College of Management and Human Service


Regan Thibodeau on '207'

USM graduate, first Deaf Mainer to earn Ph.D., appears on '207'

Regan Thibodeau of Falmouth, the first Deaf person from Maine to earn a Ph.D., recently appeared on News Center Maine’s “207” program to describe her experience.
Zoe Grant, 2019 USM grad and Cherry Blossom Princess

Zoe Grant '19 wins national honor as Cherry Blossom Princess

In addition to her many accomplishments as a graduating senior, and competitive snowboarder, Zoe Grant wrapped up her semester and her career at the University of Southern Maine with a national honor, being one of the nation’s Cherry Blossom Princesses.
USM Update taping May 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' May 2019

In the Season 3 finale of "The USM Update," USM Provost Jeannine Uzzi welcomes guests from across the university to discuss new studies and a new degree in Leadership, excellence in athletics and, with some of our graduating students, life during and after their time at USM.

USM alumnus and WTO Chief Economist Robert Koopman speaks on the future of trade

University of Southern Maine alumnus and World Trade Organization Chief Economist Robert Koopman spoke on Maine Public’s radio program “Speaking in Maine.”
Portrait of Kimberly Howrigan

Kimberly Howrigan, 2019 Featured Graduate

Kimberly Howrigan of Fairfield, Vermont spent USM years creating an impressive resume as a scholar and an athlete. She will graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She earned magna cum laude honors for her academics. She served as the captain of the women's basketball team and president of the USM Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which earned national honors for efforts in the community, including working with athletes from the Maine Special Olympics.
Images of professors Peabody, Stewart McCafferty and Gerstenblatt

Trustees approve promotions and tenure for three USM faculty members

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved tenure this Spring for three University of Southern Maine faculty members: Mary Anne Peabody, Ph.D., Anita Stewart McCafferty, Ed.D. and Paula Gerstenblatt, Ph.D. All three have been promoted to the rank of associate professor.
Portrait of Regan Thibodeau

Regan Thibodeau, 2019 Featured Graduate

When Regan Thibodeau picks up her degree this Spring, the Falmouth woman will become the first deaf Maine native to earn a doctorate and one of a shockingly few number of deaf doctorate-holders worldwide. Thibodeau, who has taught for years at USM, says she wants her Ph.D. — in public policy with a concentration in educational leadership — to show other deaf people that it can be done. And she hopes it will happen more often.
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.
Image of Mary Gentile

Emerging leaders gather at USM for Hussey Leadership Institute

More than 200 emerging business leaders gathered recently at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus for a day-long discussion of leadership, ethics and business. The event — the 2nd annual Hussey Leadership Institute — drew representatives from a variety of local businesses for discussions ranging from courage and entrepreneurship to influencing without authority and leading culture change.

Students learn business networking with professional-style dinner and panel

More than 80 University of Southern Maine students met with 15 employers for a professional-style mocktail networking session, dinner and panel discussion organized by students from USM’s chapter of the American Marketing Association.