Honors College

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UMaine commencement ceremonies and celebration May 6–8

The University of Maine 2022 commencement ceremonies and celebrations for this year’s graduates and members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be held May 6–8 in Alfond Sports Arena. The Graduate School commencement will recognize a record number of candidates for advanced degrees on May 6. Sixty doctoral candidates will be hooded, including […]

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CUGR, MSGC announce 2022 summer fellowship recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2022 CUGR and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) summer fellowship winners.  The CUGR 2022 Summer Research and Creative Activities fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through the Office of the Vice President for […]

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CUGR announces 2022 UMaine Student Symposium award winners

The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2022 UMaine Student Symposium (UMSS22) award winners. The symposium, held April 15 at the New Balance Field House and Memorial Gym, provides an opportunity for the public to view numerous posters and exhibits of undergraduate and graduate research and scholarly work. More than […]

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Maine Day of Giving celebrates philanthropy as service on April 27

Maine Day of Giving on April 27, the time when University of Maine alumni and friends near and far unite in support of the College of Our Hearts Always as a way to participate in the traditional annual Maine Day of service, is setting fundraising records. More than $2.5 million in donations lead off this […]

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Meet the 2022 Outstanding Graduating Students

Twelve undergraduates have been named 2022 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Dominique DiSpirito, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Honors College, and the 2022 valedictorian. Her profile story is online. Short biographies of the other UMaine Outstanding Graduating Students follow: Tiana Bucknor Tiana Bucknor of Milton, Ontario, Canada is the […]

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UMaine names 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian

Political science major Dominique DiSpirito of Woonsocket, Rhode Island is the 2022 University of Maine valedictorian and Maxwell Burtis of Brunswick, Maine, a mechanical engineering major, is this year’s salutatorian. Both are students in the UMaine Honors College. “Dominique and Maxwell are truly outstanding members of our community and their UMaine student experiences are what […]

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Dominique DiSpirito: UMaine 2022 Valedictorian and Outstanding Graduating Student

Dominique DiSpirito of Woonsocket, Rhode Island is the 2022 University of Maine Valedictorian and the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Honors College. DiSpirito is a political science major, with minors in legal studies, and ecology and environmental sciences, as well as an Honors College student. She is a 2021 Truman Scholar, and her other numerous […]

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Maxwell Burtis: UMaine 2022 salutatorian

Maxwell Burtis of Brunswick, Maine is the 2022 University of Maine Salutatorian. Burtis is a mechanical engineering major with a neuroscience minor, and an Honors College student. His numerous academic honors include the Thomas P. Hosmer Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering and the J&M Gorman Mechanical Engineering Scholarship. Since 2018, Burtis has been the co-founder and […]

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UMaine study finds social media verification not enough to sell products

Social media influencers are some of the most powerful celebrities of the internet era, and verification — the blue check mark that indicates the account has been vetted and the user’s identity has been confirmed — is one of the most highly sought-after tools of the trade.  New research from Maine Business School at the […]

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