Student Life

May 14, 2018

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.”…

April 9, 2018

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…

March 12, 2018

Van Goffrier loves a good problem

Graham Van Goffrier ’18 routinely solves Rubik’s Cubes – and with 42 quintillion possibilities but only one solution, it is no easy feat. He has competed regionally for the last four years and started a club devoted to solving the cubes on campus. In fact, finding solutions and thinking through puzzling problems is central to…

February 12, 2018

Floreani Knows the University of Maine

Mary Celeste “MC” Floreani ’18, this month’s Dirigo Award recipient, takes advantage of every opportunity on campus. From Greek life to the founding of clubs, unions, and teams, to her leadership in the University of Maine Student Government – she stays involved. The history major, minoring in both labor studies and economics, started as a…

January 11, 2018

January Dirigo Award – Sam Lenson

“UMaine is my home and always will be,” states Sam Lenson ’18, this month’s Dirigo Award winner. The Natick, MA, native notes that the university has become a very special place for him. He says that the most important contributing factor of this is the university’s welcoming community of supportive faculty and students. In fact,…

December 13, 2017

Dirigo Award Recipient is Deeply Rooted at UMaine

Nicholas LaJoie ’18, this month’s Dirigo Award recipient, grew up on a potato farm in Van Buren, Maine, and after graduation he wants to get back to his roots. The computer engineering major minoring in mathematics hopes to combine his love for his family’s farm and his passion for technology to someday develop new technologies…

Lyons
November 16, 2017

UMaine’s Amy Patania Lyons is a Natural Leader

Amy Patania Lyons, this month’s Dirigo award recipient, is in search of a new hike each weekend. The fourth-year UMaine student’s love for hiking and backpacking took her all the way to Santiago, Chile, where she took part in the study abroad program. While studying in South America, she was able to backpack through Patagonia –…

Marie-France Georges
October 8, 2017

UMaine’s Marie-France Georges is Bringing Business Home

This month’s Dirigo award recipient, Marie-France Georges, celebrates her heritage. In fact, she shares her culture with the community through an organization she helped found: the University of Maine’s Caribbean Club. Georges, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, currently serves as the club’s treasurer. She says that of all her campus involvement, the club is the…

Abby Bennett
April 14, 2017

Community and Opportunity Define UMaine’s Abby Bennett

Choosing the University of Maine came naturally for Oxford, ME, native Abby Bennett. “Of all the colleges I visited and toured, UMaine felt the most optimistic and homey,” Bennett said. “I loved that there were so many opportunities in a school that maintained a close community feel. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” Bennett,…

UMaine Senior Eddie Gonnella
February 17, 2017

UMaine Senior Eddie Gonnella is Engineering His Career

When this month’s Dirigo Award recipient, Eddie Gonnella, departed for college in 2013, he didn’t journey very far—just a five-minute drive from his home in Old Town. But following his graduation from UMaine on May 13th, long-distance travel will be a regular occurrence for him as he takes on an unexpected opportunity, one he earned…

Sam Borer 2017 UMaine Alumni Dirigo Award Recipient
January 30, 2017

Sam Borer Never Wastes a Moment

Spend five minutes with UMaine junior Sam Borer and you will quickly realize that Borer has little time to waste. Borer is a physics and mathematics major who is minoring in astronomy and statistics. He’s also enrolled in the Honors College. He serves as UMaine’s undergraduate student body representative to the University of Maine System…

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December 15, 2016

For Karlee Price, UMaine Means Opportunities–Lots of Them!

Four years ago, Winslow, Maine native Karlee Price gave the University of Maine a chance. Four years later and about to graduate, she has no regrets. “I thought I wanted to leave the state (for college), but once it came down to it, I knew I wanted to come to UMaine because it had everything…