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Listen to the Scholars Speak Podcast with Paige Shortsleeves

Mitchell Institute · 220829 Scholar Speaks with Paige Shortsleeves In this inaugural episode of the Mitchell Institute’s “Scholar Speaks” podcast, our host, Michele Martin, the 1999 Mitchell Scholar from Scarborough High School, sits down with Paige Shortsleeves, the 2013 Scholar from Sacopee Valley High School, Colby College graduate, and Executive Director & Lead Organizer at People… Read more »

The Mitchell Institute Says So Long, But Not Goodbye, to Girardin

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 14 seconds. “You were a lifesaver.” So said a member of the Mitchell Institute staff to Kayla Girardin (above), the 2013 Mitchell Scholar from Presque Isle High School and current Project Assistant at the Institute. Girardin came to the Mitchell Institute just when she was most needed, filling a staff vacancy… Read more »

Mitchell Scholar ‘Represents the Evidence’ at Mass. State Police Crime Lab’s DNA Unit

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 9 seconds. When asked about her mindset as a forensic scientist in the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory’s DNA Unit, Megan Little said above all it’s important to remain “impartial and unbiased.” “I don’t represent the prosecution or the defense. I represent the evidence,” said the 2013 Mitchell Scholar from Calais… Read more »

The Mitchell Institute Joins the Maine Higher Education Community in Celebrating the State’s Longest-Serving Director of Student Financial Aid

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 15 seconds. The state’s higher education community bade farewell to a living legend at the University of Maine at Farmington on Friday, August 19. Ron Milliken (pictured above in fall 2018), the longest-serving director of financial aid at a Maine college or university in recent memory, was celebrated for his… Read more »