News & Updates

News and Updates

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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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Bruce Wayne Johnson Class of 1973

November 11, 1950 – May 10, 2019 BREWER ME. AND SPRINGDALE AR. – Bruce W Johnson, 68, passed away on May 10, 2019 at a Broken Arrow, OK hospital due to complications from a kidney transplant. He was born on November 11, 1950 to Leslie and Corinne (Angotti) Johnson in Millinocket, Maine. Bruce graduated from Stearns High…

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David J. Rowland Class of 1988

January 12, 1940 – April 27, 2019 PRESQUE ISLE – David J. Rowland, 79, left us on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at home. He was born in Sioux Falls, SD on January 12, 1940, the son of Roy and Gerda (Dahl) Rowland. He was beloved, and we will miss him always. He was an adventurer, he was…

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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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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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