Addressing Challenges: Maine Policy Scholars
Nutrition education in public schools, assessing unmet need for
opioid addiction treatment in Maine, obstacles facing dairy farmers these are some of
the issues Maine Policy Scholars explored this year in policy memos directed to state leadership.
Established by Peter Cox (1937-2004),
co-founder of Maine Times, the Maine
Policy Scholars program engages University of Maine students in the public
The scholars presented their research, and suggestions for
addressing these issues during a graduation ceremony this month at the University of Maine in Orono. They outlined
their policy recommendations to a panel that included Dovey Balsam, 2013 alumnus, Maine Policy Scholars Program;
Seth Goodall, regional director, Small Business Administration; James Page, chancellor, University of Maine; and Tony
Cox, business owner and son of program founder Peter Cox.
The Class of 2015 includes Victoria Boone, University of
Maine, Machias; Alexandra Courtney, University of Maine,
Orono; Kasandra Foster, University of Maine, Presque Isle; Travis
Powers, University of Maine, Fort Kent; Andrew Radford, University
of Maine, Augusta; and Charles Young, University of Maine, Farmington.
Here, Victoria Boone offers suggestions for improving
entrepreneurial outcomes in Washington County.
Photo James Daigle
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