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UMF Receives Grant from Autism Society of Maine to Fund Scholarships for Autism Summer Camp Counselors

FARMINGTON, ME (June 23, 2015)—The University of Maine at Farmington is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Autism Society of Maine to help fund scholarships for undergraduate students interested in enrolling in UMF’s advanced psychology summer course and participating as camp counselors in its annual Autism Summer Camp program.

Individuals completing the four-credit course will receive a $500 scholarship to help defray the cost of the course and to recognize the valuable contribution undergraduate students make to the success of the camp.

A joint effort with the Autism Society of Maine, the five-week course runs from July 20-August 20. It provides undergraduate students with a week of training by professionals in the field prior to the camp experience. This is followed by the opportunity to interact one-on-one in a fun and supportive environment with an adolescent camper for two weeks and then a school-age child for two weeks.

Started in 2002, the camp has served over 200 children with autism, ages 5-15. The camp is held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall in Farmington and includes traditional camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts and field trips. The summer camp provides a setting where the children can relax and have fun while also providing professional supervision and an atmosphere that matches the child’s needs.

“This is my fourth year being involved with the Autism Summer Camp program, and I keep coming back because it’s such a worthwhile experience.” said Joel King, UMF professor of psychology.  “It’s the best of both worlds for both campers and students. Children with autism lead very structured lives in order to develop important skills. The summer camp allows them to just relax, make friends and have fun. And the students working as counselors love working with the kids and grow in confidence and skills before my eyes.”

Grant funds were provided to the Autism Society of Maine by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism in appreciation for the work they do to help those individuals and families living with autism. According to its website, the foundation is expecting to distribute more than $400,000 to non-profit organizations in the northeast, Florida and Canada.

For more information, or to request an interview to enroll in the summer course, please contact Joel King, UMF professor of psychology at joelking@maine.edu, or 207-778-7381.

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UMF Holds Creative-Tech Summer Camp for Teens, July 13-17

FARMINGTON, ME (June 16, 2015)—The University of Maine at Farmington is offering a new, week-long Creative-Tech Summer Camp for high school-UMF professor Dawn Nye helps student in MAC Lab.aged students, fourteen to eighteen, with an interest in creative media.  This innovative, hands-on technology camp will help students learn, imagine, explore and create using the latest interactive media skills and techniques.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 13-17, in the SPVI Mac/Art Lab, room 222, UMF Merrill Hall, 224 Main Street. Four, one-day workshop style sessions will be taught by UMF faculty and staff from Monday thru Thursday with a presentation on Friday afternoon for students to show their work at the Emery Community Arts Center on campus.

Day-long workshops include:

Mobile Apps– Create interactive apps for the Android platform using the latest mobile technologies. Devices will be provided for use during the workshop so students can create, test and share their app creations with others.

Interactive Electronics – Learn how to code Arduino microcontrollers to create programmable and responsive electronic devices that can operate sensors, lights and motors.

Stop Animation – Learn the basic techniques to prepare, time, photograph and compile a short stop animation film.

Digital Cinema – Use digital video to construct narrative and other forms of time-based media with a focus on camera and shot basics, digital video and sound editing.

Cost for the camp is $250 per student. Registrations are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with limited openings.

To register, or for more information, visit www.farmington.edu/techcamp or email aleclair@maine.edu

 

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Media Contact: Angela LeClair, UMF technical support specialist, at 207-778-7373 or aleclair@maine.edu

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2015/06/RP145-068.jpg

Photo Credit: UMF photo

Photo Caption: Dawn Nye, UMF associate professor of art, helps student with an animation project in UMF Mac Lab.

UMF Celebrates Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and the PEN New England Award, June 19

FARMINGTON, ME (June 12, 2015)—The University of Maine at Farmington invites the public to join them in celebrating Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair’s recent winning of the 2015 PEN New England Award for Poetry. A reception and reading will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, June 19, in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus. The event is free and open to the public.Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair

The festivity,Blood and Memory–A Celebration of Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and the PEN New England Award,” will include an opening reception to be followed by readings of McNair’s work featuring UMF faculty members Kristen Case, Shana Youngdahl, Daniel Gunn, Jeffrey Thomson, Professor Emeritus McNair and a solo piano piece by Philip Carlsen.

“All of UMF congratulates Wes on this very prestigious honor,” said Jeffrey Thomson, UMF professor of creative writing. “This PEN New England Award for The Lost Child,” continues to prove that Wes is not only a poet of New England but a voice for the country, and indeed the world.  In this book-length poem of blood and history, he writes not only of a people—us—at the end of hope, but ultimately of the stories that sustain us.”

PEN is a global organization to celebrate literature, and this is one of the major national awards for a book of poems. McNair recently received the distinguished award in a ceremony at the Kennedy Library in Boston. The award was given for McNair’s new collection of poetry, “The Lost Child; Ozark Poems.”

The citation read at the ceremony spoke of The Lost Child’s “masterful syntax” and “cunning humor,” concluding that it “harnesses the timeless power of the epic poem to tell necessary stories of our human tribe.” The citation added, “The colloquial music of these poems will move readers to laughter and tears.”

McNair, Maine Poet Laureate and University of Maine at Farmington professor emeritus and writer in residence, is regarded by U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine as, “one of the great storytellers of contemporary poetry.” McNair was appointed to a five-year term as Maine Poet Laureate in 2011 by Maine Governor LePage.

McNair is the author of twenty books, including ten volumes of poetry, three books of nonfiction and several edited anthologies. His most recent books are “The Lost Child: Ozark Poems” (Godine, 2014), “The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry” (CMU, 2012) and “Lovers of the Lost: New & Selected Poems” (Godine, 2010).

The recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, he has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and an Emmy Award.

McNair has been invited twice to read his poetry by the Library of Congress, served as a guest editor in poetry for the 2010 Pushcart Prize anthology and has served four times on the nominating jury for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. In 2006, he was selected for a United States Artists Fellowship as one of “America’s finest living artists.”

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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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Media Contact: Jeffrey Thomson, UMF professor of creative writing, at 207-778-7454 or jeffrey.thomson@maine.edu

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2015/06/RP145-067.jpg

Photo Credit: Submitted photo

UMF Names Scott Hoisington as New Alpine Operations Coordinator and Ski Coach

FARMINGTON, ME (June 11, 2015)—In eager anticipation of the new UMF Alpine Operations Certificate program that will launch this fall, the University of Maine at Farmington is pleased to announce the selection of Scott Hoisington as the University’s new Alpine Operations Coordinator and Ski Coach.

“We are thrilled to have Scott at the helm of this exciting new chapter in UMF’s commitment to the Alpine industry,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “UMF is in a unique location in Western Maine where opportunities for four-season recreation and educational pursuits abound. The Alpine Operations program exemplifies how UMF students can engage the region’s rich outdoor experiences as they prepare for successful careers in Maine and beyond.”

Scott Hoisington, UMF director of Alpine Operations Certificate programIn this key position, Hoisington will coordinate all aspects of the Alpine Operations Certificate program with the goal of providing students with the best preparation for a professional career in the ski and snowboard industry.

His responsibilities will include teaching introductory courses and on-mountain ski instruction methods and serving as an advisor for students pursuing the Alpine Operations Certificate. As head ski and snowboard coach, he will conduct all aspects of coaching UMF’s competitive ski program and coordinate and administer the learn-to-ski program for area youth in collaboration with Farmington’s Titcomb Mountain.

In addition, Hoisington will cultivate and maintain relationships with representatives of the area mountains and other recreational organizations to assure students of quality internship and on-mountain experiences and classroom guest lecturer opportunities. He will also work closely with Mainely Outdoors, UMF’s popular four-season outdoor recreation program, to help advance outdoor activities as a core element of the UMF experience.

“I am so excited for this new opportunity to help campus and community members learn and enjoy Alpine snow sports,” said Hoisington. “Winter in the western mountains of Maine is such a beautiful season, and with the support of resort and snowsports leaders, this program will help everyone participate, from school children to career-minded students.”

One of only a handful of similar programs in the U.S., UMF’s innovative Alpine Operations Certificate program is designed to prepare students for a professional career in the snow sports industry while they continue to pursue their undergraduate college degree. It was developed in collaboration with ski-industry partners in Western Maine and is open to UMF students of all majors and also those pursuing the certificate only, beginning in fall 2015.

This interdisciplinary certificate program combines business and ski classes with on-mountain instruction experience and an industry internship. Students will also receive skiing and snowboarding instructor and coach experience to help prepare them to earn Level 1 PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) certification.

Prior to this, Hoisington was a UMF faculty member teaching classes in community health and recreation and this past year was recruited to serve as the head coach of UMF’s Ski and Snowboard teams. In his new role, he will continue as the head coach of the racing programs.

“We are so fortunate to have Scott continue as coach.  He brings a wealth of expertise and passion to the sport and creates an experience that nurtures a life-long love of skiing in our athletes,” said Julie Davis, UMF director of athletics, fitness and recreation. “In a short period he became a great asset to the Athletics department and we know this will continue. We expect beneficial synergy across the programs he will lead.”

In the past, Hoisington has worked at Sugarloaf Ski Resort, Carrabassett Valley Academy and golf courses throughout Maine in four-season sports coaching, program direction and event and retail management.

He was inducted to the UMF Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. During his college years at UMF where he received his bachelor of science, he was named captain of both UMF Ski and Golf Teams and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics College golfer (1979) and skier (1978) of the year.

For more information on UMF’s new Alpine Operations Certificate, visit http://www.umf.maine.edu/majors-academics/alpine-operations/.

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Media Contact: Julie Davis, UMF director of athletics, fitness and recreation, at 207-778-7264 or jadavis@maine.edu

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2015/06/RP145-066.jpg

Photo Credit: UMF photo


Chris O’Brien, UMF Associate Professor of History, Named Hoover Scholar by Presidential Foundation

FARMINGTON, ME (June 2, 2015)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce that Chris O’Brien, UMF associate professor of history, has been named to the list of Hoover Scholars by the Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation.

O’Brien has been awarded a travel grant to help fund his summer visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa.  There, he will conduct research on Iowa politician Bourke Hickenlooper and the northern resistance to civil rights from 1957-1965.UMF Associate Prof. Chris O'Brien

“This is a wonderful honor, and I am very grateful to the foundation for this opportunity,” said O’Brien. “Presidential libraries are a treasure trove of historically significant original writings, documents and artifacts that can provide insight into the past that, surprisingly often, resonates in today’s world.”

Twenty-ninth Governor of Iowa and four-term U.S. Senator—Hickenlooper opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. His opposition to a perceived federal government overreach helped realign the Republican Party with those that advocated a states rights position.

According to O’Brien, his investigative project was shaped by UMF student research assistants who worked during the academic year to complete a preliminary review of the library’s archives and conducted investigations into the existing historical literature. “My students love history as much as I do and have been essential partners in identifying and shaping the direction of this research project,” said O’Brien.

Established in 1979, the grant program was created to encourage scholarly use of the holdings of the Hoover Library.

In addition to his upcoming visit to the Hoover Presidential Library, O’Brien has also conducted historical research at the Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy Presidential Libraries.

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. 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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 Media Contact: Chris O’Brien, UMF associate professor of history, 207-778-7585, or christopher.obrien@maine.edu

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2015/06/RP145-065.jpg

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UMF Receives Research Grants to Identify Medically Important Cannabis Strains

FARMINGTON, ME (May 27, 2015)—Two University of Maine at Farmington natural science faculty members have received more than $100,000 in research grants to study the chemical profile of medicinal cannabis. The goal of their research is to develop gene sequencing tests that will determine medically desirable cannabis strains at an early stage of plant growth and make production for medical use more efficient.

This important work is being supported by a $66,000 grant from the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, a collaborative Maine network led by the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory and sponsored by the National Institute of Health. A $40,000 grant was received from the Maine Economic Improvement Funds Small Campus Initiative, a fund that supports innovative research at small University of Maine campuses that contribute to Maine’s innovative economy.UMF Professors Terry Morocco and Jean Doty

UMF faculty members Terry Morocco, associate professor of chemistry, and Jean Doty, professor of biology, applied for the grants to help support research that has the potential to benefit countless people suffering from chronic conditions.

According to Morocco, the medical benefits of cannabis are well documented in scientific literature and have been shown to produce measurable positive results, such as reducing spasticity associated with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease and reducing nausea associated with chemotherapy.

“We are interested in understanding more about the chemical basis of the positive effects that medical cannabis can have on certain conditions, and the genetics that govern them,” said Morocco. “That possibility and the opportunity to involve some of our students in the research really motivated us to kick start this effort.”

The four-year research project will launch at UMF in spring, 2015. Small, processed samples of various strains of medical cannabis will be provided for testing by Integr8, a Maine-based leader of the therapeutic use of cannabis and a partner in the research.

Genetic analysis and DNA sequencing of the samples will be carried out in collaboration with grant partner MDI Biological Laboratory to identify medically-important strains of the plant that will make for efficiencies in the medical cannabis production process.

In addition to this critical research, a key goal of the project will be to provide students with biomedical research training while completing their undergraduate degree at UMF. The grant will fund paid internships for four students per year who will be involved with all aspects of the project.

“We see this as a win-win for our students,” said Doty. “Many students today have to work while going to school. These paid internships will not only provide them with an income but they will also gain experience and knowledge in the biomedical research field. That experience gives them extremely marketable skills and helps fill Maine’s need for a technically well-prepared workforce.”

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Media Contacts:
Terry Morocco, UMF associate professor of chemistry, terrym@maine.edu or 207-778-7389

Jean Doty, UMF professor of biology, jeandoty@maine.edu or 207-778-7366

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2015/05/RP145-060.jpg
Photo Credit: UMF photo

 

UMF Invites the Public to Groundbreaking for Innovative, Eco-Friendly Central Heating Plant, May 26

FARMINGTON, ME (May 19, 2015)—The University of Maine at Farmington will officially break ground on a new, eco-friendly 5,885 square foot biomass central heating plant at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the University parking lot near the intersection of Perkins and Quebec streets. The event is free and open to the public.

Biomass is an innovative, renewable, locally-sourced fuel obtained from plant-based materials, typically woodchips in Maine. Aligning with the University’s emphasis on environmental stewardship, the plant is expected to replace 390,000 gallons of heating oil now used to heat the buildings through individual systems and is projected to reduce the university’s carbon emissions by 3,000 tons a year.

“We are very excited about UMF’s energy future that will soon include this new, sustainable, local fuel source,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president.  “UMF is a longtime leader in the responsible use of the Earth’s resources. Adding biomass to our existing geothermal commitment further diversifies our energy portfolio and greatly reduces our reliance upon fossil fuels.”

In addition to providing heat to the campus, the new biomass plant will also be a valuable learning facility. It will actively engage students in understanding biomass energy, associated systems and processes and will be embedded in several courses as a mandatory learning facet of several curricula and fields of study. The plant control room will be open to students and visitors to view the internal operations as well as several exterior viewing areas.Image of Plan for New UMF Central Heating Plant

The $11 million project was approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees early in 2015. Energy savings are estimated to cover all costs and provide a payback in less than 10 years.

The central energy plant and campus conversion project was developed by Trane U.S. Inc, working closely with the UMF facilities department and administration. Trane was supported by Apex Engineering of Falmouth Maine and by CES, Inc. of Brewer Maine in the development of this complex project. The wood biomass plant will be the sixth major biomass conversion project delivered by Trane in the last several years and is the first design-build project they are delivering for the University of Maine System.

The design-build process ensures that the same team who was involved in the engineering design is responsible for construction, commissioning and ensuring the system operational performance after completion.  To deliver the project, Trane has selected a team of qualified local Maine contractors who will be working with their skilled technicians and construction management staff on the project.

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Media Contact: Jeffrey McKay, UMF director of facilities management, 207-778-7009, or jeffrey.d.mckay@maine.edu

EDITOR’S NOTE: Image can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2015/05/RP145-064.jpg

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UMF Celebrates the Class of 2015 with Commencement Ceremony

FARMINGTON, ME (May 16, 2015)—The University of Maine at Farmington celebrated the Class of 2015 with a festive annual Commencement Ceremony today, Saturday, May 16. UMF President Kathryn A. Foster, faculty, administrators and dignitaries led the procession of 369 new graduates marching to traditional bagpipe music. UMF awarded a total of 392 bachelor’s and master’s degrees for 2015.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our graduates,” said Foster. “Commencement is a wonderful milestone. We know these graduates will make a difference in Maine, across the nation, and around the world, applying their UMF education wherever they go.”

Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic gold medalist and champion for women’s distance running, delivered today’s Commencement address to UMF graduates, their families, honored guests and the UMF community. Benoit Samuelson was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for her significant contributions.

A Maine native and one of the nation’s most recognizable athletes, Benoit Samuelson has blazed a trail for women of all ages in the sport of competitive running. Her life-long commitment to health, fitness and the sport she loves has redefined the idea of a lifetime runner and inspired a generation on how to never give up on being your best.

In 1979, Benoit Samuelson received All-American honors in cross-country and track and won the Boston Marathon—setting an American and course record—all before she graduated from college. She went on to win the Boston Marathon again in 1983, shattering the American record and breaking the world record by more than two minutes.

One year later, she made history by winning the inaugural Women’s Olympic Marathon in Los Angeles, running the last 21 miles of the race ahead of all competitors. In 1985, she raced to victory in the Chicago Marathon, setting a new American record, and in 2000 she was named a 20th Century Top Athlete by Sports Illustrated.

In the four decades she has been involved in the sport, Benoit Samuelson has taken every opportunity to give back to the sport and to the community. In 1998, she founded the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth. This race attracts over 6,000 runners annually and benefits a different children’s charity every year.

Graduating senior Chelsea Lear-Ward from Levant gave today’s student address. With a major in community health education and a minor in environmental studies, she is interested in helping to promote health through sustainability. After graduation, she will be moving to Washington State to work in the wellness field.

Foster and Joseph McGinn, provost and vice president for academic affairs, conferred the degrees to this year’s graduates. Karl Turner, member of the UMS Board of Trustees, delivered greetings to the graduates from the University of Maine System.

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The complete list of 2014 University of Maine at Farmington graduates includes:

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Acton: Seth Noonkester, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Albion: Sara Quimby, B.A. Environmental Science;

Alfred: Ralph Plumpton, B.G.S. Bachelor of Education Studies;

Andover: Janelle Thuotte, B.S. Community Health Education;

Anson: Angelisa Beane, B.A. English; Marisa Murray, B.S. Elementary Education;

Arundel: James Maloney-Hawkins, B.S. Secondary Education Chemistry;

Ashland: Katelynn Orcutt, B.A. Psychology; Kenneth Tarr, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Athens: Karen Corson, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Auburn: Sean Berce, B.A. Computer Science; Nicholas Bourget, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Health Information Systems; Jonathan Delorme, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies; Emily Johnson, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Emily Marron, B.A. Psychology; Sara Mea, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Augusta: Katherine Beach, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education; Cody Corron, B.A. Business Economics; Nasya Monroe, B.S. Elementary Education; Joseph Pepin, B.A. Psychology and Political Science; Alison Zubrod, B.A. Psychology;

Avon: Brooke Gilchrist, B.S. Elementary Education;

Bangor: Thomas Bearor, B.A. Political Science; Chelsea Collins, B.S. Elementary Education; Jane Fournier, B.S. Community Health Education; Shelby Jolicoeur, B.A. International and Global Studies; Holly Legere, B.A. Psychology; Hannah Lust, B.A. Biology and Psychology; Jeremy Vroom, B.A. Geography;

Bar Harbor: Jamie McKay, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Bath: Tyler Rose, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Belfast: Alexander Randall, B.G.S. Bachelor of Education Studies;

Belgrade: Maddison Kadnar, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Mickelle McCafferty, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology;

Berwick: Jessica Cox, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Biddeford: Maegan Carter, B.A. Psychology; Shaun Clancy, B.A. Geography; Rachel Hubbell, B.S. Special Education;

Bingham: Chelsae Arnold, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Leadership;  Julian Jackson, B.S. Community Health Education; Maria Leathers, B.A. English;  Jessica Mills, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Nathan Schultz, B.S. Community Health Education;

Boothbay: Katrina Smith, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Sociology/Anthropology;

Bowdoin: Rachel Glynn, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Bridgton: Thomas Feeley, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Sociology/Anthropology;

Brunswick: Erin Kenyon, B.S. Elementary Education; Katherine Liscovitz, B.S. Elementary Education;

Bryant Pond: Rebecca Carter, B.S. Community Health Education; Laurie Catanese, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Leadership;

Burnham: Dori Condon, B.A. Psychology;

Buxton: Jessica Meservey, B.S. Elementary Education;

Calais: Emily Ginn, B.S. Elementary Education;

Canton: Kelly Bean, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Cape Elizabeth: Andrew Dickey, B.S. Community Health Education; Maxwell Pulsifer, B.S. Elementary Education;

Caribou: Philip Smith, B.A. Psychology;

Casco: Andrew Carlson, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

China Village: Nathan Sylvester, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Clinton: Erica Harris, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood; Gregory King, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Cumberland: Katherine Fehlau, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Ashley Rawnsley, B.S. Elementary Education;

Cushing: Elizabeth Robinson, B.A. Psychology;

Denmark: Molly Cavanaugh, B.A. English;

Dixfield: Meredith Brown, B.S. Elementary Education; Ricki Sinclair, B.A. Psychology;

Dresden: Bonnie Carleton, B.S. Community Health Education;

Durham: Nathaniel Fritts, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

East Wilton: Jordan Schanck, B.S. Community Health Education;

Ellsworth: Patrick Bellis, B.A. Computer Science; Seth Clewley, B.A. Psychology;

Enfield: Morgan Rancourt, B.A. Psychology;

Fairfield: Katlyn Champagne, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Ashley Clark, B.A. Environmental Science; Christopher DeRaps, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Kayla Roderick, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Falmouth: Jordan Hale, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics;

Farmingdale: Nicole Ball, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Leadership; Abigail Brown, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Farmington: Tara Blue, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Leadership; Sandra Brown, B.A. Psychology; Jarrod Clements, B.A. Business Economics; Daric Davenport, B.A. Psychology; Lancaster Emery, B.A. English; Bethany Frazier, B.A. Business Economics; Jarrod Goodwin, B.A. Psychology; Marian Harrison, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Leadership; Alison Hatch, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Leadership; Roger LeClair, B.G.S. Bachelor of Education Studies; Alexandra Lucas, B.A. English; Marlie Mochamer, B.A. Biology; Shane Nicely-Luker, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized -; Clifton Staples, B.A. International and Global Studies; Dylan Turner, B.A. Psychology; Jessica Tyler, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Michaela Yeaton, B.A. Business Economics;

Fayette: Alexander Rose, B.A. Environmental Science;

Fort Kent: Courtney Daigle, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education; Scott Pelleter, B.A. Geology;

Franklin: Darrian Church, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Freedom: Tyler Hadyniak, B.A. Political Science and Psychology;

Freeport: Hannah Goodenow, B.S. Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education;
Kelci O’Neill, B.S. Secondary Ed Life Sciences;

Fryeburg: Audrey Boyd, B.S. Community Health Education;

Gardiner: Allison Nelson, B.A. Psychology; Anthonie Phillis, B.A. Psychology;

Glenburn: Alexandra Crocker, B.S. Elementary Education;

Gorham: Katherine Bennett, B.S. Special Education; Austin Hayes, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Conor Kirby, B.A. Biology; Colleen Ward, B.S. Community Health Education;

Gray: Kellie Sanborn, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English;  Taryn Sangillo, B.S. Special Education;

Greene: Noah Poto, B.A. Business Economics; Abbey Randall, B.S. Elementary Education; Tifani-Rae Steward, B.S. Elementary Education;

Hallowell: Ashley Godbout, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics;

Hampden: Barbara Ireland, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Harpswell: Margaret Thomas, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Mackenzie Yeaton, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Hartford: Matthew Stoodley, B.A. History;

Hebron: Jessica Gauthier, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Hermon: Marisa Kelley, B.S. Elementary Education;

Isle au Haut: Victoria MacDonald, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Jay: Jessica Douglass, B.A. Biology;  Cassandra Plante, B.A. Computer Science; Emily Ross, B.A. Art; Linda Viraphondeth, B.A. International and Global Studies;

Jefferson: Cassie Scates, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Kennebunk: Adria Guptill, B.S. Elementary Education; Ashley Haroldsen, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Kennebunkport: Emily Bennett, B.S. Elementary Education; Kelsey Redmond, B.S. Elementary Education;

Kittery: Nicole Clark, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English; Sofia Curti, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized -; Katherine Foster, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies;

Lamoine: Hayley Barbeau, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Levant: Chelsea Lear-Ward, B.S. Community Health Education;

Lewiston: Marina Belanger, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized -; Alexandria Butler, B.S. Elementary Education; Andre Madore, B.A. English;  Caleb Rea, B.F.A. Creative Writing and B.A. English; Joseph Sullivan, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics; Erica Thompson, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Limerick: Joseph Paine, B.A. English;

Limington: Lindsey Carter, B.S. Elementary Education;

Lincoln: Nathaniel Libby, B.A. Art;

Lisbon: Mary Conlon, B.S. Special Education; Kayla McIntosh, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Lisbon Falls: Christopher Whitney, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Livermore: Alyssa Hamilton, B.A. Psychology;

Livermore Falls: Nicole Caron, B.S. Community Health Education; Christina Damren, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Marrissa Hirsh, B.S. Community Health Education;

Lovell: Conrad Ward, B.A. Geography and Geology;

Machiasport: Allison Holmes, B.A. Psychology;

Madison: Bree Foley, B.A. English; Samuel Harper III, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Leadership; Bianca Stoutamyer, B.S. Secondary Education -  Earth and Space Science;

Manchester: Jonathan Dale, B.A. Geography;

Mechanic Falls: Kaitlyn Bowie, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Shane Waters, B.A. Psychology;

Mexico: Kelcie Virgin, B.S. Elementary Education;

Milford: Kayla Currier, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Millinocket: Katelyn Campbell, B.A. Psychology; Acadia Levasseur, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Milo: Danielle (Dani) Newman, B.A. International and Global Studies; Kendra Newman, B.A. Psychology;

Monmouth: Leticia Goucher, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood;

Monticello: Ashton Carmichael, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English;

Morrill: Sierra Wood, B.S. Community Health Education;

Moscow: Bridgette Fortin, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized -;

Mount Vernon: Rebecca Kent, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood;

New Gloucester: Brandon Merry, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

New Sharon: Christopher Araujo, B.A. Business Economics; Shiloh Davis, B.A. Psychology; Taylor Harris, B.S. Community Health Education; Jenna Williams, B.S. Community Health Education and Psychology;

Newport: Svea-Linnea Ashe, B.S. Special Education;  Christine Della Porta, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Newry: Elise Berry, B.G.S. Bachelor of Education Studies;

Nobleboro: Marcy Tilas, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Norridgewock: Jennafer Soucy, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

North Anson: Rebecca Ellis, B.A. Psychology;

North Haven: Amanda LaBelle, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood;

North Monmouth: Hillary Jean, B.S. Community Health Education; Cassidy Small, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

North Yarmouth: Lauren Akeley, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood; Alexa Perkins, B.S. Elementary Education;

Norway: Jonathan Kuvaja, B.A. English; Carl Langbehn, B.A. History; Timothy Roberts Jr., B.A. History and Interdisciplinary-Sociology/Anthropology;

Oakland: Magyn Caron Reed, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Leisha Lewis, B.A. Psychology; Alison Michaud, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood; Brandon Monroe, B.A. Psychology;

Old Town: Carrie McLaughlin, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Owls Head: Lindsay Ranquist, B.S. Community Health Education;

Palmyra: Leigh Welch, B.S. Elementary Education;

Pittsfield: Megan Hoffman, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies; Meghan Hughes, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Karissa Porter, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Pittston: Penny Poolman, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood;

Plymouth: Amy Patterson, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Poland: Casandra Greco, B.A. Geology;

Portland: Samantha Allshouse, B.S. Secondary Ed Life Sciences; Alyssa Ladd, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Sociology/Anthropology; Juliana Liberman, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood; Carrie Mooney, B.S. Elementary Education; Caroline Murphy, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Sandy Pov, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Princeton: Martha Jones, B.A. English and Psychology;

Randolph: Mariah Duncan, B.A. Psychology;

Rangeley: Jeanette Jacobs, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Leadership; Michelle Laliberte, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood; Cary Millbury, B.A. Biology;

Raymond: Ellen Huber, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Readfield: Nicholas Ervin, B.A. Mathematics; Zain Padamsee, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Policy and Planning; Katherine Voynik, B.A. Biology;

Rockport: Colby Hill, B.S. Secondary Education – English;

Rumford: Hillary Cayer, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Lacey Gallant, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Amy Gilbert, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Garrett Hodgkins, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Brianna Lecours, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Saco: Heather Galasyn, B.S. Elementary Education; Michelle Henaire, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies and History; Emily Higgins, B.S. Special Education; Matthew Sedlis, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Salem Township: Jillian Withee, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Sanford: Erin Fraser, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Christopher Gaskell, B.A. Psychology; Ariel Nichols, B.A. Environmental Planning and Policy; Ashley Stimpson, B.S. Special Education; Tyler Traves, B.A. Psychology;

Scarborough: William Asbell, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Lauren Bickmore, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Thaley Halpin, B.S. Community Health Education; Ashley Poidomani, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Sebec: Alyce McLeod, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Sidney: Meaghan Collier, B.A. Psychology; Haley Nutter, B.A. Psychology; Joshua Smith, B.A. Business Economics;

Skowhegan: Renee Despres, B.A. English; Sebastien Dumont, B.A. Biology; Jade LeBlanc, B.A. Psychology; Grace Toles, B.A. Biology and Community Health Education;

Smithfield: Megan Perkins, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;

South Berwick: Katie Emmons, B.S. Elementary Education; Chelsea Martel, B.S. Special Education;  Benjamin Yarian, B.A. Business Economics;

South Paris: Kayla Dore, B.S. Community Health Education; Brooke Ladd, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Kasey Mills, B.S. Elementary Education;

South Portland: Nicole Brigham, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Jennifer Gerry, B.F.A. Creative Writing; Sarah Meuse, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Springvale: Brittany Dabrieo, B.A. Psychology;

St. John Plantation: Gabrielle Potvin, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood;

Standish: Matthew Theriault, B.A. International and Global Studies; Zachary Vincent, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology;

Steep Falls: Charles Young, B.A. Political Science;

Stockton Springs: Donald Osthoff, B.A. Geology;

Stonington: Chastity Hardie, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Stratton: Devin Isgro, B.A. Business Economics;

Strong: Blair Fenning Jr., B.A. Art; Renae Ladd, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Brittany York, B.S. Elementary Education;

Temple: Jennifer Ladd, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Leadership; Dylan Toothaker, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Thorndike: Kathleen Schultz, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized and Mathematics;

Topsham: Erin Bowen, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Meghan Fogg, B.A. English;

Turner: Briana Luce, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Samuel Ricker, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized -;

Union: Rachel Siegel, B.S. Elementary Education;

Vassalboro: Nicole Bernhardt, B.A. Biology; Allison Reynolds, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics; Megan Waterman, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood;

Warren: Wyatt Porter, B.A. History;

Waterville: Michael Colella, B.S. Community Health Education; Danielle Joliceour, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Rachael Mitchell, B.A. English; Sydney Nichols, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Matthew Potter, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies;  Isaiah Spofford, B.A. History; Jamie Williams, B.S. Community Health Education and Psychology;

Wayne: Sarah Pokorny, B.A. Biology;

Westbrook: Priscilla Featherson, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education; Alison Hutchins, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Tyler Michaud, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English; Anna Traugh, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Westport Island: Shane Cushing, B.A. Psychology;

Wilton: Lauren Orff, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Windham: Stephen Lambert, B.A. Business Economics; Allisyn Libby, B.S. Elementary Education; Colin Mello, B.S. Special Education; Molly Olsen, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Shannon Tanguay, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Katherine Turpen, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies and B.A. History;

Winn: Wesley Gooch, B.A. Art;

Winslow: Sara Jackson, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Brenda Lane, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Jessica McCaslin, B.S. Elementary Education;

Winterport: Nicholas Butler, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Noel Zayir, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Winthrop: Vanessa Berry, B.S. Elementary Education; Pamela Soucy, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Katherine Spahr, B.S. Elementary Education;

Wiscasset: Lauren Trudeau, B.A. Psychology; Rebecca Slack, B.A. Psychology; Karina Sprague, B.S. Elementary Education;

Woodville: Taylor McCafferty, B.A. English;

Yarmouth: Samantha Hall, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Dillon Hough, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

York: Chelsea Morley, B.S. Special Education; Cole Phillips, B.S. Secondary Education – English.

CONNETICUT

Brookfield: Sarah Freitag, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Danbury: Cristie Joyce Pacete, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

East Windsor: Cassandra Farmer, B.A. Int Studies – Arts Admin Music;

Hampton: Renee Clermont, B.A. Psychology;

Niantic: Victoria Luce, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Salem: Sarah Frick, B.S. Secondary Education – Social Studies.

MASSACHUSETTS

Ayer: Tyler Brown, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Canton: Jaclyn Kandler, B.S. Community Health Education;

Gardner: Sadie Caron, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Groveland: Kanika Pathania, B.A. Biology;

Hanover: Carolyn Lee, B.A. English;

Harwich: Leah Hayden, B.S. Elementary Education;

Haverhill: Elizabeth Hutchins, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Hingham: Kyle McLaughlin, B.A. Environmental Planning and Policy;

Lawrence: Chantal Duchaine, B.A. Business Economics;

Lexington: David Grainger III, B.A. Business Economics;

Medway: Jonathan Osborne, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

North Attleboro: Joseph Menyo, B.A. Environmental Planning and Policy and Political Science;

Oakham: Jordan Luks, B.A. Environmental Science;

Sandwich: John Fitzgerald, B.A. Biology; Olivia Goddard, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Sharon: Russell Warren, B.S. Secondary Education – English;

Spencer: Christian Casault, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Wilmington: Jennifer Garrard, B.S. Elementary Education.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Derry: Trevor Neitz, B.A. Environmental Science;

Dover: Ian McAlister, B.S. Community Health Education;

East Hampstead: Shannon McCaffrey, B.A. Geology;

Freedom: Kyle Johnson, B.A. Geology and Environmental Science;

Greenville: Christa Bonney, B.A. Biology;

Hollis: Kelsey Caron, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Londonderry: Carinne Haigis, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English;

New London: Alexander Wulff, B.A. Geography;

Newmarket: Kristina Phomvongsa, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Health Information Systems;

Pelham: Carolyn Springford, B.A. Psychology;

Rindge: Kaelee Tanner, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Rochester: Kelly Payeur, M.S.Ed. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood;

Tuftonboro: Cassandra Kittredge, B.A. Environmental Planning and Policy;

Whitefield: Kálmán Csigi XIV, B.A. Environmental Science;

Wilmot: Jesse Williams, B.A. Biology.

RHODE ISLAND

Barrington: Katherine McLaughlin, B.S. Community Health Education;

Hope: Isabel Dodd, B.A. Psychology;

North Kingstown: Brigitta Valente, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Warwick: Danielle Lapre, B.S. Rehabilitation Services.

VERMONT

Chittenden: Geoffrey Ballou, B.A. Political Science;

Northfield: Keli McLellan, B.S. Rehabilitation Services.

DELAWARE

Newark: Alexa Lyman, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Newark: Kelsey O’Connor, B.A. Geology.

FLORIDA

Brooksville: Jordan Hohman, B.S. Elementary Education.

MARYLAND

Phoenix: Kyle Mitchell, B.S. Community Health Education.

NORTH CAROLINA

Cramerton: Pet Sumner, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology.

NEW JERSEY

Highland Lakes: Kyle Manning, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Hoboken: Kyle Sareyani, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary-Philosophy/Religion;

Rockaway: Samantha Wasko, B.S. Early Childhood Special Education;

Skillman: John Kuntz, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology;

Spotswood: Nicole Byrne, B.F.A. Creative Writing.

NEW YORK

East Hampton: Curran Brierley, B.S. Special Education;

Middletown: Shannon Roche, B.A. Psychology;

Saratoga Springs: Ryan Lee, B.S. Elementary Education;

Wappingers Falls: Craig Detheridge, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Psychology.

OHIO

Cincinnati: Jacqueline Rogers, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English.

PENNSYLVANIA

Bear Creek: Jenna Silliboy, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English.

TEXAS

Austin: Sabrina Penney, B.S. Rehabilitation Services.

VIRGINA

Fairfax: Kristen Phillips (Greeley), B.A. Psychology.

UNITED KINGDOM
London: Kiera Timme, B.S. Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics.

JAMAICA

Manchester: Rachel Anderson, B.F.A. Creative Writing.

JAPAN

Hamamatsu: Chihiro Kamiya, B.A. Political Science.

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Standout UMF Graduate Presents Research as Maine Policy Scholar

FARMINGTON, ME (May 14, 2015)—Charles Young, graduating UMF senior and 2014-15 Maine Policy Scholar recently delivered his policy research at the program’s graduation. In addition to his role as UMF Maine Policy Scholar, Young, a native of Steep Falls, is graduating from UMF Magna Cum Laude in just three years with a B.A. in political science and will be attending Suffolk University, in BosUMF student Charles Youngton,  in the fall for his master’s in public administration.

Young’s Maine Policy Scholar “memo to the governor” presented his research study on how the state of Maine can best foster growth and improvement in high speed internet service. An issue that has received close attention by Governor LePage and the Maine Legislature, high speed internet service is key to accelerating the economy in Maine, but, currently lags behind the service available in much of the U.S., according to analysts.

Young’s research explored how to encourage development of Maine’s broadband infrastructure while also helping unserved areas. His recommendations included creating a bond referendum to provide service to those without basic internet and revitalizing the ConnectME Authority in a way that would create more broadband competition in Maine.

According to Young, his interest in political science and public policy has flourished while at UMF. During his time at Farmington, in addition to his course work, he has held office with the UMF Religion and Philosophy Club; been involved with several political campaigns; been active with the Students for a Sensible Drug Policy student club; and interned with Envision Maine, a non-profit dedicated to growing Maine’s economy.

“Charlie’s an exceptional young man and student,” said Jim Melcher, UMF professor of political science. “He’s driven, persistent and so very passionate on the issues that fascinate him, such as broadband internet access and its future in Maine. I’m eager to see him develop from here–he has an astonishing degree of potential.”

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. 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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Media Contact: Jim Melcher, UMF professor of political science at jim.melcher@maine.edu or 207-778-7416

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2015/05/RP145-063.jpg

Photo Credit: UMF photo

UMF Hosts Second Annual Western Maine Community Job and Resource Fair, May 21

FARMINGTON, ME (May 13, 2015)—The University of Maine at Farmington is reaching out to help members of the Western Maine community interested in community resources and career opportunities with its second annual Western Maine Community Job and Resource Fair. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center, 152 Quebec St., Farmington. It is free and open to the public.

The Job and Resource Fair is a joint effort hosted by UMF Career Services and the Maine Career Center. Other partners include the Disability Employment Initiative, the Central Western Maine Workforce Investment Board and Western Maine Community Action.

The community job fair was created to help students, alumni and community members in Western Maine learn about employment and service opportunities throughout the state. More than 40 Maine employers and service providers will be in attendance, including educational, manufacturing, retail, public service, customer service, health care and social service, Maine State agencies, U.S. military, veteran resources and more.

“This annual job and resource fair provides a network of valuable employment and resource contacts for those members of the community looking to make a career or life change,” said Peter Osborne, UMF career counselor. “UMF is excited to once again offer this opportunity to Maine citizens looking to improve their lives.”

 

For more information and a complete list of employers and service providers attending the fair visit the UMF Career Service website at: http://www2.umf.maine.edu/careers/job-fairs-and-career-events/western-maine-job-fair/.

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Media Contact: Peter Osborne, UMF career counselor, at peter.osborne@maine.edu or 207-778-7035