Fort Kent

UMFK honors Cyr with Distinguished Service Award

FORT KENT, Maine — The University of Maine at Fort Kent recently presented Douglas Cyr with the Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in service to UMFK.

“From his tireless work on the 2018 bond package that resulted in our new Enrollment and Advancement Center, to his service on our Board of Visitors, Mr. Cyr has helped us advance the mission of UMFK,” said UMFK President Dr. Deb Hedeen.

Cyr is currently the senior human resource manager for Irving Woodlands LLC and Irving Forest Products Inc for their Maine operations.  

Some of his previous professional experience includes assistant customer service manager, demand planner, specialty and converting team leader, and customer service/inside sales representative for Twin Rivers Paper/Fraser Papers Ltd. in Madawaska. Before that, he worked for Trico Mechanical Contractors Inc. in Scarborough as operations manager and also as benefits and human resources generalist.  

Cyr has been involved with many organizations over the years in various capacities.  Currently he serves on the Northern Maine Medical Center Board of Trustees, St. John Valley Technical School advisory board and ForME Workforce Governor’s Initiative. He is also the Fort Kent Community High School varsity girls soccer coach.  

He has served with the following organizations: UMFK Board of Visitors (past president), Local Workforce Investment Board, Lonesome Pine Trails Board (past president), Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce Board, Maine Loggers Education Alliance, St. John Valley Career Pathways and the Fort Kent Masonic AF&AM.

Cyr received his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and business/economics from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1999.  He has also received executive business certification in both leadership foundations and coaching for exceptional results through Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.  

He resides in Fort Kent with his wife, Dawn, and their three children, Morgan, Julia and Dominic.

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