March 2019 Alumni Update
Letter from Leadership
Director of Marketing & Communications Ryan Mastrangelo reports on the launch of a new “virtual viewbook” to introduce UMF to prospective students and their parents.
At UMF, Persistence Pays
Jared Cash, vice president of enrollment and external affairs, explains how UMF’s new $1.25 million scholarship program rewards student progress.
Cashing In the Chips
It burns 4,000 tons of wood chips a year, circulates 9,000 gallons of heated water around campus every nine minutes, and has cut the University’s annual heating costs by more than 70 percent. Take a peek inside the University’s Biomass Central Heat Plant.
There When Students And Families Need Her Most
Kimberlee Bennett ’97 is Maine’s 2019 Assistant Principal of the Year.
Finding Talent, Right at Home
Seven alumni, including Jennifer McKenney ’18 (above), return to recruit interns and employees at UMF’s annual Career Fair.
A Look Through Isaiah’s Eyes: March 2019
UMF student Isaiah Wilson-McFarlane ’20 trains his lens on the beauty and science of downeast Maine.
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.
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.
UMF Alumni and Community Trip to Costa Rica
Experience Costa Rica’s biodiversity and ecosystems on a January 2020 guided tour with Jeffrey Thomson, professor of creative writing.
10th Annual Beaver Golf Classic
Join B.A.S.S.A. (Beaver Alum Supporting Student Athletes) and members of the UMF Community at Fox Ridge Golf Club on Saturday, June 8, for the all-skill-level tournament that supports UMF Athletics.
Send us your wedding photos — like this one of Michelle Switzer ’14 and Elijah Hughes — and we’ll share the details of your celebration with the UMF community.