Commencement / Graduation  2016

Saturday, May 14  2016   10:30am

The keynote speaker will be Alan Shaw Taylor, one of the nation’s premier historians and two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner. Graduating senior Emily Rumble from York, a George Mitchell Scholar and Honors Student, will give the student address.


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Keynote Speaker Alan Shaw Taylor

Alan Shaw Taylor is one of the nation’s premier historians and two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner. An historian, scholar, educator, author and Maine native, Taylor is only the fourth person to win two Pulitzer Prizes for American history since the establishment of the award in 1917.

A notable expert on Colonial America, the Revolution and the Early American Republic, he is known for finding new stories in history and looking at them in ways that other historians might not, according to historians in Maine.

More about Alan Shaw Taylor

Student speaker Emily Rumble of York, Maine

Graduating senior Emily Rumble from York will give the student address. A standout student, Rumble is a George Mitchell Scholar and Honors Student graduating Cum Laude with a major in secondary education. During her time at UMF, she has been active in the UMF George Mitchell Scholars Club and Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society.

She worked as the student campus photographer for four years and participated in multiple campus community service projects, including Relay for Life and traveling to New Orleans to help with Hurricane Katrina Relief. After graduation her goal is to work as a high school English Teacher.


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