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UMFK's 136th Commencement Ceremony held on May 12

May 16, 2018
UMFK President Dr. John N. Short and recent graduate from Hawaii, Sweet Vaimoui
UMFK President Dr. John N. Short and recent graduate from Hawaii, Sweet Vaimoui 

The University of Maine at Fort Kent graduating seniors received their degrees at the 136th commencement exercises held at UMFK’s Sports Center on May 12. University President John N. Short presided over the ceremony that conferred 203 baccalaureate degrees and 29 associate degrees.

Also at the commencement ceremony, Greg Disy was honored with the University’s Distinguished Service Award for his many years of service to the campus community.

Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH, FAAP, addressed the graduating class, providing words of wisdom and life lessons.

Shawnee Ellis, senior class president, addressed her fellow graduates. Ellis is from New Vineyard, Maine and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Baccalaureate degrees that were awarded: Arts and Sciences (12); Behavioral Science (12); Biology (9); Business (13); Computer Applications (5); Conservation Law Enforcement (1); Cyber Security (3); Elementary Education (2); English (2); Environmental Studies (3); French (1); Nursing (125); and Public Safety Administration (14) and Social Science (1).

Associate degrees that were awarded: Accounting (3); Applied Forest Management (6); Business Management (2); Conservation Law Enforcement (5): Criminal Justice (9); Emergency Management (2); and General Studies (2).

Total Number of Graduates: 230


(Graduates listed by their hometowns.)

St. John Valley (Maine)

Allagash, ME

  • Chace Joe Jackson
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     

Eagle Lake, ME

  • Donna Brinkman Twombly
    Bachelor of Science in English
    SALUTATORIAN

     
  • Brooke Marie Saucier
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     

Fort Kent, ME

  • Megan Dawn Brown
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     
  • Alicia Mary Daigle
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Amber Paige Devoe
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
     
  • Joseph Thrasher Enerva
    Associate of Arts in Business Management
     
  • Thomas Woolman Enerva
    Associate of Arts in Business Management
     
  • Samuel Louis Enerva
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     
  • Odean Irons
    Bachelor of Science in Social Science
     
  • Kenadi Labbe
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     
  • Ted Rudolph Martin
    Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
     
  • Rebecca Leigh Martin
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Amanda Elizabeth Ouellette
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
     
  • David Philp Paradis
    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
     
  • Danielle Marie Pelletier
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     
  • Demi Jean Pelletier
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Daniel James Plourde
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     
  • Mikeala Marie Risch
    Bachelor of Arts in English
     
  • Cathy J. Roy
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Katelyn E. Roy
    Bachelor of Science in Business
    VALEDICTORIAN
     
  • Jeremy Dean Saucier
    Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management
     
  • Kristine Renee Thibodeau
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Carter Vaughn Voisine
    Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management
     

Madawaska, ME

  • Elizabeth Anne Beaulieu
    Bachelor of Science in Business
     
  • Marcus Alexander Bell
    Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     
  • Samuel Michael Dechaine
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     
  • Lory Guerrette
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
     
  • Mariah Anne Hebert
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Joseph Richard Levesque
    Bachelor of Science in Business
     
  • France Noella McDermott
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     
  • Caroline Diane Michaud
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Amber Gina Ouellette
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

St. Agatha, ME

  • Shania May Gervais
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     

St. David, ME

  • Brittney Rose Beaulieu
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     
  • Lucas Michael Gendreau
    Associate of Arts in Emergency Management
     
  • Amy J. Shaw
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

St. Francis, ME

  • Andre William Begin
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
     
  • Makayla Brooke Martin
    Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
     
  • Linda Currier
    Bachelor of Science in Business
     

Van Buren, ME

  • Dennis David Michaud
    Associate of Arts in Emergency Management
     
  • TashaO Anne Ouellette
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     
  • Amanda Irene Sytulek
    Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
     

Wallagrass, ME

  • Samantha Beaulieu
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Aroostook County (Maine)

Ashland, ME

  • Wyatt Robert Condon
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications
     

Caribou, ME

  • Krista Ann Beaupre
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Vicky Leah Cyr
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Keith Carman Draper
    Bachelor of Science in Business
     
  • Erik Joseph Jandreau
    Associate of Arts in Accounting
     

Fort Fairfield, ME

  • Beth Johnson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Sarah LouAnn Watt
    Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
     

Houlton, ME

  • Jacob Condon
    Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management
     
  • Danielle Rose Ouellette
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Linneus, ME

  • Alica Dawn Dow
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Mapleton, ME

  • Kayla Elizabeth Buck
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Patten, ME

  • Luas Earl Anderson
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     

Presque Isle, ME

  • Benjamin Briuning Arruda
    Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management
     
  • Amanda Sue Bagley
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Nancy E. Cray
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Perham, ME

  • Matthew Gary McCarty
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications
     

Woodland, ME

  • Kristin Nichole Damboise
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Not Aroostook County Towns (Maine)

Abbot, ME

  • Grace Margaret Riitano
    Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management
     

Amherst, ME

  • Katie Lynn Ferrill
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Auburn, ME

  • Michelle R. Miller
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Lucille Bernadette Therrien
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Augusta, ME

  • Hannah Jean Ainslie
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Abigail Julia Naborowsky
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Courtney Nicole Porter
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Samantha C. Rhoten
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Bangor, ME

  • Elaina Mackenzie Ashmore
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Jessica L. Burbine
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Brittany Leigh DeRoche
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     
  • Kortnee-Ann Elaine Schreiber Hasselmann
    Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
     
  • Jenna Rebecca Marshall
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Catherine Jo Schureman
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Sheri Marie Tarr
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Bath, ME

  • Cheryl A. Nice
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Berwick, ME

  • Kathryn Elizabeth Hayes
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Biddeford, ME

  • Stephanie Michelle Duval
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Donna Raychard Masi
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Boothbay, ME

  • Kathleen Constance Fitch
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Bradley, ME

  • Kelsey Elizabeth Gifford
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Brewer, ME

  • Stacey Marie Thornton
    Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
     
  • Amber N. Ushakumari
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Brunswick, ME

  • Michelle Ann Rudgers
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Calais, ME

  • Peighton Elaine Ahlberg
    Associate of Arts in Conservation Law Management
     
  • Royann Christine Lozier
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Cape Neddick, ME

  • Gia Natalie Fillmore
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Clifton, ME

  • Kristy Ann Wood Farnsworth
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Dover Foxcroft, ME

  • Michele Mildred Cole
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

East Waterboro, ME

  • Davian Johnathan Glenn
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications
     

Eddington, ME

  • Nicole Marie Stinson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Farmingdale, ME

  • Jessica A. Despres
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Farmington, ME

  • Lauren Elizabeth St. Laurent
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Fryeburg, ME

  • Victoria M. Leavitt
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Gorham, ME

  • Daniel Mark Rodgers
    Associate of Arts in Conservation Law Enforcement
     

Gray, ME

  • Hannah Silliman Goss
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Greenville, ME

  • Corey Whitney Henderson
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
     

Greenville Junction, ME

  • Tricia Natanna Sherman
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Hampden, ME

  • Hassan Tahib Abdus-Salaam Jr.
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Courtney Judith Cyr
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Casey Marie Hudson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Linda Marsh
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Harpswell, ME

  • Danielle Lee Overmiller
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • BreAnna Michele Austin
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Hermon, ME

  • Logan Zachary Trembley
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Hope, ME

  • Doug Paul Hayward
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Hudson, ME

  • Marjorie Yvonne Turner
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Gray, ME

  • Chad William Kelsey
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Margaret Elizabeth King
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Jackson, ME

  • Dyne Michael McAdam
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Jay, ME

  • Amanda Sue Czarnecki
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Kennebunk, ME

  • Nathaniel Williams Duquette
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Levant, ME

  • Kyle Richard Blanchette
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     

Lewiston, ME

  • Amanda M. Turcotte
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Nashwa Alnigomi Abdalla
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Abdi Abdikadir Hussein
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     

Littleton, ME

  • Erin Elise Hannigan
    Associate of Arts in General Studies
     
  • Destiny Rae Prosser
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Machias, ME

  • Dana Miranda Lang
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Medford, ME

  • Susan Rose McKinley
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Mont Desert, ME

  • Joyce MacIntosh
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Naples, ME

  • Abigail Leigh Craffey
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Newport, ME

  • Crystle Lynn Eldridge
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Kalee Christine Kershner
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

New Vineyard, ME

  • Shawnee Mae Ellis
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

North Berwick, ME

  • Caleb Abraham Lewis
    Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
     

North Monmouth, ME

  • Alexander Aaron Trask
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     

North Waterboro, ME

  • Eric Charles Jackson
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     

Oakland, ME

  • Luigi Ernani Santilli
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Old Orchard Beach, ME

  • Peter James Vorias
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     

Orono, ME

  • Elizabeth Louise Hardison
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     
  • Zakiah-Lee Eden Meeks
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Oxbow, ME

  • Christina Ann Stadig
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Oxford, ME

  • Dennis Randall Sanborn
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
     

Perry, ME

  • Megan Renee Patterson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Peru, ME

  • Adriarna Leila Ross
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Phillips, ME

  • Lyndsay Marie Beane
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Pittsfield, ME

  • Michelle L. Batchelder
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Pittston. ME

  • Jennifer Ashley Liscomb
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Portland, ME

  • Michael James Davis
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Kasey Ellen Pelletier
    Bachelor of Science in Business
     

Raymond, ME

  • Jennifer Tarr Britting
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Rockport, ME

  • Evan Todd Drinkwater
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Rome, ME

  • Nicole Marie Cyr
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Sabattus, ME

  • Heather Emily Krook
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Sebago, ME

  • Danielle Lee O’Connor
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Sebec, ME

  • Devon Courtney Malay
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Sidney, ME

  • Kai Alexandra Smith
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Skowhegan, ME

  • Kamden Charles Brown
    Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
     
  • Kimberley Anne Marr
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Amanda Nicole Pelletier
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

South China, ME

  • Baileigh Morgan Gosselin
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

South Paris, ME

  • Kallie Elizabeth Robinson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

South Portland, ME

  • Steven Paul Moody
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Swanville, ME

  • Kyle Loring Blake
    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
     

Trevelt, ME

  • Evelyn Ann Greenleaf
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     

Vassalboro, ME

  • Isaac Linden White
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Veazie, ME

  • Angelica Priscilla Ashby
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Warren, ME

  • Kimberly Mackin Reed
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Waterford, ME

  • Jenefer Talesic Timm
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Waterville, ME

  • Ryan Sean Donovan
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Jessica Leigh Norton
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Katherine Elizabeth Pelotte
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Wayne, ME

  • Mandy Rae Fitzgerald
    Associate of Arts in Accounting
     

Wells, ME

  • Savannah Faye Cummings
    Associate of Arts in General Studies
     
  • Sharon M. Plucker
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

West Baldwin, ME

  • Brady Eric Anderson
    Associate of Arts in Conservation Law Enforcement
     
  • Nicholas A. Anderson
    Associate of Arts in Conservation Law Enforcement
     

Whitefield, ME

  • Jenna Lyn Ibbitson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Windham, ME

  • Monica Lynn Martinez
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Winn, ME

  • Brady Herb Hayes
    Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management
     

Winslow, ME

  • Brianna Ray Bernier
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Out of State

Campbell, CA

  • Kelsi Taylor Lanphear
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Halfmoon Bay, CA

  • Marina Paame Carole Koloamatangi
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     

Lindsay, CA

  • Adriana Gutierrez
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     

Long Beach, CA

  • Travis Harlin Jr.
    Bachelor of Science in Business
     

Riverside, CA

  • Brook Elaine Wooldridge
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Sacramento, CA

  • Jennifer Cudjoe
    Bachelor of Science in Business
     

San Jose, CA

  • Gabriella Alicia Riccardi Shortt
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
     

San Ramon, CA

  • Xiang Tan
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Taft, CA

  • Tara Dynae Kelley
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     

Vallejo, CA

  • Yajaira Del Carmen Gonzalez
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     

Winchester, CA

  • Andrew Fletcher
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Yuba, CA

  • Adam Daniel Blank
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Lebanon, CT

  • Daniel James Dudar
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
     

Lake Worth, FL

  • Tiffany Marie Anderson
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
     

Orlando, FL

  • Rachael G. Robinson
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Ovieda, FL

  • Jessica Leigh Kozachuk
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
     

St. Petersburg, FL

  • Stella Lyn Dion
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Honolulu, HI

  • Sweet Maylee Vaimoui
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     

Lacon, IL

  • Tyler Montgomery Vosteen
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Lexington, KY

  • Hampton Alexander Vaughan
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Boston, MA

  • Timothy William Boyle
    Associate of Arts in Conservation Law Enforcement
     

Hudson, MA

  • Ryan Buttrick
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     
  • Karina Edith MacLean
    Associate of Art in Criminal Justice
     

South Easton, MA

  • John Brendan O’Connor
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Bruce Township, MI

  • Andrea Kae Littmann
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Iron Station, NC

  • Tiffany Marie Stebbins
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Plainfield, NH

  • Tara Brooke Cunningham
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Babylon, NY

  • Alicia Rae Barron
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Bloomfield, NY

  • John Robert Babcock
    Bachelor of Science in Conservation Law Enforcement
     

Lindenhurst, NY

  • Kelly Rose Post
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Ovid, NY

  • Bree Minges
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
     

Elgin, SC

  • Melanie Mae Pelletier
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Conroe, TX

  • Amairani L. Cabajal
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     

Milton, VT

  • Alexander N. Fenton
    Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
     

Seattle, WA

  • Brandi Jae Smith
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Westport, WA

  • Carissa Emily Pelletier
    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Canadian Students

Delhi, ON

  • Kendra Elise Freund
    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
     

London, ON

  • Justin B. Soontiens
    Bachelor of Arts in French
     

Lorraine, QC

  • Alexandria Auclair Beauchesne
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     

Montreal, QC

  • Catherine Bruno
    Bachelor of Science in Business

International Students

Guayaquil, Ecuador

  • Ericka Garino
    Bachelor of Science in Business
     

Rhodes, Greece

  • Konstantinos Koustas
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
     

Tamale, Ghana

  • Sherifatu Sumaila
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications
     

Montego Bay, Jamaica

  • Kalusha Nicholas Kotes
    Bachelor of Science in Business
     
  • Odean Irons
    Bachelor of Science in Social Science
     

Majuro, Marshall Islands

  • Thompson Dooley
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     
  • Curritha O. Lani
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     
  • Yshiwata Lomae
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     
  • Lumis Maujen
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     
  • Peter Robert
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     

Markovac, Serbia

  • Stefan Petricevic
    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
     

Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago

  • Joash Roger Romain
    Associate of Arts in Accounting
     

Bolton, United Kingdom

  • Tom Luke Coxon
    Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     

Nottingham, United Kingdom

  • Oluwatoyosi Benson Arogbo
    Bachelor of Science in Business
     

Wishaw, United Kingdom

  • Stuart Alan Conway
    Bachelor of Science in Business