Student profiles

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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Jordan Gardner: Global Perspective for Humanities Explorations Fund award winner learning through travel

Jordan Gardner, of Farmingdale, Maine, caught the travel bug during the spring 2018 semester when he journeyed to Cusco, Peru. Through the ISA (International Studies Abroad) Cusco: Language, Literature, and Culture program, Gardner studied archeology, cultural anthropology and the history of the Incas at the ISA Study Center through a partnership with Universidad de Salamanca. […]

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Josephine Roussell: Ocean steward helps develop oyster sorter

Editor’s note: Story updated June 3. There are lots of oysters on Josephine Roussell’s plate. A few literally, and many more figuratively. The 2018 University of Maine graduate is a research technician on a team designing a sorter for small-scale oyster growers. Aquaculture already provides more than 50 percent of seafood worldwide, according to the […]

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