News & Updates

News and Updates

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Jennifer Roe ’89 Featured by Maine Women

Jennifer Roe ’89 is one of three women featured by Maine Women Magazine for making a difference in the lives of Maine kids. “As I was seeing the full picture, I knew I needed to turn this into my primary work,” Roe recalls. “And now I want to help as many girls as we can for…

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Natasha McCarthy Promoted

Natasha McCarthy has been promoted to vice president, human resources director.   She is responsible for developing and implementing human resource policies and procedures to recruit and retain the best possible staff to provide superior service to the bank’s customers. In addition, she oversees the bank’s outstanding benefits package and culture of employee engagement, both of which…

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Alums Bring Home Gold Ball to Caribou

Congratulations to UMPI alumni Coach Kyle Corrigan and Assistant Coach Ben Rosser for guiding the Caribou Viking boys basketball team to their first state title since 1969.  You can watch the epic double-overtime victory at Or read about the game at As featured in the March issue of Owls Of A Feather.

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Joyce Marie (Craig) Plant Class of 1971

May 5, 1927 – March 4, 2019 FORT FAIRFIELD – Joyce Marie Craig Plant, 91, passed away on March 4, 2019 at the Presque Isle Rehab and Nursing Center in Presque Isle. She was born on May 5, 1927 in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, to Nelson W. and Queenie V. (Dickenson) Craig. Joyce grew up in Lower Woodstock, New…

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Maynard Donald St. Peter Class of 1977

March 9, 1937 – February 28, 2019 CARIBOU – Maynard Donald St. Peter, 81, died February 28, 2019 in Bangor. following a brief illness. He was born in Caribou March 9, 1937, the son of Edmund and Ora (LaChance) St. Peter. Maynard graduated from Caribou High School the class of 1955 and UMPI with a BS with honors in…

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Ouellette Receives Doctorate

Well done to Dr. Heather Ouellette ’08 who received her Doctorate in Criminology from the University of South Carolina recently! Heather is pictured here with her fiance Dr. Bradley Campbell, and her doctoral supervisor Dr. Brandon Applegate. Heather is an assistant professor at the University of Louisville in KY. As featured in the February issue…

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Powers Is New Town Manager

Andrea Powers assumed the role of Fort Fairfield’s Town Manager in November of 2018. Powers previously served as town manager of Washburn from 2005 to 2009. Powers returned to The County having previously lived in Washington state with her family. You can read the full story here: Fort Fairfield Hires New Town Manager. As featured in the February issue of…

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Carter To Become Dean

UMPI Alumna Dr. Hannah Carter ’95 returns to Maine as dean of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, effective May 1.  You can read the full story here:Caribou native to lead Cooperative Extension. As featured in the February issue of Owls Of A Feather.

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Flagg’s Years Of Service

Congratulations to UMPI alumnus Bill Flagg ’78 on achieving 40 years of service at Cary Medical Center! Bill is an unwavering champion for the people of the communities he serves and continues to lend his time and expertise to various boards and committees including the Board of Visitors at the University of Maine at Presque…

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Merrilee Ann (Sherman) Kirby Class of 1963

January 13, 1940 – December 14, 2018 GLENBURN – Merrilee Ann (Sherman) Kirby, 78, died December 14, 2018, at her home in Glenburn, ME. She was born January 13, 1940, in Island Falls, ME, the daughter of Clair and Helen (Mitchell) Sherman. Merrilee attended the Island Falls schools where she was very active in sports and musical activities. She…

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Donald J. Oliver Class of 1953

July 21, 1930 – November 20, 2018 HODGDON – Donald J. Oliver, 88, passed away on November 20, 2018. He was born July 21, 1930, in Cary, ME, to Omar and Virginia (Knapp) Oliver. He married Judith McBrine in 1955. They were married for 62 years until her passing in 2017. Donald graduated from Hodgdon High School,…

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Juanita Ruth (Cameron) Harris Classes of ’53, ’71

September 8, 1933 – August 5, 2018 Juanita Ruth (Cameron) Harris, born September 8, 1933 in Carson Siding, Woodland (Aroostook County) Maine heard the ringing of the Heavenly Bell and the “Come Home” call of her Lord’s voice and went home to be with Jesus on August 5, 2018, age 84. She is preceded in…

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