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UMaine divers

Divers go face-to-fin with sharks in Atlanta

University of Maine divers Colby Johns, Elisabeth Maxwell and Hattie Train went face-to-fin with enormous whale sharks, rare bowmouth guitarfish, reef sharks, a sawshark, manta rays, wobbegongs and other fish from three oceans at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) scientific divers did so in February in the aquarium’s […]

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Brianna DeGone

Brianna DeGone: Bioengineering major named 2018 salutatorian

Brianna DeGone, a bioengineering major from Turner, Maine, has been named the 2018 salutatorian at the University of Maine. At Commencement, DeGone will earn a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering with a minor in business administration. While at UMaine, DeGone was named a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar and was […]

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Graham Van Goffrier

Graham Van Goffrier: Physics major named 2018 valedictorian

Graham Van Goffrier, a physics major from Norwell, Massachusetts, has been named the 2018 valedictorian at the University of Maine. “Being selected as valedictorian for my graduating class is the highest honor that I can imagine during my time here,” Van Goffrier says. “I am most appreciative of the constant support of my professors, family […]

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UMaine student stands in front of an airplane

UMaine Flying Club, university airplane help students soar

Cody Walker has always had a fascination with planes and it was at the University of Maine that his passion soared to new heights. He took to the skies in a major way with the help of the UMaine Flying Club and the university-owned Cessnas — a 172SP and a 152 — based at Bangor […]

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Cameron Fudge

Cameron Fudge: Transfer student drawn to UMaine for biomedical research experience

In January 2017, while Cameron Fudge was a student at Southern Maine Community College in Portland, he took a weeklong biomedical training course taught by Kristy Townsend, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Maine. The course, which was offered to SMCC students, focused on investigating fatty liver disease and took students through […]

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Noah Car

Social media spotlight: Noah Car

Hometown: Hobe Sound, Florida He studies mathematics, with a concentration in applied math and a double minor in statistics and computer science. He plans on graduating in 2020 and pursue a career as a data scientist. I’ve always been fascinated by data and data structures, and the complex information that can be gathered from a […]

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Jessica Cunney

Social media spotlight: Jessica Cunney

Hometown: Brewer, Maine She studies music education and performance. I love music, I always have. I think being in bands helped me to be able to talk with people after I was homeschooled. I want to pass that passion and encouragement to others and watch them grow as people. I like to go out with […]

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Caleb Ardoin

Social media spotlight: Caleb Ardoin

Hometown: Mire, Louisiana He was a combat medic in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division; now he studies botany. My father and grandfather both served in the military and spent a lot of time gardening after their service. I tried different things after the military, but somehow ended up in botany. It’s peaceful. I guess it’s […]

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Gwendelyn Hill

Gwendelyn Hill: Music education major hoping to inspire youth

Gwendelyn Hill of Saco, Maine, knew she wanted to join University Singers, the advanced concert choir of the University of Maine, before she even graduated high school. “I had seen them perform multiple times at my high school and in my hometown while they were on their annual spring tour, and I was blown away […]

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