Local Graduates of the University of Maine at Augusta celebrated at URock Event

Photo by: University College at Rockland About 120 guests celebrated 47 graduates on May 5 at University College at Rockland

On Saturday, May 5th, faculty and staff at University College at Rockland celebrated the 47 local graduates who completed a degree from UMA.

During the event URock's Director, Deborah Meehan, made note of the range of academic programs completed by the graduates as an example of the extensive academic opportunities accessible through the Rockland Center. The 47 local graduates are as follows:




BA Art

William Brown

Heather Marlow

Luke Myers

BA Biology

Adam Kennedy

Bachelor of Applied Science

Doreen Berry

Mari Grover-Blum

Myles Ouellette

Dennis Simmons

Carla Taggart

Bachelor of Architecture

Nathaniel Boggs

Erik Dylan Jackson

BS Business Administration—Management

MaDonna Reed

BS Computer Information Systems

Carolyn Sauck

BS Cyber Security
Jonatan Rice

BS Justice Studies

Andrew Ames

Hannah Thompson

AA Liberal Studies

John Grindell

Kari Suderley

Juanita Thomas

BA Liberal Studies

Caroline Albertson

Katie Cole

Terrence Costa

Bruce Dennison

Tabbitha Johnston

Eric Jones

Molly Kelley

Andrea Landry

Zachary Melvin

Kristina Moro

Ashley Smith

Travis Swanson

Ryan Verrill

AS Mental Health & Human Services

Stephen Mark Tracey

Tiffany Dennison

Jennifer Dostie-Stewart

(with second major-Justice Studies)

Elaine Grade

Barry Saucier

Kimberly Scott

AS Medical Lab Technology

Brenna McAfee

Thomas O’Connor

Bachelor of Music—Jazz & Contemporary

Joseph Murphy

BS Nursing

Douglas Hayward

Monica Loring

Kristin Nelson

Kimberly Reed

Erica Sawyer

AS Veterinary Technology

Celena Kent


The May 5th event also included award presentations:

Peer Leader Award to Julie Smith

Persistence Awards to graduates Tiffany Dennison and Kimberly Scott

The Joshua Bowen Performing Arts Award to Naomi Harkins

Tutor of the Year Award to Amanda Brown

Early Childhood Education Award to Ashley Smith

Gilda E. Nardone Scholarships to Charlie Lorentsen and Jesse Poole


Remarks were offered to the graduates by Rockland's Mayor, Valli Geiger and graduate, Myles Ouellette. Local graduates also march at the formal University of Maine at Augusta commencement event at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday, May 12.











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