Summer and Fall Events at UMaine Hutchinson Center – By University of Maine Hutchinson Center – Rockland – Camden – Knox – Courier-Gazette

Belfast, Maine – The Hutchinson Center at the University of Maine in Belfast is offering a wide range of in-person and online opportunities this summer and fall, all open to the public.

Community Outreach

“Finding Our Voices,” an exhibit featuring Patrisha McLean’s photographic portraits of 43 survivors of domestic violence in Maine, is on display through October in the downtown H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The show features framed color photographs of Patrisha McLean, a domestic abuse survivor, founder and president of Finding Our Voices. Documentation of abuse suffered by women on the show, including custom power and control wheels, is featured alongside their portraits. The exhibition is sponsored by Camden National Bank.

Until October 1, 2022, the Hutchinson Center is the temporary headquarters of the Waldo County Cooperative Extension Office. The contact details remain the same: 207.342.5971 or 800.287.1426; fax: 207.342.4229; [email protected]. Waldo County Extension hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Senior College will return to the Hutchinson Center in the fall with in-person classes on Thursdays. For more information on Senior College offerings, visit

Professional development

In-person professional development programs will also return to the Hutchinson Center this fall, alongside continued online programming. In September, Peggy Smith will be teaching the popular online program Helping Calm Strong Emotions with Resonant Language. Tom Dowd will teach several programs, including his in-person offerings on career transformation and public speaking, and his online offerings on time management and virtual presentations. Terry Porter, Associate Professor Emeritus of Maine Business School, offers two in-person programs on critical thinking and corporate sustainability strategies. More information on all upcoming professional development opportunities through the UMaine Hutchinson Center is available here. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for all programs; learn more here.


A variety of academic programs are available through the Hutchinson Center, including early and adult college graduation. Scholarships are available.

UMaine’s Early College program allows students to take college courses while they are still in high school. Maine public high school students can take up to 12 credit hours per year, tuition-free. Fall registrations are now open. More information is available at

UMaine’s Bachelor of University Studies program is designed to help people who already have college credit complete their studies. The program is designed to be flexible and easily integrated, offering part-time study both on campus and fully online. Advisor Tiffany Peterson can help interested students find out if the program is right for them. Contact 207.581.5858; [email protected] Where schedule a meeting.

Students from Knox or Waldo counties who are enrolled in UMaine courses are eligible for Hutchinson Center scholarships. These scholarships are available to UMaine students taking UMaine courses at the Hutchinson Center, as well as midcoast students taking UMaine or UMaine at Machias courses online. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of August 15, 2022. More information is available on line.

Conference services

The Hutchinson Center continues to welcome past conference attendees and new clients for meetings and events as they carefully facilitate and manage the need for in-person events and learning opportunities. Those interested in hosting events at the Hutchinson Center are encouraged to schedule a visit or request a quote:; 207.3388.8000.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact [email protected] or visit

About the Hutchinson Center:

The Hutchinson Center is an outreach center at the University of Maine at Orono that serves as an educational and cultural center for the Midcoast region. It is named after the President Emeritus of the University of Maine, Frederick E. Hutchinson. The Hutchinson Center’s mission is to expand access to University of Maine academic and non-degree programs and services, lifelong learning opportunities, and professional and career development experiences using innovative approaches that increase synergy between University of Maine system entities and University of Maine departments. and divisions, and that engage a larger Maine community. For more information about the UMaine Hutchinson Center, visit

About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land, maritime, and space grant university, with a regional campus at the University of Maine at Machias. UMaine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. UMaine Machias is located in the homeland of the Passamaquoddy Nation. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of education, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the only public research university in the state and one of the most comprehensive institutions of higher education in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and 81 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,989 undergraduate and graduate students, and UMaine Machias enrolls 747 undergraduate students. Our students have the opportunity to engage in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn a master’s, doctoral, or master of professional science, as well as graduate certificates. UMaine Machias offers 18 degree programs. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial campus-wide efforts to save energy, recycle, and meet green building standards in new construction. For more information on UMaine and UMaine Machias, visit and

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