News & Updates

News and Updates

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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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Jo Ann LeVasseur Dunphy Class of 1964

July 14, 2018 LINNEUS – On July 14, 2018, Heaven requested the presence of Jo Ann LeVasseur Dunphy, loving wife of 53 years to Woodie Dunphy, devoted mother to Renae, Amanda, Fawn and Albertine, and compassionate “Grammy” to Joshua, Teddy, Mia, Max, Ian and Sam. There are two types of people in the world, Jo…

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Sharon D. Worcester Class of 1988

May 29, 1956 – July 8, 2018 PRESQUE ISLE – Sharon D. Worcester, 62, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born on May 29, 1956, in Bangor, the daughter of Donald Neil and Alice (Backman) Worcester, Sr. She…

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Darryl Alden Peary Sr. Class of 1972

September 13, 1945 – June 27, 2018 ZEPHYRHILLS, FL, AND CORINTH – Darryl Alden Peary Sr., most recently of Corinth, ME, and Zephyrhills, FL, son of Kenneth and Dorothy Peary of Woodland, ME, passed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2018. Darryl was born on September 13, 1945, in Washburn, ME, and attended Washburn High School…

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