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UMF Celebrates Commencement – 150 Years Strong

GradPic5Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and UMF 2014 Commencement speaker, addressed a full-house of graduates, family, friends, dignitaries and campus personnel at the University’s recent graduation ceremony. Ford urged the new graduates to “make something useful and beautiful out of (their degree),” according to the Morning Sentinel. The University anticipated awarding 456 diplomas this year to undergraduate and master’s degree candidates. UMF President Foster gave a brief profile of the graduating class, saying 80 percent came from Maine hometowns with about a third receiving education degrees. Sean Skillern, class vice president and student speaker, told classmates to remember the lifetime of memories they’ve made at UMF. Members of the class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion by marching in the Commencement ceremony.

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UMF Celebrates 2014 Commencement Ceremony in Historic Year

FARMINGTON, ME (May 17, 2014)—In culmination of its year-long 150th Anniversary celebration as the birthplace of public higher education in Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington held its annual Commencement Ceremony this morning, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president, faculty, administrators and dignitaries led the procession of new graduates marching to traditional bagpipe music. UMF awarded approximately 448 bachelor’s and master’s diplomas for 2014.

“We are so proud of this year’s graduates and all they have accomplished, especially in this historic year,” said Foster. “For 150 years, UMF has helped students meet their educational goals and grow as individuals. Just like the very first graduating class, today’s graduates are prepared with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be successful and make a difference in their communities and the world.”

Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer, delivered the Commencement speech to UMF graduates, their families, honored guests, the UMF community and alumni members of the UMF class of 1964 celebrating their 50th anniversary class reunion. Ford was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane letters for his significant literary contributions.

Acclaimed by the New York Times as, “one of his generation’s most eloquent voices,” Ford is the author of 11 works of fiction. Notable among those is “Independence Day,” winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award—the first novel to win both awards in a single year. His 1986 novel, “The Sportswriter,” received a PEN/Faulkner citation for fiction and was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best novels ever written.

Ford’s New York Times best-selling novel, “Canada,” won the top French literary award—the prestigious French Prix Femina Etrangere, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Most recently, he was chosen by a jury of well-known writers and journalists to receive the 2014 Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix, in celebration of a lifetime of literary achievement.

Graduating senior and vice president of the senior class Sean Skillern, from Naples, Maine, gave the student address. An elementary education major and president of the local Rotaract organization, Skillern reminded graduates of the memories they’ve made in their time at UMF, and the friends that will last a lifetime.

President Foster and Daniel P. Gunn, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, conferred degrees to this year’s graduates. Norman L. Fournier, member of the UMS Board of Trustees, delivered 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 complete list of 2014 University of Maine at Farmington graduates includes:

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Albion: Sandy Brown, B.A. Business Economics;

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

Anson: Ahnna-Balai Beane, B.A. Psychology;

Arrowsic: Sonya Elwell, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort;

Arundel: Tyler Leskowsky, B.S. Elementary Education; Molly Nunan, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Benjamin Sylvain, B.A. Business Economics; Jennifer Vadnais, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Athens: Jacob Linkletter, B.S. Community Health Education;

Auburn: Kelsey Blanchette, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Meagan Brushwein, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Shelby Chouinard, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Rebecca Dubois, B.A. English; Dustin Dumont, B.S. Community Health Education; Yusuf Iman, B.A. Business Economics; Andreaska Jeffcoats, B.A. Psychology; April Kleinkopf, B.A. Biology; Stuart Lindahl, B.A. Psychology; Daniel Poulin, B.A. Psychology;

Augusta: Brandon Clark, B.A. Business Economics; Spencer Hodge, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies; Amy Jones, B.S. Community Health Education; Sebastian Rose, B.A. Mathematics; Brittany Vachon, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Baldwin: Joshua Bishop, B.S. Environmental Science;

Bangor: Rachel Huber, B.S. Elementary Education; Eleni Margaronis, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Michelle Switzer, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Bar Harbor: Molly Dow, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Angela Hall, B.A. Individualized; Traci Norwood, B.S. Elementary Education; Aaron Poirier, B.A. Psychology;

Bath: Autumn Greenleaf, B.A. Psychology; Madeleine Hicks, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology; Leanne Keenan, B.A. Psychology; Hannah Roy, B.A. Business Psychology; Mark Saint-Louis, B.A. Business Economics; Kory Scarponi, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Belfast: Alexandra Carpenter, B.A. Psychology; Alexander Randall, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Belgrade: Erin Busque, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Tiarra LaPierre, B.A. English; Joshua Rose, B.A. Philosophy/Religion;

Belgrade Lakes: Christina Cook, B.A. Business Psychology; Holly Oliver, B.A. Psychology;

Benton: Lindsay Ball, B.A. Psychology; Haley Davis, B.S. Community Health Education;

Berwick: Brittany Hoffman, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Kelsey Laplume, B.S. Elementary Education;

Bethel: Gabriel Perkins, B.A. Environmental Planning/Policy; Amanda Wiley, B.S. Community Health Education;

Biddeford: Tasha Bayley, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Kaitlin Goulet, B.S. Elementary Education; Nathan Lessard, B.A. English; Megan Millette, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English;

Bingham: Mylana Shaw, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Blue Hill: Amber Gray, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Boothbay: Kathleen Sheehan, B.A. Psychology;

Brunswick: Melaine Christensen, B.S. Secondary Ed Earth & Space Sci; Joseph Messerman, B.A. Computer Science; Jasmine Nixon, B.A. Biology; Ashley Savoy, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Ashley Smith, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Buckfield: Grace Kendall, B.A. History and B.G.S. Bachelor of Education Studies;

Bucksport: Roger Belton, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Buxton: Cody Burrows, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Keeley Cronin, B.S. Elementary Education; Rachael Davis, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Elizabeth LaBelle, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Elizabeth Paquette, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Samantha Simmons, B.S. Elementary Education;

Camden: Alexander Beloin, B.F.A. Creative Writing; Hillary Morrison, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Canaan: Matthew Clark, B.S. Community Health Education;

Canton: Joshua Richardson, B.A. Mathematics;

Cape Elizabeth: Anya Staszko, B.S. Elementary Education; Meagan Winker, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Carrabassett Valley: Jennifer Reese, B.A. Individualized;

Carthage: Nichole Berry, B.S. Community Health Education;

Casco: Devin Fitzgerald, B.S. Elementary Education; Tyler Oren, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies; Jasmine Strout, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Chelsea: Hannah Rouillard, B.S. Special Education;

China: Caleb Fletcher, B.S. Secondary Ed Mathematics; Christopher Vogel, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Clifton: Amy Hughes, B.S. Elementary Education;

Clinton: Katherine Marchesi, B.S. Elementary Education;

Cornish: Jennifer-Lee Campbell, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Cushing: Dale Winchenbach, B.A. Business Economics;

Dayton: Karissa Guay, B.S. Elementary Education;

Dedham: Danielle Richardson, B.S. Elementary Education;

Dexter: Alisha Gustin, B.S. Elementary Education;

Dixfield: Emily Chase, B.A. Biology;

Dover-Foxcroft: Chelsey Curtis, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Jordan Kim, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Dresden: Mary Burkhart Polk, B.A. Psychology; Nicholas Scott, B.A. English;

Durham: Donald Ferrara Jr, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

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

Eastport: Keisha Scott, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Eddington: Hollie Newsom, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Ellsworth: Amanda Klug, B.S. Community Health Education;

Enfield: Erin Simone, B.A. Psychology;

Fairfield: Sierra Deroche, B.S. Elementary Education; Devin Forsman, B.A. Health Information Systems;

Falmouth: Joshua Davis, B.A. Psychology;

Farmingdale: Julie Brown, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Farmington: Brittany Brady, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Brian Clukey, B.S. Community Health Education; Ericka Danforth, B.A. Business Psychology; Emily Dustin, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Meng Hardy, B.S. Secondary Ed Mathematics; Catherine Hodge, B.A. Psychology; Patrick Kelly III, B.A. Biology; Brandon Melville, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Nathan Vallette, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Catherine Zachary, B.A. Philosophy/Religion;

Fayette: Corbin Briske, B.A. Interactive Media;

Freedom: Macy Saucier, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Freeport: Alyssa Amari, B.S. Secondary Ed Mathematics; Victoria Coskery, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology; Natasha Dyer, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort; Cyril Lunt, B.A. English;

Fryeburg: Chelsea Hill, B.A. Psychology;

Gorham: Myles LaBonte, B.A. Geography; Sara Lolley, B.A. Psychology; Megan Meehan, B.A. Psychology;

Gouldsboro: Matthew Buckley, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Gray: Daniel Dempsey, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Heather Freeman, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Benjamin Grannell, B.A. Int Studies – Music Arts; Matthew Kuchinski, B.A. History;

Greenville: Autumn Gann, B.S. Community Health Education; Ruby Rockwell, B.A. Geology;

Hallowell: Cadyn Wilson, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Hampden: Noah Burditt, B.A. Geography; Devon Ireland, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Hebron: Nicole Lejonhud, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Industry: Cordana Dingley, B.A. Psychology;

Jay: Katherine Bartlett, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Mallory Bonnevie, B.S. Community Health Education; Miles Hutchinson, B.A. Business Economics; Katelyn Ross, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Jefferson: Jackson Fortin, B.S. Community Health Education; Tobey Tozier, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Kenduskeag: Karl Matulis, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

Kennebunk: Erica Beal, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed; Erin Beal, B.S. Elementary Education;

Kingfield: Alana Knapp, B.A. Art;

Kittery: Lauren Kennison, B.S. Elementary Education;

Lamoine: Jennifer Tupper, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Levant: Mary DeLorenzo, B.S. Elementary Education;

Lewiston: Kylie Ferland, B.S. Elementary Education; Matthew Lamare, B.A. Biology; Bethany Lebel, B.A. Psychology; Allyson Lepage, B.S. Elementary Education; Jessica Mathon, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Kathryn Sturgis, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Limerick: Jordan Graffam, B.A. Business Economics;

Limington: Olivia Corbran, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Lincoln: Michelle Paul, B.S. Community Health Education;

Lisbon: Cameron Blouin, B.S. Secondary Education Biology; Kaitlyn Boulet, B.S. Elementary Education; Jennifer Chick, B.S. Secondary Education – English;

Lisbon Falls: Phillip Carville, B.S. Secondary Education Biology;

Litchfield: Nicole Ellis, B.F.A. Creative Writing; Kathleen MacLagan, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology;

Littleton: Kelsey Theriault, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology;

Livermore: Lauren Breton, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English; Steven Langlin, B.A. Political Science;

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

Madawaska: Cassandra Ouellette, B.S. Elementary Education;

Madrid: Sarah Bunch, B.A. Biology;

Manchester: Keegen Ballard, B.A. Environmental Planning/Policy; Brian Gadberry, B.A. Art; Benjamin Johnson, B.A. Individualized; Hanna Packard, B.A. Biology;

Mechanic Falls: Richard Griffiths, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Mercer: Barry Wheaton, B.A. Individualized;

Mexico: Kelsey Arsenault, B.S. Community Health Education; Michelle Greenleaf, B.A. Psychology;

Millinocket: Samantha Harmon, B.S. Elementary Education; Kaley Morneault, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Danielle Woodworth, B.S. Community Health Education;

Milo: Ethan Herrell, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Monmouth: Chelsey St. Michel, B.S. Elementary Education; Alyssa Stevens, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Mount Vernon: Susan Hunter, B.A. Social Enterprise and Geography;

Naples: Sean Skillern, B.S. Elementary Education;

New Gloucester: Tyler Seliga, B.A. Business Psychology; Catherine Stubbs, B.S. Secondary Education – English;

New Portland: Gail Sylvain, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Danielle White, B.S. Community Health Education;

New Sharon: Kaitlyn Bullen, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Susan Knight, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Daniel Tosch, B.A. History;

Newport: Nicole Pedone, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Nobleboro: Kassandra Lincoln, B.S. Elementary Education;

Norridgewock: Melissa Cyr, B.A. Psychology; Kalvin Lord, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Leslie Mercier, B.A. Computer Science; Ebony Rudzinski, B.A. English; Samantha Sturtevant, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Kirk Wilkins, B.A. Computer Science; Alexa Wyman, B.A. Psychology;

North Anson: Katrina Esty, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

North Waterboro: Evgeni Bouzakine, B.S. Bachelor of Education Studies; Thomas Cyr, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology;

North Yarmouth: Allison Hodge, B.S. Community Health Education; Kate Storey, B.S. Elementary Education; Lydia Whiting, B.S. Elementary Education;

Norway: Christine Farr, B.S. Elementary Education;

Oakland: Robert Belanger, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Carlie Bolduc, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Reggie Clark, B.A. International & Global Studies and Political Science; Tyler Lallemand, B.S. Elementary Education; Ryan Sucy, B.A. History and Political Science;

Old Orchard Beach: Caitlin Ambo, B.A. Psychology;

Old Town: Andrea Anderson, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Emily Yates, B.S. Elementary Education; Daniel Zmistowski, B.A. English;

Orrington: Nathaniel Carson, B.S. Community Health Education; Rachel Kosnow, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Oxford: Rodney Payne, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Ashley St.Pierre, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Palmyra: Jessica Downing, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Peabody: Sean Falasca, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Peru: Brittany Errington, B.S. Community Health Education; Eloyah Lawson, B.S. Community Health Education; Lynn Morse, M.S. MS Education Early Childhood; Kayla Schuster, B.S. Elementary Education;

Phillips: Hope Gould, B.S. Community Health Education;

Pittsfield: Marguerite Bryant, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Pittston: Kashley Weymouth, B.S. Elementary Education;

Poland: Kyle Hancock, B.A. Psychology;

Portland: Adrienne Abramowitz, B.S. Elementary Education and English; Leanne Fasulo, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Lorraine Jabine, B.S. Elementary Education; Cidney Mayes, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English; Abraham Turcotte, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

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

Randolph: Darcie Page, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Rangeley: Katrina Carignan, B.S. Elementary Education; Maryam Emami, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Katherine Hatfield, B.S. Elementary Education and Special Education;

Readfield: William Rodriguez, B.A. English;

Rockland: Christina Quach, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Rockport: Elizabeth Janczura, B.S. Elementary Education;

Rumford: Allison Berry, B.S. Community Health Education; Brittany Garcia, B.S. Elementary Education; Daniel Kiley, B.S. Secondary Education – English; Audrey Morin, B.A. International & Global Studies; Tanya Nicols, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Emily O’Donnell, B.A. Psychology; McKenzie Parr, B.S. Community Health Education; Frank Parsons, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Richard Russell, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts and Psychology; Ellen Thorne, B.S. Community Health Education; Kate Thorne, B.S. Community Health Education;

Saco: Alyssa Carignan, B.S. Elementary Education; Emily Higgins, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies; Carlee Knox, B.A. Geology; Leighlan Martin, B.A. Mathematics; Laura Mills, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology; Megan Nadeau, B.S. Elementary Education; Paul Santamore, B.A. Individualized;

Sanford: Sarah Allain, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Carly Desimone, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Jessica Goulet, B.A. English; Innes Herdan, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology; Miranda Levesque, B.S. Elementary Education; Jonathan Roy, B.A. History; Lacey Tatosky, B.A. Psychology; Kerri-lyn Traves, B.A. English; Tyler Traves, B.A. Psychology; Brett Wallingford, B.S. Community Health Education;

Scarborough: Molly Carbin, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Meagan L’Heureux, B.S. Elementary Education; Tennessee Peters, B.A. Business Economics;

Sebago: Rebecca Terrio, B.S. Elementary Education;

Shapleigh: Emily Dodge, B.S. Elementary Education;

Sherman: Georgia Qualey, B.A. History;

Skowhegan: Natalie Dumont, B.S. Environmental Science; Joshua Everett, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Trey Nelson, B.A. Psychology and Community Health Education; Jessica Ward, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

South Berwick: Rachel Purgiel, B.S. Elementary Education; Mallory Smith, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts; Kaitlyn Victory, B.S. Elementary Education;

South China: Jennifer Austin, B.S. Early Childhood Ed Cohort; Ashley Lessner, B.A. Art;

South Paris: Erica Ellingwood, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Brooke Ladd, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Jason Long, M.S. Master of Science in Education; Walter Perry, M.S. Master of Science in Education;

South Portland: Chelsea Bartlett, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English; Megan Lynch, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Ian Raymond, B.S. Community Health Education; Ashley Ross, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology; Tyler Wilburn, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Southwest Harbor: Devin Young, B.S. Special Education;

Starks: Carissa Booker, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Strong: Kenni Norton, B.A. Individualized;

Sullivan: Lauren Preble, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Sumner: Peggy Bragg, B.S. Elementary Education;

Temple: Mariah Barden, B.A. Business Psychology; Elisabeth Milster, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Thomaston: Holly Ames-Allan, B.S. Community Health Education;

Topsham: Devin Boilard, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies; Joseph Leaver, B.S. Elementary Education; Brian Nolan, B.A. Biology; Alexander Robinson, B.A. Psychology and B.A. Elementary Education;

Trenton: Elizabeth Sargent, B.S. Secondary Education – English;

Turner: Allison Hunter, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies; Cheyenne McCarthy, B.S. Community Health Education; Jasmine Portales, B.A. Psychology;

Union: Amanda Barrows, B.A. International & Global Studies;

Vassalboro: Courtney Bolduc, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology;

Veazie: Michael Keim, B.S. Community Health Education;

Waldo: Sarah Marshall, B.S. Elementary Education;

Waldo: Brian Miller, B.S. Elementary Education;

Waldoboro: Alexander Goldrup, B.A. Business Economics;

Warren: Courtney Leach, B.S. Special Education;

Washington: Samuel Spahr, B.A. Biology;

Waterboro: Cassidy Munro, B.A. Psychology;

Waterville: Rebecca Cook, B.S. Community Health Education and Psychology; Timothy Ker, B.A. Mathematics; Luke Klinker, B.A. Biology; Kayla Tuttle, B.A. Psychology;

Wells: Lindsey Michaud, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Gina Spinelli, B.A. Art; Sarah Stefanik, B.A. English;

West Baldwin: Nicole Rankin, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

West Bath: Kylie Groat, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

West Paris: Hunter Rowell, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Westbrook: Rachel Joiner, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies; John Ochira, B.A. Business Economics; Kelsea Trefethen, B.S. Secondary Ed Mathematics and Mathematics;

Whitefield: Margaret Boynton, B.S. Elementary Education;

Wilton: Benjamin Altmaier, B.A. Business Economics; Thomas Deul, B.A. Business Psychology; Eric Dufour, B.A. Biology; Lindsey Keenan, B.A. Political Science; Raymond Nadeau, B.A. Psychology; Bailey Scott, B.A. Psychology;

Windham: Amber Allen, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Chase Bourgoin, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration; Garrett Clemmer, B.A. Business Economics; Colin Mello, B.S. Special Education;

Winslow: Nicholas Camic, B.A. Biology; Brittany Robbins, B.S. Secondary Ed Mathematics; Samuel Smith, B.S. Elementary Education; Lucas Spaulding, B.A. Political Science;

Winterport: Megan Braley, B.S. Elementary Education; Kayla Worster, B.S. Elementary Education;

Winthrop: Raymond Linck, B.S. Community Health Education;

Woolwich: Keifer Boguhn, B.A. Biology; Blake McElman, B.A. Business Psychology; : Kalib Moore, B.S. Secondary Ed Social Studies;

Yarmouth: Victoria Ballenger, B.S. Elementary Education; Kaitlyn Clifford, B.S. Rehabilitation Services; Erica Paul, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

York: Joseph Dignam, B.A. Environmental Planning/Policy; Heidi Jackson, M.S. MS Education Early Childhood; Samuel Leal, B.S. Secondary Ed Mathematics.

CONNECTICUT

Avon: Devany Chaise-Greenwood, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Clinton: Erin McGuigan, B.S. Community Health Education;

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

Hamden: Sean Igoe, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

North Stonington: Benjamin Pearson, B.A. Mathematics;

Norwich: Shannah Cotton, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

South Windsor: Madeline King, B.A. Psychology.

MASSACHUSETTS

Ashby: Nicholas Lorenzen, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Attleboro: Alyssa Renzi, B.S. Environmental Science;

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

Boston: Brianna Peters, B.A. Psychology;

Bourne: Chelsea Maibaum, B.S. Environmental Science;

Bridgewater: Michael Kahler, B.S. Secondary Education – English;

Brockton: Patrick Rizzo, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Byfield: Michael Foley, B.S. Special Education;

Dracut: Rebecca Masse, B.S. Early Childhood Education;

Grafton: Joc Caldwell, B.S. Early Childhood Special Ed;

Haverhill: Emily Haskell, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English;

Ipswich: Nicholas Grim, B.S. Community Health Education;

Methuen: Kara Chiasson, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Milton: Kevin Walsh, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

Natick: Catherine Cartier, B.A. English;

Oxford: Erin Zuidema, B.A. Visual and Performing Arts;

Peabody: Mary Drover, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English; Kaitlin Kelleher, B.S. Special Education;

Pembroke: Nicole Osborne, B.A. Psychology;

Plymouth: Tory Axford, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Rehoboth: Renee Dupre, B.S. Elementary Education;

Salisbury: Jesse Hofmann, B.A. Geology;

Westborough: Meghan Donovan, B.S. Special Education;

Westford: Brian Scholten, B.S. Environmental Science.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Allenstown: David Berthiaume, B.S. Community Health Education;

Belmont: Reid Plimpton, B.S. Community Health Education;

Canaan: Kaitlyn Dickinson, B.A. Business Psychology;

Danville: Alyssa Mahoney, B.F.A. Creative Writing and English;

Derry: Margaret Pearson, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Hampton: Megan Cargill, B.S. Early Childhood Education; Kellsey Metzger, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Hollis: Derek Reilly, B.A. Biology;

Milford: Lindsey Laforge, B.S. Rehabilitation Services;

Nashua: Marianne O’Loughlin, B.A. Individualized; Hayley Smith-Rose, B.A. Int Studies – Arts Admin Music;

Newfields: Margaret Daley-Dolloff, B.S. Community Health Education;

Nottingham: David Carr, B.A. Int Studies – Music Arts;

Portsmouth: Johanna Oxholm, B.A. International & Global Studies and Political Science;

Rochester: Adam Potvin, B.S. Elementary Education;

Seabrook: Amber Sears, B.S. Rehabilitation Services.

RHODE ISLAND

East Greenwich: Drew Serdakowski, B.A. Business Economics;

Wakefield: Lauren Arnold, B.S. Elementary Education and Music Arts;

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

VERMONT

Charlotte: Leon Leary, B.S. Environmental Science;

Danville: Jenell Green, B.A. Mathematics and Computer Science;

Groton: Samantha Funk, B.A. Art;

Northfield: Devin Kelsey, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology;

Swanton: Haley Churchill, B.A. Biology;

Williston: Lauren Scheidegger, B.S. Secondary Education – English.

ARKANSAS

Vanndale: Sean Slattery, B.A. Geology.

CALIFORNIA

Berkeley: Simone Sisneros-Thiry, B.S. Mathematics and B.S. Secondary Ed Mathematics;

Los Angeles: Joshua Flowers, B.A. English and Psychology;

San Diego: Fred Ben, B.A. Business Economics.

COLORADO

Aurora: Leah Kuehn, B.F.A. Creative Writing.

KENTUCKY

Hopkinsville: Dana Fioretti, B.A. Biology.


MARYLAND

Annapolis: Alexa Kusmik, B.S. Environmental Science;

Silver Spring: Jacob Taylor, B.A. Biology.

NEW JERSEY

Bernardsville: Ian Witt, B.A. Business Economics;

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

East Hanover: Lauren Perkins, B.A. Business Psychology;

Manahawkin: Danielle Spina, B.S. Rehabilitation Services.

NEW MEXICO

Chaparral: Anna Soule, B.G.S. Bachelor of General Studies;

Sunland Park: Karla Solis, B.F.A. Creative Writing.

NEW YORK

Bellmore: Kaitlyn Bukauskas, B.S. Community Health Education;

East Aurora: Patrick Hunt, B.A. Outdoor Recreation Business Administration;

New York: Maileny Guillen, B.F.A. Creative Writing;

Sidney: Trevor Palmatier, B.A. Biology;

West Islip: Nora Morris, B.A. Environmental Planning/Policy.

PENNSYLVANIA

Reading: Tyler Kalbach, B.A. Mathematics and Psychology.

WASHINGTON

Coupeville: Julia Tichy, B.A. Psychology;

Custer: John Buys, B.S. Secondary Education – English and English.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Miramichi: Rachel Cox, B.A. Psychology.

VIETNAM

Ho Chi Minh City: Huy Nguyen, B.A. Mathematics.

 

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UMF Senior Creates “Happy” Video That Rocks the Campus

Abe Turcotte, soon-to-graduate UMF senior, created, filmed and produced a video featuring Pharell Williams’ “Happy” that has rocked the campus and social media alike. Featuring AbeQUMF students, faculty and staff, the video was posted on the University’s Facebook page where over 60,000 people have seen it, to date. According to the Sun Journal, the feel-good video was created by Turcotte as his capstone project while working as a work initiative student. He is majoring in UMF’s Outdoor Recreation Business Administration Program and saw the chance to work with the University’s Marketing Department as a great opportunity to get experience that meshed with his major. 92 Moose and WJBQ 97.9 radio stations featured Turcotte on air to share his creative experience with their listening audience.

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UMF Partners with Maine Career Center to Offer First Annual Western Maine Community Job and Resource Fair, May 22

FARMINGTON, ME (May 8, 2014)—The University of Maine at Farmington Career Services office and the Maine Career Center are pleased to announce the first annual Western Maine Community Job and Resource Fair on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center at 152 Quebec Street, Farmington. The fair is free and open to the public.

This inaugural 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 70 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.

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

UMF College Democrats Host Debate with Candidates for Maine 2nd Congressional District Democratic Primary, May 7

FARMINGTON, ME (April 30, 2014)—The UMF College Democrats, a University of Maine at Farmington student organization that focuses on promoting the cause of Democrats on campus, is hosting a political debate between Emily Cain and Troy Jackson, two democratic candidates hoping to be their party’s candidate to replace U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.

The debate will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, in Lincoln Auditorium, in Roberts Learning Center on the UMF campus.

Questions for the debate have been generated by the Franklin County Democrats and UMF political science students. The event is moderated by Jim Melcher, UMF professor of political science. It is free and open to the public.

RP134-EmilyCainRP134-TroyJacksonCain was elected to the Maine State House in 2004 at age 24, and served four terms. During that time, she focused on growing Maine’s economy, increasing access to higher education, and preventing domestic violence. In 2010, at age 30, Emily became the youngest woman to hold the position of State House Minority Leader in Maine history. She is now serving her first term in the Maine State Senate for Maine District 30 (Penobscot County.)

A logger from Allagash, Jackson is a State Senator from Maine’s 35th District, representing much of northern Maine, including the towns of Fort Kent, Madawaska and Van Buren. He was first elected to the Maine State Senate in 2008 after serving from 2002-08 in the Maine House of Representatives. In December 2012, Jackson was elected Assistant Majority Leader of the State. On July 10, 2013, Jackson was elected Majority Leader of the Maine Senate.

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Media Contacts:

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

Shane Cushing, UMF student and co-chair of the UMF College Democrats, at shane.cushing@maine.edu.

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UMF Names Thirteen Students as Prestigious Wilson Scholars

FARMINGTON, ME (April 29, 2014)—The University of Maine at Farmington recently named 13 students as Michael D. Wilson Scholars for the spring 2014 semester. This RP134-065Aprestigious undergraduate research program provides top UMF student scholars with faculty mentorship and project funding to help them pursue the highest level of undergraduate research investigation.

“UMF’s Wilson Scholars and Fellows Program energizes the spirit of academic and creative exploration on our campus,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “Its extraordinary level of original, independent undergraduate research builds new confidence, inspires new direction and helps prepare students for the challenges of the professional world.”

Wilson Scholar Kara Chiasson, from Methuen, Massachusetts, is using her award to learn about conserving books in the digital age.  A senior majoring in creative writing and English, Chiasson is exploring the importance of book preservation—both the physical preservation of the book itself and the digital preservation of the book’s content.

Chiasson’s project began with her interest in conserving a family book from 1939. Her Wilson award helped her take RP134-065Bthat interest to the Houghton Library at Harvard and the Northeast Document Conservation Center, in Andover, Massachusetts, where she gained a new understanding for the value of all types of literature preservation.

“I’ve had the chance to handle a book that was carefully preserved from the 1500’s,” said Chiasson. “That experience gave me a new appreciation for the preservation of literature, from oral tradition and hand-written manuscripts to the digital age. My research has opened a whole new area of academic interest for me, and I hope to continue the study of book history and conservation after graduation.”

The UMF Wilson Program names student awardees twice-a-year including single-semester scholars and year-long fellows. The spring 2014 awardees include13 Wilson Scholars: Amanda Barrows from Union; Kara Chiasson from Methuen, Mass.; Curtis Cole from Pittston; Sean Igoe from New Haven, Conn.; Grace Kendall from Buckfield; Alana Knapp from Kingfield; Carlee Knox from Saco; Nicole Lejonhud from Hebron; Marianne O’Loughlin from Nashua, N.H.; Sean Slattery from Farmington; Mallory Smith from South Berwick; Tobey Tozier from Jefferson and Cadyn Wilson from Hallowell.

The program provides funding to help underwrite student project expenses. It was established by Michael and Susan Angelides, of Columbia, Conn., in honor of their good friend and UMF alumnus Michael D. Wilson, class of 1976.

2014 Spring Wilson Scholars:

Amanda Barrows – Union
A senior majoring in international and global studies, Barrows is examining the social impact of the law that established French as the official language of Quebec on immigrant rights in Quebec, Canada. Her faculty sponsor is Clint Bruce, assistant professor of French.

Kara Chiasson – Methuen, Mass.
A senior majoring in creative writing and English, Chiasson is exploring conserving books in the digital age. Her faculty sponsor is Eric Brown, professor of English.

Curtis Cole – Pittston
A first-year student majoring in secondary education: English, Cole is researching Postmodern Japanese existentialism. His faculty sponsor is Erin Kappeler, visiting assistant professor of English.

Sean Igoe – New Haven, Conn.
A senior majoring in creative writing and English, Igoe has a joint project with fellow Wilson Scholar Nicole Lejonhud, exploring the field of digital humanities through the creation of an original immersive digital text.  Their faculty sponsor is Patricia O’Donnell, professor of English.

Grace Kendall – Buckfield
A senior with a major in bachelor of general studies, Kendall is writing a memoir as the partner of a transgender man. Her faculty sponsor is Teal Minton, assistant professor of creative writing.

Alana Knapp – Kingfield
A senior majoring in art, Knapp is exploring the role and relevancy of costume in art as it relates to female identity. Her faculty sponsor is Katrazyna Randall, associate professor of art.

Carlee Knox – Saco
A senior majoring in Geology, Knox is examining petrographic and geochemical evidence to determine the origins of the Rome-Norridgewock pluton. Her faculty sponsor is David Gibson, professor of geology.

Nicole Lejonhud – Hebron
A senior majoring in creative writing, Lejonhud has a joint project with fellow Wilson Scholar Sean Igoe, exploring the field of digital humanities through the creation of an original immersive digital text.  Their faculty sponsor is Patricia O’Donnell, professor of English.

Marianne O’Loughlin – Nashua, N.H.
A senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in environmental education, O’Loughlin is researching best practices for improving animal mental health in zoos and aquariums. Her faculty sponsor is Mary Schwanke, professor of biology.

Sean Slattery – Farmington
A senior majoring in geology, Slattery is investigating the petrographic and geochemical characterizations of past tectonic activity in areas of the Maine coast. His faculty sponsor is David Gibson, professor of geology.

Mallory Smith – South Berwick
A senior majoring in arts administration, Smith will research, curate and present an art exhibition entitled: “Objects of Consumption.” Her faculty sponsor is Sarah Maline, associate professor of art history.

Tobey Tozier – Jefferson
A senior majoring in arts administration, Tozier is exploring rejection within intimate relationships through language, the mundane and the dramatic in film. His faculty sponsor is Katrazyna Randall, associate professor of art.

Cadyn Wilson – Hallowell
A senior majoring in creative writing, Wilson is exploring the concept of identity, drawing upon the works of philosophers such as Martin Heidegger and Judith Butler and producing a final essay that she will submit to an undergraduate research publication. Her faculty sponsor is Kristen Case, assistant professor of English.

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Media Contact: Nicholas Koban, associate professor of mathematics, at nicholas.koban@maine.edu or 207-778-7117

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Photo Caption: Left to right, first row: Mallory Smith, Amanda Barrows, Carlee Knox and Sean Slattery. Center row: Tobey Tozier, Nicole Lejonhud, Cadyn Wilson and Alana Knapp. Back row: Kara Chiasson, Sean Igoe, Curtis Cole and Marianne O’Loughlin. Grace Kendall not pictured.

UMF Celebrates Student Research with Day-long Symposium, April 30

FARMINGTON, ME (April 28, 2014)—The University of Maine at Farmington presents a day-long showcase of student research and creative achievements with its annual Michael D. Wilson Symposium, beginning at 9 a.m. and running into the evening, Wednesday, April 30. This University-wide exposition is free and open to the public at venues throughout campus and features academic and artistic student innovation over the course of the academic year.

“This beloved UMF tradition is the product of hard work, material support, inventiveness and deep commitment,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “It revitalizes the campus each spring with new opportunities for debate, social interaction and a reinvigorated exchange of ideas.”

During the academic year, students focus on the process of project creation and development and in-depth academic research of their work, which is then exhibited at Symposium in the form of papers, oral and poster presentations, original student readings, art gallery exhibits and performances. First held in 1999, the UMF Symposium provides students with the chance to share their original work with peers, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Some of this year’s original student projects that will be presented include:

 

  • The impact of climate change on Maine’s guiding industry
  • A trailer from “The Farm,” a web pilot series created and filmed at UMF
  • How can the state of Maine help students apply for college?
  • The effects of the anticancer drug Laromustine on human leukemia cells
  • Solving the church attendance problem
  • Eating locally on a student budget

 

In addition, Rob Lively, retiring associate provost and dean of academic services is presenting this year’s featured “Last Lecture” at 7 p.m., in North Dining Hall C. In his 37 years at UMF, Lively has held a variety of academic and administrative positions. He will give his reflections on his time at UMF with “Lessons Learned, and Lessons Not Learned: Why Can’t I Seem to Hold a Job?” The “Last Lecture” annual event is sponsored by UMF’s Alpha Lamda Delta, a nationally recognized honor society for students with high achievement in their first year in college.

This year’s “Arts Night(s)” presentations are a prelude to the UMF Michael D. Wilson Symposium. Arts night attractions will present the Pixel Hunter video and animation festival and artistic, musical, cultural and theatrical presentations Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29. Arts Night events are sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry and the Emery Community Arts Center. They are free and open to the public.

The Michael D. Wilson Symposium is organized by the UMF Culture Committee. A full schedule of Michael D. Wilson Symposium and ARTS Night(S) events can be found at https://publicwebs.umf.maine.edu/facstaff/pauls/

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Media Contact: Paul Stancioff, UMF associate professor of physics, at 207-778-7371, or pauls@maine.edu

UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement Receives Maine Campus Compact President’s Leadership Award

FARMINGTON, ME (April 25, 2014)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce that the UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement will be honored by the Maine Campus Compact with the President’s Leadership Award at a ceremony in the State House Hall of Flags in Augusta from 10 a.m. to noon, on April 30, 2014.

UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement is an initiative that was launched in 2011 to engage students in internships and other meaningful community-based activities. These activities are designed in collaboration with the western Maine community to address community needs and economic and community development priorities, while also achieving specific learning objectives of the students.

“In the two short years that the Partnership for Civic Advancement has been active, it has made a significant difference to individual students, community organizations and to the fabric of UMF,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “The first of its kind in the University of Maine System, it shows how students can provide valuable service throughout the community while gaining professional experience and confidence in the field.”

Established in 1994 and hosted at Bates College, Maine Campus Compact (MCC) is a statewide coalition of 17 college and university presidents working to build strong communities and a more just democratic society by developing students’ citizenship and problem solving skills through community-based learning.

Every other year, each member president may select a campus department or program to be recognized with this award for its exceptional contributions to community service, service learning, and/or civic engagement efforts on their campus. The recipients of these bi-annual President’s Leadership awards demonstrate the use of service as an integral part of the college experience for students, create innovative approaches to campus-based efforts to address community issues, integrate these strategies into their institutional structure, and deeply impact both their campus and the surrounding community.

MCC is an affiliate state office of Campus Compact, which encompasses more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students-dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education. More than 15,000 student volunteers at MCC member campuses provide some 1.6 million hours of service annually, with an economic impact of more than $25 million a year.

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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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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford to Speak at UMF Commencement

RP134-061newsPulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford will deliver the commencement speech at University of Maine at Farmington’s 2014 graduation, May 17, on the UMF campus. Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of his generation’s most eloquent voices,” Ford is the author of 11 works of fiction. Notable among those is “Independence Day,” winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award—the first novel to win both awards in a single year. Ford’s most recent novel, “Canada,” won the top French literary award and was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, as reported in the Portland Press Herald. UMF President Foster noted the University is honored that Ford will be joining them for this historic year’s graduation. The student commencement address will be given by Sean Skillern, vice president of the senior class, from Naples, Maine.

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UMF Celebrates 150-Year Story with “Farmington Voices: Our Stories through Letters, Song and Performance,” May 1-2

FARMINGTON, ME (April 24, 2014)—In celebration of the rich heritage of individuals whose contributions over 150 years have made UMF the singular place it is today, the University of Maine at Farmington presents “Farmington Voices: Our Stories through Letters, Song and Performance.”

RP134-062Performances take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2, in the Performance Space in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus. A reception is held each night at 7 p.m., just prior to the performance. The event is free and open to the public.

“Farmington Voices” is written and directed by Jayne Decker, playwright, director and UMF faculty member; with musical composition by Philip Carlsen, composer, musician and UMF professor of music. This performative work brings to life the voices of students, faculty, staff and community families over the ages through their original letters and archived memories. Their true-life accounts, combined with Carlsen’s original musical score, weave together the story of UMF and capture its communal spirit.

“When the University was just beginning the planning stages for a festive 150-year celebration, I was asked to tell its unique story and bring their stories to life in a collaborative work with Phil Carlsen,” said Decker. “This has been a two-year process of research and conversations that involved reading archived letters and handling old memory books with white-gloved hands in Mantor Library. There is something so precious about being able to connect with people from UMF’s past by interacting with items from their daily lives.”

An award-winning playwright, Decker has directed numerous productions at UMF Alumni Theater. Her 2012 production of “Coyote on a Fence,” was awarded a Moss Hart Memorial Award by the New England Theatre Conference—New England’s oldest and largest regional theatre association. Her other directorial work includes George Brant’s “Elephant’s Graveyard,” “Oliver!” and other musicals, productions of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Tempest” and more.

She has also presented workshop productions of many of her original plays including “Cracked Shells,” an original play by Decker about domestic violence that was commissioned by Franklin County Network’s Peace in Our Families and was featured again at the 2009 Maine Women’s Studies Conference.

Carlsen’s music has been performed by a variety of ensembles in Maine and around the country.  Highlights include “Evening’s Sabres” for the Manhattan Marimba Quartet; “Maine Traveler’s Advisory” for the Kennedy Center; “A Dark Pine’s Hand” and “Rowing in Eden”  for the Portland Symphony Orchestra; “The Garden” and “Night Thoughts” for the UMF chorus and “Holly and Ivy,” a full-length Christmas ballet written for the Bossov Ballet Theater.

At UMF, Carlsen has written works for the chorus and orchestra, incidental music and songs for Theatre UMF, “Proximity” for brass quintet for the inauguration of UMF president Foster in October and his annual automobile orchestra pieces.

“Farmington Voices” Cast:

Ahnna-Balai Beane, UMF senior from Anson
Austin Hayes, UMF senior from Gorham
Richard Russell, UMF senior from Rumford
Cassidy Small, UMF senior from North Monmouth
Shelby Thibodeau, UMF junior from Sidney
Zachary Fowler, graduate of UMF class of 2013

Kelly Ellerbrook, Emery Community Arts Center assistant technical director, designed lights and sound for the production.

UMF’s Sesquicentennial Celebration is supported in part by the generous donations of area businesses and organizations including Franklin Savings Bank, at the Doctorate Level; Sunday River, at the Master’s Level; and Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC, Kyes Insurance, Shiretown Insurance Agency, University Credit Union and Unity Foundation at the Bachelor’s Level.

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Media Contact: Jayne Decker, UMF faculty member and director of the Emery Community Arts Center, at  jdecker@maine.edu  , or 207-778-7319

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