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Developing students' confidence to pursue college -- and the skills to get in and excel -- is what the Upward Bound program is all about. A 2009 Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. report on Upward Bound participants found that they were more likely to enroll in college, apply for student financial aid and complete a college degree than other equally qualified students.
A free phone, tablet and web app, USM Guidebook, just debuted in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app provides resources, event schedules, support services and year-round program information for current students, prospective students and families.
Reza Jalali, coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at USM, alumna Julia Sleeper '11, founder and executive director of Tree Street Youth, Dr. Charles H. Norchi, professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law, and UMS Trustee Shawn Moody earned a spot due to their efforts to improve the state and educate its next generation of residents.
Some of USM's most immersive and memorable learning happens on the other side of the world. Students in a leadership project recently journeyed to the South African town of Montagu, located about two hours from the African continent's southern tip. They learned to improve as leaders by first learning to overcome their sense of remoteness.
2016 has been a year filled with academic accomplishments for students in the University of Southern Maine Athletic Training Program. The accolades and recognition continued at this year's National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) annual convention in Baltimore.
Slate Magazine has featured USM's Osher Map Library and its vast digital collection in a story titled, "Mapping the Archives."
The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2016 Spring Semester Dean's List!
Students Allison Johnston and Laura Personette will guide followers on the journey as they and fellow classmates travel to the town of Montagu, where for the next week-plus, they’ll be working with the people in its communities.
About 25 years after Darien Brahms quit school for rock music, the Portlander quit music for school. Now 49, she's a newly minted USM alumna with a bachelor's degree and a new career trajectory. In the fall, the rocker who toured Europe will begin studying U.S. history at the University of Maryland. She plans to earn a Ph.D.
The mission of the Recovery Oriented Campus Center, or ROCC, is to help recovering students complete their degrees and encourage others in recovery to enroll in classes.