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Maine Community College System Director of College Access Named Mitchell Institute Higher Education Professional of the Year

Mercedes Pour, the Mitchell Institute’s 2023 Higher Education Professional of the Year PORTLAND, Maine — The Mitchell Institute, a Maine-based college scholarship foundation created by Senator George J. Mitchell to improve college access and outcomes for students from every community in Maine, recently named Mercedes Pour as the organization’s 2023 Higher Education Professional of the… Read more »

Video: Mitchell Scholars Give Thanks to L.L.Bean for Sponsoring MILE I Weekend

Mitchell Scholars who attended MILE I Weekend in early October 2023 are grateful to L.L.Bean for sponsoring their adventures at the New England Outdoor Center and for helping each of them #BeanOutsider atop Katahdin, on the Penobscot River, and on the shore of Millinocket Lake. The Mitchell Institute encourages every Scholar to embrace gratitude in… Read more »

Bowdoin Scholars Continue the Ritual of Building Community over Cones and Cups

In what’s become an annual ritual for Mitchell Scholars at Bowdoin, members of the 2023 cohort gathered this fall to strengthen their fellowship over cones and cups at Gelato Fiasco in downtown Brunswick. Organized this year by Lilly Curtis, the 2022 Mitchell Scholar from Boothbay Region High School and sophomore Biology major, and Edie Salzig,… Read more »

Findlen Joins the Truc Huynh Alumni Giving Society

1995 Mitchell Scholar Sean Findlen (Photo by Josh Kuckens/Bates College) As announced at the 2022 Gala, the Mitchell Institute has formed a new giving society to recognize Mitchell Scholar alumni who have followed the example of the late Truc Huynh, a remarkably gifted and altruistic Scholar alumnus who passed away at the age of 40… Read more »