News you can use from the University of Maine at Farmington

November 2019 

Lisa Ellrich, Director of Admissions

Letter from Admissions

In our first Counselor Connect update, Director of Admissions Lisa Ellrich discusses campus updates and UMF’s future plans for counselor communications. 

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Clarissa Thompson

Profiles in Pedagogy: Clarissa Thompson

In this new feature, we meet members of the faculty and learn what inspires their teaching and commitment to students at UMF, which was recognized by U.S. News and World Report for Best Undergraduate Teaching among Top Public Colleges in 2019.

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Phil Francis leads an evening discussion of syllabus readings in his Fusion First-Year Seminar, The Good Life.

Learning to Live the Good Life

Led by Assistant Professor of Religion Philip Francis, 13 first-year students begin their UMF adventure by charting their own course to a life well lived.

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Once Again, U.S. News & World Report Says We’re Among the Best.

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UMF's Kalikow Education Center

UMF Announces New Master’s in Special Education

The new program’s distinct 4+1 pathway for undergraduate students allows for completion of a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in five years instead of six – saving students time and money.  

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Meet the Bell Scholars

Seven members of the Class of 2023 launch their UMF careers by participating in an innovative advising, mentoring, and career-exploration program.

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Jessica Howe ’20 and Tom Dolman ’21

Into the Wild

Two UMF students spend their summer researching snow geese and polar bears — 68 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

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New academic programs. New opportunities for your students. In this ongoing feature, we’ll re-introduce UMF to you, highlighting what’s distinctive about the University — and what’s worth telling the college-bound people in your life.

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Chase Malloy, pre-PT major at UMF

Farmington in Focus

Through an internship and a self-designed major, Chase Malloy ’20 put himself on track to become a doctor of physical therapy. Learn how in this month’s roundup of student endeavors.

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Kelly, Garret, and Nathan Poulin

A Family Finds It All at Farmington

Kelly Chase Poulin ’93 reflects on what it’s like to have her two sons attend her alma mater, join the field of special education, and save thousands on college tuition with UMF’s Farmington is Family Scholarship.

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UMF Alumni in the News

Sven Bartholomew ’02, Shanon Cotta ’97, Jessica Pollard ’01, and Marlie (Mochamer) Watson ’15 are among this month’s alumni newsmakers for their new roles in banking, the military, public mental health, and the field of optometry.

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