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ROTC Cadet James Williford
Decorated combat veteran and University of Southern Maine Army ROTC Cadet James Williford is attending the 12th annual Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, on January 7, where he will be honored as a “Soldier Hero.”
Robert Stone, James Colony, Jesse Altman and Richard Deane Best
Recently, Newfield Design, Inc.’s Robert Stone and James Colony approached the University of Southern Maine Campus Ventures program for assistance in writing computer code for a new invention, the Expandable Remote Control System (ERCS).
In the November 2011 report “Connect People to the Outdoors,” Professor Richard Barringer, advocates completing seven New England recreational corridors, including three located in Maine.
Thanks to an aggressive fund-raising campaign and a federal grant from the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program, the station is now broadcasting throughout southern and central Maine and New Hampshire.
David Gagne, USM computer science senior from Shapleigh, was recently awarded Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.
Pam Green, Deandra Guidi and USM Provost John Wright
University of Southern Maine economics major Deandra Guidi was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation (MeHEAF).
President Botman speaks to the media at a press conference on December 6, 2011
At a December 6 press conference, USM President Botman announced that in response to increasing college costs, USM will be awarding an additional $1 million in new scholarships to high school students who demonstrate academic achievement and promise.
USM President Selma Botman
President Botman's December 5 Portland Press Herald column explains the value of liberal arts degrees in today's workplace.
USM's 2010 Presidential Scholars
Recently, USM Public Affairs Intern Amanda Pleau interviewed USM's first four recipients of USM's Creating Maine’s Future Presidential Scholarship. Now sophomores, these students have all achieved Dean's List while freshmen and continue to thrive at USM.
Up to 20 middle and high school teams will compete to determine who created the most competitive robot at the Second Annual Southern Maine VEX Tournament held from Saturday, December 3 on the Gorham Campus.

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