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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Students in UMM's geographic information science laboratory

UMM to offer new degree in environmental geographic information science

Beginning in fall 2020, the University of Maine at Machias will be the only public university in Maine to offer a four-year degree program in geographic information systems (GIS). The bachelor’s degree in environmental geographic information science replaces UMM’s major in environmental studies. The curriculum will point students toward more specific career paths within the […]

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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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Dawn Johnson and Kirsten Lisee

UMM names Class of 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian

Dawn Johnson of Orleans, Massachusetts is the 2020 University of Maine at Machias valedictorian and Kirsten Lisee of Milbridge is this year’s salutatorian. Both students majored in psychology and community studies. A member of the Clippers soccer team and recipient of the 2018 USCAA Student-Athlete of the Year award, Johnson draws on her counseling training […]

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University of Maine at Machias announces 2020 Ivy Orator and Senior Watch Awards

Three seniors at the University of Maine at Machias are being honored with special recognition for their contributions to the campus community. English, creative writing and book arts major Alondra Candelario of Thousand Oaks, California was elected Ivy Orator by UMM Class of 2020 graduates. The Ivy Orator traditionally delivers a lighthearted, humorous speech at […]

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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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Diplomas stacked at Commencement

UMM to hold virtual Class of 2020 Recognition Ceremony on May 30

University of Maine at Machias Class of 2020 graduates will be celebrated in a virtual Recognition Ceremony on May 30 at 1 p.m. The event will feature brief remarks from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Head of Campus Dan Qualls and Rep. Will Tuell, a Class of 2001 graduate. The prerecorded ceremony will be available on YouTube […]

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Merrill Library launches COVID-19 Community Journal Project

The University of Maine at Machias Merrill Library is asking community members to submit materials to a new digital archive that will document experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by a similar project developed by archivist Matthew Revitt at the University of Maine’s Raymond H. Fogler Library, the COVID-19 Community Journal Project aims to create […]

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Dan Qualls

Qualls named for three-year term as UMM head of campus

Daniel Qualls has been appointed vice president for academic affairs and head of campus at the University of Maine at Machias for a three-year term. Qualls, an associate professor of education, has served in an interim capacity since August 2019. Qualls joined the UMM community in 2008 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of […]

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