USM alumnus Micky Collins '91 to receive honorary degree at 2019 Commencement
An internationally renowned expert in sports-related concussion, Michael "Micky" Collins, Ph.D., will be receiving an honorary degree at the University of Southern Maine's 2019 Commencement ceremony. Dr. Collins graduated from USM in 1991 with his bachelor's degree in psychology and biology.
USM Commencement 2019 — Affiliated ceremonies and events
Leading up to the University of Southern Maine 2019 Commencement, many departments are busy with special events celebrating the accomplishments of their graduating students in a more intimate setting.
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.
Renowned business ethicist to speak on values-driven businesses at 2nd annual Hussey Leadership Institute
Award-winning scholar and author Dr. Mary Gentile will speak on the topic of her book, “Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right” at the University of Southern Maine on April 22 at 5:30 p.m. The keynote address, which is free and open to the public, caps off the day-long Hussey Leadership Institute where nearly 200 emerging leaders from companies and organizations throughout the region will gather at USM to explore what it means to succeed in a values-driven business.
USM student Sabrina Freeman: College aspirations made reality
First-year social work student Sabrina Freeman never thought she was college material. But with confidence gained through Early College courses and financial assistance from USM's Promise Scholarship, Freeman isn't just living her dreams — she's transforming them.
Replay: 'The USM Update,' April 2019
In the April episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine (USM) Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi steps in for President Glenn Cummings and welcomes guests to talk about scholarships, graduate programs that put students to work and the many opportunities for students to study languages at USM.
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.
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.”