Student profiles

Bailey West

Bailey West: Biochemistry major to study in Ireland as Mitchell Peace Scholar

Bailey West, a biochemistry major at the University of Maine, has been awarded a George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland for a semester as part of the student exchange program. The competitive merit-based scholarship is made possible by an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a student exchange at the […]

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Vincent Eze

Vincent Eze: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Vincent Eze, of Lagos, Nigeria, has been named the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Education and Human Development. Eze is double-majoring in child development and family relations, and in sociology, with a concentration in individual and family studies. He is a forward on the men’s basketball team, and received both Rising Star […]

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Thilee Yost

Thilee Yost: Outstanding Graduating Student

Thilee Yost, of Damariscotta, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Yost, a student in the Honors College, is a double-major in political science and philosophy, with minors in legal studies, and political philosophy and ethics. Her numerous honors include the John Mitchell Nickerson University of […]

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Shayla Kleisinger

Shayla Kleisinger: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Shayla Kleisinger, of Winnipeg, Canada has been named the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Engineering. Kleisinger is a biomedical engineering major with a minor in nanotechnology. As a member of the swimming and diving team, her primary events are freestyle and individual medley. In 2016–17, she was named to the America East […]

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Natascia La Verde

Natascia La Verde: Outstanding Graduating Student

Natascia La Verde, of Belfast, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Division of Lifelong Learning. La Verde is a university studies major whose interdisciplinary program predominantly focuses on history, social sciences, psychology, communication and cultural diversity. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society. La Verde’s research focuses on […]

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Lydia Murray

Lydia Murray: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Lydia Murray, of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, has been named the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. Murray is majoring in nursing and is a forward on the women’s ice hockey team. Among her honors is a 2016–17 Team Maine award for the highest GPA on the team. In […]

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Ilija Stojiljkovic

Ilija Stojiljkovic: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Ilija Stojiljkovic, of Niš, Serbia, has been named the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the Maine Business School. Stojiljkovic is a management major and forward on the men’s basketball team. His honors include Scholar-Athlete awards, and being named to the 2019 America East All-Academic Team, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference President’s Honor Roll and […]

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Grace Pouliot

Grace Pouliot: Outstanding Graduating Student

Grace W. Pouliot, of South Berwick, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Education and Human Development and Honors College. Pouliot, a student in the Honors College, is an elementary education major with concentrations in mathematics and English language learning. The 2015 Mitchell Scholar is a recipient of this year’s […]

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Eben Lenfest

Eben Lenfest: Outstanding Graduating Student

Eben Lenfest, of Smithfield, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering. Lenfest is a mechanical engineering major with minors in robotics and ocean and marine engineering. He is an Eagle Scout and a recipient of the E. James and Eileen Ferland Engineering Excellence Scholarship. As a student research assistant […]

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