Student profile

Finn McMahon-Allwine

Finn McMahon-Allwine: Pursuing broadcast journalism at CBS News internship

Finn McMahon-Allwine grew up in Blue Hill, Maine and knew he wanted to stay close to home for college. “My college counselor recommended UMaine because of its wide range of options,” says McMahon-Allwine, who then fell in love with the campus during a spring tour his senior year of high school. Three years later, McMahon-Allwine […]

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SSV Robert C. Seamans

Jessima Ranney: Exploring spectacular coral wildernesses with SEA Semester

University of Maine senior Jessima Ranney is sailing with SEA Semester on a scientific research voyage to the remote Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Ranney is one of 24 undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities conducting research to contribute to a growing data set of this largely understudied region. Little is known about the […]

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Emma Jandreau

Emma Jandreau: Expanding knowledge through new dance family

Before Emma Jandreau of Caribou, Maine decided what she wanted to do professionally, she knew she wanted to pursue a career that would help people. That goal, along with her lifelong passion for dance, led her to the University of Maine where she is pursuing a degree in communication sciences and disorders with minors in […]

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Elizabeth Trenckmann

Elizabeth Trenckmann: Seeking to inspire high schoolers

Elizabeth “Betsy” Trenckmann wants to inspire science students similar to how Rita Kasper motivated her at La Veta Junior-Senior High School in Colorado. Trenckmann soon will have that chance. In August, the highly decorated 2017 University of Maine Master of Science in Teaching (MST) graduate will begin her career at Hermon High School instructing students […]

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Dante Baskett

Dante Baskett: Creating music in the community

On Dante Baskett’s first day of classes in the University of Maine School of Performing Arts, he attended a recital lab overseen by Beth Wiemann. During the lab, Wiemann mentioned a local woman, Pat Steward, who writes country songs and was looking for help putting her lyrics to music. Baskett, who has mostly made music […]

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Madeline Wehrle

Madeline Wehrle: Researching structural thermoplastics for use in medical field

Madeline Wehrle was interested in medicine from an early age. After being introduced to isometric drawing and computer-aided design, or CAD, modeling in high school, she also became interested in bioengineering. “It was more of a realization that innovation or engineering is applicable to whatever field you are most passionate about — which for me […]

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Graham Van Goffrier

Physics, electrical engineering major named Goldwater Scholar

Graham Van Goffrier, a physics and electrical engineering major at the University of Maine, has been named a Goldwater Scholar for the 2017–18 academic year by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Van Goffrier, of Norwell, Massachusetts, was awarded one of 240 scholarships to undergraduate sophomores and juniors throughout the country. The […]

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Jesse Orach

Jesse Orach: Outstanding at optimizing performance

When Jesse Orach starts his job as a process engineer at Verso’s Androscoggin Mill in Jay later this spring, he’ll strive to optimize the paper machines’ performance. Maximize output and minimize energy use and waste. Orach excels at achieving results. During his five years at the University of Maine, the Gorham native has demonstrated productivity […]

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Emily Illingworth

Emily Illingworth: Fearless fortitude

What is the key to success? Emily Illingworth might say it is failure. Even when failure seems as likely an outcome as success, Illingworth is not afraid to reach. She sees failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, and her many achievements at the University of Maine are a result of this fearlessness and […]

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Katie Dube

Katie Dube: Finding true self through theatre

While searching for the perfect college, Katie Dube knew she wanted to attend an institution that would allow her to pursue her love of theatre, as well as her interest in teaching English. “When I visited the University of Maine for the first time, I realized it was the first university I had been to […]

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