Alumni profiles

Walker Thomas

Walker Thomas: Recent KPE grad is ‘outstanding future professional’

SHAPE America, the Society for Health and Physical Educators, has recognized recent University of Maine graduate Walker Thomas of Sidney, Maine as an outstanding future professional.  Thomas, a first-generation college student, earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education with a concentration in teaching and coaching, and health education, in December 2020. He will […]

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Emily Carbonetti

Emily Carbonetti: Four-decade career in the classroom started at UMaine

As a third generation Black Bear, Emily Carbonetti’s connections to the University of Maine run deep. Her mom’s family was from Augusta, and her grandfather and both of her parents graduated from UMaine. “My mother had no choice. She was going to the University of Maine — that was it,” says Carbonetti, half joking.  Her […]

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Maura Philippone

Maura Philippone: Recent grad wants to help people find their true voices

Maura Philippone has been awarded a 2020 National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Scholarship.  The competitive merit-based scholarship is awarded to up to three undergraduate senior students nationwide who are active in NSSLHA and will begin their graduate studies in fall following graduation.  Philippone graduated summa cum laude in May 2020 from the University […]

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Mason Crocker

Mason Crocker: Dedicated alum, enthusiastic medical student

Mason Crocker graduated from Gorham High School in 2012. While he had an affinity for academics, particularly science and especially biology, his sights were not set on college while in high school. It was only with strong encouragement from his English teacher and guidance counselor that his application to the University of Maine was completed. […]

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John Cangelosi

John Cangelosi: Bangor High School science teacher, UMaine grad honored with Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

Bangor High School science teacher and University of Maine alumnus John Cangelosi (’96, ’12G) is one of 107 educators nationwide to receive a 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  Administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House, the awards are considered the highest honor bestowed by […]

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Jesse Groening

Curiosity drives Groening ’10 to document, share people’s unique stories

A cluster of elm trees near Stodder Hall is Jesse Groening’s favorite University of Maine spot. “They were the best for climbing and getting a bird’s-eye view of the campus,” says the 2010 graduate. Since Commencement, the broadcast journalism major and TV film and video minor has had lots of interesting views and opportunities. He’s […]

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Josephine Roussell: Ocean steward helps develop oyster sorter

Editor’s note: Story updated June 3. There are lots of oysters on Josephine Roussell’s plate. A few literally, and many more figuratively. The 2018 University of Maine graduate is a research technician on a team designing a sorter for small-scale oyster growers. Aquaculture already provides more than 50 percent of seafood worldwide, according to the […]

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