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Alumni Spotlights: Bennett Ellis ’14

This month’s spotlight shines on Bennett Ellis, who has been working as an aquaculture production technician at the Downeast Institute (DEI) since 2014, after completing two summer internships there as an undergraduate student. Originally from Hopedale, Mass., Ellis graduated from the marine biology program at the University of Maine at Machias in 2014 and currently […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Cara Cushing ’20

This month our spotlight shines on Cara Cushing, a 2020 graduate of UMM’s college studies program. Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., she currently lives in Washington County and has stayed on at the University of Maine at Machias as a staff member in the public relations department. Tell us a little bit about what you are […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Mandie Pepperman ’11

This month’s spotlight shines on Mandie Pepperman, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Community Studies in 2011. Originally from Farmington, Maine, Pepperman remained in the Down East region after graduation. She is currently a senior director at Sunrise Opportunities in Machias, an organization that provides resources and services to adults and children […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Rick Lupo ’12

This month our spotlight shines on Rick Lupo, a 2012 graduate of the recreation and tourism management program with a concentration in sports and fitness management. Originally from Andover, Massachusetts, Lupo now lives in California, where he is a physical education teacher and basketball coach at a charter school in Hollywood. Tell us a little […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Olivia Streit ’18

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Olivia Streit of Lancaster, New York. Streit graduated in 2018 with a double major in biology and marine biology, and went on to earn a master’s degree in marine biology at University of North Carolina (UNC) Wilmington. Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now.   […]

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Snow Ross

Alumni Spotlight: Snow Ross ’95

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Snow Ross, who earned an elementary education degree from UMM in 1995. Ross is a third-grade teacher at the Trenton Elementary School in Trenton, Maine, where she also teaches students about gardening as part of the school’s Growing Up Green Program. This May, Ross was selected for a […]

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Polly Goddard

Alumni Spotlight: Polly Goddard ’93

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Polly Goddard, who graduated with a degree in Outdoor Recreation Management in 1993. Originally from Kent, Connecticut, Goddard now lives in Harwich, Massachusetts, where she runs her own coaching and consulting business. Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now.   I’m a professional development coach […]

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Jo Ellen Scribner and Leigh Alley

UMM announces 2020 alumni awards

The University of Maine at Machias has recognized two alumni for outstanding professional achievement and service to the community. Leigh Alley of Jonesport is the 2020 Young Alumnus Award recipient and Jo Ellen Scribner is this year’s Distinguished Alumna.  Alley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from UMM in 2002 and has since earned four […]

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Amber Whitman

Alumni Spotlight: Amber Whitman ’09

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Amber Whitman of Sabbatus, Maine, a 2009 graduate of UMM’s behavioral sciences program (which has since been updated as the psychology and community studies program). Whitman is a clinician at NFI Massachussetts, a nonprofit organization that offers behavioral health programs for children, adolescents and families. Tell us a […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Rhiannon Hampson ’17

Today our Alumni Spotlight shines on Rhiannon Hampson, who graduated from UMM in 2017 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and community studies with a minor in counseling. During her time at UMM, Hampson completed a project on agricultural policy for the Maine Policy Scholars program. She currently works as district representative for […]

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