Adult and Higher Education


A graphic with the words 'Class of 2020' and a graduation cap.

2020 Adult and Higher Education graduates serving students and the community

Our new alumni are putting their graduate learning into practice through academic advising, registration services, and community education.
Olivia Mull, Jennifer Mull-Brooks, Charlie Mull and Lyndsey Anderson

For these graduates, Commencement is a family affair

Jennifer Mull-Brooks, a long-time student of USM and assistant principal of Westbrook High School, will earn her second master's degree in May, and she'll graduate with her daughter, her son and his fiancée.

28th Annual Capstone Seminar

Capstone students, alumni and faculty get together at a breakfast to celebrate the work of current participants.
Niffy and Ian Allen

Jennifer "Niffy" Allen and Ian Allen, 2018 Featured Graduates

Mother and son graduates Jennifer "Niffy" Allen and Ian Allen plan to march together during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony.

Best Wishes Graduates

The Adult and Higher Education program would like to extend best wishes to the following folks as they finish up their capstone projects and prepare for graduation. This is an exciting time of year and we are proud of all your hard work!

Congratulations Jessica Dolce

Congratulations Jessica Dolce! We would like to congratulate Jessica Dolce on the publication of her capstone paper in The IAABC Journal. We hope you will all take the opportunity to check out her fascinating research on expressive writing for resilience.

2017 Capstone Seminar Topics

2017 Graduates of the Adult and Higher Education program complete capstone projects.

26th Annual Capstone Celebration and Luncheon

On Saturday, November 5th the 26th Annual Capstone and Luncheon was held on the Gorham campus of USM.

Student Voice: Jessica Dolce

In part of her directed study, Jessica co-authored and article The Future of Compassion Fatigue Education: Working Partnerships with Mental Health Professionals with her colleague Kristin Buller, LCSW. It was published in the International Association for Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) online journal in October 2016.

Student Voice: Catherine Duclos

Catherine Duclos, alumni of the Adult and Higher Education program talks about her success and how she made her diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder an advantage in working in Higher Education.