October 17, 2017
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169 students receive degrees at UMFK 130th Commencement

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FORT KENT, Maine – One hundred sixty-nine students received degrees at the 130th commencement exercises at the University of Maine at Fort Kent this past weekend. University President Wilson G. Hess presided over the ceremony that conferred 139 bachelor degrees and 32 associate degrees.

In addition to awarding the diplomas to the class of 2012, President Hess conferred Dr. Terrence MacTaggart with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

Stephanie Chick, senior class representative, addressed her fellow graduates. Ms. Chick is from Lisbon, Maine and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies.

Also at the commencement ceremony, Dr. G. Peter Toussaint of New Canada was honored with the University’s Distinguished Service Award.

Baccalaureate degrees were awarded to students in behavioral science (9), biology (1), business (14), computer applications (4), educational studies (2), electronic commerce (2), elementary education (14), English (2), environmental studies (7), French (1), nursing (67), and public safety administration (10), secondary education (4) and university studies (2).

Associate degrees were awarded to students in business (3), criminal justice (20), information security (1), forestry (4), and general studies (4).

(Editor’s Note: List of graduates from your area.)

St. John Valley (Maine)

Allagash, ME

Judson Troy Taggett
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Eagle Lake, ME

Kassie Rae Plourde
Associate of Arts in Business

Emily Jean Willcox Lugdon
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fort Kent, ME

Maureen Lynn Bard
Bachelor of Science in Education

Thomas R. Bard
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Paul J. Berube
Bachelor of Science in Business

Allison R. Charette
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Derrick Ross Chasse
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Stephanie Chick
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Owen James Cunnane
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies & Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Melissa Laura Davis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Shawn Michael Deprey
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Casey Morgan Desharnais
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Joshua David Desjardin
Bachelor of Science in Business

Jon Barry Gough
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sean K. Greening, Sr.
Bachelor of Science in Business

Donna K. Jandreau
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ashley Law
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nicole Marquis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kristi Lynn Martin
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Jennifer Marie McBrien
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Gregory W McIntosh
Bachelor of University Studies in University Studies

Sandy Rae Mosquera
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Emmanuel Odugbela
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Greg N. Ouellette
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Tina I. Ouellette
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Janet Rowles Paradis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ricky Joseph Pelletier II
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Sarah Lee Plourde
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Sadi J. Rioux
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Leane Marie Saucier
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Mathew John Taggart
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration &
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Shane G. Theriault
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Rena M. Thibodeau
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Lyndsi Marie Voisine
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fort Kent Mills, ME

Jamie Lee Daigle
Bachelor of Science in Business

Carla S. Keene
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Travis C. Nadeau
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Frenchville, ME

Andrew C. Muller
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Commerce

Stacy J. Paradis
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Tasha M. Shouse
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Lorrie Lee Walker
Bachelor of University Studies in University Studies

Grand Isle, ME

Jeremy D. Beaulieu
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Madawaska, ME

David, T. Adams
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jennifer J. Albert
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Derek Robert Bosse
Bachelor of Science in Business

Angel T. Dionne
Bachelor of Arts in English

Timothy Michael DuBois
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Andrea Donna Dufour
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Aaron Michael Marquis
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Melanie Marquis
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Jenna Marie Martin
Associate of Arts in Business

Timothy McDermott
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Commerce

Evan Riley Pelletier
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Nicole Lee Saucier
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

New Canada, ME

Terry L. Caron
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Philip T. Dubois
Bachelor of Science in Business

Sinclair, ME

Courtney Jo McBreairty
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

St. Agatha, ME

Brad Joseph Boucher
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Sylvia D. LaBrie
Bachelor of Science in Business

Bernice E. Michaud
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

St. David, ME

Nathan Peter Beaulieu
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Jeffrey Thomas Cyr
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

St. John Plantation

Steven R. Pelletier
Associate of Arts in Business

Van Buren, ME

Kristen Elise Vaillancourt
Bachelor of Science in Business

Aroostook County (Maine)

Calais, ME

Cory Alan Cavanagh
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Ericka Karen Tracy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Caribou, ME

Ashley M. Theriault
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Fort Fairfield, ME

Bella E. Michaud
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Houlton, ME

Gregory S. Foster
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Sarah Beasley Johnston
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Perham, ME

Kristen Joy Goupille
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kelsey Elizabeth King
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Presque Isle, ME

Bridget Louise Hughes
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Adam Jeffery Kenneson
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Alan D. McManus
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Angela R. Norsworthy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Georgina Schiff
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Smyrna Mills, ME

Jennifer Marie Bustard
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Stockholm, ME

Michael E. Doucette
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Sherman, ME

Thomas C. Brady
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Downstate Towns (Maine)

Augusta, ME

Laura Ann Drouin
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

April Dawn Jones McKinney
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Benedicta, ME

Vanessa Marie Tietje
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bangor, ME

Kathryn J. Lewis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Heather Marsha Whalen
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Benard, ME

Robert C. Brown III
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Bradford, ME

Ruthann A. Dowling
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Brewer, ME

Chelsea Violette
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Biddeford, ME

Jeremy Libby
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bristol, ME

Troy Robert Spinney
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Buxton, ME

Alison Jean Davis
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Amanda E. Tracy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Carmel, ME

Denise E. Gray
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Carrabassett Valley, ME

Julia Peck Coffin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Durham, ME

Robert T. Mooney
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Commerce

East Machias, ME

Erin Lee Flannery
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

East Millinocket, ME

Melissa L. Davis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fairfield, ME

Nanci C. Bush
Bachelor of Arts in English

Paulette Lynn Gagnon
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Carol A. Whitney Higgins
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Friendship, ME

Suzanne M. Kohler
Associate of Science in Information Security

Aimee Elizabeth Lash
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hancock, ME

Clarissa Mae Westleigh
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Hartland, ME

Alison Ramsdell
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Harrison, ME

Jesse E. Scribner
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Kennebunk, ME

Lisa Elliott Roop
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lewiston, ME

Bernadeta Urban
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lincolnville Center, ME

Donna J. Dugal
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Millinocket, ME

Samantha Ann Weymouth
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

New Harbor, ME

Ashley Vender Morneault
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

North Darmouth, ME

Benjamin Bruining Arruda
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Orrington, ME

Matthew A. Rice
Bachelor of Arts in French

Patten, ME

Steven T. Allen
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Thomas J. Anderson
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Phippsburg, ME

Jennifer Marie Bisson
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Pittsfield, ME

Trudy J. Vintinner
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Pittston, ME

Christopher C. Perry
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Princeton, ME

William J. Nicholas
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Readfield, ME

Kristie Lee Stetson
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Saco, ME

Cole O. Pelletier
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Skowhegan, ME

Leah Marie Provost
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

South Berwick, ME

Kelly L. Hakes
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Standish, ME

Jeremy D. Fecteau
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Trenton, ME

Anna Christina Newman
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Washington, ME

Christopher Charles Taylor
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Waterboro, ME

Julie Ann Seehagen
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Westfield, ME

Amy Kendall
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Myles Kendall
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Windham, ME

Renee Weatherford Roach
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winter Harbor, ME

Barbara Jean Bradgon
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winthrop, ME

Roland E. Pushard III
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Out of State

Fresno, CA

Michele Chevrier-Venne
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Temecula, CA

Callie Rose Rigsby
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Paradise, CA

Adam Strishak
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hannah Gabriel Willard
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

San Jose, CA

Elsa Ethiopia Gelagay
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Niceville, FL

Amanda Jenny Boulier
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Bow, NH

Gerard R. Lemoine
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Concord, NH

David Joseph Planchet
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Dover, NH

Robin L. Cummings
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Littleton, NH

Margaret Marlette Hamilton
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Melissa Ann Trahan
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sugar Land, TX

Samuel L. Asomaning-Asare
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

International Students

St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Jermaine Labril West
Bachelor of Science in Business

Aki Kochi, Japan

Seimei Matsusaki
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications
Gaunteng, South Africa

Spencer L. Jacoby
Bachelor of Science in Business

St. Kitts

Othniel Rhys Hyliger
Bachelor of Science in Business

Couva, Trinidad

Keith Williams II
Bachelor of Science in Business

Canadian Students

Northwest Calgary, Alberta

George Daniel White
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Clair, NB

Chance John Gregory Lynch
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Stacey Brooke Lynch
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

DSL De Drummond, NB

Kristin Grace Theriault(VALEDICTORIAN)
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Edmundston, NB

Anthony Roman Brain
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Antigonish, NS

Ashley Rae Oostvogels
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Matthew Joseph Oostvogels
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Beaver Brook, NS

Rebecca Joanne Stokdijk
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dartmouth, NS

Laurissa Fram
Bachelor of University Studies in Educational Studies

Glace Bay, NS

James Pyke
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Millville, NS

Kyle Thomas Penny
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Noel, NS

Ashley Lynn Dickson
Bachelor of University Studies in Educational Studies

Sydney, NS

Ashley Blaire Morrison
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Troy, NS

H. Bhreagh Sheppard
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Truro, NS

Tanya Elizabeth Parker
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Valley, NS

Catherine Marie MacLellan
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

York, PE

Rebecca Irene O’Connell
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education