Ashley Russell: Outstanding Student in Elementary Education

Ashley RussellAshley Russell is the outstanding student in elementary education for 2020. Ashley hails from Alfred, Maine and was involved in a variety of philanthropy events as an undergrad.

Hometown: Alfred, Maine

Parents: Jennifer and David Russell

Special thanks: Thank you mom, dad, Alpha Phi, and Faith and Dom for always being my biggest supporters. Thank you to all my professors who have helped me become the teacher I want to be. Every person I’ve had the pleasure of knowing at UMaine has helped me become the person I am today, and I am so thankful for all the experiences I had with them.

Favorite UMaine memory: My favorite memory from the University of Maine would have to be the many philanthropy events I attended or planned myself. For a community that gives us so much, it’s important to remember to give back as well.