School of Education and Human Development
SEHD Recognizes Two Distinguished Alumni
Two distinguished U.S.M. alumni were recognized for their achievements in their fields this past fall during the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) annual recognition and awards ceremony.
Media highlights USM’s Laura Stevens, winner of the Presidential STEM award
USM alumna, Laura Stevens won The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is one of two Mainers to be recognized with the prestigious award.
Dedication of the Robert S. Southworth Counseling Suite
On Saturday, July 9th at 2 PM the dedication ceremony of our Robert S. Southworth '49 Lab Suite was held in 301 Bailey Hall, Gorham.
ETEP Alumna Honored with Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
Congratulations Laura Stevens! ETEP alumna returns from White House where she was honored with Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is currently teaching EDU 643 Inquiry in Education this fall at USM.
2016 Gorham Reunion
On a brilliant summer day in Gorham nearly 80 graduates from USM's predecessor institutions, Gorham Normal School, Gorham State Teachers College and Gorham State College, gathered to reconnect and reminisce about their shared college experience and their lives since graduation. For some, it was a chance to see classmates for the first time in years and for others the annual opportunity to catch up with old friends.
USM students looking for healing for Maine's First Nation population
Despite hundreds of years of hostility and neglect towards Maine's First Nation people, a pair of USM graduate students find reason for hope and healing.
Master’s candidate Amber Russo named Thornton Academy’s Teacher of the Year
USM master's candidate Amber Russo has been named Thornton Academy's Teacher of the Year and is the school's nomination for 2016 Maine Teacher of the Year.
Ph.D. candidate Katie Hawes called upon to lead local Maine school district
University of Southern Maine Ph.D. candidate Katie Hawes has been selected the next superintendent of RSU 21. Hawes will take over for interim superintendent Kevin Crowley on July 1 after receiving unanimous support from the RSU 21 Board of Directors.
USM and UMF Create New Accelerated Rehabilitation Counseling Degree
The University of Southern Maine and University of Maine at Farmington have worked in partnership to create a new academic program to address the national shortage of rehabilitation counselors. The Counseling 3+2 (BS to MSC) degree, which begins in Fall 2015, allows students to achieve both their bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation service and master’s degree in counseling in five years, rather than the typical six.
Alumna Karen MacDonald '81 honored by President Obama for being named Maine's 2014 Teacher of the Year!
Karen MacDonald gets to meet President Obama! Congratulations to Karen for being honored by President Obama for being named Maine's 2014 Teacher of the Year!