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Faculty member Elise Bolda

Faculty member Dr. Elise Bolda from the Muskie School's graduate program in Public Health and former chair of the program will be retiring in 2018. A large gathering of faculty, students, alumni and friends came together to celebrate Elise's many years of service to USM and the Muskie School.

Data Innovation Project's Community Research Assistantship Program

Year One of the Data Innovation Project's Community Research Assistantship Program was a huge success thanks to its stellar Muskie School graduate students and phenomenal community sites.

Muskie School Graduation!

The Muskie School graduated another class of over seventy students from its various degree and certificate programs. The Muskie School graduation event included an afternoon of celebration and recognition of our outstanding students and their achievements.
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McDonnell writes in Press Herald about need for education in workforce development

Joseph McDonnell of USM’s Muskie School of Public Service says increased higher education — with less student debt and more internships and apprenticeships — will help Maine prepare for a forecast smaller workforce. The advice came in an op-ed column titled “Maine’s workforce challenges call for bold public strategies” and published in the Portland Press Herald.
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Northeast Delta Dental contributes $15,000 more to USM-coordinated SmilePartners

University of Southern Maine and SmilePartners' efforts to ease barriers for people with limited means to access high quality comprehensive dental health care have resulted in $15,000 in additional funding from Northeast Delta Dental.
Stacey Henson-Drake, 2018 Featured Graduate

Stacey Henson-Drake, 2018 Featured Graduate

“I feel as though USM has done an amazing job at offering opportunities to students that will help pave the way to a successful career after graduation,” said Stacey Henson-Drake, a 2018 featured graduate.

Katie Tomer, 2018 Featured Graduate

Katie Tomer, a Native American, has worked for three years with Maine-Wabanaki REACH to go into the state’s prisons. She has facilitated healing circles for over 60 inmates.
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Hediger ‘09 named Director of Planning and Code Enforcement for Lewiston

David Hediger ‘09 has been named Director of Planning and Code Enforcement for the City of Lewiston, reports Lewiston Sun Journal

Muskie School researcher suggests changes to juvenile justice system

Mara Sanchez, a researcher at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, told state legislators recently that changes to the juvenile justice system might save money and better serve communities.
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Sarah Butler Jessen of USM's Muskie School co-writes 'Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education'

Sarah Butler Jessen, a faculty member at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, has co-authored a new book on marketing and branding in public education. It’s titled, “Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education.”

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