Student Life

Media boost Black Bear Advantage program

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5 in Bangor), WFVX (Fox 22 in Bangor) and WMTW (ABC 8 in Portland) highlighted the formalization of the Black Bear Advantage program by the University of Maine, the University of Maine at Machias and the Maine Community College System on Thursday, April 18. The new co-enrollment program will […]

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UMaine students compete in North American Dairy Competition

Four students from the University of Maine Animal and Veterinary Sciences Program competed in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge held from April 4-6 in Visalia, California. They joined 212 students from 37 colleges and universities from across the U.S. and Canada.  Students visited one of the three hosting dairy farms in California. The Dairy […]

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Islander features UMaine graduate students named Acadia Science Fellows

The Mount Desert Islander featured the 2024 Acadia Science Fellows, who are both graduate students at the University of Maine. Peter Howe is pursuing his degree through the UMaine School of Forest Resources and Marisa Monroa is a research assistant in the UMaine Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology. The fellowships support research to […]

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UMaine offers scholarships for teachers looking to boost outdoor leadership skills

With its abundant natural resources, Maine’s K-12 schools have long embraced outdoor education and place-based learning. As the flagship campus of the state’s public university system, the University of Maine also has a long tradition of outdoor leadership and adventure learning.  UMaine’s College of Education and Human Development, the largest teacher preparation and training program […]

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UMaine names two 2024 valedictorians, salutatorian

Political science and biology student Michael Delorge of Biddeford, Maine and mechanical engineering major Lydia Gilmore of Bangor, Maine are the 2024 University of Maine valedictorians. UMaine’s salutatorian is Katelyn Amero of Mapleton, Maine, who is double majoring in biochemistry and microbiology. The three will graduate May 4 during the university’s 222nd commencement ceremonies.  “Michael, […]

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Michael Delorge: UMaine 2024 Co-Valedictorian

Michael Delorge of Biddeford, Maine, is a 2024 valedictorian. Pursuing dual degrees in political science and biology, Delorge crafted coursework focused on public health policy with the goal of generating skills to improve medical care. Originally a pre-med student, he altered his studies to meet his interests and spent class time integrating topics such as […]

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Lydia Gilmore: UMaine 2024 Co-Valedictorian

Lydia Gilmore of Bangor, Maine, is a 2024 valedictorian. She is majoring in mechanical engineering and is a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. On the accelerated track for a master’s in mechanical engineering, she is also an undergraduate research assistant at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). Through small […]

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Katelyn Amero: UMaine 2024 Salutatorian

Katelyn Amero of Mapleton, Maine, is the 2024 salutatorian. She is an Honors College student double-majoring in biochemistry and microbiology. A young girl’s curiosity to identify the animals in her backyard bloomed into Amero’s determination to find and analyze new facets of science and biology. She works steadily in the laboratory and showcases genuine interest […]

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Students seeking donations, volunteers for Old Town homegoods bank

University of Maine students are seeking donations and recruiting volunteers for Welcome to Housing, a nonprofit homegoods bank in Old Town, during tabling sessions on Fridays April 12 and 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Memorial Union.  Snacks and information about Welcome to Housing will also be available during the tabling sessions, organized by […]

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