Commencement 2022

UMaine Machias to hold its 111th commencement May 6 

Students, family, faculty and staff will gather in the Performing Arts Center at the University of Maine at Machias on May 6 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the 111th commencement. Upward of 100 graduates from August and December 2021, as well as May 2022 will take part in this year’s ceremony.   Yani Nganzobo and Nicholas […]

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UMaine commencement ceremonies and celebration May 6–8

The University of Maine 2022 commencement ceremonies and celebrations for this year’s graduates and members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be held May 6–8 in Alfond Sports Arena. The Graduate School commencement will recognize a record number of candidates for advanced degrees on May 6. Sixty doctoral candidates will be hooded, including […]

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Tips for attending UMaine, UMaine Machias commencement ceremonies

The University of Maine’s 2022 commencement ceremonies and celebration are May 6–8 in Alfond Sports Arena. The University of Maine at Machias commencement is 11 a.m. May 6 in the Performing Arts Center, with a parade to follow down Main Street.  At UMaine, the Graduate School commencement for the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 […]

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UMaine’s first equal opportunity director to receive honorary degree

The University of Maine will award an honorary doctorate to JoAnn Fritsche, UMaine’s first director of equal opportunity and also director of the Women’s Development Program, whose vision and leadership transformed the university’s curricula to be more inclusive, and led to the creation of a women’s studies program. Fritsche, of University Place, Washington, a longtime […]

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UMaine announces commencement speakers for May 6–8 ceremonies

Two nationally recognized University of Maine alumnae, the scientific director of The Jackson Laboratory and a land protection project manager for Maine Coast Heritage Trust will be the UMaine and University of Maine at Machias commencement speakers for ceremonies for 2022 graduates and 2020–21 alumni, May 6–8. Jacob van de Sande, a land protection project […]

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UMaine names 2022 Presidential Award winners

This year’s University of Maine Presidential Awards recognize outstanding achievement in teaching in Earth and climate sciences, research in the biophysics of flow-related biological and physiological functions in humans and animals, and impactful community engagement in nursing, particularly during the past two years of the pandemic. Karl Kreutz, director and professor of the School of […]

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Meet the 2022 Outstanding Graduating Students

Twelve undergraduates have been named 2022 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Dominique DiSpirito, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Honors College, and the 2022 valedictorian. Her profile story is online. Short biographies of the other UMaine Outstanding Graduating Students follow: Tiana Bucknor Tiana Bucknor of Milton, Ontario, Canada is the […]

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Jinyoung Park: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Jinyoung Park of Seongnam-si, South Korea is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Park, a chemistry major, has received International Presidential Scholarships and the Charles A. Brautlecht Scholarship, and a Center for Undergraduate Research Fellowship. For the past three semesters, Park has been collaborating with professor Matthew Brichacek […]

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Tiana Bucknor: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Tiana Bucknor of Milton, Ontario, Canada 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. Bucknor, a Presidential Scholar, is the senior captain of the women’s soccer team and a member of the America East Student […]

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