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October 2019 Alumni Update

UMF President Edward Serna


Letter from Leadership

In this month’s missive, President Edward Serna answers a question he gets a lot these days.

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UMF's Kalikow Education Center

UMF Announces New Master’s in Special Education

The new program’s distinct admission pathways for traditional and nontraditional students and blended-delivery model of instruction will help meet Maine’s critical shortage of certified special education teachers.

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Kevin Good teaching in his Assistive Technology and Instruction class.

Profiles in Pedagogy: Kevin Good

In this new 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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Sophie Hendrix

Leading as They Learn

Twenty UMF education majors present their innovative teaching methods at the 2019 Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine conference.

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Jessica Howe ’20 and Tom Dolman ’21

Into the Wild

Two UMF students spend their summer researching snow geese and polar bears — 68 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

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David Gibson, UMF professor of geology

‘Ready to teach, encourage, and help’

David Gibson receives a national Undergraduate Research Mentor Award for something he loves to do.

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UMF Education major Danielle Bowler

Building Bright Futures at Farmington

On the 25th Anniversary of World Teachers’ Day, three education majors reflect on why they are drawn to teaching and how UMF is preparing them for their calling.

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UMF Facilities Maintenance Lead Worker Laura Adams washes the walls.

How UMF Works: October 2019

In this ongoing series on the work done to maintain and improve the campus, we see how Laura Adams P’23 brings care and attention to the work of maintaining the Einar A. Olsen Student Center.

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Mia Emery-Guemadi

Spotlight on Scholarships: October 2019

Meet Mia Emery-Guemmadi ’20, the 2019–20 recipient of the Jessica Lynn Simcock 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 ongoing feature, we’ll re-introduce UMF to you, highlighting what’s distinctive about the University — and what’s worth telling the college-bound people in your life.

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UMF Alumni in the News


Sven Bartholomew ’02, Shanon Cotta ’97, Jessica Pollard ’01, and Marlie (Mochamer) Watson ’15 are among this month’s alumni newsmakers for their new roles in banking, the military, public mental health, and the field of optometry.

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Chase Malloy, pre-PT major at UMF

Farmington in Focus

Through an internship and a self-designed major, Chase Malloy ’20 put himself on track to become a doctor of physical therapy. Learn how in this month’s roundup of student endeavors.

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

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Dori, Gemma, and Austin Beane

Alumni Weddings & Anniversaries

Send us your wedding and anniversary photos — like this shot of Dori (Condon) Beane ’15, Dog of Honor Gemma Beane, and Austin Bean — 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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