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November 2019 Alumni Update

Director of Admissions Lisa Ellrich

Letter from Leadership

In this month’s missive, Director of Admissions Lisa Ellrich provides an update on her staff’s efforts to recruit the Class of 2024 — and how you can help.

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Hannah Binder

Finding Her Way with Words

With the publication of her second novel and a third out for review, Creative Writing major Hannah Binder ’21 continues to ‘make writing that matters.’

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Cameron McLaughlin

At Farmington, They’re the First

In the runup to National First-Generation College Day, students and faculty reflect on what it means to be the first in their families to seek a four-year degree.

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Nicole Achey

Follow My Lead

At the request of Nicole Achey ’07, six alumni return to their Rehabilitation Services roots to raise aspirations for graduate school.

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Katie Callahan, assistant professor of community health education at UMF.

Profiles in Pedagogy: Katie Callahan ’03

In this regular feature, we meet members of the faculty and learn what inspires their teaching and commitment to students at UMF, which was recognized by U.S. News and World Report for Best Undergraduate Teaching among Top Public Colleges in 2019.

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Dr. Jessica Pollard '01

The Doctor Will See Maine Now

Clinical psychologist Dr. Jessica Pollard ’01 has been appointed by Governor Janet Mills to direct Maine’s Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.

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UMF Alumni in the News


Paula Doughty ’74, Ben Gadberry ’12, Seth Noonkester ’15, Troy Norton ’96, Dan Ryder ’98, and Scott Shanaman ’94 are among this month’s alumni newsmakers for their roles in coaching, education, filmmaking, and the ski industry.

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Derek ’21 and Jared ’23 McClaughlin

Farmington in Focus

Find out what teammates and brothers Derek ’21 and Jared ’23 McLaughlin of Winthrop, Maine, had to say about their first — and only — college soccer season together in this month’s roundup of student endeavors.

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Chompers at UMF Ski Day

UMF Ski Day at Sugarloaf

Join your BFFs (Best Farmington Friends) on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, for a day of deeply discounted skiing, riding, dining, and alumni fellowship at Sugarloaf.

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Make sure these alumni-authored titles are on your fall reading list.

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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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