School of Business


Unum Scholar-USM student Christina Blair
In an exciting new academic/corporate partnership, twelve students from the University of Southern Maine were chosen this summer to be the first students in Maine to become part of the new Unum Scholars program. The Scholars are hired as employees at Unum, working in a specially-created team supported by mentors, and allowing them to job shadow throughout the company. The program provides students valuable work experience at a Fortune 500 company as they apply their learning towards their jobs, and gain a head start towards potential full-time employment when they graduate.
The University of Southern Maine’s School of Business is the “best choice for Portland-area professionals” for the second consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review.
Dr. John Voyer, professor of business administration in the University of Southern Maine School of Business and the Sam Walton Fellow advisor to the USM Enactus team, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Enactus United States Faculty Advisory Committee.
The USM Enactus team won its seventh Enactus Regional Championship during their visit to New York City in spring 2013. The team will now move on to Kansas City, MO, for the Enactus USA National Exposition on May 21-23.
Dr. Dana Kerr, assistant professor of risk management and insurance
The 2012 Donald Hardigree Memorial Outstanding Paper Award has been given to Dr. Dana Kerr for his article “Exploring the Role of Pseudodeductibles in Auto Insurance Claims Reporting,” which appeared in the Journal of Insurance Issues.
The University of Southern Maine’s School of Business is ‘the best choice for Portland-area professionals,’ according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual guidebook “The Best 296 Business Schools.”
This summer, 20 undergraduate and graduate students in the USM School of Business had the once in a lifetime opportunity of attending London’s Olympic Games as part of the study abroad course “London 2012: Management, Marketing and the Cultural Olympics.”
Dr. Dana Kerr
Dr. Dana Kerr, assistant professor of risk management and insurance, was featured in the recent article “Car insurance claim: File it or skip it?” for his expertise on pseudodeductibles.
Into the Mud Challenge
Dr. Heidi Parker, assistant professor of sport management, and Dr. Joanne Williams, associate professor of sport marketing, talk creativity, social media, shoestring budgets- and, of course, mud- in today's Bangor Daily News.
The University of Southern Maine Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) recently achieved its highest finish ever at the SIFE USA National Exposition in Kansas City on May 22-24 with a second runner-up trophy in the quarterfinal round. This win makes USM SIFE one of the 60 best teams in the country, a noteworthy accomplishment as SIFE teams are active at more than 1,600 academic institutions in 39 countries.


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