Commencement 2020

Jarod Webb

Jarod Webb: Outstanding Graduating Student

Jarod Webb, of Milo, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Education and Human Development.  Webb is double-majoring in secondary education and English, with a concentration in analytical writing and a minor in psychology.  Cite your top three academic scholarships, achievements and awards:  University of Maine Presidential Scholarship and the […]

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Sierra Yost

Sierra Yost: Chemical engineering major, student-athlete, valedictorian

Chemical engineering major and Honors College student Sierra Yost of Windham, Maine is the 2020 University of Maine valedictorian. Yost is a member of the UMaine cross-country, and track and field teams. Her honors thesis focuses on the application of cellulose nanofibers as an alternative to plastics in disposable utensils. As part of her UMaine […]

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Sierra Yost and Grace Smith

UMaine names 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian

Chemical engineering major Sierra Yost of Windham is the 2020 University of Maine valedictorian, and Grace Smith of Holden, a molecular and cellular biology major, is this year’s salutatorian. Both are students in the Honors College. “We congratulate Sierra and Grace on the strength, breadth and rigor of their academic achievements and overall University of […]

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Richard Powell

Powell named 2020 Distinguished Maine Professor

Richard Powell, a member of the University of Maine Political Science Department for nearly two decades, has been named the 2020 Distinguished Maine Professor, the university’s most prestigious faculty award. The annual Distinguished Maine Professor Award, administered by the University of Maine Alumni Association, honors a UMaine professor who exemplifies the highest qualities of teaching, […]

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