Alumni

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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Rhiannon Hampson in front of the State of Maine flag

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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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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