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USM Honors Program on WMPG Maine Connected Podcast

Learn more about the USM Honors Program on the Maine Connected podcast!

Honors Program's Commitment to Antiracism

Honors Program's Commitment to Antiracism - a letter from Honors Program Director, Rebecca Nisetich

Recent college grads navigate the job market

2020 college graduates are seeking virtual work in their fields to secure employment during the pandemic. Features Honors Program Graduate Casey Ahlemeyer.

USM Honors Student Finds Meaningful Work Amid Pandemic

Honors Student, Kahla Jusell, works with Preble Street and USM to ensure that people experiencing homelessness have their basic needs met.

Honors Student Ilana Welch has photo in Maine Museum of Photographic Arts show

MMPA Celebrates 10 years & 100 Maine Photo Collectors and Honors Student, Illana Welch, has a photo in the show!
portrait of Safiya Khalid '18

Safiya Khalid '18 draws worldwide media by defeating Internet trolls and winning her election

A worldwide audience is listening to University of Southern Maine alumna Safiya Khalid’s story of perseverance. On Nov. 5, the 2018 USM graduate earned election as the first Somali-American to serve on the city council of Lewiston, Maine. More astonishingly, she earned the seat despite a barrage of racist Internet attacks from around the country.
Kallee Gallant, USM student as Titania_Maine State Ballet

Future engineer/STEM student dances lead with Maine State Ballet

Triple STEM major Kallee Gallant hopes someday to use her education to work for the CERN particle accelerator or for NASA, and in the meantime, while pursuing her studies, she's also pursuing her passion as a dancer with a lead role in Maine State Ballet's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream!

Honors Students Receive 2019 ChrisAlice Endowed Scholarship!

Congratulations to Honors Students Elizabeth Trudel, Katie Tewksbury, and Hailey Janelle, who have been awarded the ChrisAlice Endowed Scholarship!
2019 USM Thinking Matters

USM students shine in research presentations at 2019 “Thinking Matters”

On Friday, April 19 more than 200 University of Southern Maine students presented a wide variety of research projects as well as TED Talk-style presentations, "Lightning Talks" at the 2019 "Thinking Matters" at the Abromson Center, on the Portland Campus.
Portrait of Lexi Bartlett

Lexi Bartlett, 2019 Featured Graduate

Lexi Bartlett grew up in Houlton, Maine, the last exit on the 1,908-mile-long Interstate 95. Since enrolling at USM she has become a traveller, taking school trips to both Iceland and China. And she’s getting ready for another leap abroad after she graduates from USM, where she earned cum laude honors with her bachelor’s degree in political science.

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