Student profiles

Liam Flynn: Earth and climate sciences student maps geology in Pyrenees

Liam Flynn of Raymond, Maine is taking a field geology course this summer — in the Pyrenees.  Flynn, who just finished his third year as an Earth and climate sciences major, is learning geologic mapping at the field camp.  “I am passionate about learning about the Earth’s interactions and how we can use that knowledge […]

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Ana Breit

Ana Breit: Ph.D. student researches small mammals in Borneo

Ana Breit, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin is in Borneo this summer studying small mammals in the field.  The ecology and environmental sciences Ph.D. student is studying body temperature regulation in small tropical mammals, which are likely to be affected by climate change in the near future.  “Most animals have a range of temperatures where they […]

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Charlie and Ryan Gardner

Charlie and Ryan Gardner: Brothers two years apart graduate together

Brothers Charlie and Ryan Gardner of Brewer, Maine are two years apart, and both graduated from the University of Maine in May — Ryan with a bachelor’s degree and Charlie with a master’s. The Gardner family has roots in the UMaine community. Ryan and Charlie’s father, Doug Gardner, is a professor of wood science. Their […]

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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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