Scholarship Recipient Studying International Business and Logistics

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Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Terri has an open invitation for student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Scholarship recipient Emine Mutlu sent Terri photos of her time this past year traveling New England as an Irving Oil Brand Ambassador. “I was gone 5-6 days a week for 15 weeks traveling New England,” Ms. Mutlu said in an email.

Emine is an International Business and Logistics Undergraduate Student at Maine Maritime Academy. Asked about any big challenges or struggles for the school year, Emine said, “I find it hard to stay active and eat healthy because of my crazy work and school schedule. Also, I have to find an internship for this coming summer or else I don’t graduate next year. That is pretty daunting,” she said.

We’ve selected some of Emine’s photos to share with you.

Scholarship Recipient Anna Boyle: Double Major in Psychology at University of Rochester

Anna Boyle

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Recently, Terri invited student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Here’s Anna Boyle’s story.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 7:18 PM

Hi, Terri!

Last summer I began working as a clinical research intern at Eastern Maine Medical Center. While the position was unpaid last year, I am happy to say that I have been invited back to work a full-time, paid position this summer.

In the meantime, I’ve decided to pick up a double major in psychology at University of Rochester. I took 22 credits last semester and worked as a research assistant in the psychology department. This semester is my second working as a teaching assistant for the spring course, Principles of Biology II. I’m also Business Manager and Fundraising Chair of Women’s Club Basketball.

The Maine Seacoast Mission is the most supportive scholarship organization I am involved with, offering the most generous outside scholarship I received. Without this help, I would be struggling much more to pay for my undergraduate education.

Many thanks to the Mission!

Baramee Janla: Scholarship Recipient Earns High Honors on Dean’s List at Thomas College

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Recently, Terri invited student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Here’s Baramee Janla’s story.

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Monday, March 20, 2017 11:04 PM

Dear Terri Rodick,

I hope you are doing well. In the past two years of attending Thomas College, I have had my ups and downs in both academics and athletics. Despite the hardship I have experienced while attending college, I have gained a couple of awards and achievements. In terms of academics, I have achieved Dean’s List – High Honors. One nomination in the fall of 2016 and another in the spring of 2016.

Aside from the Dean’s List, in 2017 I was officially named to the 2016 Fall All-Academic Team of the North Atlantic Conference.

Last year I did not achieve any individual awards, but as a team, we won the soccer championship in the North Atlantic Conference. However, we were runners up from New England College this year.

Thank you so much for helping me make all of these experiences possible, and I wish you are well.

Best regards,
Baramee Janla

Scholarship Recipient Catherine McDonald: ‘Take A Leap and Go!’

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Recently, Terri invited student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Here’s Catherine McDonald’s story.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:59 PM

Hi Terri!

I recently returned from a fantastic semester abroad in England where I studied history alongside UK students at the University of Birmingham. While I was abroad I was able to submerge myself in the fascinating British culture by living with current undergrad students at UoB. My time there was wonderful. In addition to exploring metropolitan Birmingham I was able to visit places such as London and Liverpool in England, as well as going to Wales and Scotland.

To conclude my time abroad I went on a month trip through Europe that took me through Amsterdam, Italy, and France. This trip inspired me to continue travelling and growing as a person, and I would urge anyone who has any interest at all to take a leap and go!

Best,
Catherine

Sarra Bridges: Update on Our First Angus Macdonald Scholarship Recipient

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Recently, Terri invited student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Here’s a March 16, 2017from Sarra Bridges, our first Angus Macdonald Scholar.

“One exciting thing for me at Colby [College] this year has been my campus job with Student Health on Campus (SHOC). I have taken a leadership role organizing one of largest events that occurs each semester: Stressbusters. The event takes place during the last week of the semester before finals — and many students participate.

“Our aim is to help students relieve some of the stress that inevitably comes along with finals. We have piñatas, wood chopping, dogs people can pet and play with; people can make their own stress balls to keep, and many more things! We are constantly improving this event by adding different things [or] revamping things we’ve done already.

“I have also been on a sup[port]-group in SHOC focused on programming around drugs and alcohol. We just piloted a program we’ve been working on all year which will potentially be called I Care. It is focused on community and the drinking culture.

“It is mainly about how we, as students, can work on looking out for each other, making sure everyone has fun — but stays safe — at Colby. We emphasize the point that we all impact each other’s experiences here, and we want to make sure that impact is positive.

“Next year, I am taking on an event bigger leadership role as co-president of SHOC. I was approached by the current co-presidents about it and I am very excited for this opportunity to make an even bigger impact.

“Sincerely,
“Sarra Bridges/ Colby College ’19”

Scholarship Recipient Ashley McEachern Helping the Red Sox Foundation

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Recently, Terri invited student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Here’s a recent note from Ashley McEachern.

I am a Customer Service Agent, answering customer questions, giving them directions. I also sell the 50/50 raffle tickets that benefit the Red Sox Foundation. Half of the money raised from these raffles go to underprivileged high school seniors in Lee County (the county I’m in Florida) for scholarships at college.

This year 13 students received scholarships at $5,000 each. Hope you are doing well!

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Scholarship Recipient Studying Civil Engineering in University College Cork, Ireland

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.

Learn more about the Mission’s Scholarships Program.

Mission Scholarship Recipient Helping Dominican Republic Children

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.