Black Bear profiles

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen: Learning the language of microcontrollers

When she earned her associate degree in electrical and automation technology from Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC), Thao Nguyen, a native of Vietnam, had a number of career options available. With a nudge from her professors, she enrolled in the University of Maine’s Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program.  “I heard all good things about UMaine […]

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Abdelrahman ElbrolosyA

Abdelrahman Elbrolosy: International student leader

Abdelrahman Elbrolosy, a native of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is a double major in finance and management at the University of Maine, and president of the International Student Association. Abdelrahman came to the Maine Business School because he wanted to study business at a strong program in the Northeast. While he lived in the U.S. from […]

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Malak Helal

Malak Helal: Revelations during the pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic has captured international attention for more than a year, it is clear that the global impacts of COVID-19 have not been fully documented. For undergraduate student Malak Helal, the pandemic has clarified her professional goals and revealed her need to engage with others. “I am hoping my skills as a biomedical […]

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Colby Johns

Colby Johns: Alumna and UMaine science diving assistant earns instructor certification

Colby Johns, a University of Maine alumna who has been working as a UMaine scientific diving assistant since 2017, has successfully completed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor certification.  UMaine’s Scientific Diving program provides support and training to scientists and students in using diving as a research tool. It is based in Walpole […]

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Elisabeth Maxwell

Elisabeth Maxwell: Alumna earns instructor certification while working with Scientific Diving Program

Elisabeth Maxwell, a University of Maine alumna, a research associate at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center and an assistant in the Scientific Diving program, has successfully completed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor certification.  UMaine’s Scientific Diving Program provides support and training to scientists and students in using diving as a research tool. It […]

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Josh Rosen

Josh Rosen: Carving a path

Josh Rosen is a University of Maine super alum. He earned his undergraduate degree in Earth and climate sciences in May 2013 at UMaine and is currently working on a dual degree: an MBA with an anticipated graduation date of May 2021 and a JD from Maine Law to be finished in 2022. Rosen grew […]

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Gunnar Docos

Gunnar Docos: Diligence, perseverance in the lab and on the field

Excelling at college, whether in the lab or on the football field, requires hard work and time management, according to Gunnar Docos. Adhering to both helped the electrical engineering technology undergraduate student and offensive lineman thrive at the University of Maine.  During his first two years of study, Docos, of Harrison, would wake up at […]

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Thomas Oliver

Thomas Oliver: Finishing what he started with a B.U.S.

The University of Maine’s flexible degree completion program for busy adults, Bachelor of University Studies, is still accepting applications for the 2021 spring semester. The extended deadline is March 15. The Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.) allows busy working adults like Thomas Oliver to finish what they started. In 2021 Oliver expects to earn the […]

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Karina Iskandarova

Karina Iskandarova: Aspiring global policy maker broadens horizons at UMaine

When Greek television stations and newspapers seek input about international policy matters and life in the U.S. as a student abroad, they often contact Karina Iskandarova.  As the graduate student from Thessaloniki, Greece shares her knowledge and experiences with others through news reports and on Youtube, she also broadens her own horizons through the instruction […]

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