UMFK's 131st Commencement Ceremony on May 18

May 22, 2013
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The University of Maine at Fort Kent graduating seniors received their degrees at the 131st commencement exercises at the University of Maine at Fort Kent on May 18. University President Wilson G. Hess presided over the ceremony that conferred 148 bachelor degrees and 31 associate degrees.

In addition to awarding the diplomas to the class of 2013, President Hess conferred the Honorable John L. Martin with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

Judith Pimental, senior class president, addressed her fellow graduates. Ms. Pimental is from Fort Kent and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Also at the commencement ceremony, Ellery “Arms” Labbe of Fort Kent was honored with the University's Distinguished Service Award and former UMFK President Dr. Richard W. Cost was installed as President Emeritus.

Baccalaureate degrees were awarded to students in behavioral science (11), biology (4), business (17), computer applications (3), educational studies (1), elementary education (11), English (3), environmental studies (4), nursing (74), and public safety administration (7), secondary education (9) and university studies (2).

Associate degrees were awarded to students in business (1); computer science (2); criminal justice; (15), information security (2), applied forest management (6), and general studies (5).

St. John Valley (Maine)

Allagash, ME

Chace Jackson
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Eagle Lake, ME

Nicole Bouchard
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Alex Devoe
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Mindy Morneault
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Jennifer Parks
Bachelor of University Studies in Behavioral Science

Jamie Pelletier
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Loren Plourde
Bachelor of Science in Business

Natasha Ponder
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Fort Kent, ME

Thomas Bard
Associate of Arts in Business

Pamela Charette
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

David Ditson
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Hannah Doak
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Samantha Landry
Bachelor of Science in Business

Kristen LeClair
Bachelor of University Studies in Educational Studies

Katie Levesque
Bachelor of Arts in English

Michelle Martin
Bachelor of Science in Business

Greg Ouellette
Bachelor of Science in Business &
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Andrea Pelletier
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Judith Pimental
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

David Saucier
Bachelor of Science in Business

Carter Vaillancourt
Bachelor of Science in Business
VALEDICTORIAN

Fort Kent Mills, ME

Adam Bouchard
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications &
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Frenchville, ME

Jeremy Cyr
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Naomi Hebert
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Chantal Morin
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Grand Isle, ME

Corey Boucher
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Shane Lizotte
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Emily Michaud
Bachelor of Science in Business

Shawn Parker
Bachelor of Science in Business

Madawaska, ME

Alicia Daigle
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kayla Desjardins
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Nathan Desrosier
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Jeffrey Freeman
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Steven Martorano
Associate of Science in Information Security

Kristy Morneault
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jamie Nadeau
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Austin Pelletier
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

New Canada, ME

Samantha Blanchette
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Stephanie Daigle
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Danielle Voisine
Bachelor of Science in Business

Saint Agatha, ME

Lee Blanchette
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Devin Michaud
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Saint David, ME

Nathan Beaulieu
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Vicki Lavertu
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Alan Pelletier
Associate of Arts in Computer Science

St. John Plantation, ME

Blair Pelletier
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Steven Pelletier
Bachelor of Science in Business

Van Buren, ME

Macie Laplante
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Sonya Doucette
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Shane Dufour
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Wallagrass, ME

Vicky Ducas
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Kelsey Norris
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winterville, ME

Monique Boutot
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Beatrice Nadeau
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Aroostook County (Maine)

Caribou, ME

Jessica Damboise
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Angela Dow
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Katherine Morneault
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Amanda Pelletier
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Stephanie Plourde
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Conner Township, ME

Jodi Cote
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Easton, ME

Melissa Cowley-Perry
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Houlton, ME

Levi Prosser
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Emily Gendron
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Alishia Ledger
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Mapleton, ME

Jamie Allen
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Matthew Chasse
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Patricia Eldershaw
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Mars Hill, ME

Alexandria Dame
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Mitchell Folsom
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Tonya Pinette|
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lisa Sutton
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Jennifer Tweedie
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

New Limerick, ME

Regina Vargas
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Patten, ME

Kohle Birmingham
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Presque Isle, ME

Gabrielle Cyr
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Tiffany Martin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Russ Mortland
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lucas Roy
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Stockholm, ME

Lori Costello
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Stockton, ME

Stephanie Thomas
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lori Thomas
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Not Aroostook County Towns (Maine)

Albany Township

Valerie Hamel
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Albion, ME

Allison Grard
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Anson, ME

Joshua Plourde
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Appleton, ME

Sandy Fuller
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Augusta, ME

Leah Dufour
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Janet Erskin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bangor, ME

Ashley Cleary
Bachelor of Science in Business

Christopher Hull
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Bath, ME

Sarah Dailey
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bradford, ME

Ruthann Dowling
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Brewer, ME

Shane Hughes
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Bristol, ME

Troy Spinney
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Burnham, ME

Raegan Ward
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Cape Elizabeth

Thorne Rintel
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Eric Wojcik
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Charleston, ME

Joseph Cox
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Columbia Falls, ME

Ashlei Look
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Danforth, ME

Jordan Crone
Associate of Arts in Computer Science

Jeremy Shay
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Dexter, ME

Ruth Fogg
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dresden, ME

Cecelia Garritt
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

East Millinocket, ME

Kyle Bouchard
Associate of Science in Information Security

Alisha Gould
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Ellsworth, ME

Amanda Haskell
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Joseph Hatheway
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jade Reiber
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fairfield, ME

Cora Reny
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Garland, ME

Cindy Burgess
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hermon, ME

Shauna Mitchell
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kingfield, ME

Melissa Hupper
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Knox, ME

Donna Poulin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lincolnville, ME

Lewis Dyer
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Lisbon, ME

Amanda Anthony
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Madison, ME

Thomas Elias
Bachelor of Science in Business

Meddybempbs, ME

Kelly McCoubrey
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Medway, ME

Dyana Gallant
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Merrill, ME

Lauren Calibi
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Milford, ME

Emily Davis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Millinocket, ME

Hannah Somers
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Minot, ME

Elizabeth Patry
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nobleboro, ME

Greg Feltis
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Orono, ME

Ashley Cardurns
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Chase Cardurns
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Perry, ME

Dorothy Pottle
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Rockland, ME

Ashlee Turgeon
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Saco, ME

Jonathan Archibald
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Scarborough, ME

Adam Carter
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Owen Davis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Skowhegan, ME

Kyle Bristol
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Kassy Baig
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

South China, ME

Kimberly Gilbert
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Springfield, ME

Patrick Aldrich
Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications

Vassalboro, ME

Kailah Reed
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Veazie, ME

Morgan Chasse
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Waterville, ME

Elise Levesque
Bachelor of University Studies in University Studies

Schari Roy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Westbrook, ME

Quintina Young
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Whiting, ME

Lydia Beal
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Willimantic, ME

Rosemarie Hill
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Wilton, ME

Raymond Lewis
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Winthrop, ME

Peter Gagne
Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

Out of State

Los Angeles, CA

Eva Rozycki
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Victorine Omes
Bachelor of University Studies in University Studies

Los Gatos, CA

Lisa Field
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

San Jose, CA

Justine Barbour
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Ormond, FL

Margaret Moody
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Panama City, FL

Merlin Francis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Southwest Ranch, FL

Sumaira Lakhani
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Chicago, IL

Crystal Coleman
Associate of Arts in General Studies

Dartmouth, MA

Benjamin Arruda
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Dracut, MA

Rebecca Snoonian
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Mattapan, MA

Yoshives Belizaire
Bachelor of Science in Business

Detroit, MI

Jeremy Thomas
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Fargo, ND

Brittany Canfield
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Providence, RI

Megan Land
Bachelor of Science in Business

Frisco, TX

James DeGrechie
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winooski, VT

Jennifer Parizo
Bachelor of Arts in English

International Students

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Donike Ferriera
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Cape Town, South Africa

Carl “Jarryd” Phillips
Bachelor of Science in Business

Theresa Biggs
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Xi'An, China

Zhongling Cao
Bachelor of Science in Business

Leon, Spain

Pablo Llamas Fernadez
Bachelor of Arts in English

Canadian Students

Fort McMurray, AB

Meghan MacMaster
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Winnipeg, MB

Nicholas Cameron
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Edmundston, NB

Claudia Morneault
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Francis-Adrien Mornealt
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

St. John, NB

Andrea St. Pierre
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Howie Center, NS

Jonathan Walker
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Yellowknife, NT

Tracey MacLean
Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

Kensington, PE

Brian Carruthers
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Stratford, PE

Andrew Gill
Bachelor of University Studies in Secondary Education

Boisbriand, QC

Andrea Baril
Bachelor of Science in Business

Montreal, QC

Jan Brylowski
Bachelor of Science in Business

Sainte-Jérôme

Marie-Michele Lachance
Bachelor of Science in Business

Sainte-Sophie, QC

Marie-Pier Dazé
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science