Education News

13 years ago

Little makes Dean’s List
Emily Little, daughter of Kelly and Gene Little of Littleton, has made the Dean’s List at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
The honor is awarded to full-time students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or greater this term.
Little is pursuing a bachelor’s of science in nursing.

Lynds graduates from Husson
Kristen Marie Lynds of Littleton graduated with a master’s degree in business administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in accounting, graduating cum laude from Husson University. She was also named to the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities;” was a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society; a 2011 Plaque Award recipient for excellence in the field of accounting; and received an outstanding service award to the school and community. She is employed at BDMP in Bangor.

White graduates from UM-Presque Isle
Jacqueline White of Houlton graduated summa cum laude (3.92 gpa) with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in May of 2011.  She graduated with an associates degree in business administration from NMCC in May of 2006 and continued her education at UMPI as a part-time student taking some classes at the Houlton Higher Education Center and traveling to Presque Isle for others.
She pursued her degree while working full-time at Houlton Regional Hospital as the Quality/Risk Analyst and full-time mom to two children, Emma and Thomas. While at UMPI, she was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She has lived in Houlton for nine years and been employed at Houlton Regional for five years, while also working two other part-time jobs.
In her “free time” she has been involved in the County Open Charity Event in Houlton assisting in fundraising for local healthcare for the past four years, serving as the Chair of this event for the last two years. She attributes her educational success to her loving children and the wonderful friends that have always encouraged her.

Area residents named to Dean’s List at UMaine-Machias
MACHIAS — The following local residents were among more than 241 students from the University of Maine at Machias who were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester: Chelsea Henderson and Dedra Quint, both of Hodgdon; Lacey O’Donnell and Amanda Williams, both of Houlton; Barbara Redman, Monticello; Cody Browne and Diana White, both of Oakfield; and Cheyenne Robinson, Mount Chase.

UMFK Dean’s List
Dr. Rachel E. Albert, vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine at Fort Kent has announced that 318 students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester.
Brianne McGary, Cary Plantation; Joshua Beals and Sarah Johnston of Houlton; Margaret Hamilton of Littleton; Lisa Sutton of Mars Hill; Regina Vargas of New Limerick; Brianne Noyes of Patten and Thomas Brady of Sherman.
Students attaining the honor must be degree candidates, enrolled as a full-time student or a part-time student, and must maintain a 3.20 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the semester with no grades below a “C.”

NMCC auto students receive awards
Two Northern Maine Community College students in the automotive trades were recently awarded scholarships through the Maine Community College System.  The two awards aid students with tuition expenses, the cost of room and board, and/or the purchase of books and other supplies to be successful in the automotive field.
Hal Cushman of Reed Plantation, who will enter his second year in the automotive technology program, was selected as NMCC’s recipient of the AAA Northern New England Scholarship.  The $1,500 award can be used on materials Cushman needs to be successful in his educational journey on the Presque Isle campus.  Students eligible for the award must be a Maine resident, show good moral character, need financial assistance, have the ability to demonstrate mechanically, and express a desire for a career in the automotive service industry.

Brandon Pelletier of Oakland, who earned his associate degree in automotive collision repair this past May, was awarded the Maine Antique Power Association Scholarship.  The award is given annually to one student enrolled in the Maine Community College System. The colleges go through an alphabetical rotation to determine which college will nominate a student to receive this scholarship in a given year.  Pelletier now has the opportunity to use his $400 scholarship on the materials or tools that he needs to be successful in the automotive technology field.
To be eligible to receive this scholarship, the student must be qualified in all the areas of the MAPA scholarship program. The applicant must have a desire to work in the automotive/mechanical field and be enrolled as a second year student in one of Maine’s community colleges. The student has to provide an official transcript to prove that they have received a 2.5 or higher grade point average during their first full semester in a program of study related to the automotive/mechanical technology field at the community college.
Both the AAA and MAPA scholarship funds are designed to provide communities with a professional source of well-trained automotive technicians and to provide a valuable community service by supporting qualified applicants in continuing their education.