Press Release

Eliot Cutler is keynote speaker at Kaplan University Commencement

Kaplan University Maine Campuses Host Commencement

for 260 Graduates

Kaplan University’s Augusta, Lewiston, and South Portland campuses will celebrate the commencement of 260 graduates at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Eliot Cutler, 2014 Independent Maine gubernatorial candidate, will be the keynote speaker.

WHO: 260 Graduates of Kaplan University Maine Campuses – See full list below

Mr. Eliot Cutler, 2014 Independent Maine gubernatorial candidate, Keynote

WHAT: Kaplan University Maine Campuses Commencement

WHERE: Merrill Auditorium

20 Myrtle Street

Portland, ME 04102

WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 2014

11:00 a.m.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Upon arrival at the graduation please ask for Dr. Christopher Quinn. Interviews are available.

The 2014 graduates of Kaplan University’s Maine Campuses (Augusta, Lewiston and South Portland):

Master of Business Administration

Erin Menzer, Lewiston, ME

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Gerald Merrill, Abbot, ME

Master of Science in Management

Cherie L Bilodeau, Leeds, ME

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Jennifer Bridges, Arundel, ME

Tiffany L Brown, Burlingame, CA

Dana G Castonguay, Lewiston, ME

Faye L Edwards, Lewiston, ME

Therese Heindl, Lewiston, ME

Jason A Hirst, Scarborough, ME

Deborah Jarman, Saco, ME

Kacie D Lapierre, Dayton, ME

Bonnie J Rovillard, Poland, ME

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Stacey M Anderson, Lewiston, ME

Jeffrey Bagdon, New Gloucester, ME

Jane M Brousseau, Lewiston, ME

Ann Conley, South Portland, ME

Athelie A Danforth, Lewiston, ME

Jeremy D Deweese, South Portland, ME

Cindy R Donovan, Augusta, ME

Dayna C Fellows, New Gloucester, ME

Heather J Gagne, Sabattus, ME

Erica L Gats, Livermore, ME

Richard G Goulet, Biddeford, ME

Kristy M Grenier, Lewiston, ME

Erica R Hatch, Portland, ME

Sherina L Howard, South Portland, ME

Kenneth W Jamison Jr, Wilton, ME

Henry W Johnson, Windham, ME

Angie M Kiley, Scarborough, ME

Michelle A Latham, Auburn, ME

Alisha H McDaniel, Brunswick, ME

Solomon K Mursal, Portland, ME

Jeff J Newton, Springvale, ME

Eva Pinkham, Lisbon, ME

Alan E Richard, Boston, MA

June E Richard, Lewiston, ME

Jonathan R Rovillard, Poland, ME

ALissa L Schoff, Waterboro, ME

Ryan H Soule, Saco, ME

Sharon M Tellier, Old Orchard Beach, ME

Wanda Worrey, Buxton, ME

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Heather A Campbell, Lewiston, ME

Shannon B Chatterton, South Portland, ME

Shaun A Glidden, Topsham, ME

Elizabeth A Gregory, Winthrop, ME

Eric J McCusker, Portland, ME

Katie L Morrissette, Raymond, ME

Charles Ogwudiegwu, Lewiston, ME

Nicole M Parkinson, Gray, ME

Christina Redman, Poland, ME

Angelia Santos, Auburn, ME

Jeremy P Scharping, Shapleigh, ME

James Shaddix, Hollis Center, ME

Jonathan TIbbetts, Oxford, ME

Christopher Watson, Lewiston, ME

Gary W Whittier, Westbrook, ME

Christina Young, Topsham, ME

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Management

Gary E Baillargeon, Sabattus, ME

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development

Samantha L Albert, Buckfield, ME

Rebekah L Arntsen, Oxford, ME

Angelina A Atwell, Lewiston, ME

Serena Bissonnette, South Windham, ME

Robin L Coreau, South Portland, ME

Naomi B Couture, APO, AE

Allysia M Eldred, Portland, ME

Alison L Gray, Lewiston, ME

Carrie Hilton, New Gloucester, ME

Alexis Y Mattos, Leeds, ME

Allie J Morse, Westbrook, ME

Erin Moulton, Windham, ME

Elizabeth H Mowatt, South Portland, ME

Tatianna Murphy, Lebanon, ME

Jessica M Pelletier, Biddeford, ME

Tina F Thibodeau, Georgetown, ME

Darcy A Woodward, Auburn, ME

Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management

Christopher Cummings, Woolwich, ME

Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness

Janessa Axelsen, Westbrook, ME

Alicia G Maguire, South Portland, ME

Gabrielle Samuell, Lebanon, ME

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Derick L Hollingshed, Kennebunk, ME

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Melissa S Newcomb, Parsonsfield, ME

Lauren N O’Neil, Portland, ME

Craig E Touchette, Westbrook, ME

Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Danielle M Carter, Minot, ME

Tara D Lussier, Lewiston, ME

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Kevin L Ellingwood, South Paris, ME

Cynthia Mendros, Lewiston, ME

Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

Kelly J Knight, Windham, ME

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Katie M Fitzgerald, Springvale, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Jodi M Brewer, Boothbay Harbor, ME

David Bumford, Augusta, ME

Travis W Buzzell, Hollis, ME

Justin M Clark, Portland, ME

Jennifer Comastra, Rumford, ME

Amanda M Cyr, Oxford, ME

Leslie R Dyer, Bowdoin, ME

Hannah M Eaton, Appleton, ME

Brittany L Gaudet, Winthrop, ME

Victorya M Gavett, Bridgton, ME

Nina M Gray, Lewiston, ME

Thomas S Hickman, Waterville, ME

Audrey Leavitt, Mechanic Falls, ME

Keven M Littlejohn, Portland, ME

Jeremy T Long, Greene, ME

Deanna M Loring, Standish, ME

Melissa S Nicely, Standish, ME

Derek A Owen, Lewiston, ME

Ashley L Owen, Lisbon Falls, ME

Elizabeth Pantelas, Saco, ME

Eric M Paquette, Limington, ME

Maeghan J Pelletier, South Portland, ME

Melaine L Ridley, Sabattus, ME

Rebekah J Section, Augusta, ME

Genevieve L Soucy, Winthrop, ME

Ashley J Thacker, Winthrop, ME

Christopher J Thacker, Winthrop, ME

Carrie Tracy, Auburn, ME

Rebecca L Turner, Lisbon, ME

Pamela Umsteadt, Buckfield, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

Brittiney Allee, Durham, ME

Nicole Ames, Acton, ME

Frank Ballinger, Saco, ME

David J Barton, Mechanic Falls, ME

Mary M Bean, Sidney, ME

Amy L Belanger, Livermore Falls, ME

Anna C Berry, Nobleboro, ME

Jill M Bessey, Portland, ME

Wendy Buzzell, Hollis, ME

Ashley R Camire, Lewiston, ME

Steve Congleton, Yarmouth, ME

Travis J Curran, Buxton, ME

Katrina R Cyr, Sabattus, ME

Lisa A Duchette, Lewiston, ME

Amanda E Dunigan, Windham, ME

Matthew C Durgin, Naples, ME

Janet Dyer, Belgrade, ME

Catherine M Forsyth, Brunswick, ME

Pauline Foster, Gray, ME

Kelly J Glidden, Pittston, ME

Mary D Hodgdon, Skowhegan, ME

Linda Jensen, Windham, ME

Jennifer L Johnson, South Portland, ME

Ben Kilcollins, Biddeford, ME

Danielle King, Yarmouth, ME

Amanda Knight, Jay, ME

Russell M Libby, Portland, ME

Deanna M Loring, Standish, ME

Margaret Mannke, South China, ME

Anthony S Marcoux, Biddeford, ME

Robert J McLaughlin III, Bath, ME

Leticia A Millette, Biddeford, ME

Michelle Morin, Lewiston, ME

Lisa Ouellette, Lewiston, ME

Elaine J Pennell, South Portland, ME

Rhonda Perkins, Canaan, ME

Christian D Pratt, Standish, ME

Maria Raymond, Sabattus, ME

Dianna Ridlon, Gray, ME

Sarah C Riml, Leeds, ME

Nicole M Robinson, South Paris, ME

Jessica P Ross, Lewiston, ME

Sarah K Sabine, Litchfield, ME

Jeffrey D Schools, Standish, ME

Jihadd L Section, Augusta, ME

Kristoffer M Tardiff, Lewiston, ME

Caitlin A Taylor, Yarmouth, ME

Jeffrey L Taylor, Standish, ME

Brian M Tucci, North Berwick, ME

Rebecca L Turner, Lisbon, ME

Tammy Widger, Rumford, ME

John True, Greene, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Andrew Adams, South Portland, ME

Tabitha Averill, Portland, ME

Candice M Biegon, Westbrook, ME

Nicholas S Bissell, Lewiston, ME

Amanda R Blundon, Augusta, ME

Michale P Boucher, E. Waterboro, ME

Jason M Citrano, Lewiston, ME

Joshua Conkey, Franklinton, NC

David K Curtis, Hollis Center, ME

Tonya Davis, Kittery, ME

Justin Dyer, Wilton, ME

Matthew I Estes, Fairfield, ME

Ashley A Evans, Auburn, ME

Melissa-Sue C Fournier, Lewiston, ME

Steven Gabriel, Raymond, ME

Cole E Gagnon, Windham, ME

Steven Gosselin, Lisbon Falls, ME

Rachel L Henson, Bath, ME

Seth A Johnson, Augusta, ME

Robert Labonte, Turner, ME

Ann M Lantagne, Arundel, ME

Ashley A Lester, Biddeford, ME

Nicole Lincoln, Westbrook, ME

Megan R McCray, Augusta, ME

Lindsay A McKibben, Pembroke, NH

Troy J Morton, Holden, ME

Amanda E Parker, Shapleigh, ME

Joshua J Potvin, Harrison, ME

Mackenzie S Rampino, Windham, ME

John A Roberts, Buxton, ME

Miguel A Sanchez, Portland, ME

Robert M Silver, Gorham, ME

Nicole M Speed, Gorham, ME

Katelyn True, Readfield, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development

Erin Booker, Biddeford, ME

Jessica Bradstreet, Lisbon Falls, ME

Melissa M Carter, Limington, ME

Brianna Cote, Livermore, ME

Tara J Cushman, South Portland, ME

Makenzie Drake, Oakland, ME

Yvonne Fiedler-Bragdon, Oxford, ME

Kara D Getty, Leeds, ME

Sasha M Gilbert, Augusta, ME

Chanel L Gordon, Auburn, ME

Bethany Kullman, Watertown, MA

Kimberly J Lace, Freeport, ME

Christine M Lebeda, Lewiston, ME

Shannon R Metcalf, Phillips, ME

Erin M Real, Clinton, ME

Jessica Rhode, Rockland, ME

Kassandra E Spears, Auburn, ME

Brittney Stitson, Porter, ME

Shelby N Tardif, Biddeford, ME

Jessica Voter, Sidney, ME

Shauna Walls, Lisbon Falls, ME

Robert Webb, Lewiston, ME

Erica Wheeler, Oakland, ME

Tabitha L Widger, Wiscasset, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Educational Paraprofessional

Landis M Bornales, Lisbon, ME

Kara L Buckmore, Augusta, ME

Crystal R Cochran, Windham, ME

Susan L Fleck, Dresden, ME

Tim Galvez, Portland, ME

Julie A Gardner, Raymond, ME

Danyelle Geiger, Lisbon Falls, ME

Emily R Jewell, Hiram, ME

Tasha Moran, Royal Palm Beach, FL

Deanna J Norton, Limington, ME

Claudia I Perez, Portland, ME

Jessica A Wright, Biddeford, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science

Robert V Pinder, Buxton, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Human Services

Alisha Caouette, Oakland, ME

Nicholas E Conant, Gilead, ME

Nicole D Duchaine, Auburn, ME

Linda Dy, Westbrook, ME

Darleen F Gray, Mechanic Falls, ME

Brittany M Gustafson, Barrington, NH

Montavis Johnson, South Portland, ME

Robert Johnson, Canton, ME

Nicole E Lawrence, Randolph, ME

Picabo-Siera Morrell, Ft Stewart, GA

Stacey Newton, Springvale, ME

Elizabeth M Sullivan, Lisbon Falls, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

Stephen S Andrews, Raymond, ME

Robert Bowden, Augusta, ME

Luke A Coney, Buxton, ME

Gregory B Houdlette, Saco, ME

Shaina Lycette, Amity, ME

Matthew Nivison, Jay, ME

Joshua Pardue, Rumford, ME

Kristy L Pelletier, Lewiston, ME

Justin R Savage, Portland, ME

Justin M Shorey, Gardiner, ME

Nancy J Taylor, York Beach, ME

Bruce Wadleigh, Gray, ME

Robert J Wentworth, Augusta, ME

Jason M Williams, Buxton, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting

Joseph W Amoral, Bath, ME

Rita Angel, Waterville, ME

Kristin Arsenault, Roxbury, ME

Connie Ayotte, Yarmouth, ME

Hilary Barlow, Westbrook, ME

Dawn Barton, Mechanic Falls, ME

Binica V Beaulieu, Clinton, ME

Michelle M Belanger, Livermore Falls, ME

Janay M Bennett, Auburn, ME

Teresa J Bennett, Yarmouth, ME

Holly Blackwood, Washington, ME

Megan A Blanchard, South Portland, ME

Dorothy Boston, Lewiston, ME

Adria N Brann, Lewiston, ME

Justine Burgess, Mexico, ME

Jennifer Cahill, Bradford, ME

Lauren J Caldwell, West Baldwin, ME

Christa M Casey, West Paris, ME

Melissa C Cesarski, Hampden, ME

Natasha L Cole, Portland, ME

Amanda Curtis, Belfast, ME

Jessica Curtis, Norway, ME

Mateash L Davis, Lewiston, ME

Taylor Dubay, Norridgewock, ME

Tausha M Duprey, Waterville, ME

Holly J Elliott, Harrison, ME

Rick Emmert, Topsham, ME

Christine E Esposito, Portland, ME

Tanja M Feeney, Saco, ME

Nitasha R Fifield, Carthage, ME

Diane E Fossett, Cumberland, ME

Letia A Fowlie, Bath, ME

Jessica Frost, Norway, ME

Jodi Gallagher, Windsor, ME

Brianna Gendron, Woodstock, ME

Susan Gilbert, Hallowell, ME

Kristina Giroux, Chelsea, ME

Rebecca Goodchild, Augusta, ME

Charmain B Gordon, Lewiston, ME

Lori Hall, Oxford, ME

Katrina Harkins, Westbrook, ME

Erin L Haskell, Portland, ME

Kelley A Haubois, Scarborough, ME

Brittany Hawley, Auburn, ME

Shelby L Heggeman, Standish, ME

Angelia L Hickman, Waterville, ME

Sadie Hill, Brunswick, ME

Heather C Hjort, Saco, ME

Kyia M Jensen, Brunswick, ME

Natasha Jordan, West Baldwin, ME

Jean E Kelly, Sweden, ME

Angela M King, Owls Head, ME

Jennifer Knowles, Mercer, ME

Bethany Laflin, Augusta, ME

Alaechia K Lamoureux, Manchester, ME

Loni Landeen, Belgrade, ME

Courtney Lane-Hebert, Lisbon Falls, ME

Tabitha L Larracey, Naples, ME

Christy Larsen, Raymond, ME

Nathathia Lionel-Earle, South Portland, ME

Elizabeth Lorence, Sabattus, ME

Marissa R Lovering, Lewiston, ME

Sarah E Mcassey, Naples, ME

Amanda A McDonald, Litchfield, ME

Jayna M McEachern, Auburn, ME

Sarah R McFarland, Manchester, ME

Beth M McInnis, Buckfield, ME

Theresa Mears, Jay, ME

Alison J Mennealy, Chelsea, ME

Adriane Miele, Hanover, ME

Diane E Mitts, Hollis Center, ME

Katie Moran, Lewiston, ME

Rkiya L Noyes, Kennebunkport, ME

Jodi Olson, Leeds, ME

Christine M OShaughnessy, Portsmouth, NH

Jason E Ostertag, Chelsea, ME

Nancy A Ouellette, Winthrop, ME

Shawna Perreault, Union, ME

Shelby L Piawlock, Gilead, ME

Tracy P Purcell, New Gloucester, ME

Amy Purington, Bowdoin, ME

Rebecca Redman, Livermore Falls, ME

Shannon Ridge, Lewiston, ME

Amanda Robbins, Madison, ME

Kimberly Rose, Auburn, ME

Krista Seavey, Auburn, ME

Terri-Lee Seeley, Minot, ME

Karin L Shea, Bowdoin, ME

Lorraine M Sheffield, Brunswick, ME

Ifrah Sheikh Kassim, Lewiston, ME

Sharen L Simpson, Auburn, ME

Regan Souve, Andover, ME

Nicole R Stacey, West Poland, ME

Gloria Teves, Gardiner, ME

Brittney M Thibodeau, Augusta, ME

Brenda L Thomas, Lisbon, ME

Stacy Towle, Skowhegan, ME

Amanda Turcotte, Lisbon, ME

April M Vincent, Vassalboro, ME

Jodi Walker, Saco, ME

Noah Warszawski, Auburn, ME

Rachel L Widner, Lisbon Falls, ME

Denise Williams, Mount Vernon, ME

Sarah E Wright, Auburn, ME

Kaitlyn S Xanthos, Dixfield, ME

Rebecca L Yates, Windham, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management

Joselyn Griggs, Lewiston, ME

Briana Joy, Livermore Falls, ME

Lisa M Kehling, Saco, ME

Brianna McElroy, Windham, ME

Patricia A Mussatto, Poland, ME

Margaret A Poland, Auburn, ME

Carrie A Thurlow, Lisbon, ME

Heather L Tirrell, South Paris, ME

Jessica Dawn Welch, Farmington, ME

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies

Cindy Allino, Randolph, NH

Marjorie A Bickford, Auburn, ME

Gail E Billington, Bowdoinham, ME

Micah L Buchman, Portland, ME

Marcella A Castle, Manchester, ME

Dorothy Daniels, Auburn, ME

Shawn M Freeman, Portland, ME

Joshua Gumprecht, Greene, ME

Heidi R Hiles, Dresden, ME

Robert Lane, Lisbon Falls, ME

Trina M Lavertu, Saco, ME

Cathrine Littlefield, Sanford, ME

Tori McIntosh, Oxford, ME

Natashia L Parker, Lewiston, ME

Mary T Phipps, Windham, ME

Erica M Poland, Livermore Falls, ME

Amy E Roberts, Scarborough, ME

Norma J Roberts, Standish, ME

Amy J Seliano, Norridgewock, ME

Mandi Stetson, Oxford, ME

Sherri Stover, Lewiston, ME

Lynn J Weilbrenner, Bath, ME

Susan A Zemla, Westbrook, ME

Certificate in Legal Secretary

Vanessa Morales, Naugatuck, CT

Certificate in Medical Billing/Coding

Jane Estes, Monmouth, ME

Eric R Heros, Cumberland Foreside, ME

Katlyn K Steward, South Portland, ME

Certificate in Pathway to Paralegal Post Baccalaureate

Jill A Pettengill, Freeport, ME

Ebony Roberson, Indianapolis, IN

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