Four UMaine, UMaine Machias students winners in DEI survey drawing

Two University of Maine and two University of Maine at Machias students will receive $200 bookstore vouchers for participating in this spring’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Climate Survey, sponsored by the campus DEI Councils and the University of Maine System DEI Steering Committee.

The four bookstore voucher winners, selected randomly from among all students who completed the survey: Sydney Lounsbury and Caitlin Wiafe-Kwakey from UMaine, and Keely Tibbets and Firaol Bushera from UMaine Machias.

The survey, focused on the experiences of UMS community members with diversity, equity and inclusion, was developed by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS), a national partnership of colleges and universities committed to using data in the service of inclusive excellence. The aggregated survey results, expected to be available in May, will help inform and advance UMS DEI goals.