Office of Public Affairs

USM Celebrates the 2012 Multicultural & International Student Graduation Celebration

Contact:  Reza Jalali
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Phone: 207-780-5798
reza@usm.maine.edu

The University of Southern Maine’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is planning a community celebration to recognize the academic achievements of over 100 graduating multicultural and international students beginning with a reception at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in the Abromson Community Education Center, Portland.  A program will follow at 5:30 p.m. in Hannaford Hall.  The event is free and open to the public. 

For the first time, this year’s ceremony will include graduates from University of Southern Maine, Southern Maine Community College, and University of New England.

The celebration will include student speakers and multicultural performances including Rwandan, Indian (Bollywood), and Azeri dancing, among others. USM President Selma Botman and SMCC President Ron Cantor will attend.  

The USM Office of Multicultural Student Affairs offers support and co-curricular services to multicultural students at USM’s Portland and Gorham campuses and the Lewiston-Auburn College.