# F UMPI focused on rom providing a myriad of learning opportributes to the strength and vitality of the region. tunities for local youth to educating the next UMPI’s Presidential Inauguration took place durgeneration of teachers and business profesing HOMECOMING WEEKEND, which celebrated generations of UMPI alumni and gave them a chance sionals to presenting community members to “come home” and share the ways that they’ve been with many lifelong learning activities, the University able to use their educational experiences to impact of Maine at Presque Isle is dedicated to teaching, their career fields and communities. Belearning, and finding ways to link different generatween Sept. and , a long slate of actions of learners through its many events, tivities was held, including the projects and other offerings. Homecoming Kickoff and BBQ That is one reason why Linking Generations Through Teaching and Learning lunch, the Alumni and Friends Soserved as the theme of the INAUGURAcial, and several alumni athletic TION OF DR. LINDA K. SCHOTT as the events. During the Homecoming University’s eleventh president. This speAlumni and Friends Brunch, the cial event was held Friday, Sept. , in Genclasses of , , and were honored. In addition, Michael Thitile Hall. Delegations from more bodeau, Class of , was prethan a dozen elementary and secsented with the Distinguished ondary schools in the region, as Educator Award and Christine well as many other officials and Smith, Class of , was predistinguished guests, marched in sented with the Distinguished the ceremony’s processional, signifying the many generations of Alumni Award. At the annual learners connected with the instituHall of Fame dinner, Jocelyn tion. During the event, President Dill, Class of , Paul PRESIDENT LINDA SCHOTT Schott discussed how UMPI has Bouchard, Class of , and linked generations of learners through educational Stephanie (Thurlow) Dubay, Class of , were inendeavors and the many ways the University conducted.