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The 2022–2023 Mitchell Institute Annual Report

Thanks to support from our many loyal donors, the past year was one of tremendous progress and momentum at the Mitchell Institute. Perhaps chief among our accomplishments in service to Mitchell Scholars was the return to in-person programming for our signature events, including the Welcome Celebration, MILE I Weekend, and several on-campus receptions, where Scholars… Read more »

Scholars Speak Podcast: Amanda Hall

In the latest episode of the Scholars Speak podcast, host Michele Martin, the 1999 Mitchell Scholar from Scarborough High School, catches up with Amanda Hall, the 2010 Mitchell Scholar from Mt. Blue High School. Listen up as Hall, who earned a bachelor’s at Yale University, a master’s at Queen’s University Belfast, and a doctorate at… Read more »

An Appreciation at Graduation: Jean-Daniel Liwanga

If college graduations are a time of celebration, May is one joyful month. And not just for those graduating. Jean-Daniel Liwanga, the 2020 Mitchell Scholar from Baxter Academy for Technology and Science and a rising senior Computer Science major at the University of Southern Maine, has one more year to go before his graduation. But… Read more »

Senior Scholar Reflection: JD Ndayishimiye

Six years after graduating from Westbrook High School, 2017 Mitchell Scholar JD Ndayishimiye has received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences — and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacogenomics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, which he will start in August 2023. Along the way,… Read more »

Senior Scholar Reflection: Emily Birdsall

As she finishes her degree in Medical Biology/Pre-med and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, University of New England senior Emily Birdsall is grateful to the Mitchell Institute for several things, including events like MILE II that give Scholars a “safe space” to explore career options and the opportunity to apply for a supplemental fellowship of… Read more »