Student profile

Kim Crowley: Humanities fellowship recipient finds therapy in poetry

Kim Crowley is an inaugural recipient of the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) Undergraduate Fellowship at the University of Maine. The fellowship provides financial support so the senior English major can concentrate on coursework, develop her research project, work collaboratively with peers, participate in interdisciplinary humanities programs, and gain professional skills. The Newport, […]

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Social media spotlight: Arielle Spalla

Hometown: Yorktown, Virginia Arielle Spalla, a junior pre-med microbiology major, will graduate in the spring, travel for a year and read books she hasn’t had time for during her undergraduate career. Then she’ll enroll at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her capstone, she’s doing a literature review for the lab of Melody Neely, an […]

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Social media spotlight: Linda Archambault

Hometown: Bristol, Maine Linda Archambault, a biochemistry Ph.D. candidate, works in UMaine associate professor of microbiology Rob Wheeler’s lab. Last summer, she was selected as a teaching assistant for an internationally recognized practical course on fungal infectious diseases at the Marine Biological Laboratory and received the 2018–19 Janet Waldron Doctoral Research Fellowship. Archambault earned a […]

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Emily Blackwood

Social media spotlight: Emily Blackwood

Hometown: Auburn, Maine Emily Blackwood, a quaternary and climate studies master’s student, received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UMaine in 2015. This past summer she traveled to Peru to excavate and gather information from an archaeological site with UMaine faculty members Daniel Sandweiss, Alice Kelley and Paul “Jim” Roscoe, as well as Bangor attorney […]

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Justin Hafner

Social media spotlight: Justin Hafner

Hometown: Queensbury, New York. Justin Hafner, a senior kinesiology and physical education major, psychology minor and member of UMaine’s swim team is working at the VEMI Lab where he conceived the idea for the Lento Viewer, new technology that shows people’s muscles move in real time as they exercise. The invention has applications for sports, […]

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Zachary Fisher

Social media spotlight: Zachary Fisher

Hometown: Sabattus, Maine Zachary Fisher, a senior music education and vocal performance double degree student, works at the Collins Center for the Arts. Last summer, he was the Marville Young Artist Fellow for the Blue Hill Bach Summer Festival. And, the soloist won the Rossini Club Scholarship Competition in Portland. “For me, music is a […]

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Colin Eimers

Social media spotlight: Colin Eimers

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina Soon after biology major Colin Eimers graduated from Bates College, he began earning his Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in marine sciences at UMaine. He’s researched and documented optimal ocean conditions for young oysters for the Georgetown Aquaculture collaborative of Georgetown, Maine. Eimers appreciates the practicality of the marine diversification project […]

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Jaelee Vanidestine

Social media spotlight: Jaelee Vanidestine

Hometown: Orrington, Maine After graduating with a marine science degree from Maine Maritime Academy,  Jaelee Vanidestine headed to Alaska, where she collected data for commercial stock assessments for the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Seeking additional knowledge and skills, Vanidestine returned to Maine to earn a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in marine sciences. “I applied […]

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