University announces 2008 graduates

16 years ago

    PRESQUE ISLE – Two hundred and seventy-three students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 10, during the 2008 commencement exercises. President Donald Zillman conferred degrees for the 2007-2008 academic year upon 156 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.     Dr. Glenn Gabbard, associate director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education and the director of Project Compass, addressed the graduates as the commencement speaker. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degrees were presented to Chief Justice Leigh Saufley, head of Maine’s statewide court system, and Donald and Mary Sanipass, advocates of Native American culture. Barry McCrum brought greetings from the University of Maine System Board of Trustees, while Thomas M. Umphrey, chair of the University’s Board of Visitors, also offered remarks.
    Graduating summa cum laude (3.90 accumulative average and above) were: Bethany Sue McBreairty, Caribou; Shawn Adam Boucher, Madawaska; Thuy Thi Phuong Phan, Mars Hill; and Aaron Philip Guiggey, Jessica Lynn Hayes and Jenny Mais MacDonald, Presque Isle.
    From New Brunswick, Canada, were: Janet Gail Ramsay, Big River; Jessica Lynn Peterson, Blackville; Jennifer Bernice Nora Cook, Grove Hill; Wendy L. Woodworth Dickson and Marianne Louise Tiessen Bell, Perth Andover; Kathleen Nichole Breau, Riverview; and Kimberly Jessica Rose, Rothesay; and Deidra June Smith, Sackville.
    From Nova Scotia were: Erin-Leigh Elizabeth Bond, Dartmouth; Kimberly Ann Marie Gorman, Bedford; Joseph Francis Cosgrove and Lindsay Wilson, Enfield; Julia Susan Belliveau, David M. Campbell, Michelle Lynn MacDonald and Kirby Raymond Vanderhorst, Halifax; Graham Scott Whitty, Ingonish Beach; Alicia Anne MacDonald, Iona; Sarah Kathrine Dalton, Tanya MacPhail, Laura Frances Salter-Walsh and Colleen Clare Lillian Wilde, Lower Sackville; Natalie-Don Elizabeth Hartlen, Mount Unicacke; Jodie Lee Melbourne, Sackville; Melanie Lise LeBlanc, Shelbourne County; Cameron Maxwell Gunn, Truro; Manda Lea Watt, Valley; and Denise Elizabeth Stone and Maria Christina Bridgeo, Yarmouth.
    Others from Canada included: Daniel Alan Doroshenko, Cornwall, Ontario; Erica Lynn Young, Samia, Ontario; Jonathan Edward Gauntley, Thornhill, Ontario; John Eliot Crescenzi, Whitby, Ontario; and Natalie Dawn Young, Stratford, Prince Edward Island.
    From even further afield was Thomas William Wire, Watford, United Kingdom.
    Those who did not provide hometowns included David Paul Tissington and Andre David Cavalier.
    Graduating magna cum laude (3.70 – 3.899 accumulative average) were: Meghan Lin O’Berry, Alton; Ravi Munukutla, Blaine; Bert Preston Branscom, Thea Fancy Day, Heather Marie Ouellette and Linda LaRae Gover, Caribou; Kevin Robert MacCallum, Chapman; Yueying Wang, Fort Fairfield; Jessica Marie Howard and Anne Kristina Kane, Limestone; Alyssa Ellen Schools, Monticello; Christine Anne Roy, St. Agatha; David Paul Rudolph, Sullivan; and Heidi Rae Libby, Westfield.
    Others in the United States included: Natdanai Sattayatham, Sanbornton, N.H.; Megan Elizabeth Clark, Bowie, Md.; and Scarlett Shae Cunningham, Jasper, Alabama.
    From New Brunswick, Canada, were: Sabrina Dawn Giberson, Bath; James Kenneth MacLaggan, Bathurst; Patrick J. Baker, Edmunston; Ryan Robert Murray Gregg and Audrey Christine Norman, Fredericton; Stephanie R. MacDonald, Keswick Ridge; Michael A. Daley, Moncton; Sara Jean Pitts, New Glasgow; Shawn Michael Mersereau, New Maryland; Colette LeBouthillier and Tracy Jacqueline Butler, Oakland; Ainsley Irene MacLean, Riverview; Shawn Marie Leona McLaughlin and Kelly Dawn Walsh, Saint John; and Sheena Beverley-Ann MacDougall, St. Stephen.
    From Nova Scotia were: Shane Douglas Demone, Bridgewater; Poet Ona MacLean and Mary-Emma Murphy, Dartmouth; Ashley Christa Herder, Fall River; Aubrey Tyler Harte, Glace Bay; Paul Richard Murphy, Halifax; Erin Heather Neil, North Sydney; Jenna Margaret MacPhee, Pictou County; Chelsea Jane Wright, Port Williams; Sheryl E. MacLaughlin, Porter’s Lake; Heather Anne Knol, River Philip; George Brent Crocker, Riverton; Kendra Lynne Popwell, Sydney; Melanie Evelyn Kilpatrick, Shelbourne; Michael LeBlanc, Shelbourne County; Nicole Michelle Woolaver, Windsor; and Jenna Rae Morton, Yarmouth.
    Others from Canada included: Amanda Elizabeth Barrie, Toronto, Ontario; and Lindsay Joanne Clark, Kinkora, Prince Edward Island.
    Graduating cum laude (3.5 – 3.699 accumulative average) were: John Joseph Sutherland, Ashland; Matthew Michael Bouchard and Victoria Louise Osgood, Caribou; Jacinda Marie St.Pierre, Caswell; Heidi Anne Burgess McCartney, Crystal; Ashley Eve Buddemeyer, East Waterboro; Shelby Marie Wilcox, Easton; Steven Darryl Parady and Kristi Lynne Ricker, Fort Fairfield; McKenzie Gene Boucher, Fort Kent; Angela Marie Keith, Hammond; Emily Carolyn Cyr and Ashley Dawn Ammons Wheeler, Houlton; Kasandra Marie Grass, Mars Hill; Amanda Rae Adams, Nancy Staples Chabot, Cynthia Lamarche and Ashley Elizabeth Nichols, Presque Isle; Leah Michelle Joy, Swan’s Island; and Liza Lynn Maynard, Washburn.
    Also from the United States was Erica Dawn Gonzalez, Perth Amboy, N.J.
    From New Brunswick, Canada, were: Erin-Beth Baker, Centerville; Bryan Eric Ouellette, Edmunston; Erin Marybeth Harvey, Fredericton; Alanda Dawn Anderson, Linton Corner;
Kayla-Lynn Michelle Baisley, Miramichi; Jason Kevin Lajoie, Quispamsis; Dwayne Sheldon Melanson, Saint John; and Kendra Leslie Harris, Woodstock.
    From Nova Scotia were: Pauline G. Cormier, Beaverbank; Devon Scott Naugler, Bridgewater; Jeff Channing Milligan and Ryan John Tully, Halifax; Angela Elisabeth Luise Noble, Mahone Bay; Tanya Marie Pouchelu, Sydney; and Lynn Mackenzie, Yarmouth County.
    Others from Canada were: Laura Anne Bowes, Pickering, Ontario; and Robyn Nicole Gale, Summerside, Prince Edward Island.
    Those who did not provide hometowns included Stephanie Whynot and Christopher Ian Belzil.
    Others receiving degrees were: Cora Lee Campbell and Pamela Sue Gerow, Ashland; Adam Bruce Bickford and Joey Lee Wing, Auburn; Kirk Taylor Robinson, Beingham; Heidi Jo Brewer and Shawna Goodall, Blaine; Brett Harrington Mayhew, Boothbay Harbor; Joshua Douglas Holcombe, Bridgewater; Patrick Andrew Bailey, Canaan; Kristi Lynn Bell, Christopher M. Kilcollins, Brandi Lee Makepeace, Jessica J. Monaghan, Paula Marie Morin, Ashley J. Ouellette, Kim Iris Ouellette, Amanda Barbara Pelletier, Kurt Samuel Peterson and Amanda Mae Williams, Caribou; Amy Elizabeth James, Chapman; Craig Allen Dubay, Connor Township; Meghan Lynn McLaughlin, Dyer Brook; Jody Dennis Buddemeyer, East Waterboro; Korrin Larissa Patterson, Easton; Joshua David Bellamy and Gary Allen Milton, Jr., Fort Fairfield; Natasha Rae Ouellette, Frenchville; Joanna L. McGlinn, Hamlin; Jocelyn Mae Haney and Cheslea L. Wilson, Hodgdon; Jeffrey Allen Carmichael, Michelle Josyln Charbonneau, Katherine Anne Cole, Patricia Francis Howe, Michael Glen Matheson, Travis Leigh Milton, Margaret Anne Richards, Ashley Marie Roberts, Heather Dawn Way, John David Zetts, and Matthew A. Zetts, Jr., Houlton; Jeffrey Patrick Higgins, Lamoine; Ashley Lynn Brooker, John Clark Dickey, Lucien Robert Longlais and Devin James Rolph, Limestone; and Lana Lee McCurry, Jennifer Rae Howlett, Nicole M. Mills, Jordan A. Wildeman and Thomas Winslow York, Mapleton.
    Also: Samuel Charles Delano, James Michael Lovely and Erica Nicole McNinch, Mars Hill; Kelly Ann Martin Chasse and Bryan Leo-James Daigle, Madawaska; Ashley Dawn McMannus Russell, Merrill; Jason Aubrey Dean, Milo; William Jerome More II, New Limerick; Jamie Lynn Landeen, New Sweden; Matthew Stephen Petrie, Old Town; Lynn Marie McDonald, Orland; Charles K. Reece, Phippsburg; Heidi Rae Ayotte, Rory Edwin Bates, Jared Alan Bruns, Scott Robert Clenchy, Jonathan S. Cooley, Laura Angela Cronin, Anna Margaret DeLong, Marc James Dwyer, Frank Grant, Cristy Lynn Greene, Brandon Kyle Hale, Kristen Jennifer Ireland, Tania Maria Morey, Benjamin Ernest Nason, Bradley Thomas Patenaude, April Alicia Pelletier, Jenna Renee Richardson, Seth Donald Paul Rooney, Christopher Aaron Schwartz, Zachary Earl Smith, Lori Soucy, Amy Caroline Spinning and Jenna L. Vincent, Presque Isle; Jillian R. Gallagher, Rockport; Michelle Lynn Ayotte, St. Agatha; Jacob Normand Berube, Saint David; Elizabeth Sarah Jones, Waldoboro; Cathryn Mary Kapuscinski, Washburn; Scott David Graham, Waterville; Julie A. Wescott, Westbrook; Tyson James Weeks, Wilton;    Chuck Maynard Nelson, Windsor; and Joshua James Ballard, Emily S. Robertson and Tamra Alane Boyles Robertson, Woodland.
    Also from the United States were: Ashley Dawn Epright, Nucla, Colo.; Andrew Marc Nash, Hartford, Conn.; Jennie Rose Valentino, South Dennis, Mass.; Angela Mae Kline, Cambridge, N.Y.; Maxine Reyes Notice, Queens, N.Y.; and Linde Elaine Lewis Goodness, South Kingston, R.I.
    From New Brunswick, Canada, were: Ryan Patrick Ryan, Barnesville; Joey Browne, Robin Tessa Crawford, Crystine Louise Thériault, Grand Falls; Racare Leigh Danaher, Hampton; Timothy Karl McLellan, Miramichi; Erica Margaret Jensen and Sarah Marie Ouellette, New Denmark; Tammy Lynn Bragdon, Julie Ann Dube and Justin Frederick Lloyd Tompkins, Perth Andover; Tabatha Jane Bridges, Plaster Rock; Rosalind Rhoda Anne Donovan, Renous; Sarah Joy Hatt, Summerfield; Erin Jane Monahan, Sussex; Trent Joseph Francis, Tobique First Nation; and Ivan Alexander McLean, Woodstock.
    From Nova Scotia were: Catherine Danielle Cullen, Halifax; Jeffrey L.W. Doucet, Lower Sackville; Josh Allison Corkum, Lunenburg; Jared Fraser Griffiths and Brian Alexander Edwin Morrison, New Glasgow; Amy Lee Ross, Sackville; Shane Alexander Dupuis, Trenton; and Nolan Lloyd Brendon Fitzgerald and Jessica Crystal Stackhouse, Yarmouth.
    Others from Canada were: Brian George Mullins, St. Johns, Newfoundland; Michael Dale Latchford, Stirling, Ontario; and Malcolm Brett Judson, Stratford, Prince Edward Island.
    Those who did not provide hometowns were: William Dyson Nicholson, Tamara Ameriah McFarlane, and Melissa June Corey.