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University announces 2016 graduates

One hundred and fifty-six students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the 2015-2016 academic year. On Saturday, May 14, during the 2016 Commencement Exercises, the University’s 107th Commencement, President Linda Schott conferred degrees upon 89 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.

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UMPI faculty receive Maine Campus Compact awards

Faculty at the University of Maine at Presque Isle were honored with two Maine Campus Compact Awards this spring as part of the coalition’s 15th annual awards ceremony in Augusta. Dr. Lisa Leduc, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, was honored with a Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence and the UMPI Business Program was the recipient of a President’s Campus Leadership Award.

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UMPI student “comes home” for graduation

When Elizabeth Day began her education at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, she had no idea how much of the world she’d be seeing, But when she graduates on Saturday, she marches with a three-month field placement in Tanzania under her belt and with her fiancé from The Netherlands in the audience.

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Education leader Nicholas C. Donohue to speak during UMPI’s 107th Commencement Exercises

President Linda Schott has announced that Nicholas C. Donohue, the President and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, will deliver the commencement address during the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s 107th Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016. During the event, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree will be presented to Donohue.

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UMPI Art Program hosts Empty Bowls fundraiser

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Art Program is bringing back a popular event that spreads hunger awareness through ceramics—the area’s third Empty Bowls fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, May 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the William V. Haskell Community Center (Presque Isle Recreation Center). Organized by UMPI Assistant Professor of Art Hyrum Benson’s Ceramics I, II and III classes, this unique event gives participants the opportunity to purchase unique homemade bowls and enjoy cups of soup, all to benefit a local soup kitchen. All County residents are invited to attend. Doors will open and bowls will officially go on sale at 6 p.m.

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