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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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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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In a time of crisis, student research aims to improve food outreach efforts

In an effort to investigate best practices for tackling food insecurity in Washington County, students in the psychology and community studies program at the University of Maine at Machias are surveying area residents about food-related volunteer work. The surveys are part of a course on research methods and design in which students develop a project […]

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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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H. Lori Schnieders

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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