Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture - Student Success Stories
- Darryl Ann Girardin
UMaine student involved in moose health research
- Solomon Nkhalamba
I transferred from Southern Maine Community College, and was interested in studying at UMaine because of the quality of the economics programs and professors. Being an international student, I was also intrigued by the welcoming spirit of the Office of International Programs staff members who made me feel at home from the very first day I set foot on campus.
- Josh Farrington
Lincoln, Maine, native Joshuah Farrington, a UMaine master’s student in financial economics, spent winter break 2011 volunteering at the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT), an elephant, monkey and other wildlife refuge with 400 species in Petchaburi.
- Rachel Gettings
The New York native earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in marine biology, and also starred as a goalie for the Black Bear women's ice hockey team.
- Aubrey Webster
Aubrey Webster's travels in the U.S. and abroad have helped shape her UMaine experience.
- Travis Blackmer
Travis Blackmer, a financial economics graduate student from Dedham, Maine, discusses his hands-on experiences working with small businesses.
- Samantha Phyllis Paradis
Samantha Paradis of Frenchville, Maine, was a student nurse summer extern at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where she worked with side-by-side with nurses, attended classes and even got to go on the hospital's helipad while learning about emergency and flight nursing.
- Keri Feehan
Keri Feehan is a native of Lunenburg, Mass., who will graduate from UMaine in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in marine sciences, with a concentration in marine biology. She also has been active with the University of Maine Hip Hop Dance and the Darling Marine Center Scuba clubs.
- Casey Faulkingham & Aiko Van Landeghem
Internship program places UMaine student in Antwerp, Belgian student in Bangor
- Allison Doe
A senior nursing student, sets sights on improving public healthcare globally
- Hannah Yovino
Hannah Yovino of Tenants Harbor, Maine, spent summer 2011 as an intern at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.
- Binod Neupane
Binod Neupane of Dang, Nepal was among the first student cohort to earn a University of Maine Master of Science degree in Forest Resources with a focus on Industrial Ecology, Life Cycle Assessment and Systems Sustainability in May 2011, and was the 2011 recipient of the College of Natural Science, Forestry, and Agriculture's Outstanding Master Student award.
- Alyssa Freitag
UMaine was actually the first college I visited, and I loved the atmosphere from the second I stepped foot on campus. It was the perfect size and everyone was so helpful and friendly.
- Peter Drown
Peter Drown had only been at UMaine for a short while when the recession hit. Rather than get discouraged, Drown, an Economics major from Villa Park, Ill., looked to the future.
- Corey Conner
UMaine nursing major Corey Conner’s favorite academic experiences have come at the local level, where she is able to pursue her studies hands-on working alongside her professors in one of the area hospitals.
- Ryan Cope
Even in high school, Ryan Cope knew the University of Maine had a great Marine Sciences program.
But when the Honeoye, N.Y., native arrived on campus, it exceeded all of her expectations.
- Cassie Vaillancourt
Cassie Vaillancourt of Fort Kent, Maine, has always wanted a career that would allow her to work outdoors. She found it at UMaine, through the fieldwork she did as a forestry major and as an intern for Maine-based firms such as Orion Timberlands, Huber Resources and Seven Islands Land Co.
- Rafael Garcia
Garcia searched all over the country for a food science program that would meet his needs. He found it at the University of Maine.
- Zachery Garcia
For Zachery Garcia, an undergraduate researcher at the University of Maine, the fruit fly has the potential to shed light on the cardiac and reproductive effects of Bisphenol A.
- Ryan Dawes
Ryan Dawes, a senior biology major and honors student who has worked in David Neivandt’s lab since his freshman year, has a reputation on campus as a conscientious, curious researcher.
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