Nontraditional Student Graduation and Awards
Nontraditional Student Graduation Breakfast
All nontraditional student who will graduate in May, August or December
of that year are invited to attend a special graduation breakfast during
the last week of classes of Spring semester. Each non trad graduate is
recognized and receives a special “non trad grad” medallion. Graduates
are encouraged to wear these medallions at their UM commencement
Graduating Nontraditional Student Achievement Award
The Graduating Nontraditional Student Achievement Award recognizes graduating non-traditional students who have shown a passion for learning, a commitment for their academic program, and contributed significantly to the university community while managing the multiple life roles of a nontraditional student. Students are nominated by friends, faculty, or staff in late spring semester. Winners are chosen by Student Life staff and awarded at the Nontraditional Student Graduation Breakfast.
2015: Jean Desrochers, A.J. Rutherford, Jonathan Torsch
2014: Nicole Curtis-Bray Theresa McMannus, and Kristina Devine
2013: Nicole Golden-Bouchard, Mark Brunton, and Dora McCarthy
2012: Kelly Gagne, Lucas Rumler, and Lori Watson
2011: Jason Canniff
2010: Kathleen O’Connell, Lee Malvin, Christine Paluga, and Erinn Rossignoll
2009: Darith James, Meghan McPhee, and Valerie J. Mitchell.
The Linda Bradford Nontraditional Student Community Award
2015: Joshua Blaine and Jonathan Roy
2014: Moriah Geer
2013: Linda Bradford
Faculty and Staff Who Support and Assist Nontraditional Students
CNTSP and the Non traditional Student Association ( NSA) recognizes faculty and staff for their extraordinary support and encouragement of nontraditional students.This award recognizes UMaine faculty and staff members who have shown sensitivity to the diverse learning styles and the multifaceted lives of nontraditional undergraduate students. Through student interactions and program design, they recognize the rich contributions that nontraditional students make. They have provided support, assistance and advocacy for the non-traditional students at the University of Maine. Faculty and staff are nominated by students in late spring semester. Winners are chosen by CNTSP staff and active members of the Non-traditional Students Association who have not submitted a nomination.
2015: Raymond Hintz, Professor Surveying Engineering Technology, SVT
2014: Pat Burns, Associate Professor of English and Director of College Composition.
Lisa Morin, Coordinator of the Bodewell Volunteer Center
Barbara Smith, Staff Associate for Student Life, CNTSP
2013: AnneMarie Reed, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Student Engagement, CASE
2012: Tina Passman, Associate Professor, Classical languages & Literature, Interim Director of Peace Studies, Cooperating faculty for Community Inclusion and Disabilities Studies
Ann Smith, Instructor and Director of Disability Support Services
Eva Wagner, Educational Coordinator , University of Maine Museum of Art
2011: Jane Wellman-Little , Phyllis Brazee, The Senior Alumni
2009: Sandra Caron, Kathy Ingraham, and Ginger Hwalek.