Stories for Alumni and Friends

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Bailey West: Biochemistry major to study in Ireland as Mitchell Peace Scholar

Bailey West, a biochemistry major at the University of Maine, has been awarded a George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland for a semester as part of the student exchange program. The competitive merit-based scholarship is made possible by an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a student exchange at the university level. […]

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School of Social Work awarded fellowships through Coverdell Fellows program

A new fellowship offers tuition reimbursement for returning Peace Corps volunteers interested in earning their Master of Social Work from the University of Maine. UMaine partnered with the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program to offer three renewable scholarships covering up to 24 credits of full-time tuition per year to returning Peace Corp volunteers. Additional credits […]

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Courtney Hatton overcomes obstacles, writes her own success story

Courtney Hatton will earn her undergraduate degree in biology May 11 at the University of Maine. She started college 11 years ago. Along the way, she’s encountered obstacles. The last two years at UMaine, the native of Molunkus, Maine has simultaneously worked as many as eight part-time jobs while carrying a full course load. And […]

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Nursing students collecting children’s pajamas for local hospital

A group of senior nursing students at the University of Maine are collecting children’s pajamas for a Bangor hospital to give to patients who need them. Caroline Bush of Holden, Maine; Brooke Hammond of Frankfort, Maine; and Lauren Martin and Jordan Richards, both of Bradley, Maine, are enrolled in NUR 452 — Community and Population […]

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Abby Irvine: Social work major passionate about helping others

People undergoing treatment for narcotic abuse at Northern Light Acadia Hospital received blankets and self-care items from staff on Christmas Day. Each present came with a handwritten card from Abby Irvine that contained one of 83 positive affirmations: “I am worthy of love and respect.” “I am proud of what I accomplish every day.” “Small […]

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Fogler Library receives American Kennel Club collection to aid genetic research

The American Kennel Club donated a collection of books containing international pedigree lines dating back to approximately 1860 to the Fogler Library at the University of Maine to support genetic research. The gift was inspired by Laurie Connell, a research professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences, who discovered the uncataloged volumes in the American […]

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University of Gothenburg's Sven Loven Center in Tjärnö, Sweden

In Sweden, Waller shares in-depth knowledge of cold-water corals

Rhian Waller’s front yard is a 660-foot-deep fjord. The long, narrow sea inlet nestled between cliffs in Tjärnö, Sweden is home to a host of marine species, including seabirds and harbor seals. And corals. Until January 2020, the fjords also will be areas of exploration for Waller, a University of Maine marine scientist based at […]

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Animal and veterinary science students take learning abroad

Nine UMaine animal and veterinary sciences students and David Marcinkowski, an associate professor in the School of Food and Agriculture, traveled to Prince Edward Island this month for the New England Dairy Travel Course. The annual travel course is a cooperative effort between the New England land grant schools, including UMass, UNH, UVM and UMaine. […]

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