Student Life

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…

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November 23, 2016

Meet Brady Davis ’17, this month’s Dirigo Award Recipient

UMaine’s Davis Thinks About Food–A Lot Brady Davis, a senior Business Management major, says the opportunity to participate in UMaine’s Honors College sold him on enrolling at UMaine. He’s turned that decision into a variety of learning and social experiences that will help him advance issues related to food and economic sustainability. A native of…

Marine Sciences undergrads demo unmanned sailboat
October 10, 2016

Marine sciences undergrads to demo, launch unmanned sailboat on European voyage

2016 Atlantic Miniboat Regatta with a nearly 5-foot unmanned sailboat equipped with GPS to track its voyage to Europe by way of the ocean currents. The regatta is organized by Educational Passages, a Belfast, Maine-based program that teaches school-age children about ocean sciences. Since 2008, the program has worked with university partners and others to…

Olivia Conrad: UMaine Food Sciences Major
October 8, 2016

Olivia Conrad: An internship scoop at Gelato Fiasco

This summer, Olivia Conrad, a fourth-year student from Yarmouth, Maine, majoring in food science and human nutrition, landed a sweet internship at one of Maine’s premier gelato companies. Conrad was the food safety intern at the Gelato Fiasco Flavor Foundry in Brunswick, Maine, where pints are produced, packed and shipped nationwide. She assisted the company…