Student profile

Nicholas Richmond

Social media spotlight: Nicholas Richmond

Hometown: 
Yarmouth, Maine In 2015, Nicholas Richmond graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Earth sciences and now he’s pursuing a master’s in Earth sciences in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences. Richmond won the American Geophysical Union’s 2018 Spring Virtual Poster Showcase for his research on 3-D bedrock channel evolution. “The more we learn […]

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Amy Lyons

Social media spotlight: Amy Patania Lyons

Hometown:  Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Amy Patania Lyons graduated in May with dual degrees in business administration (with a concentration in international business) and international affairs (with a concentration in international security). She minored in Spanish and legal studies. The member of the Honors College is president of the Class of 2018. “My greatest passion is environmental sustainability. I plan to attend law school […]

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Danielle St-Pierre

Social media spotlight: Danielle St-Pierre

Hometown: Clifton Park, New York Danielle St-Pierre graduated in May with a degree in food science and a minor in chemistry. She is enrolled in an accelerated Master of Science food science program at UMaine. “I enjoy studying complex interactions between different compounds in food. This is part of what drew me to study kombucha (fermented, effervescent […]

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Samantha Frank

Social media spotlight: Samantha Frank

Hometown: Windham, Maine Nursing major and four-time National Collegiate Wrestling Association champion Samantha Frank marched at Commencement in May. She recently concluded her career as a Black Bear grappler with a 44–0 record. “Wrestling is a good practice run for life. Nursing is really hard. The biggest thing for me is I have strong faith […]

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Emma Fournier

Social media spotlight: Emma Fournier

Hometown: Turner, Maine In May, after just three years of college, Emma Fournier earned a degree in biology with a concentration in pre-medical studies. She teamed with assistant professor Allison Gardner to identify regions in Maine most vulnerable to Lyme disease and to explore if dogs are sentinels for Lyme disease transmission. “I love to […]

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Christian Zwirner

Social media spotlight: Christian Zwirner

Hometown: Windham, Maine Christian Zwirner is a biochemistry major and Spanish minor. The former president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will graduate in December 2018. The Senior Skull vice president’s research in Rob Wheeler’s lab focused on the fungus Candida albicans, which annually causes several thousand deaths due to hospital-acquired infection. He won the Frederick […]

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Yousuf Ali

Yousuf Ali: Outstanding Graduating International Student

What difference has UMaine made in your life and in helping you reach your goals? I had the privilege to meet some great people from all around the world at UMaine. I have learned about different cultures and societies and how the world can work together to make life better for everyone. Have you had […]

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Tina Hedrick

Tina Hedrick: Outstanding Graduating Student

What difference has UMaine made in your life and in helping you reach your goals? As a mother with young children, I felt the time for fulfilling my own educational aspirations was diminishing. However, the program offered by UMaine through the Division of Lifelong Learning afforded me the opportunity to not only accomplish my original […]

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Rachel Sirois

Rachel Sirois: Outstanding Graduating Student

What difference has UMaine made in your life and in helping you reach your goals?  The people I have met and the experiences I have had during my time at UMaine have been pivotal in shaping me into who I am and who I strive to be as a person of faith, reflective educator, loving […]

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Marie France-Georges

Marie-France Georges: Outstanding Graduating International Student

What difference has UMaine made in your life and in helping you reach your goals? Getting a quality education at a university that strives to be more inclusive of everyone. UMaine has helped me grow into an open-minded and more accepting individual. The university has also made my dream to live in Europe more accessible […]

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