Commencement 2021

Graduation cap, 2021 tassel and diploma cover

UMaine 2021 virtual commencement will honor two years of graduates

The University of Maine will honor the achievements of the more than 2,000 UMaine students receiving degrees in 2021 with a virtual 218th Commencement presentation, highlighted by video of students’ in-person stage walks, congratulatory remarks by valedictorian Bailey West and a keynote by Dr. Edison Liu, president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory. Alumna Melissa […]

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Khoa Kieu

Khoa Kieu: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Khoa Kieu of Da Nang City, Vietnam is an Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Engineering. The chemical engineering major received multiple scholarships during his years at UMaine, including the Roger B. Hill Engineering Scholarship. He participated in a chemical engineering co-op at Verso Paper in Jay in 2019. On campus, he has […]

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Vilgo Larsson

Vilgot Larsson: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Vilgot Larsson of Stockholm, Sweden is an Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Engineering. The civil engineering major has a concentration in environmental engineering. The scholar-athlete is a member of the men’s basketball team. He was a member of the Swedith National Team in the summers through 2019 and at UMaine was involved […]

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Blanca Millan-Modia

Blanca Millan-Modia: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Blanca Millan-Modia of Santiago de Compostela, Spain is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Education and Human Development. She is a kinesiology and physical education major with a concentration in exercise science, and minors in child development and family relations, and in human nutrition. The scholar-athlete and member of the women’s basketball […]

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Melanie Berry

Melanie Berry: Outstanding Graduating Student

Melanie Berry of Morrill, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning. The Dexter native will receive a Bachelor of University Studies with a minor in psychology. Her numerous awards during her UMaine years include the Nontraditional Student Scholarship, the AlphaOne Powering Education Scholarship and the Adult Degree […]

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Students walk on campus in spring

Meet the 2021 Outstanding Graduating Students

Thirteen undergraduates have been named 2021 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Bailey West, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and in the Honors College, and the 2021 valedictorian. Her profile story is online. Short biographies of the other UMaine Outstanding Graduating Students […]

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Cameron Spicer

Cameron Spicer: Outstanding Graduating Student

Cameron Spicer of Erie, Colorado is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Maine Business School. He will receive two bachelor’s degrees in financial economics and in business administration in finance. Spicer is a defenseman on the men’s ice hockey team. The Eagle Scout and Presidential Scholar received a Lavery Scholarship and Dale Lick Academic Achievement […]

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Iaryna Iasenytska

Iaryna Iasenytska: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Iaryna Iasenytska of Kyiv, Ukraine is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the Honors College. She is an international affairs major with a concentration in international security, with minors in Spanish and in legal studies. Her honors thesis is “One-Eyed Man and the Wicked Boar.” Last year, Iasenytska was a research assistant with the Marine […]

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Jordan Miner

Jordan Miner: Outstanding Graduating Student

Jordan Miner of East Baldwin, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering. She is a biomedical engineering major with minors in electrical engineering and bioinstrumentation. Miner is a Maine Top Scholar who received two fellowships from the Center for Undergraduate Research to study Duchenne muscular dystrophy. She has been a student […]

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