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Thirty-one UMFK students selected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

February 6, 2004

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The 2004 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" will include the names of thirty-one students from the University of Maine at Fort Kent who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included the names of the students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

The students join an elite group of students from more than 2,300 institutions of higher learning in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.

Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first published in 1934.

UMFK students from Fort Kent who were selected for the 2004 edition of the publication include Candice M. Caron, a senior in the education program; Shawn R. Caron, a senior in the criminal justice program; Meranda H. Castonguay, a senior in the education program; Shelly L. Cyr, a junior in the education program; Justin D. Dubois, a junior in the business program; Jessica D. Gagnon, a senior in the behavioral science program; Michelle R. Ouellette, a senior in the education/behavioral science program; Julia Pelletier, a junior in the education program; Melissa M. Plourde, a senior in the education program; Steven B. Romann, a senior in the behavioral science program; Amy Roy, a senior in the education program; Nikki R. Theriault, a senior in the education program; and Ms. Terry M. Thibodeau, a senior in the behavioral science program.

Also included from the St. John Valley are Chad P. Bouchard of Frenchville, a senior in the behavioral science program; Julie K. Daigle of Wallagras, a senior in the environmental studies program; Noelle Daigle of St. Francis, a junior in the behavioral science program; Travis Jandreau of St. Francis, a senior in the nursing program, Jay C. Lee of Madawaska, a senior in the secondary math program, and Carlene G. Levesque of Madawaska, a senior in the secondary social studies program; Betsy M. Nadeau of Eagle Lake, a junior in the secondary math program; Nicky A. Ouellette of Frenchville, a senior in the behavioral science program; Denise M. Potvin of St. John, Maine, a senior in the nursing program; and Sarah J. Smith of Fort Kent Mills, a senior in the biology program;

UMFK students being recognized from other areas in Maine and the United States are Emily M. Blackstone from Crouseville, Maine, a senior in the nursing program; Shane E. Durost of Mars Hill, Maine, a senior in the criminal justice program; Caroline C. Williams of Bar Harbor, Maine, a senior in the secondary math program; and Rick J. Hanley of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, a senior in the secondary social studies program;

International students, studying at UMFK, that were included in the publication are Hatim Abouyahya, from Tangier, Morrocco a junior in the business program; Mr. Gintaras Lenkutis of Vilnius, Lithuania, a senior in the e-commerce program; Maria A. Monti of Buenos Aires, Argentina, a senior in the behavioral science program; and Ms. Priyanka M. Pisharoti of Ahmedabad, Gujarat (India), a junior in the environmental studies program.

For over 100 years, Who's Who in America has provided accurate, concise biographies of notable Americans. That was the mission of founder, Albert Nelson Marquis, who selected 8,602 distinguished people for the first edition in 1899. Today, the Marquis Who's Who family of directories has grown to include the biographies of millions of leaders and achievers from around the world, and from every significant field of endeavor. Corporate executives, journalists, personnel recruiters, librarians, researchers, students, and many others consult their information databases for in-depth information they can use with confidence.