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UMFK Alumni Association to honor Megan Foreman as "Outstanding Future Alumni"

September 3, 2004

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Alumni Association, for the fifth consecutive year, will honor a current university student with its "Outstanding Future Alumni" award.

Megan Foreman, of Fort Kent, will be presented the honor at the annual UMFK Alumni Association "Alumni and Friends Banquet" held on Saturday, September 18, by Meranda Hafford Castonguay, recipient of last year's "Outstanding Future Alumni" award.

According to the UMFK Alumni Association committee, the annual honor is given in recognition of exemplary service to the campus community and in acknowledgement of future potential.

Foreman, who will graduate from UMFK in May 2005 with a bachelor's degree in business management, is the middle child of James and Rilda Foreman of Fort Kent, both of whom are graduates of the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

Her older brother, Jacob, graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in business management and is now earning his master's degree at USM. Her younger sister, Sara, graduated from Eastern Maine Community College in 2004 with her associate's degree in culinary arts and is now attending the University of Maine at Orono working toward a bachelor's degree in food science and human nutrition.

Foreman has had a distinguished career while at UMFK not only in the classroom but on the soccer field as well.

She served as tri-captain and was voted Co-MVP for the Lady Bengals in both her junior and senior years.

In 2003, she earned national soccer player of the week honors by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, was named to the Sunrise Conference 1st team, the National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA)/adidas National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-Region team for Region X, and was named NAIA Women's Soccer All-American honorable mention.

She also earned Sunrise Conference Player of the Week honors numerous times throughout her career. Also in her senior season, Foreman led the Sunrise Conference in assists. At UMFK, she holds the record for number of assists in women's soccer and is second in over-all points.

When Foreman is not on the soccer field, she has made many contributions to the UMFK campus.

She was a member of the UMFK women's basketball team and has served as a senator-at-large and president of the UMFK Student Senate.

As president of the senate, she spoke on behalf of the student body at the official opening and dedication of Nadeau Hall.

Foreman spends most of her time volunteering and coaching area youth in both soccer and basketball, having been the girl's junior varsity basketball coach at Wisdom Middle/High School for the past two years.

This past summer, Foreman performed her business internship in the university relations and alumni affairs office at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

After graduation, Foreman plans to further her education by obtaining her master's degree in sports business.

UMFK Alumni and members of the public are encouraged to attend the banquet where Foreman, along with Patricia Dow, the recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Alumni award, and Troy Jackson, the recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Young Alumni award, will be honored.

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased through the university relations and alumni affairs office by calling (207) 834-7557.