Stories for Alumni and Friends

Amy Engler Booth: Outstanding Public Service Award

The Outstanding Public Service Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to the University of Maine’s mission of service—disseminating university resources into the community.  No matter the miles or pandemic safety measures, Amy Engler Booth strives to provide audiology care to patients who need it most.  The staff audiologist and lecturer in the Department of […]

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Mehdi Tajvidi: Outstanding Research Award

The Outstanding Research Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to their profession and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship.  Cellulose nanofibrils are miniscule. You would need 100,000 to cross the width of a single human hair. In the lab of Mehdi Tajvidi, Ph.D., these tiny structural building units of wood hold tremendous potential.  The associate […]

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Lynn Atkins: Outstanding Teaching Award

The Outstanding Teaching Award honors faculty who demonstrate their commitment to teaching and ability to deliver an excellent undergraduate learning experience. Much like the clay students mold in her Human Anatomy course, Lynn Atkins aims to make a lasting impression on the minds of her students.  “A year after my course is over, what will […]

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Isaac Shepard: Doctoral Student Graduate Research Excellence Award

The Doctoral Student Graduate Research Excellence Award recognizes a student who has an exemplary record of research and scholarly activity. Isaac Shepard came to the University of Maine to transform how scientists think about ecological principles in the context of climate change. With the guidance of his advisor Hamish Greig, associate professor of stream ecology, […]

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Melissa Macphee: Master’s Student Graduate Research Excellence Award

The Master’s Student Graduate Research Excellence Award recognizes a student who has an exemplary record of research and scholarly activity. Melissa Macphee aims to understand why mental health services are underutilized by law enforcement and how they can be better delivered which, in turn, will help first responders better serve vulnerable populations and communities.  The […]

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Tongling Ge: Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award

The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award was established to recognize an outstanding graduate student in agricultural sciences, whose research has the potential to significantly shape the future of Maine agriculture.  Tongling Ge came to the University of Maine to unravel the origins and explore potential control methods of potato blackleg and soft rot. The […]

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Allison Brehm: Fred Griffee Memorial Award

The Fred Griffee Memorial Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student associated with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Candidates are evaluated by their research ability, character, and scholarship. Allison Brehm aims to unravel the mysteries behind why animals do what they do, and how that behavior influences their environment. With the guidance of her […]

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Katherine F. Jarvis: Outstanding Master’s Degree Student Award

The Outstanding Master’s Degree Student Award recognizes a student who has distinguished themselves in all aspects of graduate performance. Katherine Jarvis came to UMaine to meld her fascination with biochemistry and mathematics. Under the guidance of her advisors, Assistant Professor Joshua Kelley at the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences and Associate Professor Andre Khalil […]

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