Commencement 2015

A photo of Elaine Thomas

Elaine Thomas: Outstanding Graduating Student

Elaine Thomas of Hampden, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Honors College. She is a business administration major in management with a minor in music. The Honors College student received the 2022 John M. Rezendes Ethics Award for her first-place essay: “When We Cannot Care for Ourselves: Ethics, Interdependence, and the Moral Danger […]

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Immediate Family to Hold Nine Degrees from UMaine Following Commencement

When Margaret McCollough graduates from the University of Maine at the institution’s 213th Commencement on May 9, her immediate family will hold nine degrees from the university. McCollough, who will earn a bachelor’s degree in sustainable agriculture, is the daughter of Catherine Elliott and Mark McCollough of Hampden, who met at UMaine in the 1980s. […]

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UMaine Grads Headed to Veterinary Schools in U.S., Scotland and Canada

The School of Food and Agriculture’s Animal and Veterinary Sciences Program traditionally has a high acceptance rate of student applicants for veterinary schools. This year, that acceptance rate is nearly 90 percent, with seven students graduating and heading to veterinary schools nationwide, and in Scotland and Canada: Brian Blanchard, Thorndike, Maine, Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince […]

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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 […]

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UMaine’s 213th Commencement Set for May 9

The 213th Commencement at the University of Maine will be held May 9 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement, held in two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., is one of the largest graduation events in the state and this year is part of the university’s 150th anniversary celebration. An estimated […]

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Tips for Attending UMaine Commencement Ceremonies May 9

University of Maine 2015 Commencement is May 9, with ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Harold Alfond Sports Arena. Motorists in the Orono area will encounter heavier traffic than usual throughout much of the day. Anyone attending Commencement should plan to arrive early. Doors open at 8 for the morning session; at 1 […]

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