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UMFK's 132nd Commencement Ceremony held on May 10

May 12, 2014

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent graduating seniors received their degrees at the 132nd commencement exercises held at UMFK on May 10. University President Wilson G. Hess presided over the ceremony that conferred 155 bachelor degrees and 30 associate degrees.

In addition to awarding the diplomas to the Class of 2014, President Hess conferred Dr. David Hackett Fischer with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree. Dr. Fischer also addressed the graduating class.

Fischer is a University Professor and the Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts. His major works have tackled everything from large macroeconomic and cultural trends to narrative histories of significant events, to explorations of historiography.

A Pulitzer-prize winning historian for Washington's Crossing (2005). He is renowned as one of America's most gifted and creative historian and also well-known for Albion's Seed.

UMFK pays special tribute to Fischer in 2014, the year of the Congrès modial acadien (World Acadian Congress). In this summer as people of Acadian descent from around the world assemble in the St. John Valley to celebrate their heritage, his authoritative biography, Champlain's Dream: The Visionary Adventurer Who Made a New World in Canada (2008), is a touchstone to their ancestral roots. The biography received the recognition of excellence award in the 2009 Cundill Prize in History at Quebec's McGill University and let to his 2009 induction into “L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the Minister of Culture of France at the highest rank of Commandeur.

His most recent book published is Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States.

Fischer received a A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He is an honorary member of the Society of the Cincinnati and Trustee Emeritus at the College of Atlantic.

Fischer likes to be thought of as a teacher and a storyteller.

Heather Favreau, senior class president, addressed her fellow graduates. Mrs. Favreau is from South Paris, Maine, and graduated with a Bachelor of University Studies in University Studies.

Also at the commencement ceremony, George R. Dumond, from Fort Kent, was honored with the University's Distinguished Service Award for his many years of service to the campus community, local community, and to our Country.

Dumond was raised in the little community of New Canada, Maine. Graduated from Community High School in Fort Kent and then enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. Attended a technical college then graduated from the Non-Commissioned Officer's School in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Dumond is a financial professional at The Prudential Insurance Company.

He was an event organizer for the 2004 and 2011 International World Cup Biathlon, which were held in Fort Kent at the 10th Mountain Ski Center. He served on the UMFK Foundation and was honored as Fort Kent “Citizen of the Year” in 2006.

Currently, Dumond serves as president for the Maine's World Acadian Congress Regional Coordinating Committee and as International co-president for the 2014 World Acadian Congress.

UMFK also was honored to have the presence of the University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page in the platform party during Commencement.

Baccalaureate degrees were awarded to students in Behavioral Science (14); Biology (3); Business (13); Computer Applications (1); Educational Studies (3); Elementary Education (2); English (1); Environmental Studies (7); French (1); Nursing (90); and Public Safety Administration (11); Secondary Education (2); Social Science (1) and University Studies (5).

Associate degrees were awarded to students in Accounting (4); Allied Health (1); Behavioral Science (2); Business Management (2); Criminal Justice (10), Information Security (4), Applied Forest Management (3); and General Studies (4).

(List of graduates by hometowns.)

St. John Valley (Maine)

Eagle Lake, ME

Michelle Martin
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Elizabeth Morneault
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Erica Ouellette
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Robert Parent
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Fort Kent, ME

Maisie Marie Albert
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Whitney Babin
Bachelor of Science in Business

Emily Violet Bard
Associate of Arts in Business Management

Julie J. Bouchard
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
SALUTATORIAN

Taylor Jade Bouchard
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Taylor Boucher
Bachelor of University Studies in University Studies

Davis Cyr
Bachelor of Science in Business

Kayla L. Davenport
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kelsey Marie Dubois
Bachelor of Arts in English

Ashley A. Jandreau
Associate of Arts in Business Management

Kellie Elizabeth Jandreau
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science

Stephanie M. Jandreau
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Courtney Lee McBreairty
Bachelor of Science in Business

Jerome H. Ouellette
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Ricky J. Pelletier II
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Brandon E. Plourde
Bachelor of Science in Business

Jenna Roy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Alison Marie Tardie
Bachelor of Science in Business

Frenchville, ME

Amy Guerrette
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Deliya Michaud
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nicole Emily St. Pierre
Bachelor of Science in Business

Hodgdon, ME

Emmaly Susanne Jurson
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Madawaska, ME

Stefanie L. Albert
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Marcus A. Bell
Associate of Science in Information Security

Crystal Berube
Bachelor of Science in Business

Monique Nicole Bosse
Bachelor of University Studiesin University Studies

Sierra A. Daigle
Bachelor of Science in Business

Erin Denise Dugal
Bachelor of Science in Business

Jeffery Thomas Freeman
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Kayla Ashley Freeman
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Candace Gagnon
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Aaron Michael Marquis
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Evan Riley Pelletier
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Ethan Edward Welch
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Olena Yermak
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
VALEDICTORIAN

Saint Agatha, ME

Amanda Rae Cyr
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science

Saint David, ME

Jeffrey T. Cyr
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Denise H. Dionne
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Jennifer Dionne
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Natalie M. Dionne
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Derrick Dylan Hebert
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

St. John Plantation, ME

Tina Jo Anne Frenette
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Morgan Elizabeth Pelletier
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Tina L. Pelletier
Bachelor of University Studies in Educational Studies

Van Buren, ME

Jonathan Chasse
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Megan Duprey
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lucy Soucy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Wallagrass, ME

Kale L. O'Leary
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Kacey Lee Toussaint
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winterville, ME

Oliver Michael Silva
Bachelor of Science in Social Science

 

Aroostook County (Maine)

Ashland, ME

Taylor Marie Baker
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Pamela Muffler
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Caribou, ME

Stephen H. St. Peter
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Houlton, ME

Sandra Ellen Morris
Associate of Arts in Accounting

Logan A. Shaffer
Associate of Science in Information Security

Dolores A. Stoddard
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Mapleton, ME

Lynnelle M. Lavway
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Patten, ME

Brianne Noyes
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Portage, ME

Antoine Roy Gagnon
Bachelor of University Studies in Educational Studies

Jessica M. Holmes
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Presque Isle, ME

Marie E. Clark
Bachelor of Science in Business

Audra Dawn Donovan
Bachelor of University Studies in University Studies

Jonathan B. Post
Bachelor in Science in Nursing

Lucas Vinal Roy
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Michelle L. Soucy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sherman, ME

Ryan Taylor Lane
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Stockholm, ME

Charlene Bartlett
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Woodland, ME

Stephanie M. Drost
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

Not Aroostook County Towns (Maine)

Abbot, ME

Olivia Schmiedlehner
Bachelor of Science in Business

Auburn, ME

Jessica Robin Miville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Augusta, ME

Michelle Lovejoy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bangor, ME

Brenda LaCombe
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Moriah L. Robinson
Associate of Science in Allied Health

Bath, ME

Jeremy Dean Harper
Bachelor of Arts in French

Belfast, ME

Jennifer M. Morris
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brewer, ME

Sherry L. Albert
Associate of Arts in Accounting

Brooks, ME

Kassandra Nicole Carl
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Brunswick, ME

Amanda N. Mitchell
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Calais, ME

Rebecca Yvonne Lynch
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Cape Elizabeth, ME

David Zeboski
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Chapman, ME

Chelsae Guerrette
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Chester, ME

Dalanie K. Dow
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Clinton, ME

Melissa Jackson
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Cumberland, ME

Rachel Ann Storey
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Danforth, ME

Jordan S. Crone
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Dexter, ME

Whitney G. Sinclair
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Eddington, ME

Heidi J. Shawley
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ellsworth, ME

Lori D. Bishop
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Exeter, ME

Christopher Dale Eastman
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Joshua Daniel Whalen
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Falmouth, ME

Sarah Winifred Tozier
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Guilford, ME

Jillian R. Pearsall
Bachelor of Science in Business

Hampden, ME

Adam Fonrouge
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Harrington, ME

Emily Maise Worcester
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hartland, ME

Kendra Jo Davis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Islesford, ME

Emily Jane Wright
Bachelor of University Studies in University Studies

Jay, ME

Jacob Andrew Hinkel
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Jefferson, ME

Judi A. Olson
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lamonie, ME

James K. Willis Jr.
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Litchfield, ME

Brian C. Holland
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Mariaville, ME

Tena Marie Austin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Millinocket, ME

Ryan J. Bolduc
Associate of Science in Information Security

Minot, ME

Scott Holmes Moulton
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Mount Vernon, ME

Kate Frances Laliberte
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Naples, ME

Emily Louise Cassidy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

New Limerick, ME

Desiree Haggerty Hall
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

New Sharon, ME

Amelia Ann Allen
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Newport, ME

Amanada Perry Stitham
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

North Yarmouth, ME

Sarah R. Holden
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Old Town, ME

Devvan Theodore Powers
Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Otisfield, ME

April Dawn Dudley
Bachelor of University Studies in Educational Studies

Peru, ME

Hannah Josephine Mikkonen
Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Pleasant Point, ME

Terri Mumme
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Poland, ME

Katie Messer
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Portland, ME

Abraham Haile
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jesse Dean Knowlton
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Chelsea Morse
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Amanda Marie Wilson
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Raymond, ME

Janessa Lynn Brewer
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Scarborough, ME

Jennifer Marie Colpitts
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Albert D. Lappin III
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Skowhegan, ME

Abigail M. Randall
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

South China, ME

Brooke Plaisted
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Melissa W. Vail
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

South Paris, ME

Heather Ann Favreau
Bachelor of University Studies in University Studies

South Portland, ME

Sokharath Duong
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

South Thomaston, ME

Kiely P. McCrea
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Standish, ME

Kyle Brent Cunningham
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Steuben, ME

Hollie-Anne Stanwood
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Stockton Springs, ME

Robert C. Bradford
Associate of Science in Information Security

Thomaston, ME

Torey R. Whitman
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Topsham, ME

Kevin Raymond Guerette
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Veazie, ME

Alexandra Drummond
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Vienna, ME

Maria Zamboni Watson
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Waterville, ME

Kristie Michelle Harris
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

West Paris, ME

Denise E. Lebroke
Associate of Arts in Accounting

Ryan David Lebroke
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Windham, ME

Kristianna Brown
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winthrop, ME

Katherine Claudette Kelley Fortin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Woodville, ME

Kapricemari B. Tompkins
Associate of Arts in General Studies

 

Out of State

Temecula, CA

Jamie Lee Daigle
Associate of Arts in Accounting

Yorba Linda, CA

Christopher J. Schock
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bristol, CT

Desiree K. Stanford
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Dunedin, FL

Karen Y. Labonte
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sarasota, FL

Kristi Lynn Martin
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Chicago, IL

Crystal A. Coleman
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Tewksbury, MA

Colleen Farley
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Warren, MI

Christopher Louis Taylor
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Eagan, MN

Brianna Haenke
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Billings, MT

Carla Ljunggren
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dillon, MT

Kate Dunn
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Enfield, NH

Wade Marcellus Newman IV
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Manchester, NH

Gerard Robert Lemoine
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Lindenwold, NJ

Kendashia Myles
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Dannemora, NY

Maxwell J. Petrashune
Associates of Science in Applied Forest Management

Barrington, RI

Amanda Preston Nye Arthur
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Baytown, TX

Jennifer A. Berry
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

International Students

Portland, Jamaica

Orlando Melado
Bachelor of Science in Business

Majuro, Marshall Island

Charlynne Andrike
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Julie Anjolok
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Stacy Imellia Anmontha
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Annshirly Pinpin Boon
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Joseph George Gordon
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Joed Lajar
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kyle Joseph Lemari
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Polynn Nashion
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Richard Rang
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Adela Sibok
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Veroni Tosiyeru
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Trinidad and Tabago

Kimika Sanell Forbes
Associate of Arts in General Studies

 

Canadian Students

Perth Andover, NB

Ronda Louise Williams
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Halifax, NS

Kimberly Louise Reardon
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Springhill, NS

Kate McMillan
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Souris, PE

Allison Leigh Townshend
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Tyne Valley, PE

Sarah Michelle Maynard
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Montreal, QC

Victoria Dubois-Iredale
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Sainte-Andre D'Argenteuil, QC

Kevin Dionne
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Sainte-Jérôme, QC

Pierre-Oliver Lachance
Bachelor of Science in Business