Commencement 2017

Tips for attending UMaine Commencement ceremonies

The University of Maine’s 2017 Commencement is May 13, with ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Alfond Sports Arena. Motorists in the Orono area will encounter heavier traffic than usual throughout much of the day. Anyone attending Commencement should plan to arrive early. Doors open at 8 a.m. for the morning ceremony; 1 […]

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Students at Commencement in 2016

UMaine’s 215th Commencement will be May 13

More than 1,900 students, including 34 doctoral degree candidates, are expected to participate in the University of Maine’s 215th Commencement on May 13 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement will be held in two ceremonies, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are ticketed events and live streaming will be […]

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Barton Seaver to deliver keynote at graduate recognition ceremony

Author and executive chef Barton Seaver will be the keynote speaker at the University of Maine’s 30th annual Graduate Student and Faculty Recognition Ceremony on May 12. The ceremony, which begins at 4 p.m. in the Harold Alfond Sports Arena, honors more than 200 UMaine graduate students pursuing master’s and certificate of advanced studies degrees, […]

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UMaine students at Commencement

UMaine names its 2017 Outstanding Graduating Students

The University of Maine has named its Outstanding Graduating Students for 2017. They include:   Donald Bistri, Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Engineering Donald Bistri of Tirana, Albania is a mechanical engineering major who has been a student research assistant for two years in the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). At […]

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John Mahon named 2017 Distinguished Maine Professor

An internationally recognized professor of management and one of the world’s foremost experts on corporate social responsibility has been named the 2017 Distinguished Maine Professor by the University of Maine Alumni Association. University of Maine Professor of Management John Mahon, the John M. Murphy Chair of International Business Policy and Strategy in the Maine Business […]

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UMaine 2017 valedictorian, salutatorian earning a total of four degrees

Editor’s note: Story updated April 20. Allyson Eslin of Bangor has been named the valedictorian and Joshua Patnaude of Sanford the salutatorian at the University of Maine for 2017. Between them, the two top students will receive a total of four degrees at UMaine’s 215th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 13. Eslin, who […]

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UMaine names 2017 Presidential Award winners

A forensics researcher on the front lines of the drug abuse crisis in Maine and nationwide, the founder of UMaine’s nationally recognized Writing Center and an international expert on El Niño will receive the University of Maine’s top annual faculty awards. Research Professor Marcella Sorg will receive the 2017 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award; Professor […]

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UMaine to award honorary doctorates to alumni Donna Loring, Kenneth Hodgkins

Maine Native American elder Donna Loring and Kenneth Hodgkins, a leader in developing and maintaining peaceful international use of outer space, will receive honorary degrees on May 13 from their alma mater, the University of Maine. The honorary doctorates will be awarded as part of UMaine’s 215th Commencement. Loring will be honored in the morning […]

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