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Tukey Scholarship

ORONO — Mindy B. Adams of Orono has received the Brig. Gen. Philip E. Tukey Charitable & Educational Trust Scholarship.

The trust was founded by family of the late Brig. Gen. Philip E. Tukey to provide assistance toward tuition and

costs to Maine Air National Guard members and their dependents who have a need and desire to advance their education at an institution of higher learning. Tukey was a fighter pilot in Europe during World War II and later served as commander of the 101st Fighter Group, which became the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor.

The scholarship is a gift designed to promote postsecondary education among members of the Maine Air National Guard and their dependents. An annual scholarship is granted to a member of the Maine Air National Guard or dependent who meets the requirements of the trust and is chosen by the selection committee.

Recipients may use the scholarship to pay for any costs incurred in the pursuit of their education program. Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited institute of higher learning and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, character and community service.

Adams will continue her education at Husson University and has been accepted into the bachelor’s degree program for nursing.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

BANGOR — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine has opened a new office at the Bangor Y at 17 Second St. The agency is partnering with the Bangor Y and the University of Maine to provide one-to-one youth mentoring services in Penobscot County.

The agency offers mentoring services to more than 300 youths in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties and will add 180 youths in Penobscot County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides mentoring services to children ages 5-14 facing adversity. Many come from single-parent or divorced families with low incomes and struggle socially and academically. Some have behavioral challenges, perform poorly in school, have low self-esteem, distrust others or disregard authority. Matching these children with an older youth or adult provides support, guidance, encouragement and a positive role model as they learn to become confident and caring members of their family, school and community. Big Brothers Big Sisters nurtures these matches with training, activities and professional support.

In September, the agency will launch school-based mentoring at Downeast and Fairmount schools, Bangor; Lewis S. Libby School, Milford; Veazie Community School; Leonard Middle School and Old Town Elementary School, Old Town; Leroy H. Smith School and Samuel L. Wagner Middle School in Winterport.

Children will be matched with high school students from Bangor High School and Hampden Academy and college students from the University of Maine.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine and its services in Penobscot County, call 593-0380 or email matt@bbbsmcm.org.

Bangor Christian Schools

BANGOR — Bangor Christian Schools is enrolling students for the new school year, with space available in most grade levels. Bangor Christian is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and offers a Bible-centered, college preparatory curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

Students have an opportunity to participate in a variety of interscholastic athletic and co-curricular activities. For information, interested families should contact the school at 947-7356. The first day of school for all students will be Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Bangor Christian Schools will hold Parent Orientation Night for all parents and students at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. The evening will open with an assembly in the church auditorium. Students and parents may visit classrooms and meet with teachers afterward.

The senior class will hold a barbecue dinner and fellowship time before the assembly at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 in the BCS Gymnasium. Order forms are available in the school office, or parents may contact Mrs. Conley at 947-7356 if their family would like to attend.

Hilltop School

BANGOR — Bangor Hilltop School, a private nonprofit preschool and kindergarten at 218 Ohio St., has openings for the new school year. The school operates year-round and is open 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays.

In addition to a full day academic program, the state-approved kindergarten program offers art, library, computers, gym and music. Weekly tuition includes before- and after-school care, morning and afternoon snacks and a hot lunch. Class sizes are kept small allowing for individualized instruction and one-to-one teaching.

There also are limited openings in the preschool program, which offers a developmentally appropriate program with experienced teachers, field trips, snack and lunch. Families may choose a schedule that fits their needs.

To schedule a tour or to obtain more information, call 945-3705 or visit http:// www.bangorhilltopschool.com.

Hebrew School

BANGOR — Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue is accepting registration for classes at Hebrew School in Bangor and at its new Ellsworth location.

Bangor students in grades two through seven will meet 4-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, minyan included. Kindergarten and first grade students will meet 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. There will be Shabbat Alive! for all students in grades two through seven at that time.

Ellsworth students, all grades, will meet 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays and will attend mandatory Shabbat Alive! classes 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays in Bangor.

For more information, call 945-3433 or email cbisrael@prexar.com.

Skidmore College

HAMPDEN — Katie Peverada of Hampden has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010–2011 academic year at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

University of Chicago

HAMPDEN — Molly Peverada of Hampden earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in biological sciences during commencement at the University of Chicago.

Case Western Reserve University — Cleveland, Ohio

HAMPDEN — Chris Peverada of Hampden earned a master’s degree in cognitive linguistics during commencement ceremonies in May at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is pursuing a doctorate at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Arcadia University

OLD TOWN — Alanna Deirdre Mills of Old Town was among 397 students who graduated in May from from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. Mills earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude with departmental honors, in art history.

Mills also was one of more than 248 graduates fulfilling Arcadia’s promise of global perspectives through a study abroad experience in Italy and Spain.

While studying at Arcadia, Mills was awarded the Friends of Arcadia University Art Gallery Award given a gifted art major who will enter graduate school to continue art studies. The award was presented during the school’s annual Spring Honors Convocation which recognizes students’ academic excellence.

Arcadia University is a private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education.

Eastern Maine Community College

BANGOR — Eastern Maine Community College has announced a new scholarship program targeted to meet the needs of kindergarten-grade eight educators who need to earn recertification credits.

The scholarship provides full tuition and fees for one course for the fall semester which begins on Aug. 29. Twenty-five scholarships will be awarded first come, first served. Applications may be requested by email to Liz Russell, associate dean of enrollment management, director of admissions, at erussell@emcc.edu, or by phone at 974-4684. Scholarship resources can be found online at http://www.emcc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/

Business competition

BANGOR — Students taking Husson University professor Dr. Tom Hutchinson’s summer business class have placed first among 50 competitors in all four categories of the international business simulation program Glo-Bus.

Student Wayne Hurlbert, a senior studying business administration, placed first in all four categories for the competition. The class is the Capstone class for his program.

“The Glo-Bus business simulation program is a good measure of the business skills our students have developed during their undergraduate coursework at Husson,” said Hutchinson. “It is a testimony to the fine work of our faculty that students such as Wayne Hurlbert can compete successfully against students from all other universities worldwide for first place.”

The class worked as a team to run all aspects of an international digital camera company. They were required to outperform their competition in their ability to increase sales, maintain a healthy stock performance, manage costs and react nimbly to the global market.

Dr. Ronald Nykiel, dean of the College of Business, said, “We are very pleased to see our students rank at the top in measurable competitive global academics. We are extremely proud of our students, faculty and the quality of our business program.”

The students placed ahead of California Polytechnic, the University of Maryland, Ryerson University and more than 50 other schools, being ranked No. 1 in all four competitive performance measurements.

Kaplan University

CHICAGO — Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, celebrated the graduation of its summer 2011 class during ceremonies on Aug. 6 at Arie Crown Theater in Chicago. The keynote speaker was former Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman.

Area students graduating were:

Brewer: Jessica Gonya, associate degree, business administration.

Carmel: Earlyn Bowers, bachelor’s degree, psychology.

Glenburn: Sarah Holsomback, associate degree, interdisciplinary studies.

Newburgh: Melissa Barrs, associate degree, business administration.

Orono: Joyce Warren, bachelor’s degree, psychology.

Kaplan University’s summer 2011 class comprised more than 7,200 graduates who earned associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, all online.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

HUDSON — Brett White of Hudson was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He is majoring in biomedical engineering.

Aquaculture research

ORONO — The University of Maine’s Aquaculture Research Institute will hold an open house 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Wells Conference Center and Aquaculture Research Center and Hitchner Aquaria. The event will showcase research projects and facilities.

Shawn Robinson, a research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, will give the keynote address at 10:30 a.m. Other topics include aquatic disease ecology, disease resistance in shellfish, lobster health research and research into sea lice.

The institute was established in 2009 by the Maine Enterprise Investment Fund and UMaine as an inter- and multidisciplinary research unit focused on research, graduate education and environmental outreach in the development of sustainable aquaculture in Maine and the United States.

The institute includes UMaine-based Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin and the shellfish hatchery at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. It is affiliated with the School of Marine Sciences, the department of animal and veterinary sciences, the department of medical and biomedical sciences and UMaine Cooperative Extension.

To register, contact Anne Langston at 581-4397 or email anne.langston@umit.maine.edu.

Better power systems

ORONO — The University of Maine has been selected one of three projects nationwide to improve the operations of advanced, zero-emission power systems and operations at fossil energy power plants. The University of Maine will receive $1,198,738 to work with Orono-based Environetix, a company focused on developing wireless sensor technologies, to develop sensory materials that can withstand high-temperature conditions.

“The University of Maine has become a leader in developing new technologies that help meet our nation’s energy needs,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud in praising the announcement by the Department of Energy. “This project represents the type of public-private partnership that we need more of in our country. It will help create jobs and improve the efficiency and use of domestic sources of energy.”

The project will be overseen by the university’s Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, which has been conducting research on the subject for the last decade. According to DOE, the project will help its Advanced Research Program lead the effort to develop sensing and control technologies for seamless, integrated, intelligent power systems that use domestic resources.

Washington University

BANGOR — Rebecca Jodie Ye of Bangor was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Washington University in St. Louis

Ye is a graduate of Bangor High School is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Washington University offers more than 90 programs and nearly 1,500 courses leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Twenty-three Nobel laureates have been associated with Washington University, with nine doing the major portion of their pioneering research there.