Hand is the first writer authorized to continue the world of Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House.”
“Over the past few days we learned that we lost friends and family directly connected to our university,” President Jacqueline Edmondson said. “Our community mourns with everyone who is impacted. And I wish to personally extend my sincere condolences to all of you.”
Since the University of Southern Maine started partnering with the New England Ocean Cluster in 2015, University students and faculty have helped get startups off the ground, helped create environmentally conscious products, formed international collaborations, and worked on projects that could have local, national, or world-wide significance.
As the 2024 Maine Teacher of the Year, he will spend the next year advocating for students and teachers, as well as speaking to the importance of education in preparing Maine students for the future.
The hour-long event began with a procession of faculty and administrators in Hannaford Hall on the Portland Campus, included remarks from several colleagues and culminated with a presidential address. It was followed by a short speech from award-winning actor and USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub ‘77.