Currently finishing up his first year of graduate school where he is pursuing a Masters in Higher Education and Student Development, Ben is a very active member of the Black Bear community. He is involved in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Residence Assistant Selection Committee. Additionally, he serves as an Academic Support Coordinator for UMaine’s Department of Residence Life and volunteers as a conversation/cultural partner for ESL students.
“After graduating I plan on staying in the field of higher education for a period of time. I would like to use my degree to help students who are struggling to fit into the college environment. I believe that this will afford me an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students who are just starting out on their education path. This scholarship will give me an opportunity to receive the necessary funding to work towards completing my degree.”
Benjamin was awarded the Charles E. Jones, ’78 Scholarship for the spring semester of 2017.