UMF in the News: UMF honors veterans, student leaders at annual banquet

A recent article in the Sun Journal reported on the University of Maine at Farmington’s Annual Student Leadership Banquet, recognizing the outstanding members of UMF’s student clubs and organizations.

The event awarded honors to students involved in the numerous clubs and organizations on the campus, including the Jill Schwab Award, Theo Kalikow Award, Dr. John H. Rohman Leadership Scholarship, and the 51st annual Michael Winston award.

Veterans receiving award

Commander Stephen Bunker, left, of Roderick-Crosby American Legion Post 28 honors Bailey Randle, center, and Tom Tubman, right, for their military service. Bailey served in the Air Force while Tubman served in the Navy.

Junior Dani Faltraco won the Dr. John Roman Leadership Scholarship; The Jill Schwab Underclassman Award was awarded to freshmen Katie Lipoma; The Theo Kalikow Award was awarded to Stephen Grandchamp, UMF’s Assistant Professor of Literature and Digital Humanities; and the 51st Annual Michael Winston Award was awarded to senior Isaiah Day.

The banquet also invited Commander Stephan Bunker of Roderick-Crosby American Legion Post 28 to present honors to two students, Air Force Veteran Bailey Randle and Navy Veteran Tom Tubman, for their military service.

“Veterans are leaders just from entering the call by raising their hand, and vowing to protect and serve their community,” Bunker stated. He also thanked UMF President Joseph McDonnell in setting a “new tone” of welcoming veterans onto the campus.

Sen. Russell Black, Rep. H. Scott Landry Jr., and Scott Dresser of Congressman Jared Golden’s office made an appearance to share some words for the two veterans.

To read the entire article, visit Sun Journal.

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