor, B.S. Special Education;

Bangor: Kayla Elliott, B.S. Elementary Education; Adam Hewins, B.F.A. Creative Writing;John McCullagh, B.S. Community Health Education;Rose Miller, B.A. Political Science;

Bath: Emily Franklin, B.A. Actuarial Science and Mathematics;Gretchen Parlin, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Belfast: Kaylee Pickering, B.A. Psychology;Ryan Rice, B.S. Community Health Education;

Berwick: Gabrielle Ganiere, B.A. Art;Zachary Sylvester, B.A. Computer Science; Alisa Tibbetts, B.S. Elementary Education;

Bethel: Ryan Kimball, B.S. Elementary Education;

Biddeford: Erica Letellier, B.S. Early Childhood Education;Shaun Sawyer, B.A. History;

Bingham: Mikaela Frigon, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Boothbay Harbor: Allison Carbone-Crocker, B.S. Elementary Education;

Bowdoin: Emily Eldridge, B.S. Elementary Education and Creative Writing;

Brewer: Linsay Brochu, B.S. Elementary Education;Molly Dalton, B.S. Early Childhood Education;Kassidy Giggey, B.A. Psychology;

Bridgton: Susan Shea, M.S. Master of Science in Education;Lucas Small, B.A. History;

Brooks: Sydney Ellis, B.S. Elementary Education;

Brunswick: Peter Doucette, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Environmental Policy/Planning; Zackary Lavoie, B.A. English;

Buckfield: Logan Nichols, B.S. Community Health Education;

Bucksport: Courtney Fish, B.A. Mathematics;

Burnham: Katherine Smedberg, B.A. Business Economics;

Buxton: Hannah Schlehuber-Johnson, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;Kristina Tobey, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Calais: Lindsey Daggett, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Canaan: Nicolas Stringos, B.A. Actuarial Science and Mathematics;

Canton: Donald Hutchins IV, B.A. Individualized – Earth Science and Environmental Philosophy;

Cape Neddick: Andrea Beaulieu, B.A. Business Economics; Austin Phillips, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Rachel Yorke, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics;

Caribou: Tiffany Bishop, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English;

Chelsea: Kayla Flewelling, B.S. Elementary Education; Ean Rouillard, B.S. Community Health Education;

Chesterville: Lorrin Burnham, B.F.A. Creative Writing and B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Clinton: Kelley Cloutier, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Heather Cousins, B.S. Elementary Education;  April King, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Concord Township: Jeremy Young, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Coopers Mills: Samuel Birch, B.A. Psychology;

Cornville: Hailey Atkinson, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Logan Wiseman, B.A. Psychology;

Cumberland Center: Constantine Pollak, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Hannah Somes, B.S. Elementary Education;

Cushing: Kennadi Grover, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Damariscotta: Shania Creamer, B.S. Elementary Education;

Dexter: Gabrielle Adam, B.S. Community Health Education; Darci Perkins, B.S. Elementary Education; Konner Wilson, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Dixfield: Nicholas Davenport, B.A. Psychology;  Taron Mazza, B.A. Business Economics; Summer McCollough, B.A. Psychology; Miranda Shurtleff, B.S. Community Health Education; Chad Snowman, B.S. Community Health Education;

Dover-Foxcroft: Anna Hansen, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Dyer Brook: Kristen Tarr, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

East Wilton: JoAnn Meyer, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Edgecomb: Shaylee Sibley, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Eliot: Matthew Scremin, B.A. Mathematics;

Embden: Tucker Atwood, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics; Tiffany Frost, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Elisa Sousa, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Fairfield: Isabelle Bailey, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Hannah Tompkins, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Farmingdale: Kaitlin Hayden, B.S. Special Education;

Farmington: Alexandra Baxter, B.A. Psychology;  Drew Blanchet, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics; Love Call, B.A. English; Amy Clark, B.A. Psychology; David Deprey, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Philosophy/Religion;  Brock DeRaps, B.A. Business Economics; Randelle Dyke, B.A. Psychology; Mariah Haggan, B.A. English; Lance Harvell, B.A. History and Political Science;  Rhiannan Jackson, B.S. Community Health Education; Brittany Jones, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education; Jayram Keshavan, B.A. Computer Science; Stephanie LaFreniere, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English; Anna LeClair, B.A. Mathematics; Shannon Lee, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Cashel Lisse, B.F.A. Creative Writing; Joseph Lockett, B.A. Psychology; Charles Martin, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Business Psychology; Terri Mayo, B.S. Bachelor of General Studies; Ronie Morales, B.S. Community Health Education; Faith Norton, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Stephanie Pasciuti, B.A. Psychology; Nicholas Soha-Girardin, B.A. Business Economics; Alyssa Tironati, B.S. Environmental Science; Trevor Whitney, B.A. Psychology; Samuel Bennett, B.F.A. Creative Writing and Biology;

Friendship: Kristen Simmons, B.S. Secondary Education – English;

Gardiner: Andrianna Ammarell, B.S. Special Education;Christopher Wren, B.A. Computer Science;

Gorham: Celeste Carpenter, B.A. International & Global Studies;Marissa Hutchins, B.S. Elementary Education;Gorham: Jennifer Pinkelman, B.S. Elementary Education; Patricia Smith, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration and International & Global Studies;

Gray: Devin Gilman, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies; Matthew Lulofs, B.A. Geology; Meagan O’Reilly, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Business Psychology; Brooke Royal, B.A. Political Science;

Hallowell: Haley Jaramillo, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Environmental Policy/Planning;

Hampden: Kimberly Biddlecom, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English; Samuel Good, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies;

Harpswell: Katelyn Beedy, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Hartford: Rachel Caron, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Hartland: Dylan Sinclair, B.A. Political Science;

Hermon: Ranae Carlson, B.S. Elementary Education;

Industry: Bradford Lopes, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Jay: Zachary Bonnevie, B.S. Community Health Education; Mickenzy Breton, B.A. Political Science; Sean Dunlop, B.A. Mathematics; Hayley Fortier, B.A. Psychology; Victoria LaCasse, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Dorine Wright, B.A. Psychology;

Jefferson: Samantha Crawford Mills, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Bridget Humphrey, B.S. Elementary Education;

Kingfield: Holland Corson, B.A. English;

Kittery: Karly Coleman, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies;

Kittery Point: Gavin Frisbee, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Lebanon: Sarah Avery, B.S. Community Health Education; Alaina Shorey, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Leeds: Danica Jackman, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Lewiston: Sadie Beaudin, B.S. Elementary Education;Divin Gatera, B.A. Business Economics; Casey Griffin, B.S. Elementary Education; Delaney Paterson, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Health Information Systems; Rubymae Scribner, B.A. Psychology;

Lexington Twp: Jocelia Pease, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Sociology/Anthropology;

Lincoln: Ciara Tolman, B.S. Elementary Education;

Lincolnville: Nastasha Kordek, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Lisbon Falls: Minarva Craig, B.S. Community Health Education;

Litchfield: Morgan Clark, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Livermore: Benjamin Keene, B.A. Business Economics; Linda Pool, B.A. Interdsciplinary: Culture, Meaning and Society;

Livermore Falls: Brianna Beaupre, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Rachel Goding, B.A. History; Beth Labbe, B.A. Individualized – Psychology and Sociology of Criminal Justice in U.S. and Honduras; Courtney Schools, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Rheanna Woodford, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Madison: Alexis Lanctot, B.A. Psychology;

Manchester: Nicole Smith, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Mechanic Falls: Taylor Wood, B.A. Actuarial Science;

Medway: Aaron Beaumont, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Mexico: Cody Smith, B.A. Geology; Christa Vattes, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Milford: Shawna Rustin, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Millinocket: Thomas Fiske, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies; Kristen Manzo, B.S. Elementary Education; Emily Wark, B.S. Elementary Education;

Monmouth: Abigail Parkinson, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;  Nykki Stevens, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Montville: Larissa Hannan, B.S. Community Health Education;

Naples: Erin Levasseur, B.S. Elementary Education;Travis St. Pierre, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

New Sweden: Jubilee MacLeod, B.A. Psychology and Culture, Meaning and Society;

New Vineyard: Erica Baxter, B.A. Biology;

Norridgewock: Stephanie Jillings, B.S. Elementary Education;  Justin Power, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

North Berwick: Courtney Eastman, B.S. Elementary Education;

North Bridgton: Leanne Kugelman, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

North Waterboro: Peter McCoy, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Business Psychology;

North Windham: Connor Wagner, B.A. History;

Northport: Brianna Flagg, B.S. Elementary Education;

Norway: Dylan Hadley, B.A. Psychology;

Oakland: Lindsay Bourgoin, B.S. Community Health Education;  Harley Davis, B.S. Elementary Education; Audrey Flynn, B.S. Community Health Education; Derek Guerrette, B.A. Psychology; Marina Stanton, B.A. Psychology;

Old Orchard Beach: Emily Dustin, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Orono: Lukas Kenison, B.A. Psychology;

Owls Head: Danielle Bedard, B.S. Elementary Education;

Peaks Island: Hannah Carlson, B.S. Elementary Education;

Peru: Jessica Lyons McMichael, M.S. Master of Science in Education;  Spencer Trenoweth, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Pittsfield: Courtney Fowler, B.A. Business Economics; Gabrielle LaGross, B.A. Psychology;

Poland: Matthew Principe III, B.S. Elementary Education; Jacob Vining, B.S. Secondary Education – Chemistry; Corey Wallace, B.A. Art;

Portland: Sarah Allen, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Katherine Chandler, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Melissa McCrillis, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Emily Murray, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Namuhoza Namajana, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Samantha Regios, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies; Sarah Ringer, B.S. Elementary Education;

Prentiss Twp: Shannon Knight, B.A. Psychology;

Presque Isle: Keith Clark, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Kayla Girardin, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics;

Prospect: Madison Porter, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Randolph: Samuel Cobb, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Readfield: Benjamin Rodriguez, B.A. History; Tristan Stockford, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics; Katherine Wicks, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Rockport: Julia Lent, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Roxbury: Emily Knapp, B.S. Community Health Education;

Rumford: Heidi Brennick, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Nathaniel Carey, B.A. Psychology; Larissa Wing, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Sabattus: Samuel Morin, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Saco: Anna Dowling, B.S. Elementary Education; James Grover, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics; Mary Maxfield, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Sanford: James Chaisson, B.A. Business Economics; Ethan Gouin, B.S. Elementary Education; Sarah Gould, B.A. International & Global Studies; Abbott MacKay, B.A. International & Global Studies; Morgan Nichols, B.S. Community Health Education; Michelle Roy, B.S. Special Education;

Scarborough: Courtney Alofs, B.A. Political Science;  Leah Brown, B.S. Community Health Education; Caitlyn Connolly, B.S. Elementary Education; Kathleen Little, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Mackenzie Marles, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Searsport: Laura Dickey, B.A. Art;

Sidney: Lindsey Bickford, M.S. Master of Science in Education; William Eaton, B.A. History; Jasmine Estes, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Chelsey Oliver, B.S. Secondary Education –  Mathematics;  Shawna Oliver, B.S. Elementary Education;

Skowhegan: Henry Ametti, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies; Kristen Bisson, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Trevor Hisler, B.S. Community Health Education; Luke Quirion, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies; Katherine Richards, B.S. Elementary Education;

Smyrna Mills: Matthew McCluskey, B.S. Elementary Education;

South Berwick: Nickolas Bray, B.S. Environmental Science;

South Bristol: Jordan Plummer, B.S. Elementary Education;

South Gardiner: Willa Barron, B.S. Elementary Education;

South Paris: Jordan Croteau, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics; Alexis Kennedy, B.A. Psychology;

South Portland: Emily Gray, B.S. Secondary Education – Earth & Space Science; Abigail Hasson, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies; Spencer Lloyd-Rees, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies;

South Thomaston: Emmaline Waldron, B.A. International & Global Studies;

Springvale: Jamie Austin, B.A. Political Science; Megan Daudelin, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Standish: Zachariah Edwards, B.A. Biology;

Starks: Isaac LaCasse, B.S. Special Education;

Sumner: Jessica Black, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Temple: Carolina LaCourse, B.S. Community Health Education;

Thomaston: Jennifer Denault, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Amber Webber, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Sociology/Anthropology;

Topsham: Danielle Blair, B.A. Individualized – Social, Cultural and Political Aspects of Rehabilitation; Jordan Daigle, B.A. Business Economics;

Turner: Abigail Chase, B.S. Elementary Education;  Mac Swanson, B.A. Business Economics; Amanda Wise, B.A. International & Global Studies;

Union: Janelle Noonan, B.A. Psychology and English;

Vassalboro: Brianna Benevento, B.A. Mathematics;

Veazie: Bethany Bilodeau, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Vienna: Cheryl Walker, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Waldoboro: Maria Newcomb, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Vincent Vannah, B.S. Elementary Education;

Walpole: Karie Carrothers, B.S. Special Education;

Warren: McKenzie Belcher, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Washburn: Rayah Saucier, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Waterford: Lindsay Toothaker, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Waterville: Molly Brown, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Emily Cote, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Myles Madore, B.A. History;

Wells: Cooper Lavigne, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies; Emily Lewia, B.S. Elementary Education; Kayla Meissner, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Alex Tomaszewski, B.A. Business Economics;

West Bethel: Kurt Mason, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English;

West Boothbay Harbor: Jessica Murray, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

West Farmington: Emily Barney, B.A. Psychology;

West Gardiner: Haley Tomberlin, B.S. Elementary Education;

West Newfield: Maria Noyola, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Westbrook: Katie Clark, B.S. Elementary Education; Nicole Gagnon-Arsenault, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Gunnar Heckler, B.A. Political Science; Shannon Mahoney, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Whitefield: Katherine Newcombe, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English;

Wilton: Tyler Eustis, B.A. Computer Science; Jessica Griswold, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Nicholas Hilton, B.A. Business Economics; Sarah Jacques, B.A. Psychology;

Windham: Madeline Boyes, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English; Hannah Forbush, B.A. Psychology; Marissa LaGassey, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics; Thomas McGowan, B.A. Business Economics; Hannah Shirley, B.A. Psychology;

Winslow: Stephanie Michaud, B.A. Psychology;

Winterport: Matthew Wilbanks, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Business Psychology;

Winthrop: Brigid Chapin, B.A. English; Deirdre Dosedlo, B.S. Special Education;  Houdji Hillary Gnidehoue, B.A. Business Economics; Rayanna Howard, B.A. Psychology; Paul Simoneau, B.A. Geology; Tyler Stockford, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Wiscasset: Kelsie Gagnon, B.S. Elementary Education; Michaela Thibeault, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Woodville: Samantha Cote, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Ashley Jandreau, B.A. Individualized – Health Sciences;

Yarmouth: Haley Estabrook, B.S. Elementary Education; Kate Myers, B.S. Elementary Education; Emma Pidden, B.F.A. Creative Writing.

CONNECTICUT

Avon: Sabrina LoPizzo, B.S. Community Health Education;

Bridgeport: Raymond Swaby, B.S. Community Health Education;

Bristol: Olivia Cyr, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Ellington: Bethany Parisi, B.S. Community Health Education;

Fairfield: Carly Georgen, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Manchester: Catherine Dennis, B.S. Elementary Education;

New Fairfield: Anna Lindquist, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

North Stonington: Taylor Beattie, B.S. Special Education;

Waterbury: Jonae Hill, B.A. Psychology;

West Hartford: Shavon Gordon, B.S. Community Health Education.

MASSACHUSETTS

Acton: Heather King, B.S. Elementary Education;

Amesbury: Mena Boyah, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Environmental Policy/Planning;

Cambridge: Liya Mindaye, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Feeding Hills: Amber Duffus, B.F.A. Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary: Culture, Meaning and Society;

Gloucester: Jacquelyn Rose, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Environmental Policy/Planning;

Harwich: Justin Fisette, B.S. Secondary Education – English;

Jefferson: Catherine Dufault, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Environmental Policy/Planning;

Lakeville: Danielle Conway, B.A. Mathematics; Craig Gajewski, B.A. Biology;

Lowell: Kabagambe Jjangu, B.A. Health Information Systems and Community Health Education;

Natick: Conor Doherty, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Norwell: Kathleen Joseph, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Quincy: Bethany Routier, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Shirley: David-Tristan Cynewski, B.A. Art;

Shrewsbury: Megan Broderick, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Somerset: Cassie Scott, B.A. History;

South Grafton: Katrina Teixeira, B.S. Elementary Education;

Templeton: Brittany Wheeler, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

West Springfield: Nikki Murphy, B.S. Community Health Education;

Whitinsville: Erin Taylor, B.S. Rehabilitation Services.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bow: Jaclyn Langevin, B.S. Community Health Education;

Center Conway: Jennifer Perry, B.S. Elementary Education;

Epsom: Karyn Veinotte, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Farmington: Louise Villemont, B.A. Psychology;

Hampstead: Matthew Hernandez, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;  Brittney Sieg, B.S. Rehabilitation Services and Psychology;

Hampton: Carissa Porcaro, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Holderness: Brett Hofland, B.A. Mathematics and Geology;

Jaffrey: Natalie McLaughlin, B.S. Elementary Education;

Loudon: Rachael Howell, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics;

Milford: Genevieve Benoit, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Nashua: Julia Fletcher, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Plaistow: Sarah Boisselle, B.S. Secondary Education – English;

Rochester: Mark Leahy, B.A. Psychology;

Tamworth: Melissa Gerard, B.A. Interdisciplinary: Business Psychology;

Warner: Katharine Stasalovich, B.S. Community Health Education.

RHODE ISLAND

Portsmouth: Alison Hamilton, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Northfield: Joseph Needle, B.A. History;

Thetford Center: Maggie Pomeroy, B.S. Community Health Education;

Warren: William Robinson, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

White River Junction: Brittany Bissell, B.A. Biology.

HAWAII

Wahiawa: Katelyn Richards, B.A. Psychology.

MARYLAND

Middle River: Jordan Horrocks, B.A. Biology.

NEW JERSEY

Orange: Casiandra Barton, B.S. Community Health Education.

NEW YORK

Central Square: Ashley Lapoint, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

La Fayette: Ashley Skinner, B.A. Psychology.

PENNSYLVANIA

Clarks Summit: Faith Purdy, B.A. Biology;

Scranton: Zackary Peercy, B.F.A. Creative Writing and Individualized – Theatre: Writing and Performance.

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UMF grads to serve as Fulbright Ambassadors to Mongolia and Thailand

FARMINGTON, ME  (May 10, 2017)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce that two Maine UMF grads, one from the upcoming class of 2017 and one from the class of 2016 have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships by the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

This highly competitive national program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department to promote good will internationally, has selected Sarah Gould ’17 from Sanford and Lauren Crosby ’16 from Georgetown as Fulbright Ambassadors for 2017-2018. In the past three years, six outstanding UMF students and graduates have been named Fulbright Ambassadors.

Both students will have a training period later this spring, after which it is anticipated that Gould will travel to Mongolia and Crosby to Thailand to teach English.

“We are so proud of Sarah and Lauren for this wonderful recognition by the Fulbright Program,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “During their time at UMF they have challenged themselves to pursue their passion in and out of the classroom. This unique Fulbright opportunity will further enrich their education as they share their lives with the world.”

Sarah Gould, UMF Fulbright Ambassador

Sarah Gould

An Honors student majoring in global studies, Gould, class of 2017, has a life-long passion for learning about other cultures–their customs, traditions and languages. She comes from a long UMF tradition. “My whole family has gone to UMF and loved it. I knew I would too!” she said.

She has taken advantage of many UMF opportunities to learn while traveling and has participated in travel courses to Germany, Austria and Peru. Her junior year was spent in France in UMF’s exchange program at the Universite du Maine Le Mans where she studied the French language and culture and taught English.

Gould has had a long-time interest in Mongolia and wants to explore issues related to the migration of nomadic peoples and their adaptation to settled life when they move into cities. Ultimately she is interested in advocating for refugee rights and working with an organization that assists refugee resettlement.

While at UMF, she served as the co-president of UMF’s Amnesty International Club, was a member of the French Club and presented her capstone project at the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Lauren Crosby, UMF Fulbright Ambassador

Lauren Crosby

Crosby, class of 2016, majored in secondary education and also has an enthusiasm for travel and learning beyond the campus. She participated twice in the National Student Exchange program, including a semester at the University of Memphis and again at the University of New Mexico’s flagship research institution in Albuquerque.

She completed her student teaching in South Korea in fall 2016, and went on to teach middle school in English in a Yupi’k Eskimo village on Alaska’s Bering Sea. She is looking forward to the knowledge she will gain with her Fulbright experience as it helps, she says, to build a “beautiful cultural bridge between America and Thailand.”

An accomplished musician, Crosby put herself  through college by writing songs and playing venues all around Maine and beyond. A lobsterman’s daughter, much of her music is inspired by the way she grew up on the Maine coast. She released her first full length album in 2014 under Rising River Records and funded her first live album last April.

At UMF she was involved with the Rugby Team and was active with the Sustainable Campus Coalition.

A faculty committee, under Fulbright adviser Anne Marie Wolf, associate professor of history, was very involved with the Fulbright candidates, commenting on student statement drafts, conducting on-campus interviews and providing observations for applications.

Recipients for the very competitive award are selected by the Fulbright Program based on their academic and professional record, language preparation, feasibility of their project or course of study and personal qualifications. The Fulbright Program awards roughly 1,900 U.S. student awards annually, nationwide.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos can be found at:
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Photo Credit: UMF photo
Photo Caption: Sarah Gould

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Photo Credit: Submitted photo
Photo Caption: Lauren Crosby

UMF Art on Campus Program presents visiting artist Tamar Etingen, April 27

FARMINGTON, ME  (April 24, 2017)—The University of Maine at Farmington Art on Campus Program welcomes Spring 2017 featured artist Tamar Etingen to campus for an artist talk at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 27. The talk will take place in the black box theater in the UMF Emery Community Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.

"Fern"

“Fern”

The Art on Campus Program’s mission is to bring art to the UMF campus to provide stimulation and inspiration for UMF students, faculty, staff and visitors, while promoting the works of artists, particularly those emerging in the field.

As the UMF Art on Campus Spring 2017 featured artist, Etingen’s work is currently on view in the Mantor Library and in the Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center in the Kalikow Education Center.

Etingen is a painter, printmaker and theatrical set designer. Her artwork maps concepts of the layering of ecosystems and the interface between industrial society and botanical biodiversity. In her talk, she will discuss her studio practice and the ideas and motivations behind her work

Etingen currently lives and works in Cambridge, Mass. She has exhibited sculpture, installations, paintings and prints in universities, galleries and museums on both the East and West coasts and in New Mexico.

Her Public Art commissions include a 12 monotype series, “The Aesthetics of Science” on display at the University of Maine Orono, architectural metalwork installed at the Railroad Square Theater in Waterville and in Maranacook Middle School in Readfield, and sculpture at Colby College.

She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of California Berkeley.

The UMF Art on Campus Program is sponsored by the UMF Office of the President.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Image can be found at
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Photo Credit: Submitted image