2013 Undergraduate Student Award Winners

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s undergraduate student awards.

Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize—2013

This year’s Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize is awarded to two students: Elizabeth Gouin and India Irene Stewart.

Elizabeth Gouin
Elizabeth Gouin
Elizabeth Gouin, originally from the Passamaquoddy Reservation at Indian Township, Maine, is a nontraditional student, double majoring in social work and psychology. Elizabeth is particularly interested in social work within Native American communities and is completing her senior internship at the Penobscot Nation Indian Health Service. After she graduates, Elizabeth is planning to pursue a master’s of social work degree.

India Stewart
India Irene Stewart
India Stewart graduated from Bucksport High School and is majoring in biology at the University of Maine. A member of the Honor’s College, India was awarded highest honors for her thesis. The faculty on her committee were extremely impressed with both its content and her poise in defending it. India was accepted in the Early Assurance Program at the Tufts University School of Medicine, where she will begin her medical studies in the fall of 2013.

Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Prize—2013

Lindsay LaJoie
Lindsay LaJoie
Lindsay LaJoie, from Van Buren, Maine, is this year’s winner of the Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Prize. Lindsay is a food science and human nutrition major with a concentration in human nutrition and dietetics. On top of maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, Lindsay has worked as a student research assistant, a resident assistant, and a food service worker on campus. All who have worked with Lindsay recognize that she is an exceptional young woman: a top student and a natural leader who is organized, personable, and responsible. This coming fall Lindsay will start work as a dietetic intern at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The college is extremely pleased to award the Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Prize to Lindsay LaJoie.