Machias Valley News Observer published a University of Maine at Machias news release about the university’s welcome breakfast that was held to celebrate longtime employees and kick off the academic year. UMM’s leadership team attended, as did leadership from the University of Maine System and the University of Maine, including President Susan J. Hunter. More than 50 UMM faculty and staff members were present to honor each other, the beginning of the partnership with UMaine, and significant UMM achievements and initiatives. In her remarks, President Hunter highlighted several key UMM initiatives, including Family Futures Downeast, a two-generation program that combines post-secondary education and workforce development with high-quality early education.