Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth … Because I’m happy!

UMF senior Abraham Turcotte, an Outdoor Recreation Business Administration major from Portland, Maine, created this video as his capstone Work Initiative project: UMF’s Version of Pharrell Williams’ Oscar-nominated song, Happy.

The project is the culmination of the skills Abraham developed over his four years working for the UMF Marketing Office. He coordinated, shot, and produced it with oversight from his supervisor, Tom Donaghue and Steve Milligan. Well done, Abe!

Credits: Thank you to the 122 University of Maine at Farmington students, faculty, staff for playing along and being such good sports.

Special Thanks to:
Pharrell Williams
Abraham Turcotte ’14
Elizabeth Ferry ’16 (aka “Chompers”)
Talya Briana ’15
UMF Clefnotes student a capella group
UMF Dance Team
UMF Bust-a-Move Beavers
President Kate Foster
Tom Donaghue
Steve Milligan
Grumpyfish Studio

Produced by Abraham Turcotte ’14
for the University of Maine at Farmington Marketing Office
(See Pharrell Williams’ original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM )