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August 2019 Alumni Update

Christine Wilson, Vice President of Student Affairs at UMF

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.

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Nine-year Facilities Management veteran Steve Decker stripped the main-level floor of Carolyn Stone Hall and then reapplied six coats of wax.

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.

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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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Sophia Manning '19 and Bill Nye the Science Guy

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?

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Hathaway Hurdles

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.

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Jenny Hancock, the inaugural recipient of the James Toner Memorial Scholarship

Spotlight on Scholarships: August 2019

Meet Jenny Hancock ’21, the inaugural recipient of the James Toner Memorial Scholarship.

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Refresher on Farmington

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.

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2019 Upward Bound Alumni staff

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.

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UMF Alumni in the News

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.

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Billy Rose Newby

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.

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Make sure alumni-authored titles are on your 2019 summer reading list.

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Traves Anniversary photo

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.

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The UMF Community remembers these alumni, faculty, and friends who have passed since Jan. 1, 2018.

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