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Victor Ostman: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Victor Ostman of Danderyd, Sweden is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the Maine Business School. He is double-majoring in business administration in finance and in sport management, and is a member of the Men’s Ice Hockey team. Before joining UMaine in 2020, Ostman played in the U.S. Hockey League for the Chicago Steel. As […]

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Jiyeon Park: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Jiyeon Park of Incheon, South Korea, is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the Maine College of Engineering and Computing. Park, who is majoring in electrical engineering technology, enrolled at the University of Maine in fall 2022 after graduating from Eastern Maine Community College. During her senior year, she helped upgrade the paper-making equipment at […]

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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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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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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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Tardy receives 2023 Black Bear Award for Extraordinary Impact

James Tardy, the lead facilities maintenance worker for the University of Maine athletics complex, is the recipient of the 2023 Black Bear Award for Extraordinary Impact. The annual award, established in 2021, recognizes an individual or group at UMaine that exceeds expectations, contributes positively to the university community and makes an extraordinary impact through their […]

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UMaine 2023 commencement ceremonies are May 5–6

The University of Maine’s 2023 commencement ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students will be May 5–6 at Harold Alfond Sports Arena. The Graduate School Commencement begins at 4 p.m. May 5, featuring an address by Suzanne Ortega, president of the Council of Graduate Schools. An estimated 424 graduate students are expected to be on hand […]

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