FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2004
CONTACT: John Diamond 207-973-3224
Rita Sullivan 207- 973-3245
2004 GEORGE J. MITCHELL PEACE SCHOLARS NAMED
BANGOR Two students from the University of Maine System and two students from the Maine Community College System have been selected as the 2004 George J. Mitchell Peace Scholars. The four will be honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m., at the Maple Hill Conference Center in Hallowell.
As the 2004 George J. Mitchell Peace Scholars, the students will study at University College Cork or Cork Institute of Technology for one semester during the 2004-05 academic year. The recipients, who were selected for academic achievement, leadership qualities, and commitment to community service, are:
Kent Corey of Washburn, a 2003 graduate in Business Administration from Northern Maine Community College
Rebecca Libby of Skowhegan, a first-year student in the Liberal Studies program at Kennebec Valley Community College
Thomas Merrill of Livermore Falls, a sophomore at the University of Maine at Farmington majoring in Computer Science and Geography
Sally Merritt of Auburn, a junior majoring in Economics at the University of Southern Maine
The students will be honored at the May 19 ceremony by University of Maine System Chancellor Joseph W. Westphal and Maine Community College System President John Fitzsimmons.
The George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship was created in 1998 as a tribute to Senator Mitchell for his work in helping to facilitate a peace accord for Ireland and Northern Ireland, and his lifelong devotion and commitment to public service. The Scholarship provides for the exchange of students between public community colleges and universities of Maine and Ireland.
As a recipient of the scholarship, each student will receive free tuition, room, and board, and pay no academic fees at the institution in Ireland. They will also receive a $1,000 travel stipend and a framed certificate naming them George J. Mitchell Peace Scholars.
For more information on the MCCS students, please contact Karen Hamilton at 767-0116, ext. 4.
For more information on the UMS students, please contact Robert Lively at 778-7431.