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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UMM psychology professor awarded tenure

A psychology professor from the University of Maine at Machias was one of 29 faculty members at UMaine and UMM to receive tenure and/or promotion in March. Those selected were nominated by President Joan Ferrini-Mundy based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University […]

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Clippers women’s basketball players receive national honors

The Clippers women’s basketball team ended a strong season with a bid to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Basketball National Championship, where they competed against the Villa Maria College Vikings in the quarterfinals on March 9. They were ultimately defeated by the Vikings in a game that ended 69–51. It was nevertheless an […]

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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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UMM Early College to launch summer institutes for high school students

A pilot program set to launch at the University of Maine at Machias this summer will give high school students an opportunity to preview college life and explore a potential degree pathway during a four-day stay on campus. The Early College Summer Institute, an initiative of UMM’s Early College program, will be offered July 8–11. […]

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Poetry reading: Jason Grundstrom-Whitney at Merrill Library, March 12

Poet Jason Grundstrom-Whitney will read from his newly published collection, “Bear, Coyote, Raven,” on March 12 at the University of Maine at Machias Merrill Library. The free public event begins at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 255.1254. Grundstrom-Whitney, a Bear Clan member of […]

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UMM student-athletes make YSCC All-Academic Team

The Yankee Small College Conference announced its 2019 Fall All-Academic Team on Feb. 15, with 20 University of Maine at Machias student-athletes earning spots on the team. To receive the honor, student-athletes must earn a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Those honored were: Women’s Cross Country KwiNam Park Leah S. Woodward Women’s Volleyball Caitlin Reynolds […]

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Faculty art exhibit to open at UMM Art Gallery Feb. 12

The Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Machias will exhibit the work of three visual arts faculty members from Feb. 12–April 1. Leslie Bowman, Bernie Vinzani and Audra Christie are featured in “UMM Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit”, showcasing the artists’ breadth of expertise in a variety of mediums, including handmade paper and collages, […]

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University of Maine at Machias announces fall 2019 Dean’s List

The University of Maine at Machias recognized 195 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2019 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 167 are from Maine, 22 are from 10 other states and six are from four countries other than the U.S. Listed below are students who received Dean’s List […]

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UMM campus food pantry awarded with funds from UCU

The University of Maine at Machias F.O.O.D. (Food, Opportunity, Outreach, Dignity) Club is one of eight campus food pantries to receive a donation from the University Credit Union (UCU) as part of its annual Ending Hunger on Campus in Maine campaign. UCU branch manager Cathy Philbrick presented an $800 donation to the club at UMM’s […]

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