Commencement 2021

UMaine virtual commencement presentations available May 22

The University of Maine 2021 Virtual Commencement presentations will be available on the UMaine commencement website on May 22. The videos for students in the Graduate School, and undergraduates in the colleges and Maine Business School feature elements of our traditional in-person commencement ceremony, including messages from campus leadership, speakers, music and recordings of the […]

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UMaine EOC receives inaugural Black Bear Award for Extraordinary Impact

This spring, the University of Maine established the Black Bear Award for Extraordinary Impact, focused on recognizing an individual or group that goes above and beyond in performance excellence. Such positive impact is “deep, significant and lasting,” and is reflected campuswide and beyond in the quality of the student and employee experience. The inaugural recipient […]

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UMaine names Presidential Award recipients

This year’s University of Maine Presidential Awards recognize outstanding achievement in teaching in the Master of Social Work program, higher education research that supports the well-being of students, and impactful community engagement affecting Mainers of all ages and sectors from agriculture to schools. Judith Josiah-Martin, a lecturer in the School of Social Work, received the […]

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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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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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