Rockport, Rockland, Owls Head

Four UMA Rockland students receive Special Achievement Awards

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 8:45am

ROCKLAND — Special achievement awards have been given to four UMA Rockland students by the Awards Committee at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Keisha Beal, of Rockland, has been recognized by UMA with the James H. Woodworth Memorial Award which recognizes both academic and extracurricular achievement. Beal has worked to empower those who experience food insecurity and recently completed the “Building Advocates Leadership Program” funded by the JT Gorman Foundation. She is a 2020 graduate of UMA’s Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and Human Services degree.

Kendra Robinson, of Rockland, is the recipient of the Jeffrey Klivans Scholarship which is awarded by UMA to a deserving student in the BS in Business Administration program. This scholarship was established in 2007 with gifts from the Klivans family. Jeffrey Klivans of Camden was a well-respected member of UMA’s faculty and a pioneer in distance education technology and teaching.

Chelsea Summers, of Owls Head, has been recognized with the John Nickerson Scholarship, which is awarded to students in the Public Administration Program who demonstrate scholarship of the highest order with the potential to serve the public unselfishly. Summers is already putting her UMA education to best use in her multi-dimensional position as Assistant Town Administrator, Clerk, Tax Collector and Deputy Registrar of Voters for the Town of South Thomaston.

Sara Wandell, of Rockport, has been awarded the Richard and Mary Elisabeth Randall Scholarship, a gift that was established at UMA in 2008 to honor UMA’s past President Richard Randall and his wife. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is demonstrating academic excellence, maintaining a very high GPA and contributing to high standards at UMA.

Congratulations is extended to these four local scholars on their exceptional achievements.