Nominations are now open for student Rising Scholars.

Rising Scholar Thanks Professor Who Nominated Them

Begun in 2011, Rising Scholars are recognized at Convocation for both academic achievement and promise.  UMA’s 2019 Convocation takes place September 20th.

Faculty are strongly encouraged to nominate up to two students as Rising Scholars. Staff are also invited to nominate students for the academic honor.

Rising Scholars nominated and selected previously automatically continue as Rising Scholars this year, provided they are currently enrolled and in good standing. These Rising Scholars will be invited to Convocation, seated in a special section, and recognized during the program.

New Rising Scholars will also be recognized during the Convocation program, with the added distinction of joining faculty in the Processional.

View other tabs above for more information on the Rising Scholar program and how to nominate a student. Please review the Previous Rising Scholars tab before making your nominations, since these students do not need to be nominated again.

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Rising Scholars is an initiative that began in 2011 as a means to:

  • Recognize at Convocation both student achievement and student promise/potential;
  • Better engage students at Convocation;
  • Reinforce mentoring relationships between faculty and students.
  • Create another gateway for students to consider applying for the Honor’s Program.
  • Complete the Nomination Form.
  • The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 6th. However, the sooner nominations are made the smoother the communication process with Rising Scholars will be.
  • In nominating a student, please first review the list of previous Rising Scholars (you can find it the tabs above). Anyone nominated and selected previously is automatically a Rising Scholar this year, provided they are still enrolled at UMA and a student in good standing. These students do not need to be nominated again.
  • To nominate a student as a Rising Scholar, you must be either a full-time or part-time faculty member, or a member of the UMA staff.
  • The criteria for nominating a Rising Scholar is deliberately broad, enabling you to choose up to two students who, in your opinion, have either excelled in or out of the classroom, or whom you believe shows great potential and promise as student scholars.
    • Student must have completed one semester at UMA (full-time or part-time, even if just one semester-long course).
    • Student must be enrolled at UMA for Fall 2019.
    • Student may not have graduated as of Fall 2019.
  • Nominees will be approved for selection as a Rising Scholar pending a Registrar review to ensure the nominee is a student in good standing.
  • Any students nominated by you and approved by the Registrar will be formally notified by the Convocation Committee that they were selected as a Rising Scholar. These students will also be notified that they were specifically nominated by you, and that they will be attending Convocation as your special guest.
  • Faculty members are strongly encouraged to nominate up to two Rising Scholars. You will be notified if any students you nominate have already been nominated by another faculty member.
  • Because Rising Scholars nominated by you will join you during the Processional, there is an expectation that you will also be attending Convocation.
  • Staff, especially those who work directly with students in the areas of advising and academic support, may also nominate up to two students as Rising Scholars. You will be notified if any students you nominate have already been nominated.
  • While we recognize that students shine in many areas, it is asked that staff keep in mind the academic focus of the Rising Scholar honor as they consider nominating a student.
  • Because Rising Scholars nominated by you will be notified that they will be attending Convocation as your special guest, there is an expectation that you will be attending Convocation.
  • Rising Scholars selected the previous year will all be seated in a special section and will be recognized during the Convocation program.
  • Rising Scholars nominated and selected this year will be seated in the same seating section and also recognized during the program. In addition, these new Rising Scholars will join the faculty during the processional, marching alongside a faculty member who nominated them.

If you have further questions about Rising Scholars or the nomination process, please contact Ariel Cassista at ariel.cassista@maine.edu.

First Name

Last Name

Denise Adkins
Cody Agnor
Heather Aiken
Marlon Alarcon
Denise Alderman
Aaminah Aleem
Fatimah Aleem
Courtney Allen
Justin Ambrose
Sean Ames
Alyssa Ames
Jaimee Anderson
Crystal Anthony
Cynthia Anthony
William Appel
Nicholas Applebee
David Arbour
April Archibald
Candace Arsenault
Keith Arvanitis
Cynthia Bachelder
Benjamin Bailey
Colin Barclay
Barbara Barez
Melissa Barez
Dorie Barnes
Chandler Barter
Adrienne Beacham
Nicholas Bear
Maylline Beaucher
Brian Beavis
Haley Beem
Pamela Belisle
Lindsay Benner
Crystal Benner
Jennifer Bennett
Eliza Berberian
Jonathan Berg
Jared Bernier
Alexander Bessey
Alyssa Betts
Misty Beylerian
Diane Bibber-Oden
Angela Bickford
Kara Birks
John Birmingham
Jessica Bishop
Catharine Bissonnette
Sadie Biter
Thomas Bivens
Henri Bizindavyi
Brianna Blaschke
Amy Bley
Stacey Bond
Joshua Bonney
Crystal Boone
Jeremy Bouford
Shaun Bourque
Donald Bowden
Annette Bowman
Tiffany Bowman
Emily Boyd
Jennifer Boynton
Brian Bradeen
Keith Bragg
Carmen Bragg
Nicholas Bragg
Andrew Breault
Mark Bridges-Music
Jessica Briethaupt
Heather Brinson
Lisa Broadbent
Heather Bronish
Laura Brooks
Benjamin Brown
Elizabeth Brown
Patricia Brown
Haley Brown
Tamika Brown
Samantha Brown
Alex Brown
Deborah Brown
Maylynn Bubar
Charla Burnett
Nellie Burns
Melinda Butterfield
Cara Buttitta
Katherine Buzzell
Brandi Campbell
Virginia Campbell
Julie Carleton
Joshua Caron
Laura Carrier
Brittany Carter
Kimberly Carter
Colleen Carter
Cheryl Carter
Anthony Cartlidge
Evelyn Casanova
Owen Casas
Sherry Casas
Stephen Casey
Patrick Caskin
Jenna Caswell
Cynthia Caverly
Alexandra Cayer
Erin Chabe
Patricia Chadwick
Lori Chalila
James Chamberlain
Jennifer Chapman
Will Chapman
Chris Chaput
Shannon Charette
Dylan Charlesworth
Briana Chattin
Keith Chesley
Harald Christiansen
Emily Christiansen
James Christie
Carolyn Clark
Gretchen Clark
Carly Cloukey
Alyssa Cloutier
Maggie Coffin
Allen Colby
Suzanne Cole
Donny Cole
Annie Collins
Mathew Collins
Breanna Conners
Leeanna Conners
Jeanette Cook
Cory Cookson
Ann Cookson
Kristen Cormier
Nathalie Cormier
Sarah Cormier
Amy Cossar
Sarah Coughlin
Alissa Coulombe
Arielle Cousens
Miranda Cousins Sternberg
Amanda Couture
Jerry Cox
Jamie Cram
Alivia Cram
Susan Crawford
Susan Crosby
Janice Cross
Michelle Cross
Devin Crowley
Amanda Cummings
Eric Davis
Donna Davis-Rankin
Debora Dawson
Michelle Day
Megan Day
Anna DeMerchant
Lee Demers
David Demmons
Hannah Demmons
Christina Demmons Levesque
Shawn Devinney
Chris Dinwiddie
Miranda Dixon
Alyra Donisvitch
Craig Donovan
April Doughty
Angela Douglas
Katherine Doyen
Kelly Doyle
Christine Doyle
Catherine Draper
Kristin Dubay
Jamia Dufour
Jessica Dummich
Kimberly Dunham
Karen Dunn
Nicholas Dustin
Sabrina Dyke
Molly Eames
Nathan Eisworth
Keako-Marie Elliott
Kate Ellis
Priscilla Emerson
Kimberli Emerson
Sierra Emery
Brian Englander
Ryan Eslin
Kendall Espinosa
Kelley Evtushek
Jennesa Fabbri
Lien Fajardo
Kaija Fellman
Martin Feracci
Elizabeth Fergusson
Keisha Fetchen Beal
Amanda Field
Amanda Field
Briana Field
Wenda Fisher
Linzi Fitzgerald
Zoe Fitzgerald-Beckett
Deborah Flagg
Celeste Flint
Desiree Footman
Patrick Forgue
Richard Fortuna
Nathan Foster
Naomi Foster
Suzanne Fougere
Amy Fowler
Pamela Frace
Erica Fredrick-Rock
Al French
Rebekah Friel
Frederick Fruehan
Wanda Gagne
Lisa Gallant
Sarah Gardella
Sarah Garthoff
Benjamin Garthoff
Jada Gastia
Katelynn Gayne
Shannon Marie Gebo
Julie Gee
Gari-Lynne Gehrke
Deanna Genovese
Catherine Geren
Beverly Giasson
Evan Gilbert
Charles Gilbertson
Karla Glick
Elizabeth Glover
David Gonnella
Sarita Goodman
Pamela Grant
Maegan Graslie
Amanda Grasse
Sadie Greene
Carrie Grindle
Opal Grivois
Sonia Groesbeck
Sabrina Growe
Stacy Gunning
Jillian Guthrie
Thuan Thi Thanh Ha
Elizabeth Hagerman
Lyn Hall
Robyn Hamilton
Mike Hamm
Karl Hance
Darleen Hanley
Crystal Hanson
Brittany Hanson
Michelle Hardy
Hilary Harkins
Nicole Hart
Peter Hartung
Dana Haskell
Lee Haskell
Marian Hastings
Kimberly Hastings-Leavitt
Joshua Hatfield
Andrew Hathaway
Andrew Hathaway
Santa Havener
Tessa Hayes
Brienne Hayes
Michaela Hayes
Steven Heller
Rachael Hendrick
Danitza Hendrix
Willow Blanche Henry-Elwell
Thomas Herlihy
Emily Herlihy
Kelley Herrick
Kyla Hershey-Wilson
Jaime Higgins
Rebekah Higgins
Earl Hill
Carrie Hill
Kevin Holland
Sarah Holland
Michael Hollander
Joseph Holmes
Amy Holt
Rick Holte
Malcolm Holteen
Candis Howard
Kerrianne Howland
Joshua Hunsinger
Kathleen Huntington
Savina Hutchinson
Michalea Hutchinson
Ashley Hutter
Michael J. Iarrobino
Maria Irrera
Erik Jackson
Dustin Jackson
Crista Grace Jakacky
Tanna Jellison
Stano Jennifer
Courtney Jicks
Jodi Jipson
Jessica Johnson
Nicole Johnson
Jordan Johnson
Lynda Johnson
Hallie Johnston
Howard Jones
Amy Jones
Amy Jones
Emerson Jones
Ethan Jordan
Arwen Joseph
Margaret Junge
Dorothy Kaminski
Hannibal Kane
Melissa Kapocius
Amy Kapocius Wing
Michaela Kavanah-Koehn
Randal Keach
Rachel Kelley
Molly Kelley
Tracey Kelsey
Jessie Kendall
Jason Kengott
Cindy Kennard
Celena Kent
Julie Kern
Renee Keul
Kristen Kilcollins
Erica Kilde
Whitney Kilton
Jeffrey (Scott) King
Jillian King
Dan Kirchoff
Tobias Knausenberger
Matthew Knight
Amy Krawic
Kelsey Lachance
Masha LaChance
Caitlin LaFountain
Sherry Laliberte
Tiffany Lamarre
Jean Lancaster
Brittany Landry
Zachary Lane
Chelsea Lane
Pierre Laot
Peter Leach
Abby Leach
Nathaniel LeClaire
Irene Lee
Irene Lee
Nicholas Leeman
Mary Lehmer
Jenna LeMay
Mallyssa Leng
Paul Leonard
Aquene Lewey
Steven Lewicki
Wenonah Lewis
Ann Lindholm
Lauren Lobikis
James Longfellow
Anthony Lopatosky
Jason Ludden
Wendi Luther
Wendi Luther
Rebecca Lux Soc
Dori Lynn
Emily MacDonald
Charlotte MacDonald
Roger Mackbach
Kaila MacMaster
Sue Macy
Ryan Mahoney
Nicole Mahoney
Lukin Manetti
Jonathon Markham
David Marlett
Kristin Martin
Michael Martin
Kevin Martin
Amy Martin
Evan Martin
Evan Martin
Kelly Martineau
Lauren Masse
Lydia Mather
David Maxcy
Barbara Mayer
Brenna McAfee
Margaret McArthur
Charissa McCarver
Christine McCormick
Sarah McGowan
Megan McGrother
Peter McGuire
Benjamin McKenna
Hannah McLaughlin
Tina McLeod
Alex McMullen
Karen Merrill
Lynn Merrill-Duplessis
Sierra Meservey
Nathan Michaud
Elspeth Mitchell
Joan Mitchell
Nicole Mohoff
Natasha Moiseenko
Mariah Moore
Sierra Moore
Doreen Morgan
Diane Morin
Ethan Morin
Philip Morrison
Maureen Morse
Deborah Morton
Chelsea Muir
Kari Mullen-McLaughlin
Laurie Murphy
Alaina Murray
Angie Musto
Ashlie Myer
Jocelyn Nadeau
Ashley Nadeau-Belanger
Danielle Namer
Aimee Nason
Donna Nason
Raymond Nason
Donna Nason
Alicia Nejako
Megan Nelson
Sarah Nichols
Stacy Nightingale
Jade Noonan
Melora Norman
Elizabeth Norris
Daniel Norton
Samantha Nowlin
Ramon Nunez
Brad O’Brien
Angela Oechslie
Melissa Oprendek
Molly Orcutt
Daniel Osier
Daniel Ouellette
Alantha Owen
Katy Owen
Lian Oyerbides
Meghan Packard
Molly Palmer
Savannah Palmer
Remi Paluszak
Todd Parker
Tasha Patneaude
Keariel Peasley
Jodie Peatfield-Patterson
Kathleen Pelkey
Mark Pelkey
Mark Pelkey
Ethan Percy
Stephen Perkins
Vivian Perreault
Clinton Pettengill
Chase Philbrook
Eric Philbrook
Alicia Phillips
Jasmin Pike
Sienna Plourde
Jamie Plummer
Jasmine Poland
Jill Polley
Jesse Poole
Michaela Poor
Marissa Potter
Brooke Poulin
Rebekah Powell
Daniel Pozner
Anthony Pranses
Andrew Pratt
Yvette Presley
Hannah Priest
Janna Prout
Daniel Prygrocki
Tessa Pyles
Andrew Radford
Jonathan Raines
Savannah Raiten
Caitlin Ramsay
Julia Ranks
Rochelle Reardon
Rochelle Reardon
Kimberly Reed
Andrew Reinhardt
Tonia Reiter
Aaron Reynolds
Michelle Rhodes
Michelle Leah Rhodes
Jennifer Rice
Alissa Rich
Karen Richard
Denielle Richard
Kim Richards
Tristen Ripley
Tonia Roberson
Tonya Robert
Joshua Roberts
Jacob Roddy
Michelle Roderick
Jessica Rodrigue
Jacqueline Rodriguez
Judith Rodriguez-Salas
Brandon Rogers
Brittany Rogers
Ellen-Marie Rogers
Ian Rogers
Alyssa Rollins
Elizabeth Rollins
Arik Ross
Louis Roy
Candace Roy
Rachel Ruel
Anastasia Salls
Katherine Salonen
Heather Saucier
Valerie Jean Saunders
Morgan Saunders
Elizabeth Savage
Karl Schadlich
Nathan Searles
Olivia Seibel
Elas Seip
Ryan Seymour
Bashir Shaleh
Rillyria Sherifi
Brittany Shorey
Jessica Shoudy
Michael Shunney
Jessica Sidelinger
Susan Siegler
Liam Sigaud
Olaf Sigaud
Reginna Simmons
Shannon Simons
David Sincyr
Adam Singleton
Brandon Sirois
Bryant Sirois
Sierra Sirois
Abbey Slinker
Rachael Sloat
Rachel Small
Joshua Smith
Megan Smith
Tracy Smith
Julie Smith
Bailey Smith
Gabriel Smith
Brittany Smith
Emily Smithson
Kimberly Snider
Ashley Snowdale
Ryan Soucie
Jaime Spadea
Martin Spahn
John Spier
William Sprague
Jennifer Stanley
Shawn Staples
Rebecca Steele
Meghan Stetson-Bartlett
Elisabeth Stevens
Joy Stevens
Kate Stevens
Nicole Stinson
Makaye Stone
Benjamin Stoodley
Ellen Stoops
Kyle Straiton
Melissa Strout
Lindsay Strout
Bridget Stuart
Ricky R. Sturgis
Billie-Lee Sullivan
Patricia Swain
Matthew Sylvester
Jeremy Tanis
Katherine Tardif
Stephanie Tasker
Sabrina Tatseos
Lauren Taylor
Nicole Taylor
Amy Taylor
Amy Taylor
Michael Temple
Denise Terrell
Kendralee Tessier
Rhiannon Thai
Sarah Therrien
Hannah Thompson
Robert Thompson
Noah Thompson
Nallie Thor
Richard Thorp
Jessica Tingler
Lisa Tissari
Heather Tozier
Eli Trask
Margaret Troost
Arthur (Rion) Turner
Karen Twidwell
Molly Tyler
Karyssa Upham
Karyssa Upham
Vannessa Valley
Robert Van Epps
Karen Vanzura
Christopher Veilleux
Danielle Ventucci
Beth Voter
Libby Wade
Kristine Wagstaff
Donald Waite
Ken Walden
Jesse Walker
Joseph Walker
Tristan Walker
Adam Wallace
Bonita Waltman
Melissa Ward
Sierra Ware
Reginald Watkins
Jennifer Webb
Alexander Webster
Samantha Wenzel
Hannah Wheelock
Kevin (Michael) White
Michelle White
Tasha White
Doris Wible
Ashely Wiggins
Robert Wilcox
Rosemary Wildes
Samantha Wilkins
Jared Wilkinson
Katherine Willett
Amanda Willette
Catherine Williams
Jeffrey Williams
Michael Willis
Robin Wilson
Heidi Winslow
Rebecca Winter
Joschka Winterling
Eugene Wood
Emily Woodworth
Denise Worcester
Nicholle Worcester
Kathryn Wroten
Amani Ghazi Yaqoob
Laurel York
Kelly Young
Marianne Young
Nina Zeldin
Christian Zwaga

 

Revised 10/25/18