Commencement 2024

A portrait of Zoe Pavlik

Zoe Pavlik: Outstanding Graduating Student

Zoe Pavlik of Durham, New Hampshire, is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Earth, Life, and Health Sciences. She is a double major in ecology and environmental science and wildlife ecology and is also a member of the Honors College. During her time at the University of Maine, she completed an honors thesis […]

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A portrait of Ece Yeldan

Ece Yeldan: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Ece Yeldan of Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the Honors College. She is majoring in wildlife ecology and minoring in renewable energy, economics and policy. Through her studies, Yeldan aimed to broaden her cultural perspective on conservation and exposure to different environments, which was enriched by her study abroad program in […]

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UMaine names 2024 commencement speakers

The first woman to serve as adjutant general of the Maine National Guard and a professor emerita at the University of Vermont (UVM) who also serves as a research associate of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will address graduates at the University of Maine’s 222nd commencement ceremonies on May […]

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A portrait of Sandy Butler

Butler named 2024 UMaine Distinguished Professor 

A long-time educator and leader in social work, whose research and advocacy influenced state and federal policy, has been named the 2024 Distinguished Maine Professor, the University of Maine’s most prestigious faculty accolade. Sandra Butler, professor and director of the School of Social Work, will be honored at the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner and Celebration, […]

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University Bookstore to host annual Grad Fair on March 20

The University Bookstore will host its annual Grad Fair from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on March 20 in the Memorial Union. This event is a celebration for graduating students where they can pick up their caps and gowns, meet with departments, enjoy one-day savings and complete their graduation checklist. UMaine departments will also be outside the […]

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