The University of Southern Maine (USM) is home to a chapter of Upward Bound, a federal program helping disadvantaged high school students achieve college degrees. This fall, 35 of our Upward Bound grads will attend 14 colleges and universities, including USM.
USM Huskies' softball shortstop Mary Caron was nominated as the 2017 Little East candidate for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Woman of the Year honor. A public health graduate student, Caron is an Academic All-American and co-winner of the Paula D. Hodgdon Leadership award.
Congratulations to Andrew Kiezulas, a founder of USM's Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC), who was honored as "Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year" at the national Association of Recovery in Higher Education conference in Washington, DC.
USM was the first university in Maine to have gender-neutral housing for students and a center dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. Over the last 20+ years, USM's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity has educated thousands of students, faculty, and staff on how to be supportive allies through Safe Zone training
In the Season 2 premiere of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings talks with guests about corporate partnerships and community engagement at USM; the university's upcoming Convocation theme, "Race and Participatory Democracy," kicking off September 29; and a recent Honors Program study abroad trip to Iceland.
METRO announces agreement with USM to offer new expanded service for students, public
The Greater Portland METRO will serve as USM's transportation for students between Portland and Gorham campuses — with new express routes providing longer weekday hours, more frequent pick-ups and expanded service to include the growing METRO system — beginning August 2018.