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UMPI seeks community partner for Houlton Center

In an effort to best support the educational needs of southern Aroostook County and surrounding areas, the University of Maine at Presque Isle is seeking a community partner to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Houlton Higher Education Center. University leaders will host a community meeting on Wednesday, July 26 at 5 p.m. at the Houlton Center to share efforts to date and answer any questions community members may have.

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Employees honored during recognition event

The University of Maine at Presque Isle honored several employees for their years of service during the Employee Recognition event on May 9. This year’s event recognized employees who marked a milestone anniversary in 2023. Eighteen employees were recognized for their combined 240 years of service to the University.

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Two to be honored at UMPI’s 114th Commencement

University of Maine at Presque Isle President Ray Rice has announced that Sam W. Collins, President of S.W. Collins and past chair of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees, will deliver the commencement address. In addition, Collins and Mary Barton Akeley Smith—philanthropist and advocate for community development in the region—will receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degrees during the University’s 114th Commencement Ceremony.

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UMPI celebrates 20th annual University Day

Defying Expectations is the theme of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s 20th annual University Day, taking place on Wednesday, April 12, and students will be showcasing that theme in presentations on everything from digital storytelling using artificial intelligence to the art and science of early childhood education the opioid epidemic and drug policy in Maine.

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UMPI student attends Disney College Program

Christie Oneill never thought the phrase ‘I’m going to Disney World’ would be a part of her college education at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. But, this year, the 20-year-old English major from Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, became the first UMPI students in several years to participate in the Disney College Program.

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