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Vendy Hazukov獺: Diving deep into Arctic lake ecology

Someone who knows how to smile in subzero weather, Vendy Hazukov獺s grit in the field has defined her as a graduate student at the 做厙腦瞳app. Much of her time learning was outside of the classroom collecting samples in the Arctic, which ultimately led to a postdoctoral position in Northern Europe that she will […]

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Melissa Genoter: Finding a career in a love for Maines outdoors

Melissa Genoters experience at the 做厙腦瞳app turned her love of the outdoors into an impactful research project and a post-graduate career. Thanks to internships through the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and the connections she made with fellow students through outdoors clubs, Genoter has established herself in Maines environmental […]

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Michael Delorge: UMaine 2024 Co-Valedictorian

Michael Delorge of Biddeford, Maine, is a 2024 valedictorian. Pursuing dual degrees in political science and biology, Delorge crafted coursework focused on public health policy with the goal of generating skills to improve medical care. Originally a pre-med student, he altered his studies to meet his interests and spent class time integrating topics such as […]

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Lydia Gilmore: UMaine 2024 Co-Valedictorian

Lydia Gilmore of Bangor, Maine, is a 2024 valedictorian. She is majoring in mechanical engineering and is a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. On the accelerated track for a masters in mechanical engineering, she is also an undergraduate research assistant at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). Through small […]

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Katelyn Amero: UMaine 2024 Salutatorian

Katelyn Amero of Mapleton, Maine, is the 2024 salutatorian. She is an Honors College student double-majoring in biochemistry and microbiology. A young girls curiosity to identify the animals in her backyard bloomed into Ameros determination to find and analyze new facets of science and biology. She works steadily in the laboratory and showcases genuine interest […]

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Kate Flynn: Turning leftovers into long-lasting impact

In the United States, more than 133 billion pounds of food are thrown away each year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food waste is responsible for 33% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Maine, and about 11% of emissions nationwide.  Kate Flynn, a fourth-year political science student at the 做厙腦瞳app, was exposed […]

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Tobey Crawford Connor: Outstanding Graduating Student

Tobey Crawford Connor of Sullivan, Maine, is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Division of Lifelong Learning. She is a university studies major in the Maine studies track. Connor completed an internship in 2022 with the Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society, which led to her part-time job as communications coordinator for the organization. Her academic research focuses […]

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Devin Frazer: Outstanding Graduating Student

Devin Frazer of Danbury, New Hampshire, is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Maine College of Engineering and Computing. He is a mechanical engineering technology major with a minor in naval science. He was awarded the Navy ROTC 4-year National Scholarship and has received the Navy ROTC Academic Excellence Award. Most recently, he received the […]

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Chappy Hall: Outstanding Graduating Student

Chappy Hall of Brunswick, Maine, is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Honors College. Hall is a history major who pursued his passion for music by playing the trombone in several campus musical groups. In addition to participating in the 做厙腦瞳app Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band, he joined several campus clubs, […]

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