Student profiles

Ines Khiyara

Ines Khiyara: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Ines Khiyara of Crisnée, Belgium, is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Engineering.   Khiyara is majoring in biomedical engineering with a minor in environmental engineering.  Cite your top three academic scholarships, achievements, and awards: International Presidential Scholarship and Richard E. Durst Scholarship, multiple scholar-athlete awards, America East Honor Roll. Tell us about […]

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Gabriel Karam

Gabriel Karam: Outstanding Graduating Student

Gabriel Karam of Bangor, Maine, is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Maine Business School.  Karam is majoring in business administration in management, with minors in psychology and political science.  Cite your top academic scholarships, achievements and awards: UMaine Dirigo Scholarship and the Joseph S. Keating Merit Scholarship. Tell us about the research, internships or […]

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Brittany Kucera

Brittany Kucera: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Brittany Kucera, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Kucera is double-majoring in anthropology with a concentration in archaeology, and history.  Cite your top three academic scholarships, achievements and awards:  Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) Summer Fellowship Award 2019, reestablishing Anthropology Club as president […]

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Beate Naglestad

Beate Naglestad: Outstanding Graduating International Student 

Beate Naglestad, of Oppegård, Norway, is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the Maine Business School.  Naglestad is majoring in business administration in management, with a minor in international affairs with a focus on international security.   Cite your top three academic scholarships, achievements and awards: Academic Achievement in Management award, Outstanding Student Athlete in Business […]

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Sally Clark

Sally Clark: Outstanding Graduating Student

Sally Clark, of Hudson, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Division of Lifelong Learning.  Clark is majoring in university studies with leadership studies track, and a minor in Maine studies. She was born and raised in Lincoln, Maine.  Cite your top three academic scholarships, achievements and awards: Instrumental in creating a […]

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Jarod Webb

Jarod Webb: Outstanding Graduating Student

Jarod Webb, of Milo, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Education and Human Development.  Webb is double-majoring in secondary education and English, with a concentration in analytical writing and a minor in psychology.  Cite your top three academic scholarships, achievements and awards:  University of Maine Presidential Scholarship and the […]

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Sierra Yost

Sierra Yost: Chemical engineering major, student-athlete, valedictorian

Chemical engineering major and Honors College student Sierra Yost of Windham, Maine is the 2020 University of Maine valedictorian. Yost is a member of the UMaine cross-country, and track and field teams. Her honors thesis focuses on the application of cellulose nanofibers as an alternative to plastics in disposable utensils. As part of her UMaine […]

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Elizabeth Spiller

Elizabeth Spiller: Education major ready to fill buckets and change lives

Last fall, Elizabeth Spiller was in a first grade classroom at Earl C. McGraw School in Hampden, where she’s a student teacher, when the guidance counselor taught a lesson that struck a chord and reminded her why she decided to pursue a career in education. “Picture a bucket in your mind,” the counselor said. “This […]

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