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October 2020 Alumni Update

Jamie Beaudoin - UMF Women's Basketball Head Coach

Letter from Leadership

Associate Director of Athletics and Women’s Basketball Head Coach Jamie Beaudoin ’97 reflects on the changes and challenges of COVID-19 on athletics and student-athletes at UMF this fall.

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Four Scholarship Recipients

They’re Here to Say ‘Thanks’

Meet some of our 2020-2021 scholarship recipients, and rewind back to March to learn how – and why – our endowed scholarships support students year after year.

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UMF Ranked in Top 10 By U.S. News and Washington Monthly

“We are so proud to be nationally recognized for the academic quality and value we offer our students,” said Edward Serna, UMF president. 

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Adapting to Change: Learning and Technology Edition

It’s not every semester a University has to entirely alter its modus operandi on short notice. Here’s, in part, how they managed to shift in-person learning to fully remote in a matter of days, and then months.

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Sean Cabaniss, track and field head coach

Two Homecomings and a New Debut

The University of Maine at Farmington Athletics Department hired three new coaches this year. Two allstar alumni and a rockstar newcomer joined the coaching ranks.

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UMF has embarked on a new strategic planning initiative. President Serna urges all to participate in the process.

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Student Aman Hagos Speaking at BLM Teach In Event

Scene Again

ICYMI, here’s this month’s pictorial roundup of what first appeared on UMF’s Instagram and Facebook accounts: @umainefarmington.

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Save The Date: Family & Friends Fall Fest (Virtual) Weekend, October 23-25

A 5K Beaver Dash, a concert from The Whiptails (Lindsay Mower ’18 and Lauern Crosby ’17), alumni readings (Jacques Rancourt ’08, Aliza Dube ’18, and Hannah Calkin ’18), family science experiments, reunion rooms, and so much more: join us for our 100% free, 100% online Fall Festival Weekend.

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It’s time to snuggle up with a cup of warm cider and a good book. Be sure to add these alumni-authored titles to your fall reading list. 

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Lisa Truesdell '95 Family

Alumni Weddings & Anniversaries

Send us your wedding and anniversary photos — like this one of Lisa (Moody) Truesdell ’95 and her husband Will celebrating 25 years of marriage with their children in Kennebunkport, Maine — 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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