Stories for Alumni and Friends

Matthew Mensinger: George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship Award

The George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship recognizes a graduate student associated with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station with outstanding academic and research performance. Matthew Mensinger is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship Award. He is pursuing a M.S. in wildlife ecology. His advisors […]

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Jesse Walters: Edith M. Patch Outstanding Ph.D. Student

The Edith M. Patch Outstanding Ph.D. Award recognizes a Ph.D. student with a distinguished record in areas that Dr. Edith M. Patch, a pioneering entomologist, excelled in during her long and important career at UMaine. Jesse Walters is the Edith M. Patch Outstanding Ph.D. Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. He […]

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Elisabeth Kilroy: Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes a graduate student who has been exceptionally successful in fulfilling UMaine’s service mission to the university, stakeholders, and their field of research. Elisabeth Kilroy is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s Outstanding Service Award. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical science. Her advisor is […]

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Natalie VandenAkker: 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. Natalie VandenAkker is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s Fred Griffee Memorial Award. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in human nutrition. […]

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Praveen Sappati: 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.   Praveen Sappati is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award. He is pursuing a […]

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Colleen Mayberry: Graduate Research Excellence Award

The Graduate Research Excellence Award recognizes a student who has an exemplary record of research and scholarly activity. Colleen Mayberry is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s Graduate Research Excellence Award. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in microbiology. Her advisor is Melissa Maginnis, associate professor of microbiology in the Department […]

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Man in jacket and hat in front of a lake surrounded by a forest.

Forestry alum Thröstur Eysteinsson on transforming Iceland’s landscapes

Thröstur Eysteinsson ’90 (M.S.), ’92 (Ph.D.) spent his childhood exploring Iceland’s bountiful natural world. His grandfathers were active volunteers in Iceland’s forestry societies, which he later joined while working as a high school science teacher. As he learned more about the history of forestry in Iceland, his interest grew, so much so that he quit […]

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Portrait of Bailey West

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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