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UMFK professors Hicks and Squire awarded tenure by U-Maine System Trustees

April 2, 2004

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University of Maine at Fort Kent assistant professors, Bruno Hicks and Mariella Squire, have been awarded tenure by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

Hicks, assistant professor of education and chair of the education division joined UMFK's faculty in 1998.

Prior to coming to UMFK, Hicks taught seventh and eighth grades at Piscataquis Community Middle School in Guildford, Maine. He also taught at the same level at Indian Township School in Princeton, Maine.

He was employed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in Des Moines as an environmental scientist from 1989 to 1990.

Hicks received his doctor of education in science education from the University of Maine at Orono in 1995. He also holds a master of science in environmental education from Lesley College Graduate School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor of science in biology in 1981 and a bachelor of science in environmental studies in 1980 from UMFK.

Squire, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology, joined the UMFK campus in 1998. Prior to her position at UMFK, she was an assistant professor of anthropology; faculty in residence, at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire from 1997 through 1998.

She also held the position of assistant professor in Native American studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire from 1996 to 1997.

Squire was awarded her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Albany, SUNY in Albany, New York in 1996. She also holds masters of education in education, secondary education and multiculturalism from St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont, which she received in 1981, and a masters of arts in anthropology from the University of Buffalo, SUNY in Amherst, New York, received in 1977.

She received her bachelor of arts in anthropology from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont in 1975.