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More than 335 bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates march in 2016 UMF Commencement ceremony

UMF President Foster and graduate

UMF President Kathryn A. Foster congratulates graduate at recent Commencement ceremony.

With excitement in the air, the University of Maine at Farmington held their 2016 Commencement Ceremony, Saturday, May 14. UMF President Kathryn A. Foster, faculty, administrators and dignitaries led the University’s more than 335 bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates who marched in the festive, annual event. “What a proud day this is,” said Foster. “It’s always an honor to watch our degree candidates turn their tassels as they transition from students to graduates and lifelong alumni. They have dreamed big, worked hard and found their lives’ passion here at UMF.  It’s exciting to know they’ll build on that knowledge and experience as they chart their course for the future.”

Portland Press Herald
Kennebec Journal
Morning Sentinel
Sun Journal

UMF names Education Center in honor of longtime president Kalikow

UMF President Foster and former President Kalikow

UMF President Kathryn A. Foster honors former President Kalikow with building naming

The UMF Education Center was recently named in honor of its longtime President Theodora J. Kalikow who served from 1994 to 2012. Her contributions to UMF were honored by current UMF President Kathryn A. Foster at a dedication ceremony attended by dignitaries, colleagues and friends. Her commitment to the University and student success throughout her tenure, was noted in an article in the Sun Journal. Now named the Theodora J. Kalikow Education Center, the LEED-Silver certified building is home to the UMF College of Education, Health and Rehabilitation.

Sun Journal
Daily Bulldog

UMF partners with USM to offer 5-year master’s programs in counseling careers

UMF psychology students

Dan Seabold, UMF professor of psychology (center), meets with students in small group counseling discussion sessions.

To help streamline students’ career preparation, UMF has partnered with USM to offer two, new five-year programs to accelerate their master’s degrees in counseling or social work. As reported by the Daily Bulldog, the 3+2 programs will help students graduate a year ahead of time and reduce their college costs while preparing them for a professional career where they can help meet Maine’s growing mental health needs. Students will begin by pursuing their undergraduate degree at UMF. In their third year at UMF, a streamlined graduate application process will pave the way for students to gain early acceptance to the USM Master’s Program. “These programs are a great opportunity for UMF and USM to help our students fast-track their counseling careers while still getting a top-notch education,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “Creative partnerships like this are all about finding different ways to help students be successful, while meeting their career needs.”

Daily Bulldog

UMF Honors Program celebrates 30 year anniversary

Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky

The UMF Honors Program recently celebrated its 30th anniversary bringing together current Honors Program students, accomplished alumni and engaged faculty to commemorate the significant contributions the program makes in the lives of UMF students and graduates. The festivities featured a keynote speech by Robert Pinsky, distinguished author and former U.S. Poet Laureate. According to the Sun Journal, the first Honors endeavor began in 1981, graduated its first Honors Scholars in 1986 and has grown to become a far-reaching program with extensive academic and real-world experience opportunities. “Students in one of our Honors courses recently returned from Dublin, Ireland,” said Eric Brown, UMF professor of English and director of the Honors Program. “What better way to get the flavor of James Joyce and understand his writings than to actually walk in his characters’ footsteps.”

Sun Journal

Dynamic UMF Emery Community Arts Center exhibit features four local artists, June 10-Aug.14

Aspects: 4 Artists posterFARMINGTON, ME (June 7, 2016)—The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus is excited to present its latest exhibit, “ASPECTS: 4 ARTISTS,” featuring the work of four prolific local artists:  Lori Soucie, David Crowley, Sue Bisaillon and Roger Bisaillon. This dynamic new mixed media exhibit runs from June 10 thru Aug. 14, with an opening reception 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 14. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Featured Artists:

Lori Soucie
Soucie finds inspiration in the colors, textures, forms, and beauty of nature. Her new body of work is devoted to a single subject matter, flowers. She has also found inspiration in the work of many photographers and artists including Georgia O’Keeffe who, when speaking about her own work, said, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.”

Soucie’s photographs have been exhibited in galleries and businesses throughout Maine. Her work has been accepted into the Maine Photography Show for five years and she has exhibited twice in the Maine Art Scene virtual exhibit. She has studied photography with John Paul Caponigro, Jay Stock, LeeAnn LaFleur, and Barbara Tobey. She received her B.A. from the University of Maine at Farmington. Visit her images at www.lorisoucie.com.

“Andrew With Faith and Reason” by David Crowley

“Andrew With Faith and Reason” by David Crowley

David Scriven Crowley
Crowley has been making art for over forty years and is the recipient of many awards and prizes. His work is included in many private, corporate and museum collections. “My work is about emotion, the profound sense of a mandate so demanding and compulsive that the need to make something must be satisfied. Even if the lack of time, funds, and the market do not support the idea, the need for the project to be realized is so compelling as to force itself into fruition,” said Crowley.

In 2004, he was given a retrospective of his work at the Cape Ann Art Museum in Gloucester Massachusetts. Christine Temin of the Boston Globe said of his work, “Crowley’s technical mastery, enigmatic conversations, and rich textures and colors are not to be missed.” Among his many exhibitions, Crowley has exhibited at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland Maine, the Walker Art Museum at Bowdoin College, the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield Massachusetts, the Marietta Art Museum, Ohio, the CMCA in Rockport Maine and Husson College.

Sue and Roger Bisaillon
The Bisaillon’s process of making art is reflective of their life­ working daily in their rural Maine studio. Color and textural surface are paramount in their product. Their ultimate partnership has been the impetus for their high energy, unique product. They are partners where designing and fabrication is his forte and they glaze together. Over the years they have traveled extensively and have established a strong clientele. Hand building in terra cotta earthenware clay, he utilizes all building techniques (coil, pinch, slab, extrusion, throwing, pinching, stamping) to fabricate low fire sculpture and pottery. It is thick, deeply carved, nonsymmetrical and textural inviting the viewer to touch and participate with the piece.

“The process of creating art has been an integral part of daily existence for my entire life. With a compulsion to constantly create, clay has been a natural avenue to release my aesthetic energy,” said Roger Bisaillon.

The Emery Community Arts Center’s summer hours are daily from 12 p.m.­6 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Astra Pierson at astra.pierson@maine.edu.

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Photo Credit: UMF image
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Caption:  “Andrew With Faith and Reason” by David Crowley

UMF Early Aspirations Program helps make college accessible to high school students

UMF Assistant Professor Rhonda Jamison challenges high school students with college course.

UMF Assistant Professor Rhonda Jamison challenges high school students with college course.

Just launched this spring, UMF’s Early Aspirations partnership with Dirigo High School in Dixfield, Maine,  challenges high school students to learn stimulating college level material taught by a full-time UMF professor in their own high school classroom. As reported by the Sun Journal, Rhonda Jamison, UMF assistant professor of psychology, travels to the high school two days a week to teach the college level Psychology 101 course to high school juniors and seniors. Brad Conant, Dirigo high school teacher, uses Jamison’s materials on the other three days to supplement and support her work. According to Jamison, the class “takes the mystery out of the college experience” for high school students. The students earn both high school and college credit for the course that helps them see themselves as successful with college academics.

Sun Journal

UMF features United States Air Force Langley Winds Flag Day concert, June 14

FARMINGTON, ME (June 1, 2016)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present a concert by the United States Air Force Langley Winds of the USAF Heritage of America Band at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 14. The concert will take place in the Performance Space in the Emery Community Arts Center, at 111 South Street, on the UMF campus and is free and open to the public.

United States Air Force Langley Winds of the USAF Heritage of America Band

United States Air Force Langley Winds of the USAF Heritage of America Band

Langley Winds is a pioneering woodwind and percussion ensemble offering innovative programming covering a wide array of musical styles. Employing a unique blend of instruments, Langley Winds performs creative arrangements and new compositions. Audiences enjoy hearing these virtuosic orchestral solo instruments in an intimate chamber music setting.

Activated in 1941, the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism among all the US military service branches. These world-class musicians are stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. They travel throughout the Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions presenting over 3000 events annually.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2016/06/RP156-075.jpg

Photo Credit: Submitted photo

Photo Caption: United States Air Force Langley Winds of the USAF Heritage of America Band

UMF partners with USM to offer 5-year master’s program in counseling careers

FARMINGTON, ME (May 23, 2016)—To help streamline students’ preparation for a career in counseling or social work, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Southern Maine are offering two new, collaborative programs making it possible for students to receive their bachelor’s in psychology and their masters in counseling or social work in five years instead of six.

Available in fall 2016, the Psychology-Counseling 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.) and Psychology-Social Work 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.W.) will help students graduate a year ahead of time and reduce their college costs while preparing them for a professional career where they can help meet Maine’s growing mental health needs.

“This program is a great opportunity for UMF and USM to help our students fast-track their counseling careers while still getting a top-notch education,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “Creative partnerships like this are all about finding different ways to help students be successful, while meeting their career needs.”

These accelerated programs were developed under the leadership of Steven Quackenbush, UMF professor of psychology; Adele Baruch, USM associate professor of counselor education in clinical mental health counseling; Bette Katsekas, USM associate professor of counselor education; and Jeanette Andonian, USM associate professor of social work.

“Many of the students in our psychology program know early on that they want to take their education to the next level in the helping fields,” said Quackenbush. “This program gives them the opportunity to accelerate their education while giving them the best professional preparation possible.”

UMF psychology students

Dan Seabold, UMF professor of psychology (center), meets with students in small group counseling discussion sessions.

Students will begin by pursuing their undergraduate degree at UMF. They will graduate from UMF in three years with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology (B.A.) and a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician certification (MHRT/Community), the most widely needed certification in the state of Maine.

This fully-accredited program will have students completing a full undergraduate course load of 128 credit hours. This includes 16 course credits and two seminar credits each regular semester, four credits of coursework over two summers and an 8-credit summer internship. Courses will include upper-level courses in counseling, including psychotherapeutic methods, couples therapy, child and family counseling and crisis intervention.

Interactive, discussion-based seminar classes at UMF will help students build skills in the practice of counseling. They will work collaboratively with each other, faculty and the educational community and as upperclassmen will prepare for graduate study by serving as mentors to the incoming cohort of students.

In their third year at UMF, a streamlined graduate application process will pave the way for students to gain early acceptance to the USM Master’s Program. Students accepted into this second phase of the program can complete their master’s level studies in two years.

“This new partnership is a win-win for UMF, USM and most importantly for students. By offering them this expedited path into the fields of counseling and social work, they will save time and money and enter their chosen profession a year earlier,” said USM President Glenn Cummings.

USM’s graduate program will provide students with advanced mental health counseling, school counseling or social work curriculum that prepares them to work with individuals and families as well as organizations and communities. Students in the accelerated program will graduate with a Master of Science in Counseling (M.S.) or Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree.

“Our USM Counselor Education Mental Health Concentration is a well-regarded program and one of the region’s few CACREP-accredited mental health counseling programs. The 3+2 experience allows students who are accepted into our program a more efficient process of obtaining their credentials to become a mental health counselor, a most exciting, meaningful and necessary profession,” said Katsekas.

For more information, see the Multi-Degree Programs on the UMF website at: umf.maine.edu/majors-academics and the Masters programs in counseling education and social work at USM, view: usm.maine.edu/counselor-education and usm.maine.edu/swo.

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Media Contacts for more information:

Steven Quackenbush, UMF professor of psychology, at steven.quackenbush@maine.edu or 207-778-7518

Bette Katsekas, USM associate professor and coordinator, Counselor Education Program, bette.katsekas@maine.edu, 207-780-5578 / 207-671-9840
EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2016/05/RP156-074.jpg

Photo Credit: UMF photo

Photo Caption:  Dan Seabold, UMF professor of psychology (center), meets with students in small group counseling discussion sessions.

335 UMF graduates march in 2016 Commencement Ceremony

FARMINGTON, ME (May 14, 2016)—With excitement in the air, the University of Maine at Farmington held their 2016 Commencement Ceremony today, Saturday, May 14. UMF President Kathryn A. Foster, faculty, administrators and dignitaries led the University’s more than 335 bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates who marched in today’s festive, annual event.

“What a proud day this is,” said Foster. “It’s always an honor to watch our degree candidates turn their tassels as they transition from students to graduates and lifelong alumni. They have dreamed big, worked hard and found their lives’ passion here at UMF.  It’s exciting to know they’ll build on that knowledge and experience as they chart their course for the future.”

UMF 2016 Commencement

The weather was perfect as more than 335 bachelor’s and master’s graduates marched in UMF’s 2016 Commencement ceremony.

UMF graduates, their families, the UMF community and honored guests listened to Alan Shaw Taylor, two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and one of the nation’s premier historians, as he delivered today’s Commencement address. Taylor was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by UMF for his significant and insightful scholarly contributions.

An historian, scholar, educator, author and Maine native, Taylor is only the fourth person to win two Pulitzer Prizes for American History since the establishment of the award in 1917. A notable expert on Colonial America, the Revolution and the Early American Republic, he is known for finding new stories in history and looking at them in ways that other historians might not, according to historians in Maine.

Born in Portland, Taylor is a Bonny Eagle High School and Colby College graduate, who returns often to Maine. His first book, in 1990, “Liberty Men and Great Proprietors: The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820,” focused on Maine’s early settlement, before statehood. Just six years later, he received his first Pulitzer Prize in American History for “William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early Republic.” It was also awarded the Bancroft and Beveridge prizes.

In 2014, he received a second Pulitzer Prize for “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832,” a book about runaway slaves who helped the British military. According to the Pulitzer committee’s citation, Taylor’s book is “a meticulous and insightful account of why runaway slaves in the colonial era were drawn to the British side as potential liberators.” It also won the Merle Curti Prize for Social History (OAH) and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Graduating senior Emily Rumble from York gave today’s student address. A standout student, Rumble is a George Mitchell Scholar and Honors Student who graduated Cum Laude with a major in secondary education. After graduation her goal is to work as a high school English Teacher.

Foster and Joseph McGinn, provost and vice president for academic affairs, conferred degrees to this year’s graduates. Marjorie Medd, 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 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that helps prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.


The list of 2016 University of Maine at Farmington graduates includes:

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Acton: Aaron Rivard, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Albany Township: Britany Douglass, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Anson: Ashley Libby, B.A. Psychology;

Arundel: Christopher Roberts, B.S. Elementary Education and B.A. Psychology;

Atkinson: Ashley Goodine, B.S. Elementary Education;

Auburn: Eliza Bissonette, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Tammy Dwyer, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort;  Samantha Laverdure, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Tamarah Marston, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Augusta: Erika Burns, B.S. Elementary Education; Cody Corron, B.A. Business Economics; Ian Gingras, B.A. Psychology; Spencer Hodge, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies; Dylan Rogers, B.A. Biology; Rebecca-Ann Severy, B.S. Elementary Education;

Bangor: Jane Fournier, B.S. Community Health Education; Robin Murphy, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Bath: Argia Charles, B.A. English;

Belfast: Katelyn Ross, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Belgrade: Chelsy Biegon, B.S. Elementary Education; Taylor Fitzgerald, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies – Environmental Philosophy; Aaron Verrill, B.A. Biology;

Benton: Amy Clifford, B.A. Culture Meaning and Society;

Berwick: Adrian Ryan, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Bethel: Kyle Peterson, B.A. Business Economics;

Biddeford: Athena Pappaconstantine, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Bingham: Lindsey Cirell, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology;

Boothbay: Meghan Smith, B.S. Elementary Education;

Boothbay Harbor: Megan Hodgdon, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort;

Bridgton: Maeghan Sloat, B.A. Business Economics; Mariah Sloat, B.S. Community Health Education;

Bristol: Andrew Hatchel, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Brooklin: Brittany Courtot, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Brunswick: Nicholas Blasens, B.A. Psychology; Catherine Reno, B.A. Psychology; Katherine Warner, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Bryant Pond: Susan Newkirk, B.S. Community Health Education;

Buckfield: Austin Dooley, B.S. Community Health Education; Ashley Hutchinson, B.A. Psychology;

Burkettville: Samantha Esancy, B.S. Elementary Education;

Camden: Alexander Beloin, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Canaan: Amber Rowell, B.S. Elementary Education;

Canton: Samantha Blanchette, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

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

Carrabassett Valley: Mackenzie Audet, B.A. Psychology; Ashley Shurtleff, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Chelsea: Emily Soule, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Tricia Tzikas, B.A. Business Economics;

Chesterville: Joshua Fletcher, B.A. Geology;

China: Tyler Belanger, B.S. Elementary Education and Psychology;

Clinton: India Bailey, B.A. Mathematics;

Cornville: Kara Bubier, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Philip Estabrook, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Crawford: Tyler Provencher, B.A. Culture, Meaning and Society;

Cumberland Center: Tricia Grover, B.S. Community Health Education;

Damariscotta: Joshua Richards, B.S. Environmental Science and Geology; Anhui Yost, B.A. Biology;

Dayton: Marc Boissonnault, B.A. Psychology;

Dixfield: Travis Willis, B.A. English;

East Boothbay: Andreas Panagore, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

East Millinocket: Emily Armour, B.S. Community Health Education;

Eastport: Sarah Ashley, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Eddington: Clayton Perry, B.G.S. Bachelor of Education Studies;

Ellsworth: Patricia McLain, B.A. Psychology; Katharine Schrader, B.A. History and International & Global Studies;

Embden: Nathan Adley, B.S. Elementary Education;

Fairfield: Holden Cookson, B.A. Environmental Policy/Planning; Mary Getchell, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort; Casandra Moreau, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Amanda White, B.S. Elementary Education;

Falmouth: Arielle Harding, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies – Sociology and Communications;

Farmingdale: Catie Eccleston, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Farmington: Eric Barry, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English; Katrina Campbell, B.A. Psychology; Katherine Duchesne M.S. Master of Science in Education; Zachary Faulkner, B.A. Psychology; Molly Fissette, B.S. Elementary Education; Christopher Goodwin, B.A. Actuarial Science and Mathematics; Taliesin Greaton, B.A. Computer Science; Joseph Martin, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Thai Sinkinson, B.A. Psychology; Judith Stone, B.S. Rehabilitation Services and Psychology; Jesse Williams, B.A. Psychology and Philosophy/Religion;

Fayette: Channa Schroff, B.A. Art;

Fryeburg: Sylvia Brooks, B.S. Elementary Education; Zachery Rowland, B.S. Community Health Education;
Barrett Wilson, B.A. Business Economics;

Gardiner: Laura Burnham, B.S. Elementary Education; Haley Gross, B.S. Early Childhood Education;
Jagger Trouant, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Garland: Vincent Malinauskas, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Georgetown: Lauren Crosby, B.S. Secondary Education – English;

Glenburn: Jasmine Heckler, B.A. English;

Gorham: Kaitlin Flanders, B.S. Elementary Education; Emily Thompson, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Greene: Dayle Jordan, B.S. Elementary Education;

Greenville Junction: Amelia Coburn, B.A. English;

Greenwood: Megan LaCroix, B.S. Elementary Education;

Guilford: Abby Burdin, B.S. Community Health Education;

Harpswell: Shelby Morin, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort;

Hartford: Elisha Morris, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Kaitlyn Rines, B.S. Elementary Education;

Hebron: Marisa Hanning, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin; Samantha Hatch, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Hollis: Tyler Brown, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies and Psychology;

Houlton: Ashir Abouleish, B.A. Psychology;

Industry: Consuelo Webb, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies;

Jay: Mariah Buote, B.S. Elementary Education; Jordan DeMillo, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;
Jill Gingras, B.F.A.Creative Writing and Art; Angela Hutchins, B.A. English; Lindsey Jacques, B.S. Community Health Education; Judith Macomber, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Miranda St Pierre, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Timothy York, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies – Geospatial Sustainability;

Jefferson: Meryl Bond, B.A. Biology; Allison Fortin, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Jory Humphrey, B.A. Business Psychology;

Jonesport: Kristopher Kelley, B.A. Psychology;

Kennebunk: Britt Couturier, B.A. Psychology; Melissa Fortier, B.S. Early Childhood Education;
Erin Ingraham, B.A. Psychology;
Kingfield: Sandra Jamison, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Kittery Point: Olivia Dow, B.A. Psychology;

Lamoine: Julia Christie, B.A. Psychology;

Leeds: Matthew Bilodeau, B.S. Environmental Science; Victoria Penney, B.A. Psychology;

Lewiston: Ibrahim Achekh, B.A. Business Economics; Megan Charest, B.S. Early Childhood Education;
Ashley Ferrence, B.A. Psychology; Abdikadir Hassan, B.A. Psychology; Abdirahman Hussein, B.A. Business Economics; Dahir Muktar, B.A. Business Psychology;

Liberty: Anastasia McFadden-Foy, B.A. Psychology;

Lisbon Falls: Joseph Doughty, B.S. Community Health Education; Kenneth Fairbanks, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin; Katherine Lemieux, B.S. Community Health Education; Lindsey Whitney, B.A. Psychology;

Litchfield: Jessica Roberts, B.A. Psychology;

Livermore Falls: Nicole Adams, B.A. Computer Science; Tabatha Edes, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies;

Long Island: Melissa Brown, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort;

Lovell: Nathaniel McCann, B.S. Elementary Education; Sara Williams, B.A. International & Global Studies;

Lyman: Mikayla Frazier, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Ryan Scott, B.A. English;

Madison: Taylor Cipriano, B.S. Community Health Education; Katherine Drew, B.A. Psychology; Julie Elias, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort;

Mapleton: JoLonna Gough, B.S. Community Health Education;

Mechanic Falls: Meghan Rowe, B.S. Elementary Education;

Mercer: Noelle Hancock, B.A. Biology;

Mexico: Ayla Allen, B.S. Community Health Education; Andrea Benya, B.S. Community Health Education;

Millinocket: Alyssa McLean, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Monmouth: Mackenzie Kelley, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Molly Menice, B.S. Community Health Education;

Mount Vernon: Maeve O’Reiley, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Naples: Tonner Hann, B.A. Art; Stephanie Winslow, B.S. Elementary Education;

New Gloucester: Leah Rottari, B.S. Elementary Education;

New Sharon: Brooke Nichols, B.A. Political Science;

New Vineyard: Thomas Callahan, B.A. History; Lawrence Ronco, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Newcastle: Thomas Alexander, B.A. Geology;

Nobleboro: Samara Ethier-Whitmore, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Norridgewock: Travis Bent, B.A. History; Brandi Merry, B.A. English; Michael Pakulski, B.A. Geology; Erica Poissonnier, B.S. Community Health Education;

North Anson: Spencer Shaw, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies – Philosophy of Film;

Norway: Deric Hanscom, B.A. Psychology;

Oakland: Mara Balboni, B.S. Elementary Education; Ryan Berthiaume, B.A. Psychology; Tyler Creasy, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies; Christopher Knight, B.A. History; Justin Meader, B.S. Community Health Education; Casey Wrigley, B.A. Business Economics;

Old Orchard Beach: Kristi Bean, B.S. Secondary Ed Mathematics; Jeffrey Taylor, B.A. Psychology;

Old Town: John McCullagh, B.S. Community Health Education;

Orono: Brewster Cherkis, B.A. Biology;

Orrington: Christopher Coleman, B.S. Secondary Ed Mathematics and Mathematics;

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

Oxford: Laura Lacasse, B.S. Community Health Education; Nicholas Lacasse, B.S. Secondary Ed Mathematics and Mathematics;

Palermo: Nicole Baker Glidden, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Camiesha Terry, B.A. Psychology;

Penobscot: Megan Staples, B.S. Community Health Education and Psychology;

Peru: Tammy-Lyn Costantino, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort;

Phillips: Phoebe Fast, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Phippsburg: Dylan Moreau, B.A. Geology;

Pittsfield: Ryan Crocker, B.A. Business Economics; Carolyn Newhouse, B.A. English;

Plymouth: Brittany Hopkins, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies –  Language and Development in Children;

Poland: Trevor Whitney, B.A. Psychology;

Portland: Brandye Devine, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort; Michael Diffin Jr., B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies and B.A. History; Samantha Gilmour, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Thelonious Lichter, B.A. English; Linda Matthews, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort;

Presque Isle: Christina Hallowell, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Shawn Russell, B.A. Business Economics;

Rangeley: Chelsea Dresser, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Alison Loud, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Sheryl Morton, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Raymond: Josiah Adams, B.A. English;

Readfield: Joshua Bickerman, B.A. Psychology; Zain Padamsee, B.A. Environmental Policy/Planning;
Tanner Webb, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Richmond: Sloan Hanning, B.A. Psychology;

Rockport: Sarah Winchenbach, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Rome: Kerry Schlosser, B.A. Biology;

Rumford: Kaitlyn Cote, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Krista Cote, B.S. Elementary Education; Beverly Dunst, B.S. Community Health Education and B.A. Psychology; Stephanie Garcia, B.S. Elementary Education; Derek Volkernick, B.A. Psychology;

Sabattus: Jasmine Hussey, B.G.S. Bachelor of Education Studies; Kayla McIntosh, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Saco: Sara Duquette, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort; Joshua Wynne, B.S. Elementary Education;

Sanford: Leanne Arsenault, B.A. Psychology; Amber Cognato, B.S. Special Education;

Scarborough: Nathaniel Duggan, B.F.A. Creative Writing; Amanda Ledue, B.S. Elementary Education;
Mallory Lewis, B.A. Psychology; Parisa Mohabbati, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort; Sarah Pritchard, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Micaela Sargent, B.A. Biology; Cole Smith, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Sebec: Daniel Moriarty, B.A. Political Science;

Sidney: Amanda Clifford, B.G.S. Bachelor of Education Studies; Renee Moody, B.S. Elementary Education; Shelby Thibodeau, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Allison White, B.S. Special Education;

Skowhegan: Matthew Bigelow, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Olivia Brown, B.S. Elementary Education; Riley Johnson, B.S. Environmental Science; Katelynn Lizotte, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Jennifer Meade, B.G.S. Bachelor of Education Studies; Grace Toles, B.A. Biology and Community Health Education; Lydia Welch, B.A. Psychology;

Solon: Sikwani Dana, B.S. Secondary Ed Earth & Space Sci;

South China: Simon Rollins, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

South Portland: Shelby Bryant, B.A. Psychology; Elizabeth Carnell, B.S. Secondary Ed Earth & Space Sci; Josette Hakizimana, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort; Mariah Hartley, B.A. Psychology;

Starks: Jessica Gaeta, B.A. Psychology;

Steep Falls: Samantha Gifford, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Strong: Blair Fenning Jr., B.A. Art;

Surry: Amanda Moir, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Topsham: Lacey Campbell, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Ashley Libby, B.G.S. Bachelor of Education Studies; Rachel Schoenberg, B.S. Elementary Education; Meghan Schofield, B.S. Elementary Education;

Turner: Paige Davis, B.S. Community Health Education; Andrew Gaudette, B.S. Community Health Education;

Unity: Delainey Kein, B.S. Elementary Education;

Vassalboro: Nathan Bowring, B.A. Computer Science; Sean Cabaniss, B.A. Secondary Ed Mathematics;
Baylee Doughty, B.S. Community Health Education;

Vienna: James Neal, B.A. Business Economics;

Waldoboro: Emily Sirianni, B.S. Community Health Education;

Waterville: Nicholas Gerry, B.A. Political Science and Culture, Meaning & Society; Megan Heath, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Vanessa Norman, B.A. Political Science; Kara Patenaude, B.S. Special Education; Jinni-Mae Workman, B.F.A. Creative Writing and Psychology;

Wellington: Emily Glynn, B.S. Community Health Education;

Wells: Nathan Chase, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin; Jeni Wallingford, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

West Gardiner: Nicholas Bucci, B.F.A. Creative Writing and Political Science;

Westbrook: Andrew Beckwith, B.A. Business Economics; Haley Berry, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;
Helen Hayward, B.A. Biology;

Whitefield: Thomas Grady, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Wilton: Jaycee Jenckes, B.S. Community Health Education; Morgan Spencer, B.A. Business Economics;
Siiri Stinson, B.A. Business Economics; Tiffany Thompson Meryhew, B.A. Computer Science; Dustin Zamboni, B.S. Community Health Education;

Windham: Timothy Bushika, B.F.A. Creative Writing; Connor Joy, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Windsor: Victoria Condon, B.S. Community Health Education; Molly King, B.S. Special Education and Creative Writing;

Winslow: Elizabeth Ferry, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Alicia Higgins, B.A. Psychology;

Winterport: Marissa Arrigoni, B.A. Psychology;

Winthrop: Parker Chapin, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Meagan Scully, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Yarmouth: Meagan Haley, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Cameron McAllister, B.S. Elementary Education; Dustin McCrossin, B.A. Biology; Taylor Sisk, B.A. Psychology; Abigail Smith, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

York: Bret Gundlah, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies – Philosophy and Environmental Planning and Policy;
Emily Rumble, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Colleen Tourigny, B.S. Special Education;

CONNECTICUT

Cornwall: Kevin Hubbard, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

East Windsor: Cassandra Farmer, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Ellington: Erica Feenstra, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Gales Ferry: Michelle Hart, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Putnam: Audrey Gidman, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

South Glastonbury: Connor Sabia, B.A. Actuarial Science and Mathematics;

Southington: Victoria Alagna, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Tolland: Joshua Cardella, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

MASSACHUSETTS

Ashby: Emily Lorenzen, B.A. Business Economics;

Bedford: Elise Musicant, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Boxford: Luke Deems, B.A. Art;

Charlemont: Brittany Bissell, B.A. Biology;

Framingham: Tayoung Nuyepga, B.A. Business Psychology; : Stephanie Schulman, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Holyoke: Megan Popp, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Lakeville: Lauren Coe, B.S. Elementary Education;

Leominster: Laura Maust, B.A. Geology;

Osterville: Jon McCabe, B.A. Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Plymouth: Kimberly Arthurs, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English; Bridget Flaherty, B.A. Art;

Randolph: Nicole Colageo, B.A. Psychology;

Revere: Talya Briana, B.A. Biology;

Sandwich: Taylor Marshall, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Turners Falls: Uriah Forest-Bulley, B.A. Actuarial Science;

Waltham: Samantha Lackeyram-Owen, B.A. Biology;

Westminster: Emily Vitone, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Winchester: Cecilia Natale, B.S. Community Health Education;

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Boscawen: Jeremy Demers, B.A. Business Economics;

Errol: Alexandria Letarte, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Hampstead: Joshua Worthen, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Kingston: Jennifer Bailey, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English;

Laconia: Debbra Parent, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Manchester: Kathryn Johnson, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Nashua: Olivia Hamilton, B.S. Elementary Education; Haley Lynch, B.S. Elementary Education;

Penacook: Jennifer Field, B.A. Psychology;

Plainfield: Rebecca Young, B.A. Biology;

Portsmouth: Erika Lundgren, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Rochester: Cody Moulton, B.A. Psychology;

RHODE ISLAND

Lincoln: Erin Wood, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed and Visual and Performing Arts;

Middletown: Jack Holland, B.A. Business Economics;

VERMONT

Burlington: Meghan Plant, B.S. Community Health Education; Hannah Watson, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Northfield: Grace Hatch, B.A. English;

West Dover: Brittney Torroni, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

ALASKA

Girdwood: Molly Hinkel, B.A. Biology;

CALIFORNIA

Concord: Savannah Ridgley, B.F.A. Creative Writing and B.A. Biology;

Mission Viejo: Avalon Amador, B.A. English;

NEW JERSEY

East Brunswick: John Pich, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

NEW YORK

Averill Park: Matthew McGreevy, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Bay Shore: Angelica Horne, B.A. Psychology and Community Health Education;

Brooklyn: Zhanna Ivanova, B.A. International & Global Studies;

Valley Stream: Zachary Sathasivam, B.A. Psychology;

OHIO

Toledo: Audrey Blaufuss, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

HONG KONG

Tsuen Wan: Siu Hin Calvin Lui, B.A. Psychology;

IVORY COAST

Abidjan: Houdji Darine Gnidehoue, B.A. Actuarial Science;

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos can be found at:

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Photo Credit: UMF photo
Photo Caption:  Abdirahman Hussein, who set his sights on being a leader to Lewiston’s immigrant youth back in high school, fulfilled that dream at UMF’s 2016 Commencement ceremony today.
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Photo Caption:  The weather was perfect as more than 335 bachelor’s and master’s graduates marched in UMF’s 2016 Commencement ceremony.

UMF graduate heading to Spain on Fulbright Fellowship

Travis Bent

Travis Bent

Travis Bent, graduating UMF senior from Norridgewock, is headed to Spain on a Fulbright Fellowship. Bent graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and minors in Spanish, French and International and Global Studies, as reported by the Morning Sentinel. “Receiving a Fulbright award is such an honor and a significant personal achievement,” said UMF President Kathryn A. Foster. “The school is proud of Bent and two alumni who also have received the award and the course they’ve charted as ambassadors to the world.” The highly competitive national Fulbright program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department to promote good will internationally. It enables college graduates, young professionals and artists to conduct research, teach English as a foreign language or pursue a creative project in more than 150 countries.

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