Alumni

Leigh Alley

Alumni Spotlight: Leigh Alley ’02

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Leigh Alley of Jonesport, Maine, who earned a B.A. in English from the University of Maine at Machias in 2002 and went on to earn four graduate degrees — most recently a doctorate in education from University of New England. Alley is the executive director of the Maine […]

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Aisling Farragher-Gemma poses next to a fish tank

Alumni Spotlight: Aisling Farragher-Gemma ’18

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Aisling Farragher-Gemma, a 2018 graduate of UMM’s marine biology program. Originally from Millis, Massachusetts, Farragher-Gemma is currently employed as a hatchery technician at Sea and Reef Aquaculture in Franklin, Maine. Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now.   I breed and raise designer clownfish and […]

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Rachel Spinney

Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Spinney ’19

This month our alumni spotlight shines on Rachel Spinney, who graduated from the University of Maine at Machias in 2019 with a Bachelor of College Studies degree with a concentration in special education. Originally from Casco, Maine, Rachel currently lives in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, where she works as an EBD high school teacher at […]

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Tim Allen

UMM filmmakers to be featured in University of Maine Film Festival

Two films produced by students at the University of Maine at Machias have been selected as finalists for the 2019 University of Maine Film Festival. “A Journey in Darkness Through Music” and “When the Chevy Breaks (How Small Towns Fix Big Problems)” will be screened at the free public festival in Orono at UMaine’s Corbett […]

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Mike Merritt, ’71, inducted into Clipper Hall of Fame

The University of Maine at Machias Clipper Athletics Hall of Fame hosted its annual induction ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 5, in conjunction with the university’s homecoming festivities. Mike Merritt, a graduate of the UMM class of 1971, is the newest member of the Clipper Hall of Fame. Inductees are nominated for their athletic achievements and […]

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Kristof Kovacs

Alumni Spotlight: Kristof Kovacs ’93

This month our Alumni Spotlight shines on Kristof Kovacs. Originally from Budapest, Hungary and now settled in Yarmouth, Maine, Kovacs attended UMM as an international student and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1993. He currently works as the global head of Continuous Improvement at IBM and is a student in the […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jake Kenyon ’10

This month’s Alumni Spotlight shines on Jake Kenyon from Belchertown, Massachusetts. Jake graduated from the University of Maine at Machias in 2010 with a bachelor of science degree in Recreation and Tourism Management.   Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now.   Immediately after graduating from UMM in 2010 I pursued […]

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Heidi Jarvis Smallidge

Alumni Spotlight: Heidi Jarvis Smallidge ’89

This month’s Alumni Spotlight shines on Heidi Jarvis Smallidge from Southwest Harbor, Maine who graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.   Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now. I work at Maine Coast Heritage Trust, running their Mount Desert Island office, and working as part of […]

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Ricky Alexander

Alumni Spotlight: Ricky Alexander ’09

This month’s Alumni Spotlight shines on Ricky Alexander from Evansville, Indiana who graduated in 2009 with a Marine Biology degree.   Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now:   I completed my master’s program in December 2015, after about four years of working in various field positions as a NOAA/NMFS contractor […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Katherine (Kathy) Mayo-Reese ’87

This month’s spotlight shines on Kathy Mayo-Reese from Steuben, Maine who graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Marine Ecosystems. Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now. After graduating from UMM, I worked as a Consulting Biologist for a period of time.  […]

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