Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Administrator Terri Rodick keeps in regular contact with our scholarship recipient students. It’s always good, Terri says, when she hears from scholarship recipient students.
Brigitte, pictured here on the Cliffs of Moher, and on the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland – Westernmost point of Ireland.
Brigitte is a third year Civil Engineering student at the University of Maine, Orono. She currently studying in Ireland at the University College Cork as one of two students chosen from a large pool of UM System applicants to spend a semester in Cork, Ireland.
Bridgitte will attend classes at the University College Cork in Environmental Hydraulics, Thermodynamics, Harbor and Coastal Engineering, and Architecture and Planning. Working with four other students, Bridgitte is responsible for design and construction of a full-size refugee shelter. Once complete, her group will present their shelter design to a United Nations representative, hoping that the UN adopt their design or modify it to their liking. After returning to the United States, Brigitte will share stories of her experience, and help other students considering traveling abroad.
Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Program Manager for Scholarships and Outreach Terri Rodick spotted this update about Maine Scholarship recipient Mia at Gordon College in MA, doing good work planning her trip to Las Colinas, Dominican Republic. Learn more about Mia’s project.
Learn more about Manager Terri Rodick’s work with the Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarships Program.
Cherryfield, ME — Good news from Downeast Campus Director Wendy Harrington. Milbridge School Cupboard received a $1,000 grant from Good Shepherd Foord Bank for refrigeration and shelving. The Milbridge Elementary School Cupboard is a Maine Seacoast Mission program funded by Sewall.
Laura Thomas oversees the pantry. In December 2016 the Maine Education Association named Laura Thomas an “Inspiring Educator” for her work in Milbridge.
Our special thanks to the Boston Bruins Foundation for presenting the Mission this unique team jersey. Our goal is to help get this Bruins collectible to another team fan, and to use 100-percent of the proceeds to help our EdGE families.
High bidder in this Maine Seacoast Mission eBay auction…
EdGE is designed to help students make informed choices about their futures and develop the resources and skills to be successful—and happy—in life. More than 700 students take part in EdGE activities each year. To remove any barriers to participation, transportation is provided at no cost to the student. Summer camps have a nominal fee, but all other programs are free, and no one is excluded for lack of funds.
“We wanted to go back,” said Director of Island Services Douglas Cornman. “Last year was our first year” at the Forum Trade Show. “We connected with fishermen and fishermen’s families who had relationships with the Sunbeam — whether it was Sunbeam V or Sunbeam IV, and in some cases, even Sunbeam III — and it was fantastic to reconnect with these families, whether they were on islands we don’t visit regularly, or in coastal towns and villages,” said Director Douglas Cornman.
“It was a great opportunity to build awareness and educate people on what the boat’s currently doing. How we’re using telemedicine, telehealth, and island outreach.”
The Sunbeam V crew will have a booth at the Trade Show. “Our display this year will be our current literature on the Seacoast Mission, on what’s happening at the Mission’s Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, and what’s happening on the outer islands,” said Douglas.
“We are going to have the laptop with the videos. Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson has also put together a slide show of past images of Sunbeams, the current Sunbeam. Each day — Friday and Saturday — we’ll have boat crew and boat staff available. So people can ask questions about the Sunbeam itself, or questions about the programs offered from the boat. There’ll be a boat person and a program person at our table each day,” said Douglas Cornman