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UMaine Machias animal DNA detective receives award from Maine Warden Service

MACHIAS, Maine — University of Maine at Machias associate research professor Gerard “Gerry” Zegers received the 2023 Maine Warden Service Merit Award during the agency’s annual awards banquet on Friday, April 26 in Augusta. The award celebrates Zegers’ establishment of a wildlife DNA identification program in collaboration with the warden service. Through his eight years […]

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UMaine Machias names three outstanding graduating seniors

MACHIAS, Maine — Three outstanding seniors at the University of Maine at Machias will be honored during its 113th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 5. Each year, the senior class chooses one student to receive the Ivy Orator award, which honors the enduring friendships, wisdom and knowledge graduates have gained and their hopes for the […]

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UMaine Machias names 2024 valedictorian, salutatorian

MACHIAS, Maine – Bayleigh Alley of Jonesport, Maine and Gabriel Rocca of New Milford, Connecticut are the 2024 University of Maine at Machias valedictorian and salutatorian. Alley is an education major concentrating in elementary education with a minor in social studies. Currently the first grade teacher at Milbridge Elementary School, Alley also works with the […]

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UMaine Machias to hold its 113th commencement May 5

MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias will welcome students and their families to its 113th commencement ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m. Fifty-five students will celebrate their degree completion, and an additional 29 students will have their degrees conferred. The event will be livestreamed for […]

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FEMA disaster recovery center opens in Machias for January storm support

FEMA has opened a disaster recovery center on the UMaine Machias campus in Torrey Hall for those needing assitance from the January 2024 storms. The center is currently open Monday through Friday from 8 AM – 6 PM. To seek assistance, please come by the center or apply online. News Center Maine has reported additional […]

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UMaine Machias events planned for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in April

MACHIAS, Maine — In April, the University of Maine at Machias, in partnership with Aroostook Mental Health Services Inc.’s (AMHC)’s Sexual Assault Services and NextStep Domestic Violence Project, will hold events to raise awareness about sexual assault and prevention. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s 2024 theme, Building Connected Communities, “focuses on addressing social and […]

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