Local college students recognized for academic achievements

17 years ago

Area Resident Receives Award
Biddeford – Angela Nason, daughter of Carol Tuttle of Gorham, has received recognition at the University of New England’s Spring Awards Convocation this April at Decary Hall on UNE’s University Campus in Biddeford, Maine. The following awards were presented:
    Outstanding Student of the year award, History Department.
A 2003 graduate of Living Waters Private School, Nason is a major in marine biology and is involved at the University in biological research and marine animal rehabilitation center.
She is the granddaughter of Jim and Eva Cyr of Presque Isle, and Shirley Nason of Portage.

  Area students receive degrees  

The following students received diplomas from Husson College at commencement ceremonies held on Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 20 – the 108th Commencements of Husson College. Husson awarded a total of 431 degrees with students participating from 135 Maine towns, eight states and six countries, earning associate, bachelor and master’s degrees from Husson’s schools of business, health, science and humanities and education.
Students and the degrees they earned include:
• Christina Morneau, of Chapman, B.S. in accounting;
• Scott E. Watson, of Crousville, B.S. in business administration;
• Chad D. Wilcox, of Easton, B.S. in accounting;
• Miriam V. Crammond, of Mapleton, master of science in business;
• Autumn Tuttle, of Mapleton, B.S. in business administration;
• Amy Corcoran, of Presque Isle, master of science in business;
• Tammy Gagnon, of Presque Isle, B.S. in accounting;
• Eric R. Hitchcock, of Presque Isle, master of science in business;
• Joanne F. Marmanik, of Presque Isle, master of science in nursing;
• Stan Hartin, of Mars Hill, received an A.S. in business administration; and
• Michelle Kilcollins, of Mars Hill, received a B.S. in accounting.

Area resident graduates from University of New England
BIDDEFORD – Brandy M. Egan, daughter of Richard and Catherine Egan of Old Orchard Beach and Fort Fairfield, was awarded the degree of bachelor’s of science in business administration at the University of New England’s College of Arts and Sciences and College of Health Professions Commencement on Saturday, May 12, at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland.
The University awarded over 700 associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, human services, education, management and the liberal arts.
Following graduation, Egan plans to attend graduate school to attain a masters degree in business administration.

Bates College student participates in ‘Alternative Spring Break’
LEWISTON- Kyle M. Enman, of Fort Fairfield, participated in an “Alternative Spring Break” as a Hand on Gulf Coast volunteer in a hurricane-ravaged community.
Enman, a sophomore, is a 2005 graduate of Fort Fairfiled High School. He is the son of Michael and Karen Enman.
Organized and financially supported by the Office of the Chaplain, this Bates volunteer corps assisted in the continuing cleanup and rebuilding of two sections of Biloxi, Miss. Since Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in 2005, Hands on Gulf Coast volunteers have made a significant impact on coastal Mississippi, said Bates Chaplain Bill Blaine-Wallace.
Blaine-Wallace and Associate Professor of Physical Education Marsha Graef accompanied Bates students to the beachfront city. They did demolition, yard work, clean-up, construction, transportation and work with children.

Lovely receives $10,000 award      

EASTON – With the support of local Mercedes-Benz dealers in the Easton area, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is helping turn dreams into reality for a student in the community who will become the first member in her family to go to college. Mercedes-Benz has awarded a $10,000 DRIVE YOUR FUTURE scholarship to local Easton Jr/Sr High School student Kassie Lovely who is one of 62 high school seniors nationwide to receive the award.
The DRIVE YOUR FUTURE Scholarship Program was developed by Mercedes-Benz USA in 2004 to help alleviate some of the financial pressures of first-generation college-bound students – many of whom would be unable to pursue a post-secondary education due to the enormous financial burden.
In the competitive application process, nearly 5,000 students nationwide applied for scholarships, while Lovely, who plans to attend Husson College this fall, was one of only 62 students selected based on academic performance, leadership, involvement in school and community activities and financial need. Each of the college-bound graduating high school seniors will receive a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year over four years) to help offset rising college tuition costs.
This year Mercedes-Benz USA, with support from its dealers nationwide, will provide $620,000 in scholarship funding, raising the total amount granted since the program’s launch in 2004 to $3.5 million to
nearly1,000 ambitious college-bound students. All of the DRIVE YOUR FUTURE award recipients are the first generation in their families to pursue a college education and many have overcome personal hardships due to underprivileged backgrounds.
“According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average student loan debt for a bachelor’s degree student is $19,300,” said Barb Weber, assistant vice president of Scholarship America. “The importance of scholarship programs, such as the Mercedes-Benz DRIVE YOUR FUTURE program, is imperative in helping all students move forward with college enrollment and the completion of a college degree.”
One of important components of the program is based on the principle of ‘paying it forward’ or helping someone else in need. Each year, DRIVE YOUR FUTURE scholarship recipients are asked to serve as ambassadors of Mercedes-Benz USA philanthropy by giving back to their communities through activities such as mentoring/tutoring younger students, working with Boys and Girls Clubs or Big Brothers Big Sisters, among other activities. Nearly 1,000 students have benefited, or will benefit, from DRIVE YOUR FUTURE and will, in turn, give back in some way to help someone else achieve his/her dreams, reaching countless people in need.
The DRIVE YOUR FUTURE program was developed by Mercedes-Benz USA in collaboration with Scholarship America to respond to a critical need in the United States for scholarships to help students offset the costs of postsecondary education.  Administered by Scholarship America, DRIVE YOUR FUTURE is part of MBUSA’s broader philanthropic initiative aimed at educating and empowering future generations by helping young people reach their full potential and become the leaders of their generation. For more information, interested students may visit www.mbusa.com/drivefuture.
More information on MBUSA and its products can be found on the Internet at www.mbusa.com and www.maybachusa.com.
Scholarship America is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize America, through scholarships and educational support, to make postsecondary education possible for all students. More information is available at www.scholarshipamerica.org.

Randi Gosselin named to dean’s list
LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – Randi Gosselin, of Mars Hill, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Lyndon State College. Gosselin, the daughter of Michael and Robin Gosselin, is a nursing student. She is a 2003 graduate of Central Aroostook High School.
For inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits with no incomplete or failing grades and a minimum grade-point average of 3.50.

USM  spring 2007 dean’s list
The following full-time students have been named to the University of Southern Maine dean’s list for the 2007 spring semester. To be named, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 or above and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.
USM serves some 10,500 students with campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn.
Local students making the list include: Presque Isle – James R. Martin, Jessica B. Price and Dustin R. Ward; Wade – Cassandra Lee Gildert; and Westfield – Jodi Smith.