Dirigo Award

Dias ’19 Loves UMaine for its Family Focus

Amy Dias ’19, a New Hartford, CT native, wants to teach everyone to love literature the way that she does — in fact, she hopes to make a career of it. What is your major (or intended major)? English with an Analytical Writing Concentration, and a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor. Why did you…

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Weigang ’19 is a Problem-Solver

Abigail Weigang, a Fairfield, ME native and this month’s Dirigo Award winner, reflects back on her time at UMaine one month away from graduation. What is your major (or intended major)? Bioengineering. Why did you choose that major and fields of study? I chose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering due to my fascination…

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For Hauck ’20 UMaine is a Family Affair

A love of sneakers and having a former university president in the family brought DeVaughn Hauck ’20 to the University of Maine. He is the March Recipient of the Alumni Association’s Dirigo Award. What town or city do you live in when the university is not in session? I live in Roxbury, a neighborhood in…

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Braydon Norris ’19 is Homegrown

For Holden, ME native Braydon Norris ’19 the University of Maine has always been in his backyard. As he prepares for his final semester at the university and in the greater Bangor area he reflects on all of his experiences here. What town or city do you live in when the university is not in…

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Phoenix Mitchell ’19 is proud to be a Black Bear

For senior Phoenix Mitchell ’19, the possibility of attending a college that did not have a marching band was unthinkable. That’s why Phoenix, December’s Dirigo Award recipient, chose UMaine. What town or city do you live in when the university is not in session? The last two summers I’ve stayed in Orono and worked but…

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Bowen ’20 Advises Students to Pursue Options

Christopher “CJ” Bowen may herald from Plaistow, New Hampshire, but ever since starting at UMaine he has made the state of Maine his home. The summer following his first year he stayed in Orono to work with the UMaine Foundation, and this past summer instead of returning to his hometown he again elected to stay…

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Souza Cunha ’19 Has A Lot to Give

  “Every activity I do is my favorite, because everything I do is with the intent that it will grow into something more,” says Ana Eliza Souza Cunha ‘19. “Give a flowerbed half a can of water and you will get one flower, give the flowerbed the whole can, and you will get a garden.”…

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Senior Roney Takes Advantage of Opportunities

Ethan Roney ’18 chose UMaine because of all of the options the school offered. “When I was first looking at colleges, I had no idea what I wanted to do. By choosing UMaine, I knew I would be able to try different things and take a broad range of courses,” he says. This ability to…

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