School of Social Work

School of Social Work awarded fellowships through Coverdell Fellows program

A new fellowship offers tuition reimbursement for returning Peace Corps volunteers interested in earning their Master of Social Work from the University of Maine. UMaine partnered with the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program to offer three renewable scholarships covering up to 24 credits of full-time tuition per year to returning Peace Corp volunteers. Additional credits […]

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College names 2019 Outstanding Graduate Students

Eight graduate students were recognized for their outstanding achievement at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. The college also honored undergraduate students and faculty members, Brenda Hall and Paul Rawson, at the event. Shokoofeh Ghasemi, Fred Griffee Memorial Award School of Forest Resources Developed a new chemical-free method to create filaments for […]

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Abby Irvine: Social work major passionate about helping others

People undergoing treatment for narcotic abuse at Northern Light Acadia Hospital received blankets and self-care items from staff on Christmas Day. Each present came with a handwritten card from Abby Irvine that contained one of 83 positive affirmations: “I am worthy of love and respect.” “I am proud of what I accomplish every day.” “Small […]

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Fiddlehead Focus speaks with grad student for food insecurity article

Fiddlehead Focus spoke with Crystal Hughes, a social work graduate student at the University of Maine, for an article about food insecurity in Aroostook County. Aroostook County’s rate of food insecurity is 17.1 percent, among the highest in the state, according to a 2017 study. There are 24 food pantries in the county, but homebound […]

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Piscataquis Observer reports on Center on Aging’s Senior Corps outreach project

The Piscataquis Observer reported the Maine Senior Corps, based in the University of Maine’s Center on Aging, partnered with Renys department store in a statewide donation campaign for socks Jan. 5–31. Inspired by Gov. Janet Mills’ inauguration call for everyone to serve fellow Mainers, the “Warm Heart, Warm Feet” initiative showed the power of collaboration […]

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Maine Public reports on UMaine Center on Aging Senior Companion Program

Maine Public published a report about the UMaine Center on Aging Senior Companion Program, which matches volunteers with older individuals who are isolated and living in rural areas. Loneliness is considered by some health experts to be a serious public health issue, Maine Public reported. This program works to address the issue through volunteers who […]

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UMaine to host ‘Dawnland’ documentary screening Oct. 29

The University of Maine will host the Orono premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary “Dawnland” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. The showing will be held in 100 D.P. Corbett Business Building. Filmmakers and film participants are expected to attend. “Dawnland” is a documentary about cultural survival and stolen children — inside the first truth and […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jaime (Boyington) Rogers

Jaime (Boyington) Rogers graduated from UMaine with a BA in sociology in 1997, and returned for a Master’s of Social Work which she completed in 2006. What difference has UMaine made in your life? I have a fantastic career! Not only do I love my work, but it affords me a comfortable lifestyle. My UMaine […]

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Kaye recent guest on Maine Public’s ‘Maine Calling’

Lenard Kaye, a professor of social work at the University of Maine and director of the UMaine Center on Aging, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show’s topic was the prevalence of loneliness and what can be done to reduce its health and social impacts.

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