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Hana McNally, 2018 Featured Graduate

Hana McNally, 2018 Featured Graduate

Hana McNally will graduate with a master’s degree in special education. As an intern, working in an autism classroom in South Portland, she’s already doing what she loves. “I would love to keep working with kids on the spectrum. I think they show love in ways that we don’t always think of. I know this is cliche, but they teach me something every day. It’s about making every moment teachable and I love that.”  McNally’s new degree follows just one year after she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from USM. Among the people she wished to thank was Lisa Petruccelli, the assistant athletics director and women’s soccer coach who taught McNally more than just soccer. “She’s not just focused on playing. She’s focused on real world connections and prepares us for our careers.”