Black Bear profiles

Nicholas Martinez: Returning to college to help others like him

A speech language pathologist changed Nicholas Martinez’s life. Now he’s going to do the same for others. When Martinez was a child growing up in Pleasant Point, Maine, a speech language pathologist worked with him to manage his stuttering disorder. The experience inspired him to pursue a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders at […]

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Carole Goldberg: A career in education, response services

Carole Goldberg (‘66) grew up in Windham, Maine, and was most interested in playing softball, basketball and other sports. Fortunately, she had a coach, Marguerite L. “Peg” Ayer (B.S., ‘54; M.Ed. ‘61), who had graduated from the University of Maine and encouraged Goldberg to enroll. After graduating from UMaine, Goldberg traveled the world, first as […]

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Santiago Tijerina: Killam recipient to study international economics in Canada 

University of Maine undergraduate student Santiago Tijerina of Bangor, Maine is the recipient of a Killam Fellowship to study international economics in Canada this fall.  The Killam Fellowships Program provides undergraduate students in Canada and the U.S. opportunities to spend a semester or full academic year in the other country as exchange students. Recipients like […]

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Tiffany Tanner: Boren Fellowship recipient to study Russian in Belarus

University of Maine graduate student Tiffany Tanner of Brunswick, Maine will study Russian in Belarus after earning a Boren Fellowship.  The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), grants Boren Fellowships to graduate students pursuing public service careers so they can study a language abroad. Each fellowship provides […]

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Hoang Anh Le: Senior tax associate and travel blogger

Hoang Anh “Christine” Le graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in accounting in 2017. Le, an Honors College student, was named the Outstanding International Student in the Maine Business School and received the Academic Achievement in Accounting Award the year of her graduation. At UMaine she held a position in Student Government, […]

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Carly Dickson: Fulbright recipient to study zoonotic diseases in Germany

University of Maine graduate student Carly Dickson of Washington, D.C., will study zoonotic diseases in Germany after receiving a study/research award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.   This signature program from the U.S. Department of State funds opportunities for U.S students to conduct research, earn a degree or teach English as a second language in […]

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Michelle Moschkau: Empowered by research 

University of Maine Hutchinson Center student Michelle Moschkau understands the importance of being comfortable in your own skin. While working toward a master’s degree in social work, Moschkau studied body-based modalities for healing trauma. That led her to develop a new habit — exploring clinical and academic research.  She notes that this is one habit […]

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Lila Harakles: Aspiring public servant trains in Maine, Washington, D.C.

From studying in North Stevens Hall to interning on Capitol Hill, Lila Harakles’ academic journey taught her what it means to be a public servant.   The University of Maine junior from Kennebunk translated her classroom instruction to the field in January 2020 when she began her UMaine Congressional Internship with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. For […]

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Abdelrhman Attia: Compassion, support draws student from Egypt to UMaine

An initial email from the University of Maine’s Office of International Programs helped seal the deal for Abdelrhman Attia to study at the University of Maine. When he was applying to various higher education institutions in the U.K., Germany, Canada and the U.S., Attia, a mechanical engineering student from Cairo, Egypt, says OIP’s email struck […]

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