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Alumni Spotlights: Cara Cushing ’20

This month our spotlight shines on Cara Cushing, a 2020 graduate of UMM’s college studies program. Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., she currently lives in Washington County and has stayed on at the University of Maine at Machias as a staff member in the public relations department. Tell us a little bit about what you are […]

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Expanding Early College program adds new certificates, scholarships

Enrollment has surged in the Early College program at the University of Maine at Machias amid an expansion that includes seven new certificate pathways and increased scholarship opportunities in response to workforce needs in the region and the state. The program, which allows high school students to earn college credits at UMM, has seen an […]

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Student-curated exhibit opens to public at UMM Art Gallery

Students in a museum management course at the University of Maine at Machias have completed the installation of a new art exhibit featuring work from the gallery’s permanent collection. “Works by Maine Artists from the UMM Permanent Collection: Celebrating 200 Years of Maine Statehood” is on view at the UMM Art Gallery through Feb. 2021. […]

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WaYS Program for Native American students will expand to UMM campus

Darren Ranco plans to bolster one of the Wabanaki Center’s signature programs to increase Native American student retention and success in college and bring it to the University of Maine at Machias. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Ranco, chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, and his colleagues, $283,164 to expand […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Mandie Pepperman ’11

This month’s spotlight shines on Mandie Pepperman, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Community Studies in 2011. Originally from Farmington, Maine, Pepperman remained in the Down East region after graduation. She is currently a senior director at Sunrise Opportunities in Machias, an organization that provides resources and services to adults and children […]

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Student-produced documentary will compete in global film festival

Instructor Alan Kryszak and his students at the University of Maine at Machias are celebrating the announcement that their 2020 film, “Privacy and the Power of Secrets,” was selected for an international film festival. The 60-minute student-produced documentary is an official selection at The Hague Global Cinema Festival, where it will compete against 130 selections […]

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UMM receives top marks for social mobility in U.S. News report

In a newly released list of the best colleges nationwide from U.S. News and World Report, the University of Maine at Machias ranked high in “social mobility,” a marker that looks at how well the institution serves low-income students. Among liberal arts colleges listed as “Top Performers in Social Mobility,” the Down East regional campus […]

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Alumni Spotlights: Rick Lupo ’12

This month our spotlight shines on Rick Lupo, a 2012 graduate of the recreation and tourism management program with a concentration in sports and fitness management. Originally from Andover, Massachusetts, Lupo now lives in California, where he is a physical education teacher and basketball coach at a charter school in Hollywood. Tell us a little […]

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Students begin fall semester with new rules — and old traditions

As the fall semester gets underway, students at the University of Maine at Machias will embark on their college careers in circumstances that are, in many ways, unprecedented. Students are wearing cloth face masks, staying six feet apart and enjoying picnics on the campus lawn — a sign of the warm weather, and of take-out-only […]

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