Student profiles

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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Lydia Murray

Lydia Murray: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Lydia Murray, of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, has been named the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. Murray is majoring in nursing and is a forward on the women’s ice hockey team. Among her honors is a 2016–17 Team Maine award for the highest GPA on the team. In […]

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Ilija Stojiljkovic

Ilija Stojiljkovic: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Ilija Stojiljkovic, of Niš, Serbia, has been named the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the Maine Business School. Stojiljkovic is a management major and forward on the men’s basketball team. His honors include Scholar-Athlete awards, and being named to the 2019 America East All-Academic Team, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference President’s Honor Roll and […]

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Grace Pouliot

Grace Pouliot: Outstanding Graduating Student

Grace W. Pouliot, of South Berwick, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Education and Human Development and Honors College. Pouliot, a student in the Honors College, is an elementary education major with concentrations in mathematics and English language learning. The 2015 Mitchell Scholar is a recipient of this year’s […]

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Eben Lenfest

Eben Lenfest: Outstanding Graduating Student

Eben Lenfest, of Smithfield, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering. Lenfest is a mechanical engineering major with minors in robotics and ocean and marine engineering. He is an Eagle Scout and a recipient of the E. James and Eileen Ferland Engineering Excellence Scholarship. As a student research assistant […]

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Dominic Guimond

Dominic Guimond: Outstanding Graduating Student

Dominic Guimond, of Portland, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Maine Business School. Guimond is majoring in management, with a concentration in management information systems and a minor in computer science. In 2019, he was named the Outstanding Management Student of the Year in the Maine Business School. He has been […]

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Olivia Reese: Media studies major examining influence of social media

Junior Olivia Reese of Pittsford, New York is one of the second wave of Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellows at the University of Maine. The media studies major says she is passionate about her chosen field for many reasons. “Media studies touches on anything projected out to a mass audience. It’s about […]

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Drew Brooks: Microbiology, music double major named 2019 valedictorian

Drew Brooks of Lyman, Maine is the 2019 University of Maine valedictorian. He is a double major in microbiology and music, with a minor in molecular biology. He will receive two bachelor’s degrees — one in microbiology, and one in music. Brooks’ many academic honors include multiple scholarships and Frederick Radke Undergraduate Research Fellowships. A […]

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Ana Eliza Souza Cunha: Biology major named 2019 salutatorian

Ana Eliza Souza Cunha of Orono is the 2019 University of Maine salutatorian and the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. She is a biology major with minors in neuroscience and psychology, and a concentration in pre-medical studies. Souza Cunha’s numerous honors include the 2018 Dr. Susan J. Hunter […]

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