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February 2019 Alumni Update

Brian Cavanaugh

Letter from Leadership

Interim Director of Graduate Programs in Education Brian Cavanaugh ’04 reports on UMF’s new certificate and graduate degree offerings, as well as the program’s strong enrollment growth.

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Sweatt-Winter will move to 274 Front Street in Farmington by June 2020.

UMF to Grow By Three Acres

UMF finds a larger location for its Sweatt-Winter Early Care and Education Center, just down the road a piece.

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Steven Tyler of Aerosmith at UMF

How Aerosmith Came to UMF

Forty-five years later, former Student Senate Social Chair Tullio Nieman ’76 gives us an all-access, backstage-pass account of how the Bad Boys from Boston came to rock UMF — for $3 a head.

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Aimee Degroat

With ‘Down to It,’ Degroat ’19 Wins, Again.

Aimee Degroat ’19 has — once again — won the Islandport Magazine Fiction Writing Contest.

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The Pinkhams, Betty-Jane Meader, and Marilyn Hall

Among Alumni & Friends: February 2019

Just about everywhere the Ferro Alumni Center team travels, we’re met with tales of friendships forged at Farmington.
And then there are encounters, like this one, that cause the staff to beam just a little brighter — for days.

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Gifts from the Heart

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, five new scholarships are in the offing for UMF students this year.

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Houston Brook Falls, Maine

A Look Through Isaiah’s Eyes: February 2019

UMF student Isaiah Wilson-McFarlane ’20 trains his lens on the beauty and science of the world close to campus.

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Beaver Bookshelf Logo

Since Beavers are a literary bunch, we thought it only right to shine a light on titles by alumni authors. Please browse the Beaver Bookshelf at your leisure.
We’ll add titles as you share them with us. That’s no fiction.

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Great Wall of China

UMF Alumni and Community Trip to China

Experience China’s rich culture and history on a guided tour with Carole Lee, associate professor of science education, and Linda Beck, associate dean of experiential & global education and professor of political science.

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Sox vs. Pirates

Join UMF alumni and friends for an afternoon of fun, food, and baseball, on Wednesday, March 6, when the 2018 World Series Champions take on the Pirates at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers, Fla.

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The University seeks applicants for our next Vice President of Student Affairs. If you know of visionary individuals who can strategically lead UMF’s broad range of student services, please encourage them to apply.

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Davis Wedding photo

Alumni Weddings

Send us your wedding photos — like this one of Aleigha Campbell ’11 and Chris Davis ’11 — and we’ll share the details of your celebration 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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