August 2019 Alumni Update
Letter from Leadership
New Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Christine Wilson shares her interest in gaining a ‘local understanding’ of the UMF student experience.
How UMF Works: August 2019
Seven members of UMF’s Facilities Management team show what it takes to get Dakin Hall ready for August 31 — new student move-in day.
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.
Manning ’19 Meets Bill Nye the Science Guy
It’s not every day that Bill Nye the Science Guy gets schooled. Who better to do it than a UMF elementary education major with a concentration in science?
Indoor Track and Field Gains Varsity Status
Some members of UMF’s varsity outdoor track and field team could find themselves running up against additional hurdles this coming winter. And they couldn’t be happier about it.
Spotlight on Scholarships: August 2019
Meet Jenny Hancock ’21, the inaugural recipient of the James Toner Memorial Scholarship.
Whether it’s been a year since you were last on campus or time better measured in decades, chances are good there’s been some change since you last visited Farmington. In this new feature, we’ll re-introduce you to UMF, highlighting what’s distinctive about the University — and what’s worth telling the college-bound people in your life.
Ten Alumni Were Upward Bound This Summer
Since UB’s founding at the University in 1980, UMF alumni have been a mainstay in the federally funded program’s efforts to raise the aspirations and post-secondary academic readiness of disadvantaged, high-potential high school students from west-central Maine.
Marissa Arrigoni ’17 wins a $10K fellowship, Dr. Troy Norton ’96 takes the helm of Mt. Blue boys basketball, and Karissa Ostheimer ’08 gets a medical mystery solved.
Farmington in Focus
Billie Rose Newby ’21 schedules some career-development experience into her campus summer employment. Learn how in this month’s roundup of student endeavors.
Make sure alumni-authored titles are on your 2019 summer reading list.
Alumni Weddings & Anniversaries
Send us your wedding and anniversary photos — like this then-and-now shot of Tyler ’14 and Kerri-lyn (Hernandez) Traves ’14 — and we’ll share the details of your celebrations with the UMF community.