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One hundred-ninety five students receive degrees at UMFK 129th commencement

May 9, 2011

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One hundred-ninety five students received degrees at the 129th commencement exercises at the University of Maine at Fort Kent this past weekend. University President Wilson G. Hess presided over the ceremony that conferred 177 bachelor degrees and 18 associate degrees.

President Hess was formally invested as UMFK's 10th president in a brief ceremony officiated by Norman Fournier, UMFK Class of 1967, and vice-chair of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

Sixteen area professional educators received Master of Science in Education degrees, conferred by the University of Southern Maine.

In addition to awarding the diplomas to the class of 2011, President Hess conferred Douglas G. Brinkley with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

Anthony M. Drouin, senior class representative, addressed his fellow graduates. Drouin is from Turner, Maine and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Rural Public Safety Administration.

Also at the commencement ceremony, Bernard Paradis of Fort Kent was honored with the University's Distinguished Service Award.

Baccalaureate degrees were awarded to students in behavioral science (14), biology (7), business (19), computer applications (7), educational studies (1), electronic commerce (1), elementary education (24), English (2), environmental studies (9), French (1), nursing (59), public safety administration (10), secondary education (19), social science field (1), and university studies (3).

Associate degrees were awarded to students in business (2), computer science (2), criminal justice (11), and forestry (3).

St. John Valley (Maine)

Allagash, ME

Cindy L. Hafford
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jodi Leigh Kelly
Bachelor of University Studies

Eagle Lake, ME

John Anthony Forino
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Thomas M. Pelletier
Bachelor of Science inPublic Safety Administration

Amy T. Ricciardi
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kristin M. Violette
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Fort Kent, ME

Dara D. Anderson
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Samuel John Bard
Bachelor of Science Business

Deborah L. Cannan
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Brittainy Charette
Bachelor of Science Behavioral Science

Dean P. Cote
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ashley M. Hafford
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Bradley Jeffrey Hubert
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Lori J. Jordan
Bachelor of Science Behavioral Science

Allie M. Madore
Bachelor of Science in Business

Lacey J. Martin Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Heather Dawn Morris
Bachelor of Science Business

Loni Lynn Nadeau
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Heather Lynn Ouellette
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Andrew P. Pelletier
Associate of Science in Forestry Technology

Clifford Joseph Pelletier
Associate of Arts in Computer Science

Nathan D. Perkins
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Nicole Marie Plourde
Bachelor of Science in Business

Christopher Adam Roy
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Jennifer J. Nadeau-Roy
Bachelor of University Studiesin Elementary Education

Dawn D. Susee
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Chanda Therrien
Bachelor of Science in Business

Jean Bonnie Voisine
Bachelor of Science in Business

Fort Kent Mills, ME

Spencer Jay Nadeau
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Lana Sylvia Voisine
Bachelor of Science in Business

Grand Isle, ME

Emily Lin Michaud
Associate of Arts in Business

Lois Estelle Michaud
Bachelor of Arts in English

Travis Jeffrey Rich
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Madawaska, ME

Andrew Lionel Albert
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Michelle Nicole Bassett
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Shannon M. Berube
Bachelor of Science Behavioral Science

Tony L. Collin Associate of Science in Forestry Technology

Wayne L. Cyr
Associate of Arts in Computer Science

Deborah Lynn Daigle
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Steven J. Deschaine
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Ginette E. Desjardins
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Lydia D. Goupille
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Kristin Lee Hebert
Bachelor of Arts in English

Austin Ryan Pelletier
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Paul Guy Roy
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Tyler J. Stoliker
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Julia J. Violette
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

New Canada, ME

Lee Ann Bossie
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

St. Agatha, ME

Tricia Lou Cairns
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Steven Guimond
Bachelor of Science in Business

Kerry Lynn Hafford
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Andrew Neal McQuarrie
Bachelor of Science in Business

Charles E. Michaud
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Michael Kiely San Antonio
Associate of Arts in Business

St. David, ME

Angeliqué Dianne Bourgoin
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Lindsey Rae Martin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ronald G. Tardif
Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Nursing Major Accelerated

Van Buren, ME

Rodney M. Deschaine
Bachelor of University Studies

Lita N. Dionne
Bachelor of Science Behavioral Science

Wallagrass, ME

Natalie Christina Adams-Collin
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Winterville Plantation, ME

Kathrine A. Long-Lozier
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

Aroostook County (Maine)

Caribou, ME

Heather M. Holmquist
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Stephanie A. Martin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Heather L. Michaud
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nicole Erika Moss
Bachelor of Science Business

Leah Marie Sturzl
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Benjamin M. Willey
Bachelor of Science in Business

Rita Zbylut
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Easton, ME

Mack Perry
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Fort Fairfield, ME

Melissa Clark
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Steven Parady
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Laura Lee Tardif
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Houlton, ME

Joshua David Beals
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Colby M. Dunn
Bachelor of Science in Business

Colleen P. Folsom
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Island Falls, ME

Emery F. Demers
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Limestone, ME

Michelle Beaulieu
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Mapleton, ME

Megan Theresa Sturgeon
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

New Sweden, ME

Darsey Plourde
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Perham, ME

Sylvia Kay Garey
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kathleen D. Michaud
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Presque Isle, ME

David R. Dionne
Bachelor of University Studies

Becky Lynn Ford
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ian James Robertson
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Commerce

Janice E. Scott
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Stockholm, ME

Michael Edmund Doucette
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

 

Downstate Towns (Maine)

Alexander, ME

Janelle Dianne Jundt
Bachelor of Science Behavioral Science

Augusta, ME

Cameron Donald Dufour
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Bangor, ME

Ridhartha Soomaroosing Jackson
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Baring Plantation, ME

Mary Beth L. Newman
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Belgrade, ME

Jillian Marie Bolduc
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Cary Plantation

Brianne L. McGary
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Cornish, ME

Lynn Michelle Gorham
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Damariscotta, ME

Gregory Shawn Feltis
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Carol Victoria Schmidt Higley
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Charlotte, ME

Anne P. Sluzenski
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Cornville, ME

Jared Patrick Walker
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Detroit, ME

Melissa Marie Gerry
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dexter, ME

Gregory M. Mitchell
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Dover Foxcroft, ME

Melodie L. Needham
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Eddington, ME

Helen Elizabeth Hoover
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Eliot, ME

Jessica Nicole Serfass
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Exeter, ME

Janice Small
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fairfield, ME

Denise Joanne Cummings
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Farmington, ME

Sara Adair Mulvey
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Freeport, ME

Tracy Dawn Charette
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Hancock, ME

April A. Daigle
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Holden, ME

Kylie Marie Hopkins
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kenduskeag, ME

Catherine I. Melton
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Leeds, ME

Laura Ann Dacyczyn
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Livermore, ME

Tracey Mae Martin Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Millinocket, ME

Jenny Lynn Daigle
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Monson, ME

Nathan Leslie Knight
Bachelor of Science in Social Science Field

Norridgewock, ME

Shea J. Gilbert
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Oakland, M E

Gail Marie Veilleux
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Old Town, ME

Tyler James Dufour
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Plymouth, ME

Carol Elizabeth Pearl
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Prospect Harbor, ME

Danny Mitchell, Jr.
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Portland, ME

Chloe Mae Conaway
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Rockport, ME

Matthew P. Dufour
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Sanford, ME

Krystal Marin Bonti
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Elizabeth Marie Hersom
Bachelor of University Studies
Educational Studies

Owls Head, ME

Carmen Jean Van Dusen
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Scarborough, ME

Erik Christensen Ahlquist
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Searsport, ME

Autumn Corbin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Skowhegan, ME

Rebecca Dillingham
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

South Portland, ME

Ashley Lynn Hanmer
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Springfield, ME

Patrick W. Aldrich
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Turner, ME

Anthony Michael Drouin
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety

Waterville, ME

Kellie Lynn Ward
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

West Newfield, ME

Daniel John Morin
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

West Paris, ME

Kyle Lyndon Davis
Associate of Science in Forestry Technology

Whitefield, Me

Tara Lynn Waltz
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

Out of State

Oroville, CA

Amber Skye Garrison
Bachelor of Science Behavioral Science

Farmington, CT

Julie A. Markus
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Bowling Green, KY

Emily Jane Burnett
Bachelor of Science in Business

Chicopee, MA

Meghan Kathleen Sullivan
Bachelor of Arts in French

Fitchburg, MA

Jimmy Lopez Garcia
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Hubbardston, MA

Christopher Jonathan Dandridge
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

North Easton, MA

Daniel J. Kent
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Linwood, MI

Justin LeBourdais
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

WEST GLACIER, MT

Myrna Rae Ridenour
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Major Accelerated

Littleton, NH

Penelope L. Odell
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brooklyn , NY

Jennifer Michelle Edwards
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Cadyville, NY

Victor Vincent Samolis
Bachelor in Environmental Studies

Dannemora, NY

Maxwell James Petrashune
Bachelor of Science Environmental Studies

New York, NY

Amanda Traci Sklar
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Providence, RI

Emmanuel Odugbela
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Woodinville, WA

Costandina Corene Kyrkos
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

 

International Students

Kingston, Jamaica

Shanae Jonelle Armstrong
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Manchester, Jamaica

Andre Dania Anderson
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Barrington Hylton Blake
Bachelor of Science in Business

Henley Cormier
Bachelor of Science in Business

Oniqueky Dunardo Samuels
Bachelor of Science in Business

Walford Anthony Stewart
Bachelor of Science in Business

Damion Allando Stone
Bachelor of Science in Business

Croatia, Kutina

Luka Odak
Bachelor of Science in Business

 

Canadian Students

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Kumiko Chow
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Victoria, British Columbia

Louis Anthony Odo
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Campbellton, New Brunswick

André Marc Maillet
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Dalhousie, New Brunswick

Tammy Delaney-Oakes
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Edmundston, New Brunswick

Kimberly Diane Cheeseman
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Saint -Basile, New Brunswick

Stephanie LeBreton
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Josee Levesque
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Dover, Newfoundland

Andrew Ronald McDonald
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Monica Kerr
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Bedford, Nova Scotia

Kristen Elizabeth Mitchell
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Alicia Marie Paton
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Brookfield, Nova Scotia

Jenna-Marie R. Wirtanen
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Amanda Best
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Fall River, Nova Scotia

Kelsi Ella Katharyn Leonard
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Frenchvale, Nova Scotia

Melinda Marie Cantwell
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Laura Patricia Marie Boutilier
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Mark Anthony Boutilier
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Christopher Campbell
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Bryan Joseph Kelloway
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Greenwood, Nova Scotia

Andrea M. Ivey
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Jayson Michael Fitzpatrick
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Kristen Audrey Welsh
Bachelor in University Studies in Elementary Education

Little Bras D’Or, Nova Scotia

Kyle Gerard Laffin
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

Ashley Nicole Walker
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia

Matthew Capstick
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Middleton, Nova Scotia

Christopher John Turner
Bachelor of University Studiesin Secondary Education

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Aaron Davison
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

New Waterford, Nova Scotia

Meagan Smith
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Pine Grove, Nova Scotia

Tamara Melissa Ann White
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Port Morien, Nova Scotia

Meagan Danielle Howie
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Kaleigh Lynn MacDonald
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Katie Marie MacLellan
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Alana Marie McKay
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Courtney Wagner
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

West Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Rebecca Margaret Dean
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Mississauga, Ontario

Donald Caldwell
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Montague, Prince Edward Island

Michael T. Hambly
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education