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UMFK hires new academic counselor

January 25, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent recently hired Shawn Graham as the new academic counselor in the Academic and Counseling Services Department.

Graham, an UMFK alumni and native of Fort Kent, received a Bachelor of Science degree in social service in May of 1996.

Prior to joining UMFK, Graham was employed by Community Care as a team area manager. He was responsible for administrative functions of the Treatment Foster Care program in Aroostook County from February 2004 to November 2006.

Graham also worked for Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC) as a family support and builder counselor. He was responsible for the clinical intake, assessment and case management of children and their families during 2003.

In 2001, Graham was employed by St. John Valley Mentoring, formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of the St. John Valley, a division of the Catholic Charities Maine, as a program coordinator.

Graham's previous work experience was as an administrator and director of social services at the Franciscan Boarding Home and a residential care provider at Kennedy Waiver Home. Both are divisions of Northern Maine General in Eagle Lake.

Graham currently is a race marshal for the 100-mile Wilderness Dog Sled Race in Greenville, Maine. He is a former board of director and a race director for the Can-Am Crown dog sled race.

Graham resides in Fort Kent with his wife, Jennifer, who is employed at UMFK as an adjunct faculty member.