Black Bear profiles

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Vinh-Nhan Ngo: Physics research and pilot certified 

Getting pilot certification and flying a plane may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of college experiences. But for Vinh-Nhan Ngo, of Bangor, Maine, these have always been his goals. As a first-year student, Nhan became a member of the UMaine Flying Club and as a sophomore, obtained his […]

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Sofia Rivera: Using art to inspire

Sofia Rivera from Oakhurst, New Jersey is an art education and studio art double major with a minor in art history. Rivera has been honored with numerous awards from the Department of Art, including the CLAS Dean’s Exhibition Award and the Department of Art Elizabeth Graves Fine Art Scholarship award for outstanding performance in art […]

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Nick Poulin: Achieving more at UMaine

Nick Poulin from Augusta, Maine is one of the 2021–22 James S. Stevens Outstanding Junior Award recipients. He is a marketing and new media double major, and will be a senior in the fall. Poulin works for ASAP on campus, and is a marketing intern for both the Maine Business School and the United Way […]

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Lynn Dwelley: Preparing for a future in counseling 

Lynn Dwelley from Lincoln, Maine is a double major in psychology with a concentration in abnormal/social psychology, and in sociology, and a minor in mental health and rehabilitation. Dwelley has received the Maine Top Scholar award and is a James S. Stevens Outstanding Junior. Last year, Dwelley was a research assistant in the Peer Relations […]

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Jord Thomas: MaineMBA at any age

Why would a 57-year-old who lives in Escondido, California decide to earn his MBA from the University of Maine?  A sense of community, history and flexibility.   Jord Thomas had hit a wall promotion-wise at his job. He works as a production operations supervisor at a recovery firm serving major banks and vehicle manufacturers. He […]

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Emily Dunlap: The UMaine music education experience

Emily Dunlap from Old Town, Maine is a rising fourth-year music education major with an instrumental concentration. She is also in the Honors College. Dunlap has received the Thomas E. Lynch Honors Fellowship, been recognized as a James S. Stevens Outstanding Junior and is an alumni member of the 2021 Macy’s Great American Alumni Marching […]

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Yujin Lee: The international transfer student experience

Yujin Lee from South Korea is an electrical engineering technology (EET) major. Over the course of Lee’s time at UMaine, she has earned the International Presidential Scholarship, Central Maine Power EET Scholarship and the Crowley Family Research & Development Scholarship. She has held internships at global consulting, engineering and construction management firm TRC and at […]

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Sonora Ortiz: Using physics to pull weeds

3D printing, nanotechnology and weeds might not seem like a natural combination. For Sonora Ortiz, though, solving practical farm tasks with advanced technology might just be the key to making agriculture more sustainable.  Ortiz is an undergraduate at the University of Maine whose research focuses on developing artificial weeds using 3D printing and nanocoating technology […]

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Hail Champagne receives Peace Scholarship to study at University College Cork 

Hail Champagne, a University of Maine rising senior from Lewiston, has been awarded the 2022–23 George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship to study abroad at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland.  UMaine partnered with UCC to create the scholarship that honors the 1998 Northern Ireland peace accord brokered by then-Senator George Mitchell between Ireland and the […]

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