Student profiles

Melissa Flye

Melissa Flye: Communication key to natural resources management

Melissa Flye analyzed communication patterns of people and groups working to restore Atlantic salmon to Maine rivers. The University of Maine doctoral student says experts understand what’s needed, but that barriers to doing what’s scientifically beneficial can arise due to lack of trust and effective communication. Read more about her research on the Senator George […]

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Nolan Altvater

Nolan Altvater: Honorable Mention for the Udall Scholarship in Native American policy

Nolan Altvater of Milford, a University of Maine rising senior majoring in secondary education and minoring in English, was selected as one of 55 students nationwide to receive Honorable Mention for the Udall Scholarship in the Native American policy category.  The Udall Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and internships for study in fields related to the […]

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Brandon Emerson

Brandon Emerson: Music student performs national anthem virtually

Brandon Emerson has always liked the sound of the trumpet. He’s played it since fifth grade, and at the University of Maine he double majored in music education and music performance with a concentration in trumpet. For UMaine’s 2020 Commencement ceremonies in May, Laura Artesani, chair of the Division of Music at UMaine, tapped Emerson […]

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Lin Wei

Lin Wei: Student from China navigates world through code and choreography

Lin Wei, who goes by Enoch Lin, interacts with the world and its people through code and choreography.  The 2020 graduate from Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, China, enjoys solving technological problems, particularly through programming languages, and traversing fictional realms in video games. A passion for technology motivated him to major in computer science. The sense […]

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Fanny Wadling

Fanny Wadling: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Fanny Wadling of Nacka, Sweden, is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Education and Human Development. She will receive a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education, with a minor in business administration, and a concentration in exercise science. Wadling is a member of the women’s basketball team and was named to […]

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Abram Karam

Abram Karam: Outstanding Graduating Student

Abram Karam, of Bangor, Maine, is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering.  Karam is double-majoring in civil and environmental engineering and mathematics. Cite your top three academic scholarships, achievements and awards: Recipient of UMaine’s Presidential Scholarship all four years of undergraduate study; received a 2019–20 academic year fellowship from UMaine’s Center for […]

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