FORT KENT — Twenty-four current University of Maine at Fort Kent nursing students were inducted into the UMFK Nursing Honor Society, and 40 December 2021 nurse graduates were recognized at a special ceremony held Aug. 17 in the Fox Auditorium.

Those welcomed into the nursing honor society included: Shaza Al Dabbas of Wexford, Pennsylvania; Valerie G. Boisvert of Berwick; Mary E. Boyle of Raymond; Guerline Cherisme of  West Palm Beach, Florida, originally from Haiti; Constance U. Christopher of Jacksonville, Florida; Kristie L. Gagnon of Fort Kent; Michael J. Gallion of Shingle Springs, California; Nuri Heo of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Kelley L. McIntyre of Caribou; Valerine E. Nkongho of Fort Kent; Chressentina V. Paul of Hyde Park, Massachusetts; Laura D. Phipps of Bangor; Aline R. Potvin of Brunswick; Doris Tambe Nkongho of Riverdale, Georgia; Kyra B. Thibeault of Fort Kent; Edna Wangui of Worcester, Massachusetts; and Chasseu C. Zinga of Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Welcomed into the nursing honor society, in absentia, included: Jodi-Ann P. Coleman of Biddeford; Daniele L. Fraser of Lisbon Falls; Mary E. Hammond of Hodgdon; Joni E. Hart of Eastbrook; Amy P. Levesque of Waterville; and Tara K. Matthews of Trescott Township.

All students have excelled in the four-year Bachelor of Science in nursing program at UMFK and are active in campus activities.

The UMFK Nursing Honor Society was formed in 1998 to recognize and foster academic excellence and scholarship among students, alumni, and community leaders in nursing.

December 2021 graduates included Al Dabbas; Rebecca Allard of Southington, Connecticut; Kathleen Altidort of Spring Valley, New York; Boyle; Rouslene Brumer of Fort Kent; Cherisme and Christopher; Peace Denila of Antelope, California; Morgan Dodge of Lee; Kelsey Dominique of Presque Isle; Trisha D. Fenelus of South Orange/Maplewood, New Jersey; Gagnon and Gallion; Alyssa C. Guimond of Fort Fairfield, Linda C. Hadley of Washburn; Heo; Anna R. Hodgkins of Hallowell; Catherine A. Jamieson of Pembroke; Georgia Landry of Patten; Libby L. LaPointe of Eagle Lake; Sarah Lebowitz of Wilmington, Ohio; Brian J. Lee of Yorba Linda, California; Emily A. Leich of North Conway, New Hampshire; Nkongho; Jason D. Olson of Starbuck, Minnesota; Nnenna O. Onu of Houston, Texas; Shawna L. Page of Caribou; Paul, Phipps and Potvin; Candace V. Rhoda of Auburndale, Florida; Brooke I. Robinson of Edmunds Township, Sydney L. Smith of Woodland; Christine D. Suarez of Patten; Kristi Sullivan of Four Falls, New Brunswick, Canada; Sarah G. Sutherland of Caribou; Tambe Nkongho; Kristin M. Thompson of Orrington; and Wangui and Zinga.

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