After teaching immigrant children from Somalia, Djibouti, Angola, Congo, and Kenya in Maine classrooms, Amy Quirion '16 has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to continue her work in Indonesia.
USM has dedicated its baseball field to longtime coach Ed Flaherty, now in his 32nd year. The honor was featured in the Portland Press Herald, with Athletic Director Al Bean remarking that Ed "has had an enormously important impact on countless students in this institution."
Political science student Nairus Abdullahi earned a prestigious 2017 Critical Language Scholarship, enabling her to spend this summer learning Arabic in Jordan — with special travel permission from USM's provost. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the program seeks to raise the number of Americans mastering critical foreign languages.
More than 1600 students graduated from the University of Southern Maine (USM) this month, including student speaker Hawo Mohamed, a health sciences major who worked with a program that delivers dental care to New Mainers. Learn more about her and our other featured graduates, including a champion wrestler, a composer, and a mother of college-aged children.
Katie Letellier, a junior political science major, transferred to USM last year because of a competitive scholarship offer and invitation into the honors program. "USM has given me opportunities that I never would have expected," Katie says.
Sen. Angus King greets Model U.N. delegates at Gorham campus
At a speech during the 2017 Maine Model U.N. Conference — a three-day event at USM where high schoolers act as delegates to the United Nations — Senator King offered a plea for both risks and compromise. "Learn to make a difference," King told the 550 student delegates gathered in Gorham's Costello Sports Complex.
USM and SMCC sign agreements to address shortage of engineers in Maine
The "2+2" agreements allow associate degree graduates of SMCC 's engineering program to seamlessly enter USM's programs for mechanical and electrical engineering programs, getting two full years of credit towards a USM baccalaureate degree.
The goal is to add well-educated engineers to a Maine workforce that is currently experiencing a shortage of engineers.
USM Environmental Science students' research and internships made possible by gift from Poland Spring®
The gift will be used to support Environmental Science and Policy students’ educational efforts working on various environmental projects surrounding water, such as monitoring the Presumpscot and Saco River watersheds, and providing much-needed equipment for the program’s research lab.
On the season finale of "The USM Update," learn why "Thinking Matters" at USM, hear about journalism across the generations with alumnus Neil Genzlinger '77 of "The New York Times" and Krysteana Scribner, editor-in-chief of the USM Free Press, and get an update on the master plan process for all three campuses.