One hundred and seventy-four students graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 16, during the 2015 Commencement Exercises – the University's 106th Commencement ceremony. President Linda Schott conferred degrees for the 2014-2015 academic year upon 122 students who participated in the ceremony held in Wieden Gymnasium.
If you've stopped by the President's Office at the University of Maine at Presque Isle in the last two decades, then you were probably greeted with a smile and a friendly welcome by Ethelyn Boyd, the President's Assistant. Boyd has been the heart of the office—a consistent and calming presence, and the one who keeps things humming smoothly—for the past 21 years. But this May will ring in the end of an era when Boyd retires after 44 years of service to the University.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is known as the Home of the Owls, but right now it's playing host to a mother duck waiting for her nestful of eggs to hatch.
Of all the places the mallard hen could have selected for her nesting spot, she chose the flower box in front of the University's Center for Innovative Learning [CIL]. University Library staffer Michelle Greene discovered the duck and her nest on May 1, when faculty, staff, and students were celebrating "UMPI Day" by cleaning up around campus.