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July 10, 2009


University of Maine at Fort Kent Director of Student Affairs, Scott A. Voisine, will attend and speak at the 21st National Small College Enrollment Conference, which will be held July 20-22 in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Voisine’s presentation entitled: “A Lifespan Approach to College Readiness & Learning: Taking Primary Market Penetration to the Extreme,” focuses on UMFK’s College Community Project. 

The College Community Project is a creative collection of college readiness and aspirations programs that focus on successful educational transitions and preparedness from pre-K though adulthood.  

Programs within the College Community Project include KinderKollege, Middle School U, among others.

Voisine’s presentation will introduce conferees to the project, its development, and discuss the importance of engaging an entire college community in college aspirations and learning. 

“It is an honor for me to have been invited to speak about UMFK’s College Community Project.  The fact that our project will receive this kind of attention and interest at a national level is very exciting,” Voisine said.   

“The fact that there is national-level interest in the work we are doing at UMFK in regards to pre-K to grade 16 education is further validation of the importance of our work and the work of our St. John Valley public school partners,” Voisine added. 

The conference brings together current and former professionals in the field with extensive experience and knowledge about the needs, challenges and rewards of working at a small college.  It is an opportunity to network with colleagues, and discuss issues facing college professionals.###