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UMFK's 133rd Commencement Ceremony held on May 9

May 11, 2015

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent graduating seniors received their degrees at the 133rd commencement exercises held at UMFK on May 9. University President Wilson G. Hess presided over the ceremony that conferred 163 bachelor degrees and 43 associate degrees.

In addition to awarding the diplomas to the Class of 2015, President Hess conferred Dr. Susan Hassmiller, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, with the honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree. Keynote speaker Dr. Hassmiller addressed the graduating class.

Dr. Hassmiller is a noted educator of nurses, national health leader, and recipient of the Florence Nightingale Award.

She is presently the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation senior adviser for nursing. In this role, she shapes and leads the Foundation's nursing strategies in an effort to create a higher quality of care in the United States for people, families and communities. Drawn to the Foundation's "organizational advocacy for the less fortunate and underserved," Hassmiller is helping to assure that RWJF's commitments in nursing have a broad and lasting national impact.

During the afternoon ceremony, the title, Professor Emeritus, was bestowed upon retired UMFK professor Dr. Steven Selva during commencement. As professor of biology and environmental studies at UMFK, he was a distinguished scholar and a renowned lichenologist. Professor Selva served the campus for 37 years.

Jeremy Bishop, senior class president, addressed his fellow graduates. Bishop is from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Also at the commencement ceremony, recently retired administrative assistant to the UMFK President Naomi Nicolas was honored with the University's Distinguished Service Award for her many years of service to the campus community and local community.

Baccalaureate degrees were awarded to students in Arts and Sciences (11); Behavioral Science (10); Biology (3); Business (23); Computer Applications (4); Elementary Education (3); English (1); Environmental Studies (2); Nursing (82); Public Safety Administration (9); Secondary Education (13); and Social Science (2).


Associate degrees were awarded to students in Accounting (1); Allied Health (1); Applied Forest Management (8); Business Management (4); Computer Science (1); Conservation Law Enforcement (5): Criminal Justice (13); Emergency Management and Homeland Security (3); General Studies (6) and Information Security (1).

Total Number of Graduates: 198

(Graduates listed by their hometowns.)

St. John Valley (Maine)

Eagle Lake, ME

Megan S. Dube

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Misty A. Probst

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Jeremy Michael Violette

Associate of Arts in Business Management

Fort Kent, ME

Heather Victoria Albert

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Matthew Joseph Anderson

Bachelor of Arts in English

Randy Richard Babin

Associate of Arts in Business Management

Joseph Belanger

Bachelor of Science in Social Science

Jennifer Caron

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Alisha Renae Cote

Bachelor of Science in Business

Devon Cote

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Logianne E. Curtis

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Francine R. Dumond

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Elaine Marie Guimond

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Ashley Mikaela Hafford

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Aimee D. Holabird

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Kellie E. Jandreau

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Hillary J. Lavoie

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ryan Lemire

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Jacob Madore

Associate of Arts in Computer Science

Jessica Ann Madore

Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Co-VALEDICTORIAN

Brandon Lucien Ouellette

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Misty Pelletier

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Taylor Pelletier

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Katelyn C. Roy

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keyna Lynn Smart

Bachelor of Science in Business

Thais Smart

Bachelor of Science in Business

Jill Marie Soucy

Associate of Arts in Business Management

Shane G. Theriault

Bachelor of Science in Business

Judith-Eve M. Westfall

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Mary Jiyoung Yun

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fort Kent Mills, ME

Curtis Tyler Bouchard

Associate of Science in Information Security

Lorraine M. Deschaine

Bachelor in Science in Nursing

Frenchville, ME

Patience Marie Bernier

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Danielle J. Desjardins

Bachelor of Science in Business

Corey Wayne Paradis

Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Krystal Lee Paradis

Bachelor in Science in Nursing

Hamlin, ME

Connor Jonathan Lapierre

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Alan D. Pelletier

Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Hodgdon, ME

Isac Quint

Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Grand Isle, ME

Jeremy Daniel Beaulieu

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Madawaska, ME

Ryan Michael Albert

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Nathan Desrosier

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Steven Vincent Martorano

Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Kayla Michaud

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Laura Plourde

Bachelor of Science in Business

Carole Richards

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

­New Canada, ME

MerriAnn Merriman

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Saint Agatha, ME

Kristen Logan Babin

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Kim Marie Bellefleur

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nicole Emilee Coulombe

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Amanda Cyr

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Kimberly Lynn Esancy

Bachelor of Science in Business

Martina Giordano

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Curtis John Picard

Associate of Arts in Conservation Law Enforcement

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

St. Francis, ME

Andrea Rebecca Nadeau

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

SALUTATORIAN

St. David, ME

Samuel Beaulieu

Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

St. John Plantation, ME

Justine Tardif

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Sinclair, ME

Heidi E. Roberts

Bachelor of Science in Business

Van Buren, ME

Jonathan Chasse

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

CO-VALEDICTORIAN

Wallagrass, ME

Garrett Albert

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Andrea Lynn Dumond

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Kale O'Leary

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Associate of Arts in Conservation Law Enforcement

Winterville, ME

Jared Thomas Roy

Bachelor of Science in Social Science
Aroostook County (Maine)

Blaine, ME

Kevin Joseph Smith

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Caribou, ME

Timothy Todd Blair

Bachelor in Science in Nursing

Benjiman K. Blackstone

Bachelor of Science in Business

Lacy Morgan Cyr

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Shawn Dubay

Associate of Science in Information Security

Sarah Jean Englund

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Dylan T. Ouellette

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jennifer Dawn Pinette

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Reggie Warren Rideout

Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Fort Fairfield, ME

Travis L. Norsworthy

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Houlton, ME

Angela Marie Davis

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Gaige Flewelling- Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Casey A. Hand

Bachelor of Science in Business
Alishia Ann Ledger

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Logan Shaffer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Limestone, ME

Dylan Paul Caldwell

Associate of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Vessa Jane Villarreal

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Chandra M. Von Merta

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Masardis, ME

Miranda Jean Donovan

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Monticello, ME

Daniel W. Toby III

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Lauren Wainwright

Bachelor of Science in Business

Presque Isle, ME

Kelly Jo Bell

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Casey Lynn Bonville

Bachelor of Science in Business

Travis Thomas Powers

Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Stockholm, ME

Katie E. Thuotte

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Washburn, ME

Christopher M. Farley

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Woodland, ME

Caitlin Kelley Fowler

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Heather Mae Pelletier

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Not Aroostook County Towns (Maine)

Alfred, ME

Nicole M. Derosier

Bachelor of Science in Business

Auburn, ME

Cassandra M. Pelletier-Dobbins

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bangor, ME

Courtney Marie Birt

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kayla Kearns

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Julie Meredith Lokken

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Moriah Robinson

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Brewer, ME

Stephen Wayne Babin

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bucksport, ME

Becky Murch

Associate of Arts in Accounting

Associate of Arts in Business Management

Calais, ME

Anita C. Flagg

Bachelor of Science in Business
Carmel, ME

Melinda Sue Sewall

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Cutler, ME

Carmen Marlene Stanley

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

East Millinocket, ME

Morgan Leigh Wallace

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Eastport, ME

Amy Ann Zipperer

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Eddington, ME

Madeleine M. Farren

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fairfield, ME

Danielle M. Begin

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Meagan Elizabeth Higgins

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Garland, ME

Cindy Lou Cronin

Bachelor in Science in Nursing

Greene, ME

Christina Marie Cloutier

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Guilford, ME

Brianna Lee Tweedie

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hartland, ME

Stefne Anne Halford Kuespert

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Haynesville, ME

Tory E. Rouse

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Islesboro, ME

Shawna Lynn Johnston

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jackman, ME

Bryan Richard Bermingham

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jay, ME

Mary C. Alligood

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lewiston, ME

Daniel Normand Tanguay

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Lincoln, ME

Jennifer L. Hamann

Bachelor of Science in Business

Machias, ME

Nettie-Kate Jordan

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Millinocket, ME

Brittany Leigh Wheaton

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Newcastle, ME

Katie L. Bessey

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Norridgewock, ME

Amy M. Berton

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Orland, ME

Caroline (Polly) Peckenham

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Orono, ME

Issac Alex Caballero

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Palmyra, ME

Taylor Gail Butler

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Pembroke, ME

Sheila Grace Lank

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Penobscot, ME

Cynthia M. Wailus

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Perry, ME

Beverly Champagne

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Rangeley, ME

Jessica Lee Martin

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Rockport, ME

Shannon C. Stone

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Saco, ME

Carla D'Amour

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Denise Anita Rees

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Saint Albans, ME

Michelle Anne LaCombe

Bachelor of Science in Business

South Portland, ME

Alison J. Dame

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Smithfield, ME

Dustin O. Warren

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Thorndike, ME

Monica A. Furrow

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Topsham, ME

Cindy Lynch-McNett

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Turner, ME

Christina Marie Lavoie

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Waldoboro, ME

Emily M. McDermott

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Warren, ME

Tracy Grafton Smith

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Waterville, ME

Shane Maroon

Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Windham, ME

Joshua Rich

Bachelor of Science in Business

Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Winslow, ME

Jessica Anne Mosher

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winthrop, ME

Jessica L. Nalesnik

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Woolwich, ME

Shaun Michael Merrill

Associate of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Out of State

Palmer, AK

Matthew Raymond Charland

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Phoenix, AZ

Bonnie Jean Foster

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Boulder Creek, CA

Anna Quin Peabody

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

Fremont, CA

Sabrina Rosa Head

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
Glenn, CA

Jessekah Lynn Mccorkle

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Yreka, CA

Jessany Alexis Munoz

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Oakdale, CT

Jeremy Paul Franklin Huffer

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Iverness, FL

Cynthia Lynn Marengo

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Honolulu, HI

Susan A. Save-Segi

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Boston, MA

Seth T. Patten

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Haverhill, MA

Nathan C. Buck

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Lowell, MA

Aaron Joseph Caunter

Bachelor in Science in Nursing

West Roxbury, MA

Ashley Mary McHugh

Bachelor of Science in Business

Hamtramck, MI

Jeremy Jerome Thomas

Bachelor of Science for Public Safety

Schwenksville, PA

Rachel Mulrooney

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Troy, NY

Kevin G. Phillips

Bachelor of Science in Business

Uniondale, NY

Zsakiyah Theodoshia Brown

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Smithfield, RI

Garrett J. Vieira

Associate of Arts of Conservation Law Enforcement

Cleveland, SC

Denise M. Tarr

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Baytown, TX

Jennifer A. Berry

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Norfold, VA

Caitlin B. Crane

Associate of Science in Allied Health

Virginia Beach, VA

Rebecca J. Martel

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sheldon, VT

Brian Piaseczny

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Associate of Arts in Conservation Law Enforcement

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Associate of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Jackson, WY

Skyla Hamilton-Holderman

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

International Students

Pago Pago, American Samoas

Aolele Asfo-Taafua

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Maggie Sosofa-Pereira Fanolua

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Agaleleiiasouma Tu'upule Fuimaono-Solaita

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Edna Sharon Hala

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sandra Lei Ho Ching

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Frances J. Saelua-Togia

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Laisarini Antoinette Tasila

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Mark Anthony Deguzman Villajuan

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Kennard A. Brown

Bachelor of Science Business

Madrid, Spain

Jorge Matesanz

Bachelor of Science in Business

Majuro, Marshall Island

Rolando Anien

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Salazar Shoniver Bilimon

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Wesley Langrine Bosin

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Jiliea Chutaro

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Bill Henry

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Tommy Irujiman Jibok

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Augustine Kaious

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Likmeto Kelen

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Ander Kowe

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Abo Loeak

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Barbara R. Ned

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Framey Sam

Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Canadian Students

Saint Jacques, NB

Irene Levesque-Rowe

Bachelor of Science in Business

Woodstock, NB

Linda A. Trecartin

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Albert Bridge, NS

Daniel Troy Romard

Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Brookside, NS

David Sheldon William Johnson

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Intersoll, ON

Jesse Warren Roger Shelton

Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Petawawa, ON

Sarah Joanne McConnell

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lasalle, QC

Monthe Wilfried Emmanuel

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Montreal, QC

Jeremy T. A. Bishop

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Sainte-Jérôme, QC

Ariane Laberge Pelletier

Bachelor of Science in Business