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May 2019 Alumni Update

Dr. Edward Serna responds to well wishes.

The University Gives a Warm Welcome to Its 15th President

Dr. Edward Serna, an innovative education and business leader currently serving as interim chancellor of the University of Arkansas–Fort Smith, will begin his UMF presidency on July 1.

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Dannel Malloy Named UMS Chancellor

The former governor of Connecticut will become the 13th University of Maine System Chancellor on July 1.

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The June Match Giving Challenge

Rising to the Challenge

Through their generosity and support, several alumni and friends have set the stage for success in UMF’s second-annual June Match Giving Challenge.

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Elyse Pratt-Ronco '02, assistant director of Upward Bound

Letter from Leadership

Assistant Director of Upward Bound Elyse Pratt-Ronco ’02 reflects on the vital role UB plays in transforming the lives of first-generation-to-college students.

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Scott Dulin, Board Member, the Roberto Clemente Foundation

Swinging for the Fences

Whether it’s through serving Fisher College as director of athletics or his work on the Board of the Roberto Clemente Foundation, Scott Dulin ’98 has made baseball and athletics forces for good at home and abroad.

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UMF Alumni in the News

Find out which five alumni have been named Maine County Teachers of the Year, who’s been named Maine Principal of the Year, and who will be at the helm of Maranacook boys’ basketball next year.

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First-gen UMF graduate Yamah Dolo

Farmington in Focus

Find out what Yamah Dolo ’19 and some of her peers are up to in this monthly spotlight on student endeavors.

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Hope Lash penning her note of gratitude on Grateful Beaver Day 2019.

Grateful to the End

Two days before Commencement, the Class of 2019 celebrates Grateful Beaver Day by penning notes of thanks to donors who made it all possible.

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Goals photo of Smalls Falls

A Look Through Isaiah’s Eyes: May 2019

UMF student Isaiah Wilson-McFarlane ’20 explains how he came close to capturing an elusive, nocturnal vision of Smalls Falls.

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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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Giraffes in Tanzania

UMF Alumni and Community Trip to Tanzania

Join a January 2020 safari to four of Tanzania’s national parks with Linda Beck, associate dean of experiential & global education and professor of political science.

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January 2020 UMF Alumni Trip to Costa Rica

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.

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2019 Beaver Golf Classic

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.

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Mailhot Wedding

Alumni Weddings & Anniversaries

Send us your wedding and anniversary photos 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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