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In its first three years, the program has awarded small grants to more than 140 faculty while funding Strengths testing for more than 2,000 students, faculty and staff.
On Thursday, Aug. 18, students will share their work with the community at the annual Capstone and Graduate Symposium poster presentation. The following evening, the School of Nursing will graduate its Accelerated Program class of 2016.
Hughes will compete for the U.S. sailing team in Rio, along with sailing partner Stuart McNay, in the 470 class -- a two-person dinghy. These will be the first games for Hughes as a competitor, but not his first go-around with U.S. Sailing.
Christopher Poulos '16 will take his efforts to aid people in recovery to Texas. The recent graduate of the University of Maine School of Law has been named the executive director of the Life of Purpose Treatment, a facility at the University of North Texas.
Three graduate students — two from USM and one from the University of Iceland — spent weeks learning about the other's culture and approach to public health this summer in a first-time exchange.
President Glenn Cummings wrote a special Op Ed for The Press Herald reaching out to potential students urging them to think with deeper purpose regarding pursuing their education.
Developing students' confidence to pursue college -- and the skills to get in and excel -- is what the Upward Bound program is all about. A 2009 Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. report on Upward Bound participants found that they were more likely to enroll in college, apply for student financial aid and complete a college degree than other equally qualified students.
A free phone, tablet and web app, USM Guidebook, just debuted in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app provides resources, event schedules, support services and year-round program information for current students, prospective students and families.
Reza Jalali, coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at USM, alumna Julia Sleeper '11, founder and executive director of Tree Street Youth, Dr. Charles H. Norchi, professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law, and UMS Trustee Shawn Moody earned a spot due to their efforts to improve the state and educate its next generation of residents.
Some of USM's most immersive and memorable learning happens on the other side of the world. Students in a leadership project recently journeyed to the South African town of Montagu, located about two hours from the African continent's southern tip. They learned to improve as leaders by first learning to overcome their sense of remoteness.