The University of Maine at Machias will host an open house on Friday, September 26, from 3-5 p.m.
The open house kicks off homecoming for UMM and is also a thank you to the voters of Maine who supported last November’s referendum that resulted in UMM receiving bond monies to fund recent renovations. The renovations to 48 year old Torrey Hall and the 33 year old Science Building represented $2.3 million in construction costs. Work on the buildings was completed by Oak Point Associates of Biddeford and Pizzagalli Construction Company of Portland.
As part of Friday’s celebration, there will be a welcome and opening remarks at 3:00 p.m. in Science Room 102, and then ribbon cuttings for both the Science Building and Torrey Hall. The ribbon for Torrey Hall will be cut by Professor Bernice Murphy, UMM’s senior faculty member, who started teaching in UMM’s business program in September 1972. The ribbon for the Science Building will be cut by Cody Jouret, the President of UMM’s Student Senate. Jouret is a senior majoring in Marine Biology.
Refreshments will be available at the tent on the mall and tours will also originate there.
Tours, led by UMM’s Student Ambassadors, will showcase work that was done over the summer to the Science Building, Torrey Hall, and the Game Room in Kimball Hall. The tours will also include a stop at the Book Arts Studio, located on the ground floor of Dorward Hall.
The public is invited to attend.