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UMFK hires two new admission counselors

July 14, 2006



Andrew Clavette (left) and Bruce Nadeau (right)


The University of Maine at Fort Kent has hired two new admission counselors, Andrew Clavette and Bruce Nadeau, Clavette and Nadeau both are UMFK alumni and natives of the St. John Valley; Clavette from Madawaska and Nadeau from Fort Kent.

"UMFK is an institution with a very distinctive individual personality. I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to attract to these positions two people who so wonderfully reflect the personality of UMFK and this Valley. Bruce and Andrew are both graduates of this university and both understand and reflect the values of UMFK. This will enable them to communicate exceptionally well the nature and the exciting opportunities we offer here," said UMFK President Dr. Richard W. Cost.

Prior to working at UMFK, Clavette held a position as senior admission counselor at Saint Joseph's College in Standish, Maine. He also taught in the Maine School Districts of Frenchville, Madawaska, Wallagrass and Fort Kent as a substitute teacher.

Clavette graduated from UMFK in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. As a student, he played for the UMFK Bengals men's soccer and basketball teams and after graduation continued to be involved as the men?s basketball assistant coach.

"It is a great pleasure to be back at my alma mater and to have an opportunity to serve the campus and its community. The area is so welcoming and it is a wonderful feeling seeing so many familiar faces once again. There definitely is no place like home," said Clavette.

Bruce Nadeau recently retired from the Maine Army National Guard where he worked as the senior Military Entrance Processing Center (MEPS) guidance counselor. He previously was assigned as a recruiting and retention Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and a reserve component transition NCO.

"I am thrilled to be back home and working for the University. I am looking forward to assisting potential students meet their life goals through an education from UMFK," said Nadeau.

He graduated from UMFK in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. While attending UMFK, Bruce was active in two local bands, Bruce and the Crewcuts and The Checkers. He still plays music and looks forward to starting another band this fall. Bruce enjoys fishing, golfing, hunting, skiing and soccer.

Nadeau resides in Eagle Lake. He is the son of Betty Nadeau and the late Val Nadeau.