SOE students Michaela Murray, Kaitlyn Raffier, Emma Fox, and Afton Hupper recognized at Edith Patch Awards Ceremony
The Friends of Dr. Edith M. Patch honored SOE Students Michaela Murray, Kaitlyn Raffer, Emma Fox, and Afton Hupper at the 14th annual Earth Day Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Edith Marion Patch. EES Undergraduate and Honors student (and Econ Minor) Michaela Murray received one of two Undergraduate Edith Patch Awards and gave a talk to the audience about her research on sustainable viniculture practices and SEANET research with Dr. Caroline Noblet. Undergraduate EES/Econ double-major Kaitlyn Raffier and EES PhD candidate Emma Fox, nominated by Dr. Sharon Klein, were both recognized as Distinguished Nominees for their research with the multi-disciplinary, multi-state Future of Dams Research Project. SOE Resource Economics & Policy Master’s student Afton Hupper, nominated by Dr. Tim Waring, was also recognized as a Distinguished Nominee for her work on cooperation in small-scale food purchasing organizations.
The Edith Patch Award is given each year to outstanding undergraduate and graduate women at the University of Maine, in acknowledgement of distinguished work they have done here, and in recognition of their promise for future contribution to the fields of science, agriculture, engineering, or environmental education. The Friends of Dr. Edith M. Patch hosted the 2019 and 14th annual Earth Day Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Edith Marion Patch at the Raymond H. Fogler Library on Sunday, April 28th. Congratulations SOE students !