EMCC 2012 All Maine Academic Team Students

Apr 2, 2012

(Pictured L-R Jessica Freeman, Carol Lewandowski, Morgan Talty)
Photo Credit: Hope Holyoke/Carol Lewandowski

Eastern Maine Community College is proud to announce our All Maine Academic Team Students:

The All-Maine Academic Team is part of the national Phi Theta Kappa program, an international honor
society for two-year colleges. Students are nominated and selected for the team by their college based
on outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service. The All-Maine Academic Team program is
co-sponsored by Bangor Daily News, Creative Awards of Scarborough, Phi Theta Kappa, and the MCCS.

Jessica Freeman, Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor
Residence: Bangor Age: 20 GPA: 3.89

Major: Education Achievements: Phi Theta Kappa officer; peer tutor; President’s List; Education
Student Advisory Board member; Dean’s List; Education department volunteer; church volunteer; food
drive volunteer; C4 Project volunteer; Honors in Action Project volunteer; ShinDig volunteer; Relay for
Life volunteer; concession stand volunteer.

A homeschooled student, Jessica Freeman earned her GED before enrolling at EMCC. Unsure if she was ready for college she first enrolled in liberal studies before choosing education as her career path. Her confidence grew, along with her long list of campus activities. She plans to continue her education after she graduates this spring with the goal of earning her master’s degree and becoming a middle school teacher.

Morgan Talty, Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor
Residence: Orono Age: 21 GPA: 3.9

Major: Liberal Studies Achievements: Maine’s New Century Scholar; Phi Theta Kappa; peer tutor;
resident assistant; Vassar College Exploring Transfer Scholarship recipient; George J. Mitchell Peace
Scholar; Advanced Spanish Certificate recipient from Academia Columbus, Santo Domingo de Heredia,
Costa Rica; EMCC Student of the Year nominee; Maine State Youth of the Year award recipient; Student
Senate; Writers’ Club founder; The Eagle Eye editor; basketball team member.

Growing up on the tiny Penobscot Nation Reservation, Morgan Talty was unsure if he had the grades or the confidence to go to college. At EMCC he began to believe in himself and in his future. He was a member of the basketball team, founded the college’s Writer’s Club and participated in two exchange programs. Morgan has been named Maine’s New Century Scholar for having the highest All-USA Community College Academic Team application score in the state. He plans to continue his education at the University of Maine, to study Native American studies and English, and eventually earn a PhD. His goal: to become a college professor and/or a writer.

Talty will also be honored as Maine’s New Century Scholar in recognition of having achieved
the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in the state. He will represent Maine at the
American Association of Community Colleges’ annual convention in April, where he will receive a
$2,000 scholarship.

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