BDN Profiles UMaine Business Major in Remission From Cancer

The Bangor Daily News profiled business major Ethan Hawes and his two-year journey to manage multiple myeloma, which included chemotherapy and stem cell transplant to treat the cancer. The 23-year-old will be among the 1,687 undergraduates and graduate students expected to participate in the 213th Commencement on May 9. “Maybe it won’t hit me, maybe it will,” Hawes said, “but I know that once I hold that diploma, it will be one of the most significant moments of my life so far, because of what it symbolizes and what it means.”