UMFK Blake Library gallery to feature exhibit “Landscapes”

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FORT KENT, Maine – The University of Maine at Fort Kent Library gallery will host a collection of photographs entitled “Landscapes” by UMFK alumnus Darrell McBreairty through the month October.  

“Landscapes” is a collection of color prints from transparencies and negatives shot by McBreairty over several decades.  

McBreairty completed classes in portraiture and commercial photography at the New York Institute of Photography in Manhattan in 1970 and has had a number of exhibits in different locations over the years.

Since his last exhibit at the library in 2007, McBreairty has published a number of books available at Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing online and at Bogan Books in downtown Fort Kent. 

“Landscapes” may be viewed during UMFK’s Blake Library hours.  For more information on the exhibit or library hours, please contact Gallery Curator Sofia Birden at 834-7527.

Students Assist in Rescue

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UMFK Conservation Law Enforcement students assist a team during a live search and rescue operation
On August 30, 2022, The Maine Warden Service mobilized UMFK Conservation Law Enforcement students, trained in search and rescue to help locate an elderly man who went missing in the Fort Kent area. The man was successfully found.

When Will Pols enrolled in the Conservation Law program at The University of Maine at Fort Kent in 2020, he didn’t expect to be on an active search and rescue as a student. Earlier this summer, Pols joined eight other UMFK students in an emergency search and rescue mission in the Fort Kent area. Their knowledge and expertise were put into mobilization by the Maine Warden Service when an elderly citizen went missing.

“Being part of a live search impacted my experience as a student in a very positive way,” said Pols, “It gave me the opportunity to connect with many different game wardens and agencies. The real-world experience has increased my drive to enter the field of conservation law enforcement even more.”

The northernmost university has long been known for its hands-on learning opportunities. Several of UMFK’s programs, including Conservation Law Enforcement, prepare students with certifications required by professional employers, in addition to the awarded degrees that attract students to the campus. Conservation Law Enforcement students have the opportunity to earn their Incident Qualifications Card (Red Card) certification, qualifying them for wildland firefighting operations. At the completion of their search and rescue course, students have the opportunity to become certified to respond to search and rescue events in the state.

Kale O’Leary, a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife game warden, is an adjunct professor at UMFK. He specializes in preparing students with the skills necessary to be successful during an active search and rescue.

“When I initially started teaching at UMFK, I knew there would be many positive takeaways from this involvement. I always hoped that in the future we would be able to use these students as highly trained volunteers, but their knowledge and assistance were extremely valuable to our recent search,” said O’Leary, “Without their help, we would have been limited to grid teams made up of only Wardens. This would have significantly slowed our progress and very likely led to a very different outcome, as time was critical in locating this man.”

UMFK’s Conservation Law Enforcement program is one of very few in the eastern United States. Located in the midst of thousands of acres of wilderness, the natural resources available to the northern Maine campus are unparalleled. Students can easily practice their professional skills in the environments they hope to work in and enjoy outdoor recreation interests such as hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling that may have influenced their career paths.

The program is interdisciplinary, working closely with forestry and environmental sciences to ensure that students receive a well-rounded, multi-faceted education that allows them to choose from a variety of pathways upon graduation.

“The Maine Warden Service expects to lose 50% of its workforce over the coming years, so the demand for wardens is great for the foreseeable future,” said Marilyn Epp, UMFK Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Safety. “Maine Forest service is in dire need of forest rangers. The education and skills that our program imparts makes applicants highly competitive in these high-demand professions.”

Conservation Law students develop skills in investigative techniques such as interviewing, writing reports and affidavits, and evidence collection.

As far as what he thinks about the UMFK program, Pols says the certifications he has obtained have greatly increased his satisfaction with his degree path. He is grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the active search.

“Overall, it impacted my experience as a student at UMFK in a very positive way, and I am very excited about what the future holds.”

For more information about UMFK’s Conservation Law program, visit the Conservation Law Enforcement page on the UMFK website.

2023 U.S. News Rankings

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UMFK photo with students holding UMFK swag at the Sports Center

The University of Maine at Fort Kent has been named among the top tier of all north region colleges for the twelfth consecutive year, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2023 rankings. UMFK first achieved top-tier college status in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 rankings.

The latest U.S. News & World Report ranked UMFK 34th on the Regional Colleges North list and 18th on the Top Public Schools list. This is an improvement for the university in both categories. UMFK is also ranked on the Regional Colleges list as a top performer in social mobility, which means UMFK has great success in helping economically disadvantaged students graduate on time.

“These rankings are very meaningful to our university and show that we are continually looking at ways to improve the student experience,” said UMFK President Deb Hedeen, “Our campus is very safe, it’s situated in an inviting community, and it has a wealth of natural resources all around us. These unique qualities offer a wonderful foundation for the quality education that we continue to deliver.”

U.S. News & World Report bases the U.S. ranking on key measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality. The indices include peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.

The U.S. News rating system rests on two pillars. The formula relies on quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality that are based on the U.S. News’ researched view of what matters in education.

The North region includes the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.

For prospective students and their families, the 2023 U.S. News rankings provide an excellent starting point to help identify colleges and universities that are right for them because they offer the opportunity to judge the relative quality of institutions based on widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Poetry Express at UMFK

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headshot of poet Valerie Lawson
Poet Valerie Lawson will lead Poetry Express events at UMFK on September 21 & 22.

The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes will host Poetry Express, a collaborative poetry performance program, Wednesday, September 21st, and Thursday, September 22nd on the University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The theme surrounding the Poetry Express event will encompass Acadian Heritage.

On September 21st, the poetry workshop will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Acadian Archives. Program participants select Maine poems with support from Maine State Library and learn to perform those poems in a workshop taught by guest Poet Valerie Lawson.

Valerie Lawson’s work has been published in Café Review, About Place Journal, The Catch, Maine Farms, and others. Most recently, Lawson participated in the Writing the Land project, connecting protected spaces with poets. She wrote about Reversing Falls in Pembroke, conserved by the Downeast Coastal Conservancy, and with the help of the Maine Arts Commission, created a video of one of the poems. You may view the video at valerie-lawson.com.

At the Archives, on September 22nd, the poetry workshop will continue with a rehearsal of participants’ poetry presentations to be held from 3 to 4 p.m.

The Poetry Express event will conclude with a community poetry reading and conversation event for the public to come together and celebrate Maine poetry will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the UMFK Bengal Lair.

If you would like to participate in the Poetry Express, please contact Assistant Professor of Business Michael Curran at (412) 200-0978.

Poetry Express is a collaborative poetry performance program in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library to bring poetry to UMFK.

Welcome Reception to be held September 9 for UMFK’s twelfth president, Dr. Deborah Hedeen

UMFK president Dr. Deborah Hedeen, UMFK 12th president

UMFK president Dr. Deborah Hedeen, UMFK 12th presidentThe University of Maine at Fort Kent will officially welcome its twelfth president, Dr. Deborah Hedeen, at a Welcome Reception on Friday, September 9, between 4:00 – 7:00 pm in the campus’ newest building, the Enrollment and Advancement Center.

President Hedeen was appointed UMFK’s twelfth president and provost on July 1, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions over the past few years, her official welcome was postponed until now. The reception is part of a weekend of activities planned for the university’s Homecoming celebrations.

Prior to joining UMFK, Hedeen served as the provost and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Montana Western. Prior to that, she served at Idaho State University for 23 years as dean of the college of education for ten years, associate dean and assistant dean of teacher education, and professor of special education.

A proven leader in higher education, Hedeen’s extensive experience developing instructional delivery models for students in remote and rural areas has already impacted the northern Maine campus. In the last year, UMFK has implemented several new programs with certain ideas in mind: capitalizing on the natural resources that the campus is well-known for, providing more opportunities for nontraditional students to earn their degrees, and expanding technology and health-related programs.

“Our students are our number one priority,” said President Hedeen, “When the faculty approached me about some of these new possibilities, I felt that they were deserving to be added to our academic portfolio. Arctic Studies, Business Management Online Completion, Computer Systems Administration, Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Certification, and the Master of Science in Nursing all build on strengths that UMFK already offers and allow us to make these certificates and degrees more accessible.”

As a first-generation student, Dr. Hedeen understands the importance of a student-centered campus community. In addition to well-rounded support through the pandemic, a new strategic plan, opportunities for expanded scholarships, completion of the Enrollment and Advancement Center, and a new branding strategy have been noted as areas that have benefited from her leadership.

Her vision includes continuing to foster the partnership between the university and the greater community of Fort Kent — an attribute long celebrated.

“I love that UMFK has always had a special relationship with the community of Fort Kent. With a strong volunteer population and a lot of grit and determination, Fort Kent has done some really amazing things. UMFK couldn’t be in a better community to enhance the college experience by involving interested students in this way,” said President Hedeen.

On a personal level, the new president looks forward to more university events.

“Even though we had a few events last year that allowed for public attendance, this year’s Homecoming celebrations will allow us to welcome the community back to campus. I am really excited about that.”

The public is invited to the President’s Welcome Reception to attend at their leisure to meet and speak with President Hedeen while visiting the award-winning Enrollment and Advancement Center. Refreshments will be served.

For more information on the Welcome Reception, please contact Lisa Roy at 834-7504.

UMFK Professor Paul Buck Presents Webster Ashburton Treaty for Maine Speaks

Dr. Paul Buck UMFK associate of professor of history and education

Paul BuckThe University of Maine at Fort Kent Associate Professor of History and Education Dr. Paul Buck II will present on the “Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842) and Maine’s Northern Border” on Thursday, August 18th at 7 p.m. at Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel in Lille, Maine. The event is free and open to the public.

The presentation is funded by the Maine Humanities Council, Maine Speaks program.

In his presentation, Dr. Buck examines the different perspectives of Maine statehood and Maine culture as seen through the prism of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842, which definitively established the boundary between British North America and the United States. Many forget that the treaty also formally established a new mechanism for collaboration between London and Washington to combat the continued international trade of enslaved peoples, which technically was outlawed in the United States in 1808.

Dr. Buck explores the treaty itself and its impact on the singular Acadian and Francophone community of the St. John Valley, which found itself split into two countries. He gives historical context as well, most certainly commencing with the long-standing Maliseet and Mi’kmaq communities of the region, along with Scots-Irish and, by the 1820s, Maine Yankee residents.

Dr. Buck is proficient in five languages (English, French, Spanish, German, and Russian) and is conversant in a sixth language, Wolof, spoken widely in Senegal. He arrived in the St. John Valley in July 2008. He taught French at Wisdom Middle/High School for one year. In the fall of 2009, he began teaching at UMFK as an adjunct professor of history, French, and Spanish. He began teaching full-time in the fall of 2010.

The study of the French language and culture, as well as the history of French speakers throughout North America, has been Dr. Buck’s academic passion since he was a teenager.

Dr. Buck holds a bachelor’s degree in Canadian Studies/Multilanguage (French, German, and Russian) from Saint Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and spent two years during that period of his life studying abroad at Université Laval in Québec City and Voronezh State University in southern Russia. Thereafter, while teaching middle/high school French and Spanish for six years in Maryland, Dr. Buck earned a master’s degree in Spanish at Middlebury College in Vermont. Finally, in May 2008, he earned his doctorate in American and Canadian history at the University of Maine, where his area of focus was the expression of identity and otherness in Canadian history textbooks used in Québec’s French Catholic secondary schools from 1955 to 1967.

Dr. Buck completed his dissertation in French. Two of its eight chapters are devoted to analyzing the Acadian deportation from 1755 to 1763 (Le Grand dérangement) and the mass migrations of French Canadians and Acadians to the United States from 1840 to 1930, respectively.

Dr. Buck was a Fulbright Exchange Teacher in French-speaking Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, during the 1997-1998 school year and later was named a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar in 2006-2007 to continue his doctoral research again in Québec City at Université Laval and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

Currently, Dr. Buck serves on the Maine Humanities Council board; as a UMFK campus liaison for the Fulbright Scholar program; and as the University of Maine System representative on the Maine Acadian Heritage Council.
For more information on the presentation, please contact Don Cyr at (207) 895-3339 or by email at: doncyr@gmail.com.

Maine Speaks program supports individuals and organizations that bring people in their community together to learn from a gifted speaker who shares their expertise and life experience in engaging ways.

UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Scheduled for September 10

photo taken in 2021 of the UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
photo taken in 2021 of the UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Photo taken in 2021 of the UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host its annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony on Saturday, September 10th in the University’s Sports Center. This event is open to the public.

The Class of 2022 inductees are a distinguished group: Katherine Ferland (’16); Benjamin Kluvers (’17), Ed McKay (’82); and Eric Werntgen (’99) (inducted posthumously).

In addition to the induction ceremony, Susan Tardie will be honored as the recipient of the Floyd “Red” Powell Award.

The Hall of Fame ceremony begins at 5 p.m. with a social followed by a banquet and awards ceremony. Tickets for the banquet are $35 per person and may be purchased online at: https://athletics.umfk.edu/hof/

You may also purchase your tickets through the Athletic Department or please contact Matt Dyer at 834-8637 or matthew.dyer@maine.edu

Deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Due to COVID-19, all attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results within the prior 48 hours to gain admittance to the event. These may be shown at the door or emailed in advance to Coach Matt Dyer. Attendees are currently not required to wear a mask when in buildings on the UMFK campus. Guidance on COVID-19 is subject to change in accordance with the evolving circumstances of COVID-19 at the time of the event.

For more information, contact the University Relations office at 834-7557 or visit us at www.umfk.edu.

MICHAEL SIMON FIELD: UMFK TO LIGHT ATHLETIC FIELD, FUNDED BY MAJOR GIFT

group photo with Jamil Simon for donation to fund lights for UMFK athletic field
group photo with Jamil Simon for donation to fund lights for UMFK athletic field
Left to Right: UMFK Foundation President Stephanie Chick; UMFK President Deborah Hedeen; Donor Jamil Simon; UMFK Athletic Director Carly Flowers; and UMFK Development Officer Shannon Lugdon.

The University of Maine at Fort Kent received a major gift and pledge from Jamil Simon to fund the lighting of the UMFK soccer field, a top UMFK capital priority. Mr. Simon is making the contribution in memory of his late brother Michael Simon, and UMFK will rename the field “Michael Simon Field.”

Michael Simon was a resident of Fort Kent for almost 40 years, from 1983-2022. He was well-known in the community and on campus at UMFK. In the 1980’s Michael enrolled in and took courses at UMFK. Over the years, he took meals at Nowland Hall Cafeteria, worked out at the UMFK Sports Center, and visited Blake Library.

Sofia Birden, UMFK Director of Library Services, said, “Mike was a regular here at Blake Library. He came in every day to look at the papers for any news about the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings.”

The UMFK Soccer field, previously known as Alumni Memorial Field, is home to the UMFK’s storied Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams, who collectively have won eleven USCAA Championship soccer titles since 2008.

Jamil Simon remembers walking by the field with Michael and hearing his brother speak about watching the team play games and practice, and cafeteria meals with students who played on the soccer team. Fort Kent was Michael’s home. Jamil’s desire is to “LIGHT THE FIELD” as a way of memorializing Michael and giving back to the community and the campus.

“Michael loved Fort Kent and was loved and supported by so many here. This project is just a token of our appreciation and thanks,” said Jamil when speaking with Shannon Lugdon, UMFK Development Officer.

“We are so thankful for this gift. Lights on the field will extend practice times, increase community use, allow more flexibility in scheduling and allow for evening games and practice, especially during the school year when sunset is early,” said Carly Flowers, UMFK Athletic Director.

The gift enables UMFK to move forward with this important capital priority and complete extensive renovations and updates to the field. UMFK will begin the process of procuring lights for the Michael Simon Field immediately.

The memorial gift continues the Simon family’s legacy of generosity to UMFK. The family provided a substantial gift to UMFK for the construction of Nadeau Hall – named after a family that Michael was particularly close to, and in 2010 endowed a scholarship fund in Michael Simon’s name. During the 2021-2022 academic year, 15 UMFK students received scholarships from the Michael Simon Scholarship fund.

“We appreciate the important Simon Family contributions to enrich the academic and athletic student experience,” said President Deborah Hedeen. “Student success is at the heart of our work.”

For further information, please contact Shannon Lugdon at (207) 834-7800.

UMFK Students Named to the Spring 2022 Dean’s List

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent is proud to announce its Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester. This list includes full-time and part-time students.

“Congratulations to the students who have made the UMFK Dean’s & Academic Recognition Lists,” said UMFK’s President Deb Hedeen. “The Dean’s List includes full-time students who have earned a 3.2 grade point average, while the Academic Recognition List acknowledges our part-time students who have also earned a 3.2 GPA. These students have demonstrated a level of resilience and academic excellence during the pandemic. Their accomplishments are to be acknowledged and celebrated. We are incredibly proud to have these talented students as members of the UMFK community.”

The University of Maine at Fort Kent is the northernmost campus of the University of Maine System. It is the academic center for Acadian and Franco-American culture for the greater Fort Kent area and beyond. In addition, the diverse campus offers students a close-knit community experience with an international perspective.

UMFK offers multiple degree paths which lead to associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees. For a complete program listing and more information, please visit umfk.edu.

FULL-TIME DEAN’S LIST

MAINE STUDENTS: ST. JOHN VALLEY

EAGLE LAKE

  • Julia Labbe

FORT KENT

  • John Amoah
  • Aaron Amoako-Baah
  • Jessica Belch
  • Gizela Carranza
  • Jonathan Carter
  • Brady Charles
  • Alexandria Daigle
  • Cameika Davis
  • Jonathan Doyle
  • Ogechukwu Esomonu
  • Beatriz Garrido Jaramillo
  • Marcell Holness
  • Adil Iggoute
  • Christopher Lord
  • Cassidy Lovley
  • Lovell Jonas
  • Nasheba Johnson
  • Vaughn Kelly
  • Jamal Khan
  • Leacroft Lettman Jr.
  • Mercedes Madore
  • Angel Maxwell
  • Tonilynn Nadeau
  • Alejandro Ochoa
  • Cyprian Okeze
  • Glenroy Osbourne
  • Emily Ouellette
  • Lyndsay Ouellette
  • Fraser Query
  • Alexis Sarmis
  • Riley Sibley
  • Orville Smikle
  • Kevonnie Smith
  • Abigail Thompson
  • Brittney Thompson
  • Sergio Torres
  • Brian Wright

FORT KENT MILLS

  • Alexander Churchill
  • Megan Gardiner

FRENCHVILLE

  • Alyssa Banville
  • Kelly Bonenfant
  • Kaleb Deschaine
  • Christina Gagnon
  • Nicholas Lavigne
  • Raya Ringuette

HODGDON

  • Cara Brinkerhoff

MADAWASKA

  • Kasie Blanchette
  • Victor Campos
  • Kobe Chasse
  • Maddix Corriveau Jr.
  • Emily Gendreau
  • Kara Gendreau
  • Riley Lausier
  • Samuel Richards
  • Megan Ringuette

NEW CANADA

  • Cady Hebert

SAINT AGATHA

  • Emma Chamberland

SAINT DAVID

  • Nicole Gendreau
  • Emily Thibeault

SAINT FRANCIS

  • Romario Plunkett

VAN BUREN

  • Mykayla Bresett
  • Britney Ferguson
  • Skylar Paradis
  • Alexis Violette

WALLAGRASS

  • Isabelle Lozier
  • Jordan O’Leary

MAINE STUDENTS: AROOSTOOK COUNTY

ASHLAND

  • Abby Walker

CARIBOU

  • Kyle Haney
  • Riley McNeal

EASTON

  • Leeann Kaiser

FORT FAIRFIELD

  • Abigail Dionne
  • Dylan Jandreau

HOULTON

  • Matthew Bouchard
  • Eli Bulley
  • Kelsey Foster
  • Brendan Graham
  • Brandon Levesque
  • Raegan Perfitt
  • Clarissa Sabattis
  • Parker Willard

LIMESTONE

  • Ryan Burr

WOODLAND

  • Kylie Macdougal

MAINE STUDENTS: NOT AROOSTOOK COUNTY

ALBION

  • Glory Regan

AUBURN

  • Ashley Adams

BAILEYVILLE

  • Brooke Russell

BANGOR

  • Amy Durepo
  • Moriah Robinson
  • Susan Sauvage
  • Helen Williams

BELFAST

  • Orianna Cort

BREWER

  • Andrew Hersey
  • Samantha Pellegrino

BRIDGEWATER

  • Breann Bradbury

BRIDGTON

  • Rose Hagerstrom

BIG LAKE TOWNSHIP

  • Katherine Hiland

BRUNSWICK

  • Rachel Johnson

CAPE ELIZABETH

  • Katelyn Hallowell
  • Stephen Murray Jr.

CARMEL

  • Marissa Hilton

CASCO

  • Madison Martin

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND

  • J. May Hall

ELLSWORTH

  • Kateryna Bagrii

FARMINGDALE

  • Rachel Palmer

FARMINGTON

  • James Guillaume

GRAY

  • William Maines

GREENE

  • Sherri Hathorne

HAMPDEN

  • Michelle Manning

HERMON

  • Dalton Buck

JEFFERSON

  • Brandon Davis
  • Natishia Mitchell

LEWISTON

  • Isho Mohamed
  • Ashley Winter

LISBON FALLS

  • Bryanna DiFrancesco

MATTAWAMKEAG

  • Katelyn Tolman

MILBRIDGE

  • Breanna Smith

MILO

  • Amanda Godwin

NORWAY

  • Cody Leavitt

ORRINGTON

  • Lucy Bartlett
  • Kristin Farwell

OTIS

  • Arielle Levesque

OXFORD

  • Nicholas Martinez

PLEASANT POINT

  • Orlin Flores-Vargas

PORTER

  • Kylie Day

PORTLAND

  • Pamela Nyota

ROCKLAND

  • Catherine Trahan

ROCKPORT

  • Addie Drinkwater
  • Mary Hoffmann

ROME

  • Gia Francis

SOUTH PORTLAND

  • Johanna Dresser
  • Christopher Foulke

STANDISH

  • Erin McGinty

STETSON

  • Hannah Crocker

SULLIVAN

  • Meagan Eastman

UNION

  • Isaac Keiran

WATERVILLE

  • Marc LeClair

WESTBROOK

  • Uchizi Phakati
  • Ashley Williams

WEST ENFIELD

  • Taylor Brown

WESTFIELD

  • TuckerAlison Fletcher

WEST GARDINER

  • Alex Hart

WINDOR

  • Jennifer Doades

WINTER HARBOR

  • Elaine Hutchins

WINTHROP

  • Desiree Mayo
  • Shane Tweedie

WOOLWICH

  • Iruzy Castellon

YARMOUTH

  • Jacob Rockwell
  • Robin Turner

U.S. STUDENTS

BUCKEYE, AZ

  • Saja Hicks

DAVENPORT, CA

  • Julian DeWees

EL DORADO, CA

  • Danae Ford

IMPERIAL BEACH, CA

  • Alexis Salzwedel

LIVERMORE, CA

  • Asib Khamush

OAKLAND, CA

  • Jzane Cavalli-Money

SANTA ROSA, CA

  • Ryan Hernandez

SUNNYVALE, CA

  • Sophia Noe

NEW MILFORD, CT

  • Amanda Walitynski

NAMPA, ID

  • Sage Stroud

KOKOMO, IN

  • Kelly Arnold

OVERLAND PARK, KS

  • Batey Taku

BROCKTON, MA

  • Kemi Ogunbodede

FOXBORO, MA

  • Bridgette Boulay

MATTAPAN, MA

  • Jeanette Orji

MILFORD, MI

  • Gilbert Isaacs

HAMPSTEAD, NH

  • Andrew Kooken

MANCHESTER, NH

  • Jacob Paris

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

  • Lorelei Breitfeld

BAYSIDE, NY

  • Anthony Allel

VALLEY COTTAGE, NY

  • Edwin Fortere

PORTLAND, OR

  • Aiden Grady

LAKE ARIEL, PA

  • William Pols IV

WOONSOCKET, RI

  • Xavier Denis

FORTWORTH, TX

  • Wardah Tesire

HOUSTON, TX

  • Elvis Gomez

RICE, TX

  • Michael Cleveland

OGDEN, UT

  • Micah Petty

SPANISH FORK, UT

  • Summer Pinnell

LEESBURG, VA

  • Sheniece St. Jean

MILTON, VT

  • Kyle Denning

SAINT ALBANS, VT

  • Cameron Coon

SOUTH HERO, VT

  • Cody Bellinghiri

INTERNATIONAL

TOBIQUE FIRST NATION, NB, CANADA

  • Trena Hafke

VILLAMARIA, COLUMBIA

  • Nicolas Cortes Arango

MEDELLIN, COLUMBIA

  • Manuela Arango Acosta

GEISFELD, GERMANY

  • Jan-Herbert Linz

MANNHEIM, GERMANY

  • Mert Kiyga

MUNICH, GERMANY

  • Clara Sperling

REUTLINGEN, GERMANY

  • Younes Iggoute

ACCRA, GHANA

  • Henrietta Mensah

ST. ANDREWS, GRENADA

  • Kevon Maitland

ST. PATRICKS, GRENADA

  • Leon Braveboy

HAFNARFJORDUR, ICELAND

  • Julia Audunsdottir

CLARENDON, JAMAICA

  • Tarece Lawrence

KINGSTON, JAMAICA

  • Shamar Jemison

SAINT ANN, JAMAICA

  • Britania Francis

ST. ELIZABETH, JAMAICA

  • Tajera Deer

WESTMORELAND, JAMAICA

  • Vinnette Blake

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

  • Lisa Augustine

GIJON, SPAIN

  • Carla Rodriguez Medio

LEON, SPAIN

  • Nonia Reguera Gonzalez

PART-TIME ACADEMIC RECOGNITION

MAINE STATE: ST. JOHN VALLEY

EAGLE LAKE

  • Ethan Delena

FORT KENT

  • Gaelle Chery
  • Natalie Beyenberg
  • Sylvie Guimond
  • Oluchi Ifegwu
  • Ibra Mbacke
  • Loren Plourde
  • Ajay Thompson

FORT KENT MILLS

  • Alyssa Raymond

FRENCHVILLE

  • Lakota Bouchard
  • Sarah Lavoie

GRAND ISLE

  • Jacob Theriault

MADAWASKA

  • Olga Danilichav
  • Kaitlyn Martin
  • Alec Morneault
  • Olivia Picard

NEW CANADA

  • Megan Blanchette

SAINT DAVID

  • Elizabeth Dufresne
  • Monique Hebert
  • Katelyn Ouellette

VAN BUREN

  • Paige Morrow

MAINE STATE: AROOSTOOK COUNTY

BLAINE

  • Whitney Brewer

BRIDGEWATER

  • Jerranecia Caddell

CARIBOU

  • Kelley McIntyre
  • Kyra Thibeault

EASTON

  • Kim Warren

HOULTON

  • Claire Thompson

MAPLETON

  • Tiffany Smith

MARS HILL

  • Keara McCrum

PRESQUE ISLE

  • Michelle DiDamo
  • Nnenna Nwankwo
  • Gregory Palm
  • Chelsea Spooner
  • Brynn Weston

STACYVILLE

  • Miranda Willett

WOODLAND

  • Merick Howard
  • Traci Rogers
  • Tara Taggett

MAINE STATE: NOT AROOSTOOK COUNTY

ALBION

  • Jennifer LaPierre

ALFRED

  • Natasha McCrum
  • Sarah Muhl

AMHERST

  • Irene Neal

ARUNDEL

  • Kelly Romagnoli

AUBURN

  • Taylor Boilard
  • Kylie Bosse
  • Jamie Cormier
  • Jennifer LaPierre
  • Aimee McKeen
  • Alice Staires
  • Michaela Washington

AUGUSTA

  • Mercedes Debowey

BAILEYVILLE

  • Beth Ingersoll

BANGOR

  • Ashton Fogg
  • Gabriel Susen
  • Grace Yehle

BELGRADE

  • Alison Paine

BERWICK

  • Valerie Boisvert

BETHEL

  • Brittany Gallant

BIDDEFORD

  • Jodi-Ann Coleman
  • Trisha Domenie
  • Darcy Newton

BOWDOIN

  • Teresa Coffey
  • Stacey Wheeler

BREWER

  • Sarah Cummings
  • Tifany Whitney

BROOKTON

  • Kierra Shain

BRUNSWICK

  • Valerie Flanagan
  • Stacy Morris-White
  • Grace Johnson
  • Jennifer Schmidt

BURNHAM

  • Angela Pike

CANAAN

  • Makayla Scott
  • Benjamin Snowman

CAPE ELIZABETH

  • Deborah Allen

CARMEL

  • Kelley Smith

CLIFTON

  • Kristy Kerns

CLINTON

  • Kerri Davis

DEXTER

  • Taylor Weeks

EASTBROOK

  • Joni Hart

EAST MILLINOCKET

  • Lisa McLean

EAST WATERBORO

  • Mary-Jo Smith

EDDINGTON

  • Jan Boldt
  • Anna Lufkin

ELLSWORTH

  • Alicia Gutowski
  • Julie Pelletier
  • Stephanie Vikberg

FAIRFIELD

  • Melissa Stewart

FAYETTE

  • Gabrielle Richards

GREENVILLE

  • Shelby Cowin

GORHAM

  • Kaitlin Rustin

GRAY

  • Dorothy Bagley
  • Jessica Biron
  • Ashley Dunn

HAMPDEN

  • Genevieve Marier

HANCOCK

  • Summit Garland

HIRAM

  • Julie Shea

JAY

  • Benjamin Creznic

KENNEBUNK

  • Ashley Philbrick
  • Ashley Starita

LEVANT

  • Elizabeth Gallagher
  • Elise McKay

LEWISTON

  • Megan Ellis
  • Oumoulkaire Guirreh
  • Alyson Robitaille
  • Sean Tuemmler

LINCOLN

  • Suzanne Johnstone
  • Adria McLaughlin

LINCOLNVILLE

  • Sarah Cole

LOVELL

  • Ann Kulovitz

MACHIASPORT

  • Jordan Finlay

MANCHESTER

  • Dustin Campbell

MILLINOCKET

  • Lindsay Lee

MINOT

  • Jane Washburn

NEW GLOUCESTER

  • Tracey Ross

NEWBURGH

  • Pamela Wildman

NEWCASTLE

  • Susan Laverdiere

NEWPORT

  • Melissa Amoroso
  • Vicki Fuller
  • Carolynn Raye
  • Riley Savage

NORTH YARMOUTH

  • Sarah Minnihan

OCEAN PARK

  • Danielle Sanchez

OLD TOWN

  • Katie Stevenson

ORLAND

  • Diane Foglizzo

PARKMAN

  • Adam Bagley

PERRY

  • Anna Dore

PITTSFIELD

  • Julia Sobey

PORTLAND

  • Paul Arthur
  • Caroline Frank
  • Jason Simpson

RAYMOND

  • Shelby Peavey

ROCKLAND

  • Christopher LeBlanc
  • Halsey Yattaw

SACO

  • Ryan Campbell
  • Valerie Dukhey
  • Amber Ives
  • Ramsey Kelly
  • Stephanie Peel
  • Leslie Thibault

SALSBURY COVE

  • Danielle LeDuc

SANFORD

  • Nikki Bouley

SCARBOROUGH

  • Christina Kessler
  • Sarah Murphy

SOUTH CHINA

  • Liz Nadeau

SOUTH PORTLAND

  • Jennifer Kennedy
  • Rachel Mackie
  • Michelle Muniz
  • Matthew Rolt

STETSON

  • Alexis Withee

THOMASTON

  • Sara Adams

THORNDIKE

  • Erin McWalters

TOPSHAM

  • Heather Emmons

TROY

  • Bridget Hubbard
  • Chris Phillips

VASSALBORO

  • Jennifer Cloutier

WAYNE

  • Forrest Cornell

WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR

  • Brooke Boord

WESTBROOK

  • Bethany Darr

WINDHAM

  • Kathleen Denslow
  • Beth Ann Hughes
  • Rachael Redlon
  • Chelsea Swann
  • Ariel Worth

WISCASSET

  • Meghan Gillespie

YARMOUTH

  • Emily Jennings

U.S. STUDENTS

DALY CITY, CA

  • Keri La

ELK GROVE, CA

  • Peal Ejiogu-Njoku

LINDSAY, CA

  • Erika Gutierrez

LOS ANGELES, CA

  • Nasteho Issa

TAFT, CA

  • Kaylee Neher

TRACY, CA

  • Ali Amin

MERIDEN, CT

  • Kaitlyn Toomey

NEW CANAAN, CT

  • Kimberly McNarmara

STAMFORD, CT

  • Kimberly Matusiak

BOYNTON BEACH. FL

  • Jessica Wolf

CAPE CORAL, FL

  • Yarily Pacheco

DAVIE, FL

  • Ayelen Lugo

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL

  • Ashlyn Colley

GAINSVILLE, GA

  • Ngasu Agborsangaya
  • Sally Arrey

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA

  • Sheron Ngum

OLATHE, KS

  • Hyerik Ribeiro Da Costa

BOWLING GREEN, KY

  • Ayoola Ayeni

ATTLEBORO FALLS, MA

  • Beth Chamberlain

BROOKFIELD, MA

  • Cory Berndt

DEDHAM, MA

  • Raymond Iwuala

HAVERHILL, MA

  • Sheena Louis

LUDLOW, MA

  • Zachary Falconer

QUINCY, MA

  • Gerard Doherty

PITTSFIELD, MA

  • Kristina Chevalier

READING, MA

  • Colletta Lassiter

SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA

  • Cynthia Marlin

WRENTHAM, MA

  • Dustin Whyte

OZARK, MO

  • James Lowe

CHINA GROVE, NC

  • Ashlee Maltba

BERLIN, NH

  • Karyn Chiachio

DOVER, NH

  • Lauren Defuria

NASHUA, NH

  • Misty Christian

NOTTINGHAM, NH

  • Alden Leed

OSSIPEE, NH

  • Trisha Robbins

ROCHESTER, NH

  • Danielle Greeley

ROSELLE, NJ

  • Marvin Duncan

COBLESKILL, NY

  • Stacy Stanley

SUNBURY, OH

  • Celestine Djouazong Tene

COLUMBIA, SC

  • Nickolas Tozier

RICHMOND, TX

  • Temidayo Itabiyi

CONCORD, VT

  • Ernest Broome

SOUTH HERO, VT

  • Katherine Little

INTERNATIONAL

KORNWESTHEIM, GERMANY

  • Daniel Franz

UMFK Bengal Co-ed Camp Offered July 25th – 28th

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Department will offer an action-packed Bengal co-ed soccer camp from Monday, July 25th through Thursday, July 28th at the UMFK Sports Center. Registration is open to all students entering pre-K through grade 12.

Daily times for the soccer sessions for pre-K through grade six will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The session for grade seven through grade twelve will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The cost is $60 per camper and $50 for additional family members.

The camp will feature experienced UMFK coaches and UMFK college soccer players who will work closely with campers, stressing fundamentals and improvement of skills. The players will engage in competitive games throughout the four days and will be sure to have lots of fun.

The summer camp continues to be popular with local residents, as well as visitors who spend their summer in the Valley.

To reserve a spot, go online to register at: https://athletics.umfk.edu/camps/soccer/

For more information on the soccer camp, contact Oniqueky Samuels at (207) 834-7834 or umfksoccer@maine.edu