News & Updates

News and Updates

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Don Francis Waddell Class of 1962

May 25, 1940 – August 19, 2019 SOUTH BERWICK – Don Francis Waddell died August 19, 2019 following a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 79 years old. Devoted to his family, Don’s greatest source of pride was his wife, children, and grandchildren. He will be remembered as a kind, compassionate, optimistic, and generous man whose…

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John Holmer Class of 1983

March 14, 1960 – June 11, 2019 John Kenneth Holmer, Jr, 59 of Littleton, died suddenly on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He was a son of John (Sr.) and Barbara Jean (Kimball) Holmer. John was born March 14, 1960 in Ayer, MA and resided in Littleton and surrounding area his entire life. He graduated from…

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Ben Lothrop ’95 New Limestone Community School Principal

“The new Limestone Community School board approved the hiring of Ben Lothrop as the school’s new principal…Lothrop will be on board July 1st, when the school officially withdraws from RSU 39. The Limestone Community School serves students in the community from grades pre-K-8…  He actually began his teaching career in the Limestone 18 years ago.” Read…

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Larry Worcester ’88 Hired as MSAD 45 Superintendent

“Larry Worcester, a former Washburn High School teacher and long-time Aroostook County educator, has taken the helm of MSAD 45 and is bringing a spirit of collaboration…Worcester spent the past four years as principal of Easton Elementary School. He said he was interested in working in Washburn and taking on the challenges and opportunities of…

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Dixie Shaw ’89 Featured in County Faces

“Dixie Lee Shaw, 64, of Presque Isle, has dedicated decades of her life ensuring that people in The County aren’t going hungry. Shaw currently works as the director of Hunger and Relief Services at Catholic Charities, and doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon. Just last year, she said the program shipped out 1,593,876 pounds of…

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Joey Seeley ’89, ’91 Retires From PIPD After 25 Years

Joey Seeley ’89, ’91, recently retired from the Presque Isle Police Department after 25 years of service.  Following his retirement from PIPD, Joey continues to serve our communities with the Aroostook County Sherrif’s Department. Joey is pictured here with his family. Left to right: Karen Seeley ’90,  Amy Seeley (earning her wings), Tyler Seeley ’17,…

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Representatives of the Class of 1969 at Commencement

Representatives of the Class of 1969, wearing their blue honor stoles, are pictured here with the commencement platform party.  Class of 1969 members from left to right: David Michaud, Anita Campbell, and Eugene Roy. Thank you, David, Anita, and Eugene for joining us as members of the 50th Class! READ MORE As featured in the May…

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Daniel Ladner ’59, Presented With Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

Alumnus Daniel Ladner ’59, a well-known and much-loved educator and advocate for music and the cultural arts, was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree at UMPI’s 110th Commencement. Pictured here left to right: Stephen Richard, UMPI Board of Visitors Chair; Raymond Rice, UMPI President; Daniel Ladner, honorary degree recipient; and Samuel W.…

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New Baby, New Business, for Chelsea Boudreau ’11 and partner Patrick Manifold ’13

Chelsea Boudreau ’11 and partner Patrick Manifold ’13 welcomed their daughter Sophia in January and new business Nova Social Media & Marketing, a “media company that specializes in Social Media Management, Content Creation,  Branding & Digital Marketing for businesses & brands,” in February.  Manifold and Boudreau also own and operate Manifold Motivation, a “full-service personal development company.” We wish you both well…

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Sarah Milberry’s Shop Marks 10 Years

Sarah Milberry ’06 and her husband Tom Yun recently celebrated the 10-year mark for their business:  Just You – Sarah & Tom: Gift & Toy Shop! Sarah and Tom stock stationery, plushies, k-pop, kawaii goods, and more. “From Koreatown Toronto to Yonge Street, then on to opening in Montreal and Halifax, it has been an amazing journey and here is to…

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Dolores ‘Do’ Hutchins Class of ’50, ’70

April 3, 1929 – January 20, 2019 PRESQUE ISLE – Dolores “Do” Hutchins, 89, passed away January 20, 2019 at a Caribou health care facility. She was born in Frenchville, Maine on April 3, 1929, the daughter of Rene and Verna (Roberts) Gagnon. “Do” received her education in the Presque Isle school system, and went…

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Matthew Manter ’18 Joins U.S. Customs

Matthew Manter CJ ’18 has accepted a position with US Customs in Houlton, Maine. Matthew will begin training in June and attend the academy in July. Congratulations Matthew! Matthew is pictured here during his time as the keeper for the UMPI Men’s Soccer Team. As featured in the March issue of Owls Of A Feather.

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