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UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement Awarded Regional Grant

FARMINGTON, ME (May 24, 2013)—The University of Maine at Farmington’s Partnership for Civic Advancement was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Franklin County Fund and the Western Mountains Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Launched last spring, the Partnership was developed to strengthen and expand university-community relations through the creation of experiential learning opportunities for students that serve regional needs and priorities, improve student learning outcomes, and through the sharing of University resources and expertise advance sustainable development and steward quality of place in rural western Maine.

Celeste Branham, UMF vice president for student and community services, stated that the grant from the Franklin County Fund and the Western Mountains Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, in addition to providing much needed resources to continue moving the Partnership forward during its critical implementation years, is particularly valued and appreciated because of the support it demonstrates from our regional community for the Partnership’s purpose and efforts to date.

Branham noted that the Partnership’s first year was highly successful by several metrics and very encouraging for its growth in the coming years. Over the course of just three academic semesters, the Partnership has established 39 new community partnerships and, in collaboration with those partners, developed 56 internship opportunities representing community-based work in the arts, marketing, computer technology, political science, government, environmental planning and policy, resource conservation, outdoor recreation, business and government, for example.

Planned through an extensive two-year collaborative process with representatives from the regional community and the campus, the Partnership will include the full range of engagement types when fully implemented, including: internships, undergraduate research, service learning, volunteerism and leadership education and training.

UMF is phasing in program components and growing the program incrementally to make sure that strong organizational systems, as well as external and internal capacities, are developed to support the Partnership’s work effectively over the long-term.

During its initial year of implementation, the Partnership focused on establishing organizational systems and on building a robust internship program. For the upcoming year, the Partnership plans to expand its internship program and initiate efforts to implement the undergraduate research and leadership education and training components of its program.

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Media Contact: Celeste Branham, UMF vice president for student and community services, at 207-778-7087 or cbranham@maine.edu

UMF President Foster Celebrates First Commencement Ceremony

KateThe University of Maine at Farmington awarded 456 diplomas at its 2013 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, with new UMF President Kathryn A. Foster presiding. Foster, faculty, administrators and dignitaries led the graduates in a traditional procession to the festive sounds of bagpipes to open the ceremony. According to an article in the Kennebec Journal, William Wegman—pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer—delivered the keynote address to UMF graduates and their families, the UMF community and honored guests. The University awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Wegman along with Barbara W. Woodlee, recently-retired president of Kennebec Valley Community College and UMF alumna. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this time-honored tradition at UMF,” said Foster. “This is not only a day to celebrate the outstanding work and academic achievements of our students over the course of their time at UMF, but also a time to look ahead to the opportunities that higher education make possible.”

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UMF President Kathryn A. Foster Presides Over First Commencement Ceremony

FARMINGTON, ME (May 18, 2013)—With a celebratory air of excitement, University of Maine at Farmington held its 2013 Commencement Ceremony this morning, Saturday, May 18, with new UMF President Kathryn A. Foster presiding. Foster, faculty, administrators and dignitaries led the graduates in a traditional procession to the festive sounds of bagpipes to open the ceremony. The University awarded approximately 456 diplomas for 2013, including both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this time-honored tradition at UMF,” said Foster. “This is not only a day to celebrate the outstanding work and academic achievements of our students over the course of their time at UMF, but also a time to look ahead to the opportunities that higher education make possible.”

William Wegman—pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer—delivered the keynote address to UMF graduates and their families, the UMF community and honored guests. Wegman is best known for the photographs and videos of his beloved Weimaraner dogs that have captured the appreciation and affection of a broad audience.

Since the late 1970s, Wegman’s photography has received international recognition and is in permanent collections in many museums. He has received numerous awards and grants from some of the most prestigious art institutions in the country, and his works have been exhibited at renowned museums and galleries around the world. In addition he has created film and video works and is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestselling “Puppies.”

The University awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Wegman in recognition of his innovative and widely-acclaimed creative contributions to the artistic experience. Barbara W. Woodlee, recently-retired president of Kennebec Valley Community College and current chief academic officer for the Maine Community College System was also awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of her enduring commitment to higher education in Maine.

Timothy Grivois, graduating senior from Norfolk, Mass., gave the student address reflecting on how he and all UMF graduates have succeeded because of each other. He observed that camaraderie and mutual support is at the heart of the UMF experience. Grivois plans on staying in Maine after graduation to teach high school. Tyler C. Hadyniak, student representative to the UMS Board of Trustees and junior at UMF, delivered greetings to the graduates from the University of Maine System.

Degrees were conferred by Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president, and Daniel P. Gunn, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

More on University of Maine at Farmington

A nationally-recognized liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a nearly 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 complete list of 2013 University of Maine at Farmington graduates includes:

MAINE

Albany Township: Brianna Douglass, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics;

Alfred: Ashleigh Gilman, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Amherst: John Ahearn, B.A., Political Science;

Athens: Garth Clark, B.A., Psychology, John Harlow, B.A., Art;

Auburn: Sara Boilard, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood, Brittany Dixon, B.S., Elementary Education, Stuart Lindahl, B.A., Psychology, Tyler Noyes, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Augusta: Michelle Green, B.S., Community Health Education and Psychology, Meghan Marston, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Jessica Wing, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Baileyville: Edward Flaherty, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Bangor: Tyler Brookings, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies, Alyssa Dee, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Caitlin Guare, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science, Paige Hammond, B.S., Community Health Education, Emily Lindsay, B.A., International & Global Studies, Catherine MacDonald, B.S., Elementary Education, Alexandria Waltz, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Bar Harbor: Joseph Burton IV, B.A., Political Science, Mark Pelletier, B.S., Community Health Education, Whitney Walls, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Bath: Ashlea Dorrington, B.S., Early Childhood Education, William Lane, B.S., Secondary Education – English, Kelsey Marco, B.S., Elementary Education;

Belfast: Margaret Randall, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Belgrade: Melody Bickford, M.S. Ed.,  Educational Leadership, Christopher Bond, B.A., Computer Science, Christa Roddy, B.S., Elementary Education;

Berwick: Elizabeth Dunn, B.A., International & Global Studies;

Bethel: Heath Booth, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics, Alyssa Steven, B.S., Special Education;

Biddeford: Marc Bisson, B.S., Elementary Education, Marissa Carrier, B.S., Community Health Education, Jonathan Knight, B.A., Art, Joseph Knight, B.A., Art, Lindsay Roy, B.S., Elementary Education;

Bingham: Maria Cirelli, B.S., Elementary Education;

Blue Hill: Emily Herrick, B.S., Elementary Education, Jasmine Newton, B.A., Psychology, Kelcey Snowdeal, B.S., Elementary Education;

Bradley: Lauren Keane, B.A., English;

Bristol: Alexa Baglione, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Cassandra Smerdon, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Brooklin: Brenton Dupee, B.A., Computer Science;

Brunswick: Brittany Saucier, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies, Matthew Towle, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Philosophy and Religion;

Bryant Pond: Erika Fujimaki, B.A., Psychology;

Buckfield: Lyndsay Gammon, B.S., Elementary Education;

Bucksport: Skyler Bowden, B.A., Business Economics;

Burnham: Jacob Marcoux, B.S., Secondary Education – English, Macie Peterson, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Buxton: Rachael Davis, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Calais: Jessie Cassidy, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Matthew Mains, B.A., Computer Science, Krista Morrison, B.S., Elementary Education;

Camden: Rylan Cates, B.A., Computer Science;

Canaan: Erica McGann, B.S., Special Education, Katie Shores, B.A., Business Economics;

Canton: Amy Hatch, B.A., Computer Science and Psychology;

Cape Elizabeth: Gabrielle Stachowiak, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Cape Neddick: Charli Sayward, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics;

Caribou: Shannon Butler, B.F.A., Creative Writing, Chelsea LeBlanc, B.A., Psychology;

Carroll Plantation: Benjamin Morris, B.S., Special Education;

Casco: Taylor Kemp, B.S., Community Health Education;

Chelsea: Felisha Taylor, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Chesterville: Kaitlyn Bartlett, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics, Leigh Ronald, B.S., Community Health Education;

China: Alyssa Wadsworth, B.S., Secondary Education – English and English, Katherine Watson, B.A., Biology;

Clinton: Erica Harris, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Corinna: Sarah Bradley, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Derek Paige, B.A., Business Economics;

Corinth: Brittany Dorr, B.S., Elementary Education;

Cornville: Crystal Johnson, B.S., Elementary Education;

Dayton: Justin Cobleigh, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics;

Dexter: Brandon Emerson, B.A., Business Economics, Anna Lisa Fournier, B.S., Elementary Education;

Dixfield: Nathan Archibald, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Business Psychology, Christina Carrier, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Jeffrey Willis, B.A., Political Science;

Dover-Foxcroft: Katie Marshall, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English;

Dresden: Sarah Spencer, B.A., Business Economics;

Eliot: Kristina Knight, B.S., Special Education;

Ellsworth: Evan Patton, B.A., History, Jeremiah Roper, B.A., English;

Etna: Suzanne Brown, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood;

Eustis: Jennifer Crafts, B.S., Early Childhood Special Ed;

Exeter: Gus Field, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English;

Fairfield: Maxwell Haney, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Judy Russell, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Falmouth: Joshua Davis, B.A., Psychology, Kevin Frantzen, B.S., Community Health Education, Kelsey Graffam, B.S., Elementary Education;

Farmingdale: Daniel Austin, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Philosophy and Religion and Political Science, Meghan Brann, B.A., Psychology;

Farmington: Eli Adams, B.A., Mathematics, Kimberly Cushman, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Catherine Farsaci, B.A., History, Kimberly Ferrari, B.S., Secondary Education – English, Rebecca Grzesik, B.A., Visual and Performing Arts, James Gulliver, B.A., English, Devon Jones, B.S., Community Health Education, Sabrina Lowe, B.S., Elementary Education, Drew McLain, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Music Arts and Theater Art, Melissa Poulin, B.A., Psychology, Macadez Richard, B.A., Psychology, Jediah Scott, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Environmental Planning Policy, Lisa Steele, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Janis Stitt, B.A., Psychology, Lynda Szenes, M.S. Ed., Educational Leadership, Nathan Vallette, B.A., Visual and Performing Arts;

Fort Kent: Noelle Dubay, B.A., English and Creative Writing;

Freeport: Dennis Burch, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin, Kelcie Simmons, B.S., Elementary Education;

Fryeburg: Jennifer Bertino, B.S., Elementary Education, Sarah Gray, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood, Thomas West, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Gardiner: Kaitlyn Johnson, B.A., Individualized;

Georgetown: Tyler Cota, B.A., Political Science;

Gorham: Brianna Holloran, B.S., Special Education, Brian Jenkins, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics, Sara Lolley, B.A., Psychology, Trinity Macomber, B.S., Early Childhood Special Ed, Timothy Millett, B.A., Art, Therese Redhunt, B.S., Community Health Education, Aimee St.Germain, B.A., International & Global Studies;

Gray: Rachel Clement, B.S., Community Health Education, Abigail Hersom, B.S., Secondary Education – English, Lacey Lemmings, B.S., Special Education, Melissa Ryan, B.S., Early Childhood Special Ed;

Greenville: Jonathan Boynton, B.A., Geography, Orion Cochrane, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Music Arts;

Greenwood: Nichole Duclos, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Kyle Kuvaja, B.S., Secondary Education – Chemistry;

Guilford: Annie Agnew, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Hallowell: Robert Youde, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Hampden: Matthew Coston, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Philosophy and Religion and English, Matthew George, B.A., History, Alaina Jacobs, B.A., English, Caleb Kirk, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Hartford: Kyle Rines, B.S., Secondary Education – English;

Hebron: Hillary Aube, B.S., Elementary Education;

Hermon: Lillian Barry, B.G.S., Education Studies, Amanda Harvey, B.S., Elementary Education;

Hollis Center: Christopher Johnson, B.A., Psychology;

Industry: Dovey Balsam, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Sociology and Anthropology and Political Science, Erica Boudreau, M.S. Ed.,  Educational Leadership;

Jackman: Bethany Szarka, B.S., Special Education;

Jackson: Ethan Jean, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics;

Jay: Bianca Bourgault, B.A., English, Jennifer Calden, B.S., Community Health Education, Miles Hutchinson, B.A., Business Economics, Sierra Loon, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Dylan Stefani, B.S., Community Health Education;

Kennebunk: Shawn Callahan, B.F.A., Creative Writing, Shila Cook, B.S., Secondary Education – English, Benjamin Frost, B.A., Art, Kristin MacKenzie, B.S., Elementary Education, Stuart Shriner, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Kennebunkport: Jeremiah Cook, B.S., Elementary Education;

Kents Hill: Matthew Roy, B.S., Secondary Education – Chemistry;

Kingfield: Heather Bell, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Kittery Point: Sarah Higgins, B.S., Community Health Education;

LaGrange: Kelsey Ottmann, B.A., Biology, Jacob Thomas, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Lamoine: Jennifer Richter, B.S., Community Health Education;

Lebanon: Jennie McComish, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Leeds: Emile Castonguay, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Levant: Daniel DeLorenzo, B.A., Business Economics;

Lewiston: Deanna Disotto, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood, Jessica DuBois, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Ashley Hunt, B.S., Elementary Education, Renald Lebebvre, B.F.A., Creative Writing, Kayla McGrath, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood, Nateasha Ouellette, B.S., Elementary Education, Clevy Selengbe, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Business Psychology, Melissa Trider, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood;

Limerick: Jordan Graffam, B.A., Business Economics, Brittney Norton, B.A., International & Global Studies;

Limington: Murphy Doughty, B.A., Geology;

Lincoln: Joana Hill, B.F.A., Creative Writing, Michelle Paul, B.S., Community Health Education;

Lisbon Falls: Samantha Garnett, M.S. Ed.,  Educational Leadership;

Livermore: Zachary Keene, B.S., Community Health Education, Karly Wilkins, B.S., Elementary Education;

Livermore Falls: Heather Budzko, B.A., Biology;

Long Island: Melanie Floyd, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English;

Lyman: Cheryl Dubois, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Madison: Candace McLaughlin, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Courtney Randall, B.A., English;

Manchester: Ashley Cox, B.A., Psychology;

Mechanic Falls: John MacVane, B.A., Political Science;

Milo: Tyler Case, B.A., Biology;

Milton Township: Sarah Lavorgna, B.A., Geology;

Monmouth: Candace Minkowsky, B.S., Community Health Education, Zachary Stevens, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Sociology and Anthropology;

Mount Vernon: Ethan Gilbert, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

New Gloucester: Lori Fowler, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood;

New Portland: Sarah Nadeau, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Theater Performance;

New Sharon: Roxanne Davis, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood;

Newburgh: Kaitlyn Haase, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics, Mathematics, Olivia Norris, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Newcastle: Nicolette Arsenault, B.A., Psychology;

Nobleboro: Nicaela Giglia, B.A., English, Kaitlinn Paquin, B.A., Visual and Performing Arts-Music Performance;

Norridgewock: Jacklynn Chadbourne, B.S., Community Health Education, Kyle Norweg, B.A., International & Global Studies;

North Berwick: Christina Cotty, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

North Haven: Racheal Brown, B.S., Early Childhood Special Education;

North Waterboro: Madison Moody, B.A., History;

Northeast Harbor: Jennifer Graves, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Northport: Veronica Penniman, B.S., Elementary Education;

Norway: Sarah Prestia, B.S., Elementary Education, Chiaping Wen, B.A., International & Global Studies;

Oakland: Reggie Clark, B.A., International & Global Studies and Political Science, Stacy Dubuc, B.A., Mathematics, Jasmine Estes, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Oxford: Megan Coffin, B.S., Elementary Education;

Palermo: Justin Davis, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Sociology and Anthropology;

Paris: Megan Bott, B.A., Geology;

Parsonsfield: Elizabeth Theriault, B.S., Community Health Education;

Penobscot: Alida Peake, B.A., History;

Peru: Katie Doucette, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Brittany Drapeau, B.G.S., Education Studies;

Phillips: Ansel Mallonee, B.A., Psychology, Anita Sweetser, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood;

Phippsburg: Aaron Watson, B.A., Visual and Performing Arts;

Pittsfield: Joshua Lambert, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics, Andrew Shorey, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics, Jade Wells, B.A., Visual and Performing Arts;

Poland: Kyley Hancock, B.A., Psychology, Meghan Perkins, B.S., Elementary Education, Edgar Satterfield, B.S., Community Health Education, Rebecca Wright, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Porter: Courtney Taylor, B.S., Elementary Education;

Portland: Ryan Beam, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Philosophy and Religion, Monica Bradley, B.A., English, Laura Cowie, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English, Cathryn Cunningham, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Sociology and Anthropology, Joel Daley, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin, Kristina Madjerac, B.A., Geology, Casey Mull, B.G.S., Education Studies, Emily Rice, B.A., Psychology, Kelly Steinhagen, B.S., English and Secondary Education – English, Christine Stevens, B.A., Psychology, Tut Wale, B.A., Business Economics, Dustin Weber, B.S., Elementary Education;

Presque Isle: Zachary Fowler, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Princeton: Andrew James, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Business Psychology;

Rangeley: Sierra Bonney, B.S., Elementary Education, Donna Brown, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood;

Raymond: Elizabeth Stevenson, B.S., Community Health Education, Justin Woodbrey, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Readfield: Emily Harriman, B.S., Elementary Education;

Richmond: Melanie Schanck, B.A., Individualized;

Rockland: Haley Wotton, B.S., Elementary Education;

Rome: Gregory McElvaine, B.A., Psychology;

Rumford: Michael Hanson, B.S., Special Education, Brittany Milligan, B.S., Elementary Education, Michael Ronan, B.S., Special Education, Lisa Russell, M.S. Ed.,  Educational Leadership;

Sabattus: Jennifer Caron, B.S., Elementary Education, Kristopher Gagne, B.A., Psychology;

Saco: Christopher Doran, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics, Kassaundra Ricker, B.S., Secondary Education – English and English, Emma Vaillancourt, B.S., Community Health Education;

Sanford: Kimberly Campbell, B.S., Elementary Education, Christian Desrochers, B.A., Individualized;

Sangerville: Nolan Lovell, B.A., Business Economics;

Scarborough: Janel Goodman, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood, Katie Thomas, B.S., Elementary Education;

Searsmont: Travis Reynolds, B.A., English;

Searsport: Casey Ashey, B.S., Special Education;

Sidney: Nena Cunningham, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood, Kyle Morison, B.A., English and Visual and Performing Arts;

Skowhegan: Brady Croteau, B.S., Community Health Education, Thomas Hebert, B.S., Community Health Education, Jasmine Mitchell, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics, Tasha Viles, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

South Berwick: Ian Garcia-Grant, B.A., English, Samantha Helmer, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Timothy Hutchins, B.A., Psychology;

South China: Alexander Fuller, B.A., Computer Science, Stephanie McLellan-Smith, B.S., Elementary Education;

South Paris: Lindsay Ellingwood, B.S., Elementary Education;

South Portland: Melissa Bodwell, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Kaitlin Carmichael, B.A., English, Anna Rerrick, B.S., Community Health Education;

Southwest Harbor: Benjamin Dunbar, B.A., Individualized, CeCelia Palow, B.A., Psychology;

Springvale: Jonathan Brock, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Starks: Darrell Dyke, B.A., Psychology;

Strong: Kristy Fenning, B.S., Community Health Education;

Sumner: Emily Eastman, B.S., Community Health Education;

Topsham: Kaylee Kowalczyk, B.S., Early Childhood Special Ed, Emily McMillan, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Tekia Moore, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood, Sarah Taylor, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Turner: Elizabeth Caron, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Kristen Ellis, B.A., Psychology, Marga Hutchinson, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood, Sam Iggulden, M.S. Ed.,  Educational Leadership, Grant Poulin, B.A., Business Economics, Brittany Rea, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies, History, Ashley Soucy, B.A., Biology, Natasha Varney, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin, Hannah Whitaker, B.A., Political Science;

Unity: Andrew Fowler, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Business Psychology;

Vassalboro: Daniel Bizier, B.G.S., Education Studies, Joshua Cooley, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin, Nicole Morissette, B.S., Elementary Education, Benjamin Sandy, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Business Psychology, Darrin Wood, B.S., Special Education;

Vienna: Garrett Ellis, B.A., Psychology;

Wales: Sonya Catlin, B.S., Elementary Education, Jessica Keneborus, B.S., Community Health Education;

Walpole: Amy Marie Mitchell, M.S. Ed., Early Childhood;

Waterboro: Carol Bucklin, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Arts Administration/Music;

Waterville: Stavroula Menoudarakos, B.S., Community Health Education, Emily Moody, B.S., Elementary Education;

Wells: Brody Ford, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies, Rebecca Schmidt, B.S., Early Childhood Special Ed, Corrina Therrien, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

West Gardiner: Asia Smith, B.S., Community Health Education;

West Newfield: Katherine Doyle, B.S., Elementary Education;

Westbrook: Aimee Clarrage, B.S., Community Health Education, Abigail Crump, B.A., English, Stephanie Lamson, B.S., Elementary Education, Jessica Leighton, B.A., English, Political Science, Amanda Lord, B.A., Psychology, Emilee McCallister, B.S., Community Health Education, Lauren Mullen, B.S., Elementary Education, Keri Woodbury, B.A., Business Economics;

Whitefield: Benjamin Villeneuve, B.S., Secondary Education – English and English;

Williamsburg Twp: Michael Lawson, B.S., Geography and Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Wilton: Rebecca Adams, B.S., Elementary Education, Matthew Allen, B.A., Political Science, Angela LeClair, B.A., Individualized, Sarah Leopold, B.A., Computer Science, Heidi MacIsaac, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Kelly McCrillis, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Raymond Nadeau, B.A., Psychology;

Windham: Deborah King, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Alicia Lambert, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Mary Partridge, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Kaitlin Toto, B.S., Secondary Education – English;

Windsor: Courtney Bolen, B.A., Psychology, Alexandra Portela, B.A., Art;

Winslow: Crystal Bourassa, B.S., Special Education, Emily Hussey, B.A., Psychology, Elise Theriault, B.S., Elementary Education;

Winterport: Emily Littlefield, B.A., Biology, Kayla Smith, B.S., Special Education, Matthew Wibberly, B.S., Special Education;

Winthrop: Chelsea Allen, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Sean Fitzgerald, B.S., Secondary Education – English, Timothy Gingras, B.S., Community Health Education, Jacob Gomberg, B.A., International & Global Studies, Brittney White, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Wiscasset: Joseph Foye, B.A., Business Economics, Alexander Slack, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Yarmouth: Daniel Bridgman, B.S., Special Education, Ty Hughes, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Environmental Planning Policy;

York: Melissa Hanley, B.S., Early Childhood Education, Charles Marshall, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Noelle Moulton, B.S., Special Education, Nicholas Trent, B.A., Political Science.

CONNECTICUT

Avon: Kelsey Moore, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Brookfield: Connor Lofink, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English;

Brooklyn: Aaron Burr, B.A., Business Economics;

Columbia: Marina Giovannini, B.A., Individualized;

East Hampton: Christina Peaslee, B.S., Elementary Education;

East Lyme: Kelly Pulk, B.A., Psychology;

Glastonbury: Emily Harris, B.S., Special Education;

Hamden: Chelsea Browning-Bohannah, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Lisbon: Matthew Banning, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English;

Manchester: Anna Piggott, B.S., Special Education;

Norwalk: Max Eyes, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Woodbridge: Katherine Nicoll, B.F.A., Creative Writing.

MASSACHUSETTS

Acton: Emma Daniel, B.S., Special Education;

Andover: Jeffrey Marshall, B.A., Business Economics;

Boston: Kishara Griffin, B.A., Political Science;

Brewster: Jake Ducharme, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Brookline: Kevin Soini, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Concord: Hailey Callahan, B.A., International & Global Studies;

Dudley: Christopher Herrion, B.A., History;

Lawrence: Martin Wigall, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Medfield: Chloe Absi, B.A., Psychology;

Medway: Alison Osborne, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English, Cheryl Walker, B.S., Special Education;

Mendon: Margaret Drennan, B.A., Political Science;

Middleboro: Elizabeth Quigley, B.S., Community Health Education;

Norfolk: Timothy Grivois, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies;

North Chatham: Stephanie Manteiga, B.S., Early Childhood Education;

Norton: Paul Dupre, B.A., Individualized, Michael Kelly, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Business Psychology;

Norwell: Emily Belyea, B.A., Business Economics;

Rehoboth: Breanna DeLuca, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Sandwich: Erin Banks, B.F.A., Creative Writing;

Southbridge: Olivia Wandelear, B.S., Secondary Education – English;

Swampscott: Matthew Sawyer, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Webster: Erin O’Halloran, B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics and Mathematics;

Westford: Nathan Webb, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Wilmington: Shannon O’Donoghue, B.S., Early Childhood Special Ed.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Brookline: Ryan Bretschneider, B.A., Computer Science, Jeremy Gath, B.S., Special Education;

Francestown: Silas Lunetta, B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies and Special Education;

Gilmanton: Rebecca Malburne, B.S., Elementary Education;

Goffstown: Patrick Hurley, B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies;

Gorham: Katherine DesFosses, B.A., Political Science;

Greenland: Kaisha Muchemore, B.A., Business Economics;

Hampstead: Laura DesMarais, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Hampton: Andrew Sherrill, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Manchester: Joseph Arsenault, B.A., Individualized;

Nashua: Tara Hood, B.S., Rehabilitation Services,;

New London: Emily McGee, B.S., Secondary Education -  Biology;

Pittsfield: Sarah Buchanan, B.A., Business Economics;

Rochester: Meaghan Donnell, B.S., Community Health Education;

Rye: Brian Parise, B.A., Visual and Performing Arts;

Warner: Michael Stasalovich, B.A., History.

RHODE ISLAND

Barrington: Michael Allen, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Arts Administration Music;

North Kingstown: Eleanor Gettman, B.S., Early Childhood Special Ed, Michael Phelan, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Environmental Planning Policy.

VERMONT

Bethel: Michaela Blow, B.F.A., Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Studies-Sociology and Anthropology;

Island Pond: Salena Sykes, B.S., Rehabilitation Services;

Putney: Caroline Estrin-Grele, B.F.A., Creative Writing and English;

Rochester: Spencer Mendell, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Saint Albans: Stephanie Vincent, B.A., Political Science;

Sheldon: Jacob Nye, B.A., Business Economics and English;

Waterville: Ethan Fletcher, B.S., Community Health Education;

Woodstock: Amy Wood, B.S., Elementary Education.

CALIFORNIA

Yucca Valley: Christopher Cordner, B.A., International & Global Studies.

FLORIDA

DeLand: Maurice White III, B.A., Psychology;

Gainesville: Andrea Geisler, B.A., International & Global Studies;

Port Charlotte: Jason Tuthill, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin.

ILLINOIS

Roscoe: David Schinault, B.A., Mathematics.

MISSOURI

Saint Louis: Logan Faulkingham, B.S., Elementary Education.

NEW JERSEY

Browns Mills: Jake Constantine, B.A., Business Economics;

Waretown: Lauren Keizer, B.S., Early Childhood Special Ed.

NEW YORK

Bay Shore: Daniel Horne, B.S., Community Health Education;

Canandaigua: Sarah Mikiewicz, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies-Outdoor Rec Business Admin;

Massena: Seth Dallaire, B.G.S., Education Studies;

Schenectady: Renee Brown, B.S., Community Health Education.

NORTH CAROLINA

Jacksonville: Jessica Hassen, B.S., Rehabilitation Services.

TENNESSEE

Knoxville: Adam Black, B.A., Mathematics.

 

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Emery Community Arts Center on UMF Campus Features Local High School Talent with Second Annual “Celebrate Our Youth” Exhibit, May 22–June 7

FARMINGTON, ME (May 16, 2013)—The Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus is proud to feature the art of local high school students with the second annual “Celebrate Our Youth” exhibit. The show is free and open to the public and opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, with music by student Silas Rogers. The show is open daily from 11 a.m.–6 p.m., and runs through Friday, June 7.

Sculpture, claywork and mini installations by students from Roger Bisaillon’s and Deborah Farley’s Mt. Blue High School art class will be on display in

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Mt. Blue student Haily Mealy’s self-portrait is one of the many pieces on exhibit in the Emery Community Arts Center’s second annual “Celebrate Our Youth” exhibit.

the Flex Space Gallery and throughout the Emery Center. This year’s show is dedicated to the late Arthur Perry, a former Mt. Blue teacher who was a longtime supporter of local arts and area youth.

“We are so excited to once-again have our talented local high school students’ creative work on display in Emery,” said Jayne Decker, UMF director of the Emery Community Arts Center. “Art Perry was a wonderful mentor to the arts in the area and this show is an inspiring example of that collaborative community spirit and our talented young people.”

According to Bisaillon, at least 50 high school students will be participating in this year’s “Celebrate Our Youth” exhibit. The show is centered on self-portraits by the student artists, with some up to 10-feet tall. A raffle of student work will be held to raise funds for future art supplies for the students.

A longtime staff member at UMF, Perry also taught English in the Maine School Administrative District 9 and served as chairman of the English Department. He was a devoted community member, serving on the Healthy Community Coalition Board and as director of the Franklin Community Health Network. He was also director and treasurer of the Pierce House, a selectman for the town of Farmington and a member of the downtown business association. Perry was especially active in the arts in the community and served on the advisory committee for the ECAC and was a member of the Sandy River Players.

This event is sponsored by the Emery Community Arts Center.

More About the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF Campus

The Emery Community Arts Center is an innovative, experimental venue on the UMF campus 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 existing 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: Jayne Decker, UMF director of the Emery Community Arts Center, 207-778-7319, or jdecker@maine.edu
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Photo Caption: Mt. Blue student Haily Mealy’s self-portrait is one of the many pieces on exhibit in the Emery Community Arts Center’s second annual “Celebrate Our Youth” exhibit.

UMF Community Orchestra Concert Features Maine Musicians, May 11

FARMINGTON, ME (May 6, 2013)—Jean Sibelius’s magnificent Symphony No. 2 will be the centerpiece of the program when Trond Saeverud leads the University of Maine at Farmington Community Orchestra in its spring concert, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, in UMF’s Nordica Auditorium.

The other concert works feature two prominent Maine musicians, Bill Whitener and Mark Tipton. Whitener, the co-principal trumpeter of the Bangor Symphony, will be the soloist in Franz Josef Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, probably the best-known work in that genre.  Tipton, while also renowned as a trumpeter, is featured on this program in his role as a composer, with his piece for two horns and strings entitled “Cor Cordis.”

Sibelius, who wrote in the first half of the twentieth century, was often dismissed at the time as a conservative throwback, whose works seemed reactionary in the context of progressive trends in the classical music world. But with historical perspective, he can be seen now as a very important figure.  Works such as the Symphony No. 2 abound with mystery, lyricism, and the sense of vast landscapes, perhaps suggestive of his native Finland.

Mark Tipton is assistant director and trumpet instructor at the Portland Conservatory of Music, and well known in Maine for his jazz and classical trumpet playing, his live musical soundtracks for several silent films, and his other chamber compositions. His “Cor Cordis,” recently premiered at Colby, is an ideal work to include on this program, since it pays homage to Sibelius, reflecting Tipton’s admiration for that composer, to the extent that much of the work derives from a musical quotation from one of Sibelius’s symphonies.

Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and free for children and UMF students with I.D.  For further information, contact Philip Carlsen at carlsen@maine.edu.

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UMF Senior Examines Domestic Violence Among Maine Veterans as 2012-13 Maine Public Policy Scholar

Dovey BalsamFARMINGTON, ME (May 3, 2013)—UMF senior Dovey Balsam’s passion for helping military families has its roots in her family’s history of service. So it was only natural that as UMF’s 2012-2013 Maine Public Policy Scholar, her research explored the problem of domestic violence among Maine veterans and how best to help them and their families.

The prestigious Maine Public Policy scholarship program challenges students to tackle real-life policy issues currently facing the state of Maine and, after an extensive process of research and analysis, to recommend policy solutions to the highest level of state government. Balsam recently presented her research at UMF’s annual Symposium, a day-long celebration of student scholarly and creative achievement.

“We are so proud of Dovey and her important research that is at the forefront of a national issue,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “It is so rewarding to see our young scholars invest themselves in developing policies and realistic goals on serious issues that are important to all Maine citizens.”

Balsam, of Industry, is majoring in political science and interdisciplinary studies—a degree program that helps prepare students to integrate knowledge from different perspectives—with a concentration in sociology / anthropology. Her class work and close collaboration with faculty, in addition to her previous research as a UMF Wilson Scholar into the effects of combat trauma on veterans, motivated her to be interested in finding answers for domestic violence in the veteran population.

As a non-traditional student with family members that have served multiple deployments in the military, Balsam understands the challenges that military families can face. Her recommendations explore how community-based services can help veterans and their families avoid and recover from the crisis of domestic violence. She concludes these local outreach programs can better serve this population in states like Maine that have a large veteran population spread over a wide rural area with limited VA resources.

Balsam served as an intern last summer with the Maine Emergency Management Agency and with the American Red Cross. She is a first responder with the Industry Fire Department and a member of Veterans for Peace. After graduation she hopes to continue advocating for veterans and their families and to become an emergency medical technician.

About the Maine Public Policy Scholars Program

Since 1995, the Maine Public Policy Scholars Program has offered one undergraduate from each of the University of Maine System campuses the opportunity to learn about a public policy in Maine through direct engagement with the issue, policy makers, and existing research, and to present his/her conclusions and a policy recommendation to the legislature. This scholarship, funded by the Maine Community Foundation, awards the recipient $1,000 to be used for six course credits associated with the policy research and $1,000 for related research and travel expenses.

 

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

 

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UMF Campus Community Prepares for 150th Anniversary Celebration

FARMINGTON, ME (May 2, 2013)—In preparation for UMF’s 2013-2014 sesquicentennial celebration, members of the University of Maine at Farmington campus community have collaborated on a creative way to usher in the year-long festivities.

Appreciating that UMF’s 150th anniversary is as worthy of celebration as a wedding, UMF has generated the “150 for 150 Anniversary Registry.” The gift registry consists of 150 items identified by students, faculty and staff that will not only commemorate UMF’s place in the record books as Maine’s first public institution of higher learning, but will also help support student success—the reason why UMF has endured.

“What a monumental anniversary this is for UMF and the community,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “UMF and Farmington have grown and adapted and strengthened together over the last 150 years and we’re excited to share with the public our first preparations for the celebration.”

Beginning last fall, Foster approached the campus with the idea of creating a gift registry as a unique opportunity for people to be a part of the landmark anniversary. Faculty, staff and students with interests from Athletics to Young Adult Literature were encouraged to submit a prioritized list of their ideas that would help students now and in the future. Suggestions were evaluated, developed and sorted into a wish list worthy of the milestone.

“The Registry” is organized by price, academics and interests including topics such as Sustainability, Fitness & Recreation and Chompers’s Choice—in honor of the UMF beaver mascot. Items range from sports equipment to microscopes to teaching tools for educators to a new greenhouse in which budding artists, scientists and teachers will be able to pursue their educational goals—and everywhere in between.

The launch of The Registry is just the first of many preparations that are being made by UMF to celebrate its historic anniversary. Members of the public are welcome to visit the gift registry website at 150for150.umf.maine.edu. For those without internet access, a hard copy is available by request at 207-778-7090.

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Media contact: Jennifer Eriksen, UMF director of alumni relations, at 207-778-7048, or jennifer.eriksen@maine.edu

UMF Mainely Outdoors Program Holds 3rd Annual Canoe Race & Fun Paddle, May 5

FARMINGTON, ME (April 29, 2013)–The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center is offering a Cinco de Mayo canoe/kayak race & fun run paddle on Sunday, May 5, on the Sandy River. Sponsored by the FRC’s “Mainely Outdoors” outdoor recreation program, this canoe/kayak race & fun paddle was created to kick off the spring with a fun opportunity to promote fitness while enjoying the outdoors.Mainely Outdoors Canoeing

“For the past two years the support from the local outdoor recreation community for our annual race has been very enthusiastic and we are hoping and planning to have another strong turnout this spring,” said Eddie Flaherty, student coordinator for the Mainely Outdoors Program. “The race is a just a great way to bring together a wide variety of paddling abilities. Whether you are out to compete or just enjoy a beautiful day on the river, our Cinco de Mayo race is the perfect place to spend a spring Sunday.”

The Cinco de Mayo kayak/canoe race & fun run paddle features an approximate 10-mile paddle and will start at 1 p.m., in Strong and end in Fairbanks. The put-in location is at the Strong American Legion at the intersection of Route 4 and 145 and the take-out location is at the Little League ball field on Route 4.

Participants 12 and older of all ability levels are welcome to compete in the timed race or to paddle for fun. Paddlers must provide their own canoe or kayak, paddles, personal floatation devices and other related equipment.

According to the Whitewater Classification System, this section of the Sandy River is identified as Class I—moving water with small disturbances on the surface and a few small waves, to Class II—easy rapids with smaller waves and clear channels that are obvious and where occasional maneuvering may be required.

Registration fees are $10 person and $5 for students. Registration forms can be completed by visiting the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center or on site the day of the race from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Racing categories for participants include high school students; college students; men/women, ages 18-49; century, ages over 50; and family. Children ages 12-14 must be accompanied by an adult.

For race rules, registration form or more information, visit the UMF Fitness and Recreation website at http://frc.umf.maine.edu/, or call at 778-7495.

More on UMF’s Mainely Outdoors

Mainely Outdoors provides an opportunity for individuals and groups to participate in all types of outdoor adventure activities, clinics, workshops and excursions through organized trips and by providing rental equipment to try and promote fitness, to get people active, to expose people to new recreation opportunities, and to take advantage of the abundant natural resources in our area. Programs are open to members of the UMF campus and local community members.

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Media Contact: Jim Toner, director of UMF Fitness and Recreation Center, at 207-778-7495, or james.d.toner@maine.edu

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William Wegman to Speak at UMF Graduation

WilliamWegmanWilliam Wegman, acclaimed photographer, artist, writer and videographer, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Maine at Farmington’s upcoming graduation. The commencement will take place on the UMF campus on Saturday, May 18, at an outdoor ceremony. Wegman is noted by the New York Times as “one of the most important artists to emerge from the heady experiments of the 1970s.” He is best known for the photographs and videos of his beloved Weimaraner dogs that have captured the appreciation and affection of a broad audience. UMF President Kathryn A. Foster said in a recent Morning Sentinel article, “We are thrilled and excited to have him. The arts matter here and we felt that Wegman, with his breadth of work in the arts, was a wonderful way to demonstrate that commitment.”

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University of Maine at Farmington Hosts Scholars From Around the World for Conference on Postcolonial Literature, May 2-3

RP123-063FARMINGTON, ME (April 26, 2013)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present an international conference on “Autobiography as a Writing Strategy in Postcolonial Literature” in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus. The conference runs from 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 2, and 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., on Friday, May 3. The conference features presentations by scholars and experts in the field from UMF and universities around the world. It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Benaouda Lebdai, professor of colonial and postcolonial literatures at the Université du Maine in Le Mans has organized the program. He is currently in residence at UMF for a month-long position as a Libra Professor—a program that brings scholars of national and international prominence to University of Maine System campuses.

The two-day conference will feature more than a dozen papers presented by scholars from France, Cameroon, Tunisia, Russia, Canada, Swaziland and the United States. Sessions will be presented on autobiography and trauma, women’s autobiography, African autobiography and autobiographical writing in South Africa and the United States.

For a complete schedule of presentations please visit the website at: postcolonial.farmington.edu.

This event is sponsored by the UMF Libra Professorship, the Office of the Provost and the Division of Humanities.

More on University of Maine at Farmington

A nationally-recognized liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a nearly 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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Media Contact: Daniel P. Gunn, UMF interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, at 207-778-7422, or dpgunn@maine.edu