UMF recognizes students


FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington recently celebrated the fifth annual UMF dean’s list recognition evening for students who have achieved dean’s list status with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during their first semester at UMF.

Awards to approximately 50 students were presented by Katherine Yardley, UMF associate provost and dean of education, and Rob Lively, UMF associate provost and dean of academic services. Three exchange students from China who attained the same high achievement as their fellow students were also honored.

The event was hosted by the UMF chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society whose mission is to encourage superior academic achievement, promote intelligent living and a high standard of learning and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals in society.

Speakers included Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president; Linda Beck, UMF associate professor of political science; and Andrea Bryant, UMF elementary education student and president of the UMF chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta. Violinist Katie Orlando, UMF assistant director for residence life, provided social hour entertainment.