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First-year student featured on 'Maine Calling' program discussing college readiness

First-year USM student Sabrina Freeman student was featured in a Maine Public broadcast discussing college readiness among Maine students.

MEMIC Issues $20,000 Access to Education Challenge to USM Community

Financial aid opens the door to higher education for 85% of students at the University of Southern Maine. But there are many aspiring students who aren't eligible to receive federal aid, making college a distant dream. To help these deserving students — asylum seekers, new Mainers and international students — overcome financial barriers, the USM Foundation created the Access to Education Scholarship.
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Columnist Bill Nemitz showcases USM's commitment to providing access to education for all

In light of recent news of college admissions scandals occurring nationwide, Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz has written a piece highlighting USM's commitment to helping students from all backgrounds afford a college education.

Center for Compassion director joins Maine Public for discussion of kindness

Vaishali Mamgain, the director of the Center for Compassion at the University of Southern Maine, served as a guest on Maine Public’s radio call-in show “Maine Calling.” The Feb. 8 show, themed around the issue of kindness, was a part of the PBS celebration of Fred Rogers’ legacy and the airing of the documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”
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USM Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

In January, the USM Foundation welcomed two new members to the Board of Directors: John Ryan, President of Wright-Ryan Construction and Tim Griffin ’05 ’12, Portfolio Manager at H.M. Payson. Each brings an extraordinary level of experience and commitment to USM and its students, and will help the Foundation do even more to facilitate transformation at the University of Southern Maine.
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USM announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce that more than 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Fall Semester 2018 Dean's List.
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Actor and alumnus Tony Shalhoub takes home two SAG awards

Following his Tony Award in June, famed actor and USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub '77 takes home two Screen Actors Guild awards for his work on Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."
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USM Women In Leadership and guest Joan Fortin "Exploring the Gender Pay Gap"

Register today to join USM Women In Leadership for another special breakfast event “Exploring the Gender Pay Gap” taking place 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on February 7 at the Glickman Library, University Events Room (7th Floor), USM Portland Campus.
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Join USM Corporate Partners and guest speakers for a sustainability panel discussion

People, Planet, Profit. That’s the focus of the next University of Southern Maine Corporate Partners panel discussion on Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., at the Abromson Community Education Center on the Portland Campus.
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"Operatic Unicorn," USM music alumna Megan Marino shares her story in Classical Singer Magazine

USM School of Music alumna Megan Marino's journey has taken her from her studies here to the stages of impressive national and international opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera. She was recently featured on the cover of Classical Singer Magazine where she shares her story of how focus, discipline and perseverance can pay off in a big way.