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UMFK's 137th Commencement Ceremony held on May 11

May 23, 2019

UMFK Graduates leaving the ceremony that was held at the UMFK sports centerThe University of Maine at Fort Kent graduating seniors received their degrees at the 137th commencement exercises held at UMFK’s Sports Center on May 11th. University President Dr. John N. Short presided over the ceremony.

University of Maine System Chancellor James Page, Ph.D., presented former Maine governor Paul R. Lepage with an honorary degree.

Two UMFK alumni were honored with the University’s Distinguished Service Award, Melford Pelletier ('67), and Reynold Raymond (´71) for their many years of service to UMFK, the St. John Valley, and the state of Maine.

Carrie Hessler-Radelet addressed the graduating class. Hessler-Radelet is President and CEO of Project Concern International (PCI). PCI is a global development organization working with families and communities to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women and girls in 15 countries.

Gerogii Safonov addressed his fellow graduates. Safonov is from Kyiv, Ukraine and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business.


Please note: Graduates listed by hometown

St. John Valley (Maine)

Eagle Lake, ME

  • Michael DeLena
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
  • Nicole Pinette
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fort Kent, ME

  • Duane Belanger
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Kevaughn Blake
    Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Trevor Bouchard
    Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Steffany Caron
    Bachelor of Science in Business
    VALEDICTORIAN
  • Dara Dionne
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
  • Holly Fitzmyers
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Lea Freeman
    Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Kasey Freston
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Max Jandreau
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Application
  • Arianne Kryskow
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Connor Lapierre
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
  • Anna Lewis
    Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science
  • Rebecca Michaud
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Shane Morin
    Associate of Arts in Business Management
  • Kristen Nash
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Mackenzie Saucier
    Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Keianna Sirois
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Kimar Smith
    Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Camryn Smith
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Katelin Voisine
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Megan Wardwell
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Ashleigh Williams
    Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Rodney Witter
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Fort Kent Mills, ME

  • Dakota Martin
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Frenchville, ME

  • Taylor deMontigny
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Courtney Lavoie
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Abigail Lavoie
    Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Vanesa Pelletier
    Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Bailee Robichaud
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Madawaska, ME

  • Samuel Cyr
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Melena Marquis
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Brittany Pelletier
    Bachelor of Science in Business

St. Agatha, ME

  • Alexander Zetterman
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

St. David, ME

  • Tiffani Goyette
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

St. John Plantation, ME

  • Ami Maxwell
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Meagan Pelletier
    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Van Buren, ME

  • Brandon Bouchard
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
  • Felisha Bouchard
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Wallagrass, ME

  • Emily Fitzpatrick
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winterville Plantation, ME

  • Mary Watson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Aroostook County (Maine)

Ashland, ME

  • Trudy DeLong
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Cassidy O’Leary
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bridgewater, ME

  • Charlotte Grass
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Caribou, ME

  • Connie Anderson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Danielle Hitchcock
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Lisa McLellan
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Courtney Milliard
    Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Dahna Plourde
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Barbara Quarmyne
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Tyler Raymond
    Bachelor of Science in Conservation Law Enforcement

Easton, ME

  • Nicholas Clark
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Samantha Carlow
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fort Fairfield, ME

  • Shelley Milliard
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Laine Norsworthy
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Houlton, ME

  • Samuel Carmichael
    Bachelor of Science in Conservation Law Enforcement
  • Casey Gove
    Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
  • Seth Hannigan
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Linneus, ME

  • Victoria Hanson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Littleton, ME

  • Jonathan Buza
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Mapleton, ME

  • Lynnelle Foster
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
  • Jessica Lowry
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Jennifer Tompkins
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nashville Plantation, ME

  • Alexander Gillis
    Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Oakfield, ME

  • Brooke Lilley
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Perham, ME

  • Laurie Shackett
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Presque Isle, ME

  • Tania Baldwin
    Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Keanna Daniels
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Sara Gilson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Kristen Kingsbury
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Krystal Kingsbury
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    SALUTATORIAN
  • Courtney Ruest
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Kim White
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Stockholm, ME

  • Kendra Coffin
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Not Aroostook County (Maine)

Abbot, ME

  • Grace Riitano
    Bachelor of Science in Business

Addison, ME

  • Kylee Emerson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Albany Township

  • Karen White
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Arrowsic, ME

  • Dawn Thibeault
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Auburn, ME

  • Rachael Baillargeon
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Andrea Hamel
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Elise Presby
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Samantha Wenzel
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Augusta, ME

  • Courtney Cook
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Molly Daniel
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Jessica Donovan
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Hue Tran
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Eliza Burke
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Baileyville, ME

  • Zachary Cox
    Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Bangor, ME

  • Emmanuella Anyika
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Sandra Bizier
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Dora Brown
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Stephanie Dame
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Danielle Davis
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Nicolas Rivera
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bath, ME

  • Sandhya Shanley
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Belfast, ME

  • Duncan Kithinji
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Belgrade, ME

  • Rebecca Day
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Biddeford, ME

  • Katelyn Troegner
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brewer, ME

  • Benjamin Costello
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brooksville, ME

  • Jasmine McDonald
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brownsville, ME

  • Mary Watters
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brunswick, ME

  • Chad Ceccarini
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Jihan Garrett
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Alexandra Lynch
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Haley Rousseau
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Katherine Staples
    Associate of Art in Accounting

Bowdoin, ME

  • Rebecca Brown
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bucksport, ME

  • Megan Reed
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Camden, ME

  • John Tooley
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Carmel, ME

  • Dawn Plourde
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Stephanie Pooler
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Carrabassett Valley

  • Hope Wilson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

China Village, ME

  • Jody Goodwin
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Clinton, ME

  • Jamie Spencer
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dedham, ME

  • Lorraine MacLeod Lugdon
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dover Foxcroft, ME

  • Nicholas Cannon
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

East Machias, ME

  • Anna Weber
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Etna, ME

  • Jeffrey Hill Jr.
    Associates of Science in Applied Forest Management

Fairfield, ME

  • Angela Frechette
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Farmingdale, ME

  • Jessica Blake
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Gardner, ME

  • Donald Young
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Glenburn, ME

  • Jessica Taylor
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Gorham, ME

  • Aaron Padula
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hampden, ME

  • Elizabeth Pedersen
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Tedd Walther
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Harmony, ME

  • Tasha Lary
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hermon, ME

  • John Hasselman
    Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
  • Quincie McCluskey
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hersey, ME

  • Hannah Streinz
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hudson, ME

  • Amie Fagan
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kenduskeag, ME

  • Lynn Shaw
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Brooke Snide
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kennebunk, ME

  • Heather Matthews
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lagrange, ME

  • Bobbie-Lynne Chambers
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Levant, ME

  • Erika Wentworth
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lewiston, ME

  • Shayla Pontbriand
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Limington, ME

  • Brittany Lambert
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lincoln, ME

  • Crystal Landry
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lincolnville, ME

  • Elena Nechepurenko
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Livermore Falls, ME

  • Caleb Hollatz
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Madison, ME

  • Kaitlin DiFrancia
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • JaNeal Peck
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Milford, ME

  • Sara Bickford
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Jamie Guerrette
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Norridgewock, ME

  • Danielle Libby
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Michael Pakulski
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

North Anson, ME

  • Frances Caron
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Old Orchard Beach, ME

  • Lisa Hubert
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Old Town, ME

  • Kathryn Webber
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Orono, ME

  • Kathleen Pike
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Jennifer Stinson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Markus White
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Palmyra, ME

  • Carrie Preble
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Perry, ME

  • Kaloua Stanhope
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Pittston, ME

  • Carla Ahearn
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Readfield, ME

  • Benjamin Hall
    Bachelor of Science in Conservation Law Enforcement

Rockland, ME

  • Michaela Poor
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Rockport, ME

  • Brittany Rice
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Rome, ME

  • Rebecca Sucy
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Rumford, ME

  • Simon Elks
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Jeanette Jacques
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sabattus, ME

  • Naomi Banks
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Sanford, ME

  • Danette Tekelenburg
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Scarborough, ME

  • Isaac Bosse
    Associate of Arts in Conservation Law Enforcement

Sidney, ME

  • Bobbi-Jo Grant
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

South Berwick, ME

  • Eleanor Delcourt
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

South China, ME

  • Sarah Basham
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

South Portland, ME

  • Michelle Benner
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Elisa Martin
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Springvale, ME

  • Lynnelle Signore
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Strong, ME

  • Anita Plog
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sullivan, ME

  • Jessie Daley
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sumner, ME

  • Hateya Levesque
    Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Swanville, ME

  • Colleen Herlihy
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Thomaston, ME

  • Amy Carter
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Brandy Colson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Topsham, ME

  • Caitlin Hayward
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Rebecca Melanson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Trescott Township, ME

  • Stephanie Lavigne
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Turner, ME

  • Matthew Albert
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Veazie, ME

  • Stacey Smart
    Bachelor of Science in Business

Vienna, ME

  • Ashley Martin
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Waldoboro, ME

  • Sophia Sawyer-Johnson
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences

Waterford, ME

  • Shannon Fillebrown
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Waterville, ME

  • Storme St. Valle
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Ryan-Marie Willette
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Wayne, ME

  • Alice Berry
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

West Cumberland, ME

  • Elise Hodgetts
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

West Paris, ME

  • Denise Lebroke
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Westbrook, ME

  • Emily Sweatt
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Nicole Williams
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Westfield, ME

  • Kacey Hammond
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Whitefield, ME

  • Virginia Campbell
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Windham, ME

  • Carrie Kennedy
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Jennifer Pierce
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winslow, ME

  • Daniel Giroux-Pare
    Bachelor of Science in Business

Winterport, ME

  • Nicole MacDougall
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Woodville, ME

  • Kapricemari Tompkins
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Woolwich, ME

  • Shaun Merrill
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Yarmouth, ME

  • Markie Casagrande
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Sarah Felmly
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Kaylen Randall
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

York, ME

  • Siobhan Mantell
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Out of State

Fontana, CA

  • Alexandra Cardenas
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Glenn, CA

  • Justine McCorkle
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Huntington Beach, CA

  • Shalini Jetley
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Martinez, CA

  • Alexandria Sanchez-Moral
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Mission Viejo, CA

  • Valentina Green
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Monticello, CA

  • Christina Small
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Paso Robles, CA

  • Vanessa Petti
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Porterville, CA

  • Vanessa Lopez Garcia
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Strathmore, CA

  • Cody Chapa
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences

Suisun City, CA

  • Rosevelt Smith Jr.
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Cumming, GA

  • Courtney Elliot
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Monticello, CA

  • Christina Small
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Honolulu, HI

  • Kamalani Kahele
    Bachelor of Arts and Science

Kailua, HI

  • Skye Parker
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Columbus, IN

  • Romario Romain
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Greensburg, IN

  • Oksana Hryniuk
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Boston, MA

  • Timothy Boyle
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Dedham, MA

  • MacKenzie Farrell
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Haverhill, MA

  • Victorine Omes
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Plymouth, MA

  • Alissa Lutz
    Bachelor of Science in Conservation Law Enforcement

Topsfield, MA

  • Jeanne Butler
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Worcester, MA

  • Daniel Agborkey
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Riverdale, MI

  • Jarid Walton
    Bachelor of Science in Business

Laurel, MD

  • Felicia Mensah
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Francestown, NH

  • Alexa Silakka
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keene, NH

  • Caitlyn Durant
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Pittsfield, NH

  • Jiaying Lu
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Plainfield, NH

  • Tara Cunningham
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brooklyn, NY

  • Benedine Ndukwe
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hempstead, NY

  • Kimoya Samuels
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Phelps, NY

  • Nichalos Westfall
    Bachelor of Science in Conservation Law Enforcement

Queensbury, NY

  • John Countryman
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Scotia, NY

  • Matthew Forshey
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Junction City, OR

  • Samantha Jackson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Arlington, TX

  • Njukam Loveline
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Coppell, TX

  • Cecilia Efuetlacha
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Plano, TX

  • Yehui Yang
    Bachelor of Arts and Science

Mechanicsville, VA

  • Aspen Tilley
    Associate of Arts and Criminal Justice

Madison, WI

  • Sarah Locke
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Canada

Oxford, NS

  • Grace MacKellar
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ridgeway, ON

  • Olga Lambruschini
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

International

Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Georgii Sanfonov
    Bachelor of Science in Business

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Lewis Cockburn
    Bachelor of Science in Business

Wishaw, United Kingdom

  • Stuart Conway
    Bachelor of Science in Business