College News

Saros to direct Ecology and Environmental Sciences program

Jasmine Saros has been named director of the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program at the University of Maine. Saros, a professor of paleolimnology and lake ecology in the School of Biology and Ecology and associate director of the Climate Change Institute, will serve a three-year appointment starting August 1. She succeeds Brian Olsen, professor of […]

Read more

Teisl named interim dean/director

Mario Teisl has been named interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and interim director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, succeeding Fred Servello, who retired on June 30 after four years of serving as dean. Plans for a national search for dean and Experiment Station director are underway. […]

Read more

Portrait of Jacquelyn Gill

Gill named 2020 recipient of Outstanding Public Service Award

The Outstanding Public Service Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to the University of Maine’s mission of service—disseminating university resources into the community. It is among the most prestigious faculty awards bestowed by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. With every tweet, podcast, blog post and press interview, Jacquelyn Gill breaks down […]

Read more

Portrait of Brian McGill

McGill named 2020 recipient of Outstanding Research Award

The Outstanding Research Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to their profession and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship. It is among the most prestigious faculty awards bestowed by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. When it comes to ecology, Brian McGill thinks big. The professor of biological sciences studies biodiversity on grand […]

Read more

Portrait of Kelly Jaksa

Jaksa named 2020 recipient of Outstanding Teaching Award

The Outstanding Teaching Award honors faculty who demonstrate their commitment to teaching and ability to deliver an excellent undergraduate learning experience. It is among the most prestigious faculty awards bestowed by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. With an open door, heart and mind, Kelly Jaksa models the social work values she teaches […]

Read more

Xuyang Gu (Tony Gu): Outstanding International Student

For over 20 years, UMaine has honored an exceptional international student from each college. Candidates must have a superior academic record and have made meaningful contributions to his or her area of study. Xuyang “Tony” Gu of Shanghai, China will receive a Bachelor of Science in biology. His interest in biology stems from an interest […]

Read more

Grace Smith: Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Memorial Prize

The Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Prize is the highest honor the college awards to an undergraduate student. The recipient’s time at UMaine should reflect our land and sea grant mission – with a record of outstanding performance in academics, research, and service. Grace Smith will graduate with a degree in molecular and cellular […]

Read more

Ryan LaGross: Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize

The Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize was established to honor an undergraduate student who not only overcame adversity but maintained a positive outlook despite the challenges life presented them – all while achieving personal growth and academic success. Ryan LaGross overcame challenges that would end many students’ studies. In the face of adversity […]

Read more

Alyssa Soucy: Outstanding Master’s Degree Student

The Outstanding Master’s Degree Student Award recognizes a student who has distinguished themselves in all aspects of graduate performance. Alyssa Soucy is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s Outstanding Master’s Degree Student Award. She is pursuing a M.S. in forest resources. Her advisors are Sandra De Urioste-Stone, associate professor of […]

Read more