AugustaAwardsCeremonyUMA Students Honored at May 4th Augusta Awards Ceremony

On Sunday, May 4th at its annual Senior Banquet held in Jewett Auditorium, UMA honored several students for academic achievement and community service. Many of these award winners will be attending UMA’s May 10th Commencement at the Augusta Civic Center.   The award winners are listed below.

 

UMA 2014 Award Recipients:

LLOYD J. JEWETT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is named in honor of UMA’s first president and is awarded to academically talented students from the Kennebec Valley area, with special consideration given to part-time students.
India Pickett (Monmouth)

AUGUSTA KIWANIS CLUB JANET A. WHITE SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient is a resident of one of the communities served by the Augusta Kiwanis, is in good academic standing, and has a personal commitment to the Kiwanis goal of service either to UMA or in the community.
Clinton Pettengill (Winthrop); Martin Spahn (Hallowell)

JAMES H. WOODWORTH MEMORIAL AWARD
This award is given to the student who, within the context of his or her total responsibilities, has achieved a great deal while maintaining a minimum 2.5 grade point average. It was established to honor James H. Woodworth, a “non-traditional” student.
Christopher May (Oquossoc)

BENNETT D. KATZ SCHOLARSHIP
In 1964, Bennett D. Katz first proposed the creation of the University of Maine at Augusta, and through his efforts it became a reality. This scholarship was established in 1999 in his honor. It is awarded to a UMA student who is in a degree program and has demonstrated academic merit.
Libby Wade (Lisbon)

DISTINGUISHED NURSING STUDENT AWARD
The Distinguished Nursing Student Award is given to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated clinical competence, adaptability and flexibility, leadership, a high degree of professional integrity, the ability to work effectively in a group situation and a G.P.A. of 3.25 or above.  
Jennifer Taylor (Richmond)

STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Leadership Award is in recognition of the President of the Student Nurses Association. The mission of the association is to develop a better understanding of the nursing role, to provide mutual support for students in the nursing program, to promote healthy lifestyles and to offer service to the community.
Julia Ellis (Augusta)

CALUMET CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a student who has determined a desire and college course plan for a career in government or public service.
Karin True (Manchester)

DISTINGUISHED BSN STUDENT AWARD
The recipient must be graduating with a minimal GPA of 3.0, and demonstrated how s/he has adopted the UMA holistic-integral nursing philosophy to their personal and workplace life situations. Furthermore, the student will explore how they have met the BSN program outcomes and how their workplace and self-care practices have changed over the course of study at UMA.
Sheila Roy (Lewiston); Denise Worcester (Jay)

FRANCIS T. AND CATHERINE B. FINNEGAN SCHOLARSHIP
Established in March 2002, by family and friends, both Francis T. Finnegan and Catherine B. Finnegan played crucial roles in the early development and academic evolution of the University of Maine at Augusta. Mr. Finnegan worked at both state and municipal levels in asserting the need for post-secondary education in central Maine. Mrs. Finnegan, a professor of psychology, was instrumental in developing a merged relationship with mental health providers and student field experience. This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English and/or a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Kelly Young (Brooks)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AWARD
(Presented by Gregory Fahy, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences)
This award is presented to a UMA student who has demonstrated a standard of excellence in the area of civic engagement. The student has set an example to others with their commitment to service and community outreach.
Allan French (New Gloucester)

HONORABLE MENTION PARTICIPATION IN CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AWARD
Clinton Pettengill (Winthrop); Carlee Robinson (Turner);
Lisa Steeves (Farmingdale)

EARLY CHILDHOOD GRADUATE AWARDS
The Early Childhood Services Award is presented to an Early Childhood student who has a minor or concentration in early childhood in Mental Health and Human Services. This person has contributed to the field of early childhood care and education and provides a role model for others.
Susan MacMaster Beaulieu (Readfield)

JOHN BLODGETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created in memory of John Blodgett for his 17 years of dedication and contributions to the University community. It is designed to assist aspiring students who demonstrate academic merit.
Peter McGuire (Guilford)

OUTSTANDING JUSTICE STUDIES STUDENT AWARD
This award is given to the Justice Studies student with an outstanding academic performance in the Justice Studies courses.
Ian Dunn (Bowdoinham); Logan Parker (Augusta)

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to continuing UM System students selected on the basis of leadership and service to the University and the wider community.
Keith Chesley (Clinton)

DISTINGUISHED COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS STUDENT AWARD
This award is given to a student in the bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems for his or her outstanding performance in the CIS program.
Todd Parker (Augusta)

CONY HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2009 with a gift from Sumner Lipman. The recipients must have graduated from Cony High School in Augusta and must be in a UMA degree program.
Linda Randall (Augusta)

HONORS PROGRAM: CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION
Certificates are awarded by the Honors Council in recognition of the completion of Honors Program requirements.
Allan French (New Gloucester); Jillian King (Wiscasset)

HONORS PROGRAM
The Honors Program offers those students who have demonstrated intellectual potential and personal commitment an enriched academic experience. It is not a separate program but is integrated into a student’s chosen major.

Student Association:
Allan French, President (New Gloucester)
Carlee Robinson, Vice President (Turner)
Ethan Percy,/Secretary (Woolwich)
Erica Fredrick-Rock, Treasurer (Corinna)
Kristel Thyrring, Director of Community Service (Augusta)
Peter Hartung, Director of Public Relations (Jefferson)

Director’s Award for Distinguished Participation:
Erica Fredrick-Rock (Corinna)

KENNEBEC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE/HONORS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is presented to an Honors Program student who is an active participant in and has made significant contributions to the program.
Erica Fredrick-Rock (Corinna)

DISTINGUISHED INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SERVICES STUDENT AWARD
This award is presented to a B.S. Library Science major who is graduating. The selection is based upon: 1) outstanding achievement in the LIS program; 2) recognition for excelling above and beyond in the online environment; 3) overall grade point average; and, 4) potential for graduate study in Library and Information Science.
William Chapman (Greenwood)

LILA AND VERNON SEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
Lila and Vernon Segal established this fund at the University of Maine at Augusta in 1965. The award is given to deserving students enrolled in a degree program.
Roger Mackbach (Augusta)

OUTSTANDING ART STUDENT AWARD
The recipient of this award has made a significant contribution to the UMA community and to the Art Department, and will be a graduate in the baccalaureate of arts in art with the studio art concentration.
Wenda Fisher (Appleton)

JEFFREY KLIVANS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established at UMA in 2007 with gifts from the Klivans family. Preference is given to a deserving business student who has completed at least one semester and is in good academic standing with a minimum CGPA of 2.5.
Jennifer Kilgore (Skowhegan)

DISTINGUISHED SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDENT AWARD
The UMA Distinguished Social Science Student Award is presented to a B.A. Social Science major who is graduating this May. The selection is based upon: 1) achievement in the social sciences; 2) overall grade point average; and, 3) potential for graduate study in the social sciences.
Alyra Donisvitch (Manchester)

C. RICHARD HASKELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a student who demonstrates sound academic progress and a desire to learn, the recipient must have actively participated in athletic and/or recreation activities using his/her talent to the fullest.
Keith Chesley (Clinton)

OUTSTANDING MALE ATHLETE
Brandon Rogers (Augusta)

OUTSTANDING CORNERSTONE STUDENT AWARD
This award recognizes a student enrolled in the Cornerstone Program, who has shown academic growth and who has potential to contribute to the program.
Lynn Merrill (Augusta)

AUGUSTA STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

Officers:
Jesse Walker, President (Augusta)
Courtney Jicks, Vice President (Augusta)
Gretchen Clark, Director of Budget and Finance (Skowhegan)
Roger Mackbach, Public Relations Coordinator (Augusta)
Jamie Plummer, Activities Coordinator (Richmond)
Shawn Staples, Student Representative to the Board of Trustees (Readfield)
Representatives:
Andrew Breault (So. China)
India Pickett (Monmouth)

AUGUSTA STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Student Choice Awards
These awards are given by the Student Government Association to recognize outstanding contributions by faculty and staff to UMA students.
Faculty of the Year - Robert Bernheim, Assistant Professor of History
Staff of the Year - Amy Line, Project Coordinator/Military Achievement Project

DR. MAYA ANGELOU LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE AWARD
This award was originated by the 2009-2010 Student Government Association from proceeds of the Maya Angelou event in April 2010. The recipient must have demonstrated leadership (service to UMA or community), and hold a GPA of at least 2.75 with a minimum of 30 credits.
Jamie Plummer (Richmond)

DISTINGUISHED BIOLOGY STUDENT AWARD
The award is given to a biology major who exhibits an exceptional ability to apply an understanding of biological concepts and principles, displays creativity in thinking about biological concepts, demonstrates an inquiring mind in the pursuit of biological understanding, exhibits enthusiasm for the scientific enterprise, demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness in accomplishing educational goals, and achieves academic excellence.
Tristen Ripley (Liberty)

WHO’S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
This is an exclusive honor conferred by more than 1,000 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation, having earned the overwhelming respect of college faculties and administrators. The Who’s Who program marks a pinnacle of scholastic achievement combined with outstanding campus leadership.
Julie Carleton (West Bath); Charles Gilbertson (Bath); ourtney Jicks (Augusta); Jamie Plummer (Richmond); tephanie Whittingham (Harpswell)

 

Award recipients who were unable to attend the Augusta ceremony:

BPW/MAINE FUTURAMA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Kimberly Garcia (Norridgewock)

DISTINGUISHED ENGLISH MAJOR AWARD
Michaela Batstone (Lovell)

DISTINGUISHED MENTAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STUDENT AWARD
Felicia Lucas (Winthrop)

RICHARD J. GOGGIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Paula St. Hilaire (Waterville)

GERALD GOOLD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Sean Putnam-Labbe (Gardiner)

HONORS PROGRAM Completion
Margaret Collamore-Campbell (Waldoboro)

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
Tiffany Doyle (Chelsea)

OUTSTANDING FEMALE ATHLETE
Angelica Bulgin (Lisbon)

RICHARD J. AND MARY ELISABETH RANDALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Kimberly Merriam (Harpswell); Kenneth Walden (Bath)

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
Officer Amanda Seekins, Executive Secretary (Augusta)
Student Body Representative Matthew Raymond (Augusta)

KENNETH CRAIG WARD SCHOLARSHIP
Travis Rowe (Searsport)

WHO’S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES (Bachelor’s)
David Brown (Topsham)