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2004 UMFK Graduate receives United States Collegiate Award

May 14, 2004


The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Dianne Madore from Van Buren, Maine has been named a United States National Collegiate Award Winner.

This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In Fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than ten percent of all American college students.

Madore, a 2004 graduate of the University of Maine at Fort Kent was recently awarded her bachelor of science degree with a major in business and computer applications. She was nominated for this national award by Bradley Ritz, associate professor of business and economics and chair of the natural and behavioral sciences division, at UMFK.

Madore will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Collegiate Yearbook, which is published nationally.

"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important that ever before in America's history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, executive director of the United States Achievement Academy.

The Academy selects winners upon the exclusive recommendation of professors, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by the Academy.

The criteria for selection are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation from a professor or college official.

Madore of Van Buren is married to Jimmy "Don" Madore. The couple has two children.