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With this inaugural issue of USM Connects, we highlight the impact that USM students, alumni, faculty and staff are making in our region and beyond. Their energy, vision, creativity and leadership bring extraordinary value to our economy, our communities and our lives. This is what inspires us at the USM Foundation.

Publication Date

Fall 2017


USM Foundation


Portland, ME


University of Southern Maine, USM Foundation, USM Connects


Education | Higher Education


In this issue:

  • Promise Scholarship A new scholarship program removes education barriers
  • Shaping a Bright Future President Glenn Cummings on building on a strong foundation
  • Engineering Success Recent grads are making an impact in Maine workplaces
  • Brewing Results “Collaboratory” benefits students and local brewers
  • Catching up with Micky Collins ’91 Concussion treatment pioneer
  • USM Works for ME Changing the way USM engages with employers
  • Veteran Friendly A national spotlight is trained on successful programs
  • Opera’s world premiere Professor Daniel Sonenberg hits a home run
  • MEMIC John Leonard Endowed Chair Will help grow insurance offerings
  • Unum Scholars Program Hands-on-learning often leads to job opportunities
  • Iceland Connection Cultural and economic ties are driving educational partnerships
  • Community Nursing Partnerships Training nurses and helping the community
  • Biomed Research Interns gain expertise working on biomed advances
  • Ci2 Lab Students making the most of the latest digital tools
  • At home in Fenway Kyle Raynor ’12 puts his sport management skills to work
  • Students Making a Difference It’s about helping their community
  • Occupational Therapy Master’s program is in high demand
  • Unsealed Fate” An important new look at Maine’s Juvenile Records System
  • The ICE Minor Where business skills, brain science and creativity collide
  • In the Field USM’s Engineers Without Borders help orphans
  • Around Campus A look at recent accomplishments and news
  • The USM Foundation How you can help build a bright future for students

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USM Connects Magazine Fall/Winter 2017



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