FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s Partnership for Civic Advancement recently celebrated its third year of operations during a dinner event held on the UMF campus. Sponsored each year by the Partnership’s sustaining partner, Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, the annual event recognizes the contributions made by the program’s student interns, their community sponsors and faculty advisors, according to a news release from the college.

This year, 41 student interns were recognized for their work through 44 different internships with 33 regional businesses and organizations. With the launching of the Partnership’s leadership education and training component this fall, this year’s celebration also recognized the achievements of 17 student leaders who successfully completed the Partnership’s 2014 Leadership Summit.

Announcing Bangor Savings Bank Foundation’s recent decision to continue their support for the Partnership for an additional three years, Celeste Branham, director of the Partnership and UMF vice president for student and community services, expressed the University’s appreciation for the generous support Bangor Savings Bank has demonstrated to the Partnership, UMF and throughout the regional community.

“The Partnership is a highly successful experiment in experiential learning at UMF, designed to benefits students and the community beyond UMF,” said Branham in the release. “This vision could not have been realized without the sustaining sponsorship of Bangor Savings Bank to whom we are indeed indebted.”

Guests at this year’s event were treated to a live improvisational music performance by Ellen Bowman, counselor and psychotherapist at Belgrade Central School, and Brandon Monroe, a UMF senior majoring in psychology and minoring in music who has been working at the Belgrade school during the fall semester as the expressive arts therapies intern.

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